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By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Did you know you can buy and sell Gold and Silver with Stack’s Bowers Galleries? With gold prices surpassing an all-time high of $2,000 an ounce, there has never been a better time to buy or sell with Stack’s Bowers Galleries. While recognized as America’s premier numismatic auction firm for over 85 years, we are also a significant market maker in all bullion including gold, silver, platinum, and other precious metals.   Since the beginning of 2020, gold and silver prices have jumped nearly 30%, generating tremendous interest among investors and collectors.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​​Welcome to the Chinese, Hong Kong & World Paper Money Sessions featured in our October Hong Kong Auction. In these sessions, you will find many highlights, ranging from one-of-a-kind pieces to notes of the highest quality. We are also pleased to feature notes that are being offered for the first time, some of which are heavily collected types that are necessary for any serious banknote collection.

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

​A fantastic high-end Fr.2211-E 1928 Dark Green Seal $1000 Federal Reserve Note from the Richmond district will be featured in Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ upcoming November U.S. Currency Auction. The note is graded Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ by PMG and is one of just three examples to achieve that grade from the service. Just a single example is graded finer at 66 EPQ.

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

Lord & Taylor, the famous fashion retailer, is no longer with us, or at least not in its usual form. On August 3 the firm announced Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and stated it planned to close all 24 of its stores. 

Numismatically, Lord& Taylor is well-remembered for its issuance of encased postage stamps.   In the second week of July 1862, with no silver or gold coins in sight, and the channels of commerce awash in paper bills, even copper-nickel cents were hoarded.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Test your knowledge this week and see if you can guess what gold coin is shown here.

By James McCartney, Senior Numismatist and Consignment Director

​As the sole Proof-only issue in the series, the 1895 has long enjoyed near-legendary status. Every collector seeking to assemble a complete date set of Morgan dollars must acquire a Proof for the 1895, explaining the incredible demand in today's market. For years, numismatic references listed a mintage of 12,000 circulation strikes for the Philadelphia Mint. Modern numismatic scholarship, however, suggests that the reported mintage represents a bookkeeping adjustment by the Mint to account for a final delivery of 1894-dated silver dollars.

By Jeremy Bostwick, Senior Numismatist and Cataloger

​Numismatic representations of automobiles are always popular due to their immense crossover appeal and the fact that such commonplace machines are seldom encountered in the hobby. Some of the earliest appearances were on medals rather than coins, as these generally commemorated auto shows and races as far back as the first decade of the 20th century. Coins, however, had fewer depictions. One of the more popular racing motifs among modern issues is the controversial 100 Patacas from Macao, issued for the 25th anniversary of the Grand Prix and featuring an open wheel racecar both with and without decals.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Built over the course of more than half a century, the E Pluribus Unum Collection is replete with coins and medals of superb rarity and quality, many with significant pedigrees, some of which date to the 19th century. Sales from the collection commenced in our November 2019 Baltimore Auction with the record-setting auction of the best collection of New Jersey coppers sold since 2003. Building upon that momentum, Part 2 of the collection numbers nearly 500 pieces and focuses on a variety of 17th and 18th century colonial coin types, along with Washington coins, medals and tokens.