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By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Our upcoming November Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo in Baltimore will feature a number of fascinating obsolete banknotes. One such note that I've found to be interesting is a rare $2 Proof from the Bunker Hill Bank of Charlestown, Massachusetts. 

By Greg Cohen, Professional Numismatist and Consignment Director, U.S. and World Coins. Based on the catalog description by John Pack, Executive Director of Consignments

Traditionally, the New York Americana Sale features important collections of American federally issued and colonial era coins, alongside a very strong selection of Numismatic Americana (what used to be called “Exonumia”) -- a catch all for medals, tokens, and similar numismatic items that do not fit into a Guide Book of United States Coins (or Red Book) category. This diversity of offerings has made the Americana Sale a focal point on our auction calendar every year. 

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Last week I told of James Mease, M.D., of Philadelphia, one of America’s pioneer numismatists who wrote about the Mint in 1811. This week I go into my archives for an article published by us in 1997:

By Harvey G. Stack, Senior Numismatic Consultant

In the late 1960s, after Stack’s was chosen to sell the Adams Family Collection coins, my cousin Norman Stack and I went to Boston and were taken down to the area where the coins were stored. We worked with the curators to select a representative collection that could be retained for display purposes, if so desired, in the halls of the Society.

By Harvey G. Stack, Senior Numismatic Consultant

Last time I mentioned the collection of the Adams family of Massachusetts. By the early l830s the members of the family had accumulated thousands upon thousands of documents, showing history and events from our early colonial days, through the War of Independence and the early days of the Industrial Revolution in the 1830s.

By Harvey G. Stack, Senior Numismatic Consultant

Originally Posted November 2, 2007

During the summer of 1960 the American Numismatic Convention took place in Boston, Massachusetts at the Statler Hilton Hotel. The hotel overlooked the harbor. At the convention, dealers were set up in a bourse in the penthouse ballroom, as were the exhibits. A wonderful view, plenty of lights, and a warm atmosphere set the scene for a memorable show.

By Harvey G. Stack, Senior Numismatic Consultant

Harvey G. Stack, the senior member of the Stack family that served collectors since 1933, is once again back in the hobby. After 62 years of active numismatics, Harvey, with his son Larry, rejoined the Stack's Bowers organization in June of 2011 as senior consultants and advisers. The first major show the Stacks attended on behalf of Stack’s Bowers Galleries was this year’s Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money.

Written by Q. David Bowers, Chairman Emeritus

• Henry R. Linderman, long-time employee and at one time director of the mint, was trained as a medical doctor.