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By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​In November 2019, Stack's Bowers Galleries had the pleasure of presenting the William Spohn Baker Collection at public auction. This collection had been held by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for decades, and drew attention from Washington medal collectors worldwide. Here are some of the highlights from the sale:

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​​After months of hard work by our World Coin and Paper Money team, we have now posted the September 2021 Hong Kong Auction to our website at stacksbowers.com. The sale features Ancient CoinsWorld and Asian Coins, and World and Asian Banknotes. Visit our website now to participate in pre-bidding. The live sale will begin on September 27, 2021 at 9 AM HKT (September 26, 2021 at 6 PM PDT).​

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​This Prince Chun banknote is offered in the Stack's Bowers and Ponterio September 2021 Hong Kong Auction of World Paper Money. Graded by PMG as Choice Extremely Fine 45, this remainder has an estimate of $15,000 to $20,000. While we have offered this type of note before, this is the first time we are selling on in remainder form. PMG has graded two remainders and the offered note is the finest of those two. View our Coins (Currency) In Motion highlight video to see the intricate detail and the surface quality of this wonderful note.

By Christopher Dahncke, Currency Auction Associate

​Our September CCO Auction will feature the Republic of Texas Collection, consisting of 55 obsolete notes from the Lone Star State. This is one of the most extensive collections we have had the pleasure of presenting, offering obsolete collectors a fantastic opportunity to acquire these elusive treasures. One such note we are offering from the collection is an Austin, Republic of Texas 1839-41 $500 in PMG Very Fine 30.​

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

​Among the most interesting of all early American issues are the copper tokens struck circa 1737-1739 by Dr. Samuel Higley, of Granby, Connecticut. Higley, a medical doctor with a degree from Yale College, also practiced blacksmithing and performed many experiments involving metallurgy. In 1827 he devised a practical method for producing steel.​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​See if you can correctly answer this week's Test Your Knowledge: what numismatic item shows 5 Morgan Dollars in a row? Check back next week to see if you answered correctly!

By Jeremy Bostwick, Senior Numismatist and Cataloger

​There is an abundant selection of numismatic highlights in our upcoming fall Hong Kong auction, which spans the end of September and the beginning of October. One area in which this fact is very apparent is an offering of not just one, but two of the dazzling "Pavilion Dollars" in gold. Frequent readers of our blogs may recall a post from last fall's sale in which we presented a number of these fascinating types in silver, while also shedding light upon their origin and likely purpose.​

By Christopher Dahncke, Currency Auction Associate

​Our official January 2022 NYINC World Paper Money auction is shaping up to be quite a nice sale. One item we will be offering is a Uruguay P-A98b Banco Nacional 1896 500 Pesos in PMG Choice Uncirculated 64.​