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By Q. David Bowers, Founder

As I write these words, our sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection Part IV at Sotheby’s international headquarters in New York City is coming up quickly. I hope to see you in person as a bidder, buyer, or interested observer. Or I and the Stack’s Bowers Galleries staff will “see you” as you watch in real time on the Internet. Either way, you will be part of numismatic history as it is being made—an unforgettable experience!

​Did you know that for generations, ever since our first auction in New York City in 1935, Stack's Bowers Galleries and its antecedents have handled more fine collections and more rarities than any other coin auction firm in the world?

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By James McCartney, Cataloger & Numismatist

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present a Choice AU 1795 Small Eagle $5 in our Rarities Night session of the Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo. Uniform sunshine-yellow toning on each side is amplified by a semi-prooflike reflectivity shimmering across the fields. The design elements are well rendered and densely frosted, haloed by satiny Mint luster in most areas. 

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

The D. Brent Pogue Collection, after just three sales, has become the most valuable numismatic collection ever sold. With total auction prices realized of $68,569,181 the Pogue Collection has now passed both the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection ($63,052,197) and the Eric P. Newman Collection ($61,880,912). In addition, individual coins in the collection have set price records as well. It is unlikely that there will ever be another collection to compare with this extraordinary cabinet. 

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The next highlight from the Stack’s Bowers April Hong Kong Showcase Auction will be a Chinese Provincial issue from Hupeh, a great coin that is tied for finest certified. The obverse shows a left facing portrait of Yuan Shih-kai in his military uniform. The Chinese inscription that appears above Yuan Shih-kai’s bust provides the date and the issuing authority: “Republic of China, Ninth Year.” 

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

Over the years the United States Mint has issued many commemorative coins. There was the “Classic” series of commemoratives that were struck between 1892 and 1954. There were the Bicentennial coins of 1776, featuring special reverse designs for the quarter, half dollar and dollar. Starting in 1983, the Mint began issuing many new coins commemorating various events and historical happenings with some struck in gold, others in silver, and sold at a profit to the Mint. 

By Melissa Karstedt, Auctioneer

The Stack’s Bowers team is headed to the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show, in Dallas, Texas from March 3-5, 2016.  

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to offer a Gem 1894-O Barber dime in our Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo. Delicate peach tones and vibrant teal iridescence are seen on this gorgeous Gem, slightly more pink on the reverse. Gold and amber at the peripheries showcase the satiny, matte-like texture of the fields, producing a graceful and uninterrupted cartwheel at a tilt. The devices are nicely bold with silken luster atop each element. This truly captivating piece is among the finest known for the issue.