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By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Among the finest of the fine, the rarest of the rare coins scheduled to cross the block at our D. Brent Pogue Collection Part III, held with Sotheby’s in February, is one of the finest 1793 half cents in existence, a marvelous example of the variety known as Cohen-3, one of four die combinations made in that year.  

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries is featuring items from The Strong, National Museum of Play, located in Rochester, New York, in next week’s official auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo?  The Strong is a highly interactive museum devoted to the history and exploration of play and houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical material related to play.  The items in this sale represent the latest stage in The Strong’s continuous development of an outstanding collection. Funds from the sale of the museum’s numismatic materials will be dedicated to new acquisitions and the care and preservation of objects in the collection.

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

On behalf of Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s, I welcome you to Part II of our auction program of the D. Brent Pogue Collection of early United States coins. Part I, held in New York City in May, is now history. That dynamic sale, cataloged by John Kraljevich and the team at Stack’s Bowers Galleries and held in partnership with Sotheby’s, exceeded all expectations and will forever stand as one of the greatest auctions in American numismatics.

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Twenty years ago, in September 1995, I wrote a feature article for Issue #30 of our company newspaper, The Coin Collector. At the time I was challenged by a reader to build a “Dream Collection” of U.S. coins, keeping the cost under $5,000. Over the past two weeks I have been reprinting this article and updating the prices to 2015, to see how much it would cost (according to the 2016 Guide Book) to build this dream collection today. For this final week, I add a couple of gold coins and see how well I did.

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Twenty years ago, in September 1995, I wrote a feature article for Issue #30 of our company newspaper, The Coin Collector. At the time I was challenged by a reader to build a “Dream Collection” of U.S. coins, keeping the cost under $5,000. Beginning with last week’s blog, I am reprinting this article and updating the prices to 2015, to see how much it would cost (according to the 2016 Guide Book) to build this dream collection today. Last week I focused on copper coins. This week it will be nickel, silver and clad coins.

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Twenty years ago, in September 1995, I wrote a feature article for Issue #30 of our company newspaper, The Coin Collector. At the time I was challenged by a reader to build a “Dream Collection” of U.S. coins, keeping the cost under $5,000. In this and a couple of upcoming blogs I will reprint this article and update the prices to 2015, to see how much it would cost (according to the 2016 Guide Book) to build this dream collection today.

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

In this article I continue my thoughts on rarity by stating that you cannot make a rarity and trying to create a rarity usually results in failure. Trying to manipulate supply and demand rarely ends well for anyone involved. This is especially true if one attempts to do this as a means to control the market for personal gain and not with the goal of owning and enjoying a coin or other collectible. 

Do you have a question about anything numismatic? Want to know what’s going on here at Stack’s Bowers Galleries? If so, send your inquiries to [email protected] and get a response to your important questions from our team of experts! 
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