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By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

Counterfeiting happened all over the world after the Second World War. Gold coins were collected here in the United States, even after the Gold Acts of 1933 and 1934 called in gold coins in this country. However, collectible gold coins were exempt from confiscation by federal authorities.  

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

As I noted, rarities are virtually impossible to make. In contrast, a rarity does not always remain rare or even scarce. Just as an increase in demand affects rarity (as for the 1895 Morgan dollar discussed last week), a change in supply can make even a coin that had been nearly impossible to find possible, and sometimes even easy to locate.  

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries Founder Harvey Stack received a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Numismatists Guild?  Congratulations Harvey! We are so proud of you.

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

The following article is excerpted from Harvey Stack’s article published online at Coinweek.com, July 16, 2015.

On July 15, 2015, the National Numismatic Collection was returned to the displays at the Smithsonian.  For close to a decade, portions of the National Collection were not exhibited as the Museum of American History at the Smithsonian was reduced in size and the museum went through major renovation.

Did you know that the founders of Stack’s Bowers Galleries, Q. David Bowers, Harvey Stack and Larry R. Stack, are doing a Challenge the Experts! Q & A Forum at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money?  We hope you can join us in Room 6 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center, in Rosemont, Illinois, on August 13 at 2:00PM.  

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

The electronic world has changed the way things are happening, but I still feel it is not the only tool needed to be a collector. Perspective can be gained by reviewing the past and comparing it to the present. While more and more information is available on the Internet (if one knows how and where to look), there is much that is not. Actual printed documents offer readers the ease of reviewing and making notes. I find that information found on the Internet is often printed out, thus becoming the “printed word.” 

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

As we enter the final week before our offering of The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part I, I continue with my reminiscences about coins in the Pogue Collection. It has been my pleasure in these days before our inaugural auction of this incredible collection, to once again make the acquaintance of some lovely coins that Stack’s had the honor of presenting in the past.

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

It must be apparent to those who have followed my stories about my "teenage collecting” that numismatics wasn't an easy hobby for many, as in most cases it required money to build a coin collection in this rough economic period. 
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