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By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

A phenomenal example of an iconic design type of Colonial American currency will be auctioned as part of the February 10 Rarities Auction, held by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in conjunction with Sotheby’s. Lot 3 of the Rarities Auction is an August 18, 1775 dated Colony of Massachusetts Bay 6 Shillings note graded Choice New 63 PPQ by PCGS. Notes from this popular Colonial series feature on their reverses the famed “Sword in Hand” vignette engraved by Paul Revere. 

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! 

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries will present the official C-4 Auction in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo this November?  Our experts lead the hobby in definitive presentations of colonial and early American coins and look forward to a fabulous auction event.  Only a few days remain to reserve a place for your single items, sets, or entire collection, so please give us a call or send us an email today!  The deadline for consigning is September 16.

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Welcome to the latest installment of my tour through A Guide Book of United States Coins, 2015 edition. This week I start at the bottom of page 47 with the New Yorke in America token. As is true of many if not most colonial and early American related issues, the Guide Book skims the surface and gives basic information. 

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Welcome to the latest installment of my tour through the 2015 edition of A Guide Book of United States Coins. I started at the beginning of this best-selling book and now start on page 44 with Wood’s  Hibernia coinage. As mentioned earlier, William Wood, a British entrepreneur, received a franchise or patent from King George to make coins for distribution in the American colonies. 

By John Kraljevich, Numismatic Consultant

Formed with individual dedication, through the power of relationships, the Henry P. Kendall Foundation Collection is a tangible memorial to American history. The array of Massachusetts silver coins enable us to connect with not only the men and women who initially colonized New England, but their descendants and three generations of immigrants that followed them before the end of the 17th century. 

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

This week I continue my discussion of Massachusetts silver coins. Your at-home text is the 2015 edition of A Guide Book of United States Coins. You can follow my discussion by turning to page 38.  Last week I mentioned that in 1652 the Massachusetts General Court authorized coinage for the colony. 

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

I continue my “tour” through the 68th (2015) edition of A Guide Book of United States Coins. In this series I have been going page by page through this familiar red-covered reference, giving comments that you can tie in with pictures and other information in the book itself. The Guide Book first saw the light of day in 1946 (cover date 1947), edited by Richard S. Yeoman. At the upcoming Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore later this month, the 2016 edition will be launched.