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Here is this week's test your knowledge! Let's see if you can name that coin! Find the answer on our Facebook page on Sunday or check next week's email newsletter.  Good luck!​

By Richard Ponterio, Executive Vice President

Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August 2017 Hong Kong Showcase Auction! I am particularly excited about this Hong Kong Auction catalog, as it is a product of months of tremendous effort. The enthusiasm and commitment of our cataloging staff along with the astounding rarities and desirable collectibles coalesced into this important and cohesive catalog.

By Mark Schimel, New York Store Manager

Didn’t make it to the ANA -- we invite you to come to the New York Store.  We always have a spectacular array of rarely seen coins, more than we can fit in our showcases.  So if you didn’t get the chance to get to the convention, we just might be able to fill that hole in your collection.  Also, we are quite price competitive, as we price our retail coins based upon auction prices realized for comparable coins.  We have a great selection of paper money as well.  Our inventory is always changing and you should plan to visit often or leave us your want list.  We can contact you when we receive something that you need.  Let our numismatic professionals find the perfect coins for your collection.

By Kyle Ponterio, Numismatist & Cataloger

This week’s preview from our August 14-16 Hong Kong Auction (to be held at the Mira Hotel in Hong Kong) is an extremely rare hand-inscribed Annamese Lang gold currency bar of Emperor Tu Duc.  Both the obverse and reverse are hand inscribed with Chinese characters "Tu Duc Nien Tao" within rectangle border on the obverse and "Hoang Kim Nhat Lang" within rectangle border on the reverse

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries is offering Part 1 of the Sang Lin Collection of Hong Kong and Chinese coins in our August Hong Kong auction?  Our August Hong Kong sale will take place August 14-17, 2017, at the Mira Hotel. The entire sale is available for viewing and bidding on our website. Keep reading to learn more about Sing Lin.  

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

​One of the greatest happenings in American numismatics is the discovery of the long-lost treasure of the sidewheel steamer, S.S. Central America, and the recovery of the gold treasure it carried. Back in 2002, in connection with the marketing of the treasure, I wrote A California Gold Rush history: Featuring the Treasure from the S.S. Central America, comprising 1,055 pages and weighing 12 pounds!

By Aris Maragoudakis, Currency Specialist

In our August Hong Kong Auction we are presenting two extremely elusive Straits Settlements 100 Dollar notes in lot 50152, and lot 50153. Lot 50152 offers a 1916, Pick 5, B/1 Block. Serial Number 26601 note, the first time we have handled this note in our lengthy history. It is in a PMG Choice Fine 15 Net holder, with comments of only splits and stained. This is an impressive grade as the note is extremely scarce in any condition.

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Panda Series of modern Chinese coins has seen over three decades of numismatic success, and this August in their Hong Kong Auction, Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is proud to offer multiple fantastic coins from this Series. One example is a rare low mintage twelve-ounce gold issue from 1992, serial #76 from a mintage of just 99 pieces.