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...Part II of the magnificent Twin Leaf Collection is on the auction schedule!

The Twin Leaf Collection stands tall among the greatest cabinets of Middle and Late Date large cents ever formed. At its peak of completion, it was the finest collection of this specialty. We were honored to have been selected to sell this magnificent holding in our July 2015 Baltimore sale where it was a highlight of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Summer Expo. It included nearly every 

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

An American Treasure

Welcome to our description of one of the very finest half cents ever to cross the auction block! Close your eyes and think of rarities among half cents, and the two varieties of 1797 come to mind, the 1793 is of course a classic, and scattered others include 1831, 1836, the Proof-only issues of the 1840s and 1852. Unless you are a specialist or scholar, 1797 might not come to mind. 

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! 

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

The usually-rare word treasures is common in regard to the D. Brent Pogue Collection, what with the rarest of the rare, the finest of the fine – a collection like no other ever formed.  Among the treasures is lot 3004 of our Part III sale, a 1794 half cent, High Relief Head, Cohen-7, graded MS-67 RB (PCGS). In all grades the 1794 C-7 is elusive, with only a few dozen known.

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! 

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger, U.S. Coins

The first two decades of United States half cent production saw numerous design alterations, both purposeful and unintentional. Though several contemporary denominations exhibit similar diversity, half cents are intriguing in that these changes sometimes involved the often-overlooked third side of a coin, the edge. These distinct variations are both exciting and challenging for specialists of the series, and the 1795 half cent is certainly no exception. 

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger

It has been a great pleasure for all of us at Stack’s Bowers Galleries to offer for auction an incredible CAC-Approved, Gem Red 1807/6 Draped Bust cent from the Cardinal Collection. This coin was alluded to in our Did You Know? blog article earlier this month and as Rarities Night of our 2015 Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction approaches, bidders will soon be able to share in the excitement!

A Great Collection of Cents is the Story of American Numismatics

October 15, 1792

“In execution of the authority given by the legislature, measures have been taken for engaging some artists from abroad to aid in the establishment of our mint; provision has been made for the requisite buildings, and these are now putting into proper condition for the purposes of the establishment. There has also been a small beginning in the coinage of the half dismes and cents, the want of small coins in circulation calling our first attentions to them.”

-Thomas Jefferson

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