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By Stack's Bowers Galleries

The Summer FUN Show is just around the corner. Stack's Bowers Galleries numismatists Wayne Berkley and Mark Schimel will attend the FUN show from Wednesday, July 7 through Saturday, July 10. Wayne is available to take appointments throughout the week. In addition, our U.S. Paper Money expert Peter Treglia will be available Wednesday, July 7 and Thursday, July 8.​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Independence Day is upon us once again. In this week’s blog, we are going to take a look at a few major battles of the Revolutionary War and the medals, currency and coins that commemorate them.​

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

In September 1985, Stack’s auctioned 1,954 lots of very interesting coins from a variety of popular series. It provided a great chance for collectors to “fill in the gaps.” Whether it was type coins from half cents to double eagles, Proof sets, or rolls of coins, one could find them in this comprehensive sale. It was a typical sale for Stack’s at the time, with consignments from a number of fine collectors, most of whom used our sales to gather funds for new purchases, to complete a collection or start a new series. This made our “typical” sales very popular with both bidders and consignors.​

By Manning Garrett, Paper Money Consultant

Our official United States Currency auction for the ANA World's Fair of Money will feature an uncut sheet of (4) Fr. 588 $5 1902 Red Seal Serial Number 1 Notes from the Citizens National Bank (Charter #8990) of Macon, Georgia, graded Choice About Uncirculated 58 by PMG.​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

If you joined our Test Your Knowledge last week, then here is your answer: New Jersey. Check back again next week to see our next question!​

By James McCartney, Senior Numismatist and Consignment Director

For the numismatist assembling a set of Saint-Gaudens double eagles, the later issues present a formidable challenge, even when the 1933 double eagle is excluded. Most were struck at the mints, then immediately set aside in Treasury vaults where they sat until the early 1930s when they were sent right back to the Mint for melting down into ingots. The 1927-S $20 is typical of these late issues and examples are very scarce in today’s market. The mintage of 3,107,000 pieces would ordinarily suggest a very common coin, but of these three million, only 3,750 were actually delivered to the Federal Reserve or to large commercial banks. ​

By Jeremy Bostwick, Senior Numismatist and Cataloger

Our upcoming Official Auction of the ANA World's Fair of Money will present a tremendous array of stunning ancient coins emanating from various well-cultivated collections. A standout among them is a dazzling and lustrous gold aureus of Roman emperor Macrinus, who reigned briefly in A.D. 217-218 during a chaotic time in Rome's history. This stunning example, quite likely the finest of the type—or of any gold issue for the emperor—presents an exacting, razor-sharp strike that is so well centered that the beading of the borders on each side is wholly contained upon the flan. ​

By Christopher Dahncke, Currency Auction Associate

Stack’s Bowers Galleries' August Official ANA Auction of World Paper Money promises to be another great sale. Our featured highlight for this week is an elusive North Russia P-S143 Remainder 500 Rubles note which would have been issued by the Chaikovskii Government. This note is graded Very Fine 25 Details grade by PCGS Banknote, with Internal Damage and Pinholes noted by the grading company.