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By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Our Stack’s Bowers Galleries August ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction to be held in Anaheim, California is shaping up into a well-formed sale with a plethora of exciting coins, many of which will be previewed in the coming weeks. The fantastic European gold highlights continue into this week with a gorgeous proof quality Great Britain ½ Guinea gold token struck in 1812.

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. 

Far the finest known

A message from Q. David Bowers:

As the Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction of the D. Brent Pogue Collection Part III nears, I take the opportunity to comment on several things:

In the past year our Pogue I and II sales, held in partnership with Sotheby’s at their gallery in New York City, have electrified the numismatic world. From print coverage in countless newspapers, a special article in Forbes magazine, features on all the television networks in America, programs in Europe on the BBC, and 

By James McCartney, Numismatist

The vibrant sunshine yellow surfaces of this Mint State Dahlonega rarity are complemented by subtle halos of teal-gold that embrace the motifs on both sides. Satiny luster glistens from the protected regions. Traces of planchet inconsistency (as made) are visible on the obverse under magnified scrutiny, but the surfaces are free from abrasions and deliver a truly premium aesthetic.

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

We continue our recap of the January New York International Auction hosted by Stack’s Bowers by revisiting one of the early highlights featured on this blog. The glorious Spur-Ryal of James I brought strong results at the auction podium, realizing $80,000 and exceeding our high estimate by $10,000. The final results reaffirm the desirable nature of this piece, and we congratulate the collector who persevered in acquiring it. 

By Harvey G. Stacks, Co-Founder

In this article I continue to tell of how the United States government’s policies to stop counterfeiting affected Stack’s ability to import and sell an important European coin collection.

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger

The 1850 Liberty double eagle represents the first year of production for the $20 denomination and remains one of the most popular issues for collectors today. Prompted by the California Gold Rush, the new double eagle was to serve as a convenient method for transforming bullion into legal tender in order to fuel the growing American economy. 

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

In the early days after World War II, as counterfeit coins were being made and entering the country, the Secret Service started confiscating and seizing false gold coins found in jewelry shops, pawn shops and even at some coin dealerships.