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By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Our weekly preview item for our upcoming Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August Hong Kong Showcase Auction is very exciting, with serious historical significance and prestige, as it stands as the First Dragon Dollar of China. Authorization to establish the Kwangtung mint was granted in 1887, implemented by Viceroy Chang Chi-Tung. 

By Harvey G. Stack, Senior Numismatic Consultant

From the earlier parts of my story about the Amon G. Carter Family Collection, you can appreciate what a father and son can accomplish when they work together to assemble a coin collection. This was especially true for this father and son as they were collecting when other great collections were coming to market. These 

By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist & Cataloger, U.S. Coins

A Choice MS-63 PCGS-certified 1883 three-dollar gold piece is but one of many interesting and exciting coins coming up for bids in our next iAuction numismatic sales event. Since their inception, our iAuctions have gained momentum, and more and more collectors turn to us now on a weekly basis to add great coins to their collections. 

By Matt Quinn, Assistant Director of Currency

The recent Stacks Bowers Galleries official world paper money auction of the 2014 ANA World’s Fair of Money was an important offering of high value rarities that saw fierce competition throughout the 136-lot offering. Particular focus was on a sensational collection of Icelandic notes with designs that have not been publically available to collectors for several years. 

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Greetings from Chicago and the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money for 2014 (59 years and now 60 conventions after attending my first ANA convention in 1955., I think of the many ways the hobby has changed over my years in numismatics, as well as in the over 120 years since the ANA was formed in 1891. But, there are also many things remain the same, including the mission of the association. I like to review old numismatic publications, and came across this portion of the “Message from the President of the A.N.A.” written 100 years ago by Frank C. Duffield and printed in the January 1914 issue of The Numismatist. The younger set comes to the fore:

By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist & Cataloger, U.S. Coins

Keep your schedule open from October 9 to 11, 2014, when Stack’s Bowers Galleries will present our premiere PNG Auction event. The Professional Numismatists Guild has been a part of American numismatics for over half a century, and the reputations both of the organization and of the individuals who make up the prestigious group represent the epitome of numismatic professionalism.

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries August ANA World’s Fair of Money live auction sessions of World Coins have ended, and what a tremendous event it was! I’d like to congratulate our successful bidders and consignors. Even though the live sessions have closed, there is still time to own a piece from this remarkable sale. 

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries August ANA World’s Fair of Money World Coin live auction sessions have ended, and what a tremendous event it was! Even though these live sessions have closed, there is still time to own an item from this remarkable sale. Our ancient coin Internet Session (Session D) ends Tuesday August 12 at exactly 3 PM PST. 
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