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​It was with great sadness that I and others learned of the unexpected passing of D. Brent Pogue, quietly in his home. I have had the privilege and honor of knowing and working with Brent ever since he entered numismatics in the 1970s, and in recent years all of us at Stack’s Bowers Galleries have partnered closely with him and his family in the sale by auction in five events, of his extraordinary collection of early American federal coins from the 1790s through the 1830s. Brent was the very definition of an extraordinary numismatist, a connoisseur. A careful student with a fine library at hand, he researched every coin he hoped to add to his collection.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries is featuring selections from the Jochen Zeitz collection in our official auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money?  Indian Peace medals from the Zeitz collection will cross the block as part of Session 1, which begins on Tuesday, August 13 at 10:00 AM CDT.

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

​I have always loved encased postage stamps. When I was a teenager I began to study them, seeking biographies of the various merchants. As time went on I helped form several major collections, including for Jim Ruddy and, in part for John J. Ford, Jr. With Mike Hodder taking the lead, I was co-author of The Standard Catalogue of Encased Postage Stamps published in 1989. My gosh, that was 30 years ago! The book was a best seller and has been out of print for quite a few years.

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

​Right after the first of the year, the Bank opened its new building with the R.L. Miles Collection on display. It attracted thousands of visitors for the first 30 days it was open. Another highlight of the exhibit was the display of The Mace of Baltimore, the symbolic Mace given to the governor of the Colony, which indicated he had the royal power from the King of England.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​A high-grade example of one of the famed “Binion Hoard” $10,000 Federal Reserve Notes (once displayed at Las Vegas’ Binion’s Horseshow Casino) will be offered in Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money. This Series of 1934 note, found in lot 11402, was graded Very Choice New 64 by PCGS Currency and is among the nicest examples of this ultra-high denomination type available to collectors.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Thank you for checking back to see if you guessed correctly on last week's "Test Your Knowledge".

By James McCartney, Senior Numismatist

​Among the significant Early American coins featured in our August 2019 ANA Auction is an EF-45 (PCGS) Noe-16 Pine Tree shilling in lot 477 that once belonged to famed numismatist Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr.

By Jeremy Bostwick, Senior Numismatist & Cataloger

​Nubar Pasha, born as Nubar Nubarian in 1825 to an Armenian family in Smyrna (on the western coast of modern-day Turkey), began his career in Egyptian political affairs at the age of 20, serving as first secretary to the heir apparent to the Wāli (governor). Having been sent to numerous European capitals on Ottoman diplomatic missions, Nubar quickly gained a reputation as a trusted confidant to the successive Egyptian Wālis. Following Ismail the Magnificent's massive spending and poor financial governance of Egypt, Ismail agreed to accept a reduced role as a constitutional sovereign in 1878.