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By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries set a record for the most valuable non-error modern United States coin ever to be sold at auction? During our Rarities Night session of our official auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money, lot 5231, a 1964 Kennedy half dollar produced as part of an unreported Special Mint Set (SMS) and certified SP-68 by PCGS, sold for an astounding $156,000, setting a new record. 

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​The Stack's Bowers Galleries Official Auction at the ANA World' Fair of Money attracted collectors from all over the world to Rosemont, Illinois for one of the largest numismatic auctions of the year. This event was met with resounding success, realizing over $19.8 million in United States coins sold, and overall sales of $30.6 million for the firm.

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

​Stack' s started their 1969 auction season with a January offering of United States, gold, silver and copper coins, perfect for the general collector as there were over 1,100 lots featuring a wide variety of grades and rarity. There were also smaller specialized collections, including one featuring Encased Postage Stamps.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​The Stack's Bowers Galleries Official United States Currency Auction at the ANA World's Fair of Money realized an impressive $5,320,620 in total sales from two live auction sessions and one internet only session. In total, the Stack's Bowers Galleries Official ANA Auction that featured coins and paper money from the United States and around the world realized over $30.6 million.

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By James McCartney, Senior Numismatist

​​The Peace silver dollar struck from 1921 through 1935 has always been one of the most popular United States coins series. Struck to commemorate the end of World War I, it is a relatively short series but a few of the issues present significant challenges in high grades. While the finest examples regularly exceed the six-figure mark at auction, like this Superb Gem 1921 in our August 2018 ANA Auction, the legendary Proof issues from 1921 and 1922 have earned over $300,000, including this example from our August 2014 ANA Auction.

By Jeremy Bostwick, Senior Numismatist & Cataloger

​Following the turbulent times of the brief English Republic and the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, the House of Stuart undertook to increase the supply of gold coinage in use, as there was a distinct lack of it within the kingdom. Accordingly, a royal charter was established, granting to the "Company of Royal Adventurers Trading to Africa" a monopoly over trade on the west coast of Africa. The rich deposits of natural resources, including gold, made this area a hotbed for colonial pursuit by other European powers as well, such as the Dutch Republic.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries is presenting The John W. Adams Collection of Comitia Americana and Related Medals at our upcoming official auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo?  In the long history of American numismatics, there are few collections that essentially can’t be duplicated. The John W. Adams Collection of Comitia Americana medals is unparalleled in the two centuries since American collectors have sought to gather these medals. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is in the midst of preparation for their November 2019 offering of this one-of-a-kind collection. 

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