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By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

Lot 3122 of the Stack's Bowers Galleries 2022 NYINC Auction features a very rare  type relating to the Saecular Games (festivities that were held every 110 years following the tradition enacted by Augustus). This wholesome specimen presents an appealing degree of quality and beauty that is not often encountered in the coinage of Domitian, especially his gold emissions. The offered coin is from the Dr. Michael Rogers Collection, Part II and has been graded by NGC as Extremely Fine, with Strike: 5/5 and Surface: 4/5.​

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​Stack's Bowers Galleries January 2022 sale of the Pat Johnson Collection features some stunning rarities and some low mintage gems. Among the offerings is an 1895-H CB Guatemala Silver 4 Reales Pattern that has been graded by NGC as Specimen-66+. There is an estimated mintage of 10 coins, but only five have been accounted for. The present coin, offered in Lot 2041, is the finest known at either grading service. We estimate that this coin will sell for $4,000 to $6,000 in next week's sale. Visit stacksbowers.com to place your bids!

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​This week's Coins in Motion highlight of the week is not a single coin, but instead a single collection. In January 2022 we begin our series of auctions featuring the Mark & Lottie Salton Collection which contains numerous world-class rarities.

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​​An iconic 20th century type, the 100 Francs of Switzerland is among the most popular gold issues of its time and is reflective of the iconography and beauty of Switzerland. The piece featured in our January 2022 Official Auction of the NYINC is from the Bern Mint and is dated 1925-B. Graded MS-65 by NGC, this desirable piece is estimated at $20,000 to $25,000 in the Stack's Bowers Galleries catalog. It is lot 1591 in Session A of the January 2022 sale, crossing the block on the evening of Friday, January 14.

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​Empress Elizabeth of Russia was born as Yelizaveta Petrovna of the Romanov Dynasty. Her parents were Peter I and Catherine I. Elizabeth was not originally in line to take the throne. But, after Anna Leopoldovna assumed the throne on behalf of her infant son, Ivan VI, Elizabeth was threatened with banishment from Russia. Elizabeth planned a palace coup to overthrow Anna and her infant son. The mother and son were arrested by the palace guard, and Elizabeth took the throne, reigning from 1741 to 1762.

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​On December 22, 2020, we wrote a blog about two coins in the 2021 NYINC Auction that came from the 1715 Plate Fleet. In the blog, we gave a brief history of the 1715 Plate Fleet saying: "The Spanish treasure fleet of 12 ships was traveling from Havana, Cuba to Spain when, on the last day of July 1715, a hurricane struck near Vero Beach, Florida. These ships were carrying silver, gold, and artifacts, and there are coins that still wash up on the beach to this day."

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

In Stack's Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the NYINC in January 2022, we will be offering the Pat Johnson Collection featuring an array of cobs and Royal Presentation coinage from Central and South America. Included will be the 1725/3-Mo D Mexico City Mint "Royal" Presentation Cob 8 Reales. This royal of Luis I is graded by NGC as AU-55 and is the plate coin in the Standard Catalog of World Coins. The coin is pedigreed to the collection of Virgil Brand and will be a great addition to another fine cabinet.​

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​Stack's Bowers Galleries is presenting a December 2021 Hong Kong Auction that features some incredible Asian rarities, including a Chinese 1908 silver dollar. This example is the only piece that PCGS has graded as a Specimen, thus designated as this rarity is normally not seen with such reflective surfaces and sharp details. This PCGS grade and the attractive toning seen on the coin make the estimate of $100,000 to $200,000 seem very reasonable.​​

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