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By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

Around 600 1868 Liberty Seated half dollars were struck in Proof condition; only about 500 of these coins survive and most do not exhibit the contrast seen on the present coin. Most are in grades of Proof-65 and lower, frequently without the Cameo designation. The featured coin is being offered as Lot 4092 in the Rarities Night session of Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ August 2021 Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money.​

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

This stunning 1822 Capped Bust Silver half dollar, Overton-105, is among my favorite coins in the August sale for a few reasons. The provenance of the coin dates back to 1911 and includes the D. Brent Pogue Collection, a Wayte Raymond sale, and the Iron Eagle Collection. Such names and collections affirm that this coin is of the highest quality and belongs in an impressive collection. Another reason that this coin would rank among my favorite is the combination of the grade and the color.​​

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

The Morgan silver dollar series is a popular starting-point for new collectors and offers a number of key date and conditional rarities. Shown here is an 1885-CC Morgan dollar, from the smallest Carson City mintage for the series. There were only 228,000 coins produced in Carson City, Nevada in 1885, with an estimated 36,000 surviving today. Due to a higher survival rate, the 1885-CC is not as rare as some other Carson City issues, including the 1889-CC and 1893-CC. Among Carson City Morgan dollars, the 1885 falls in the middle of the pack when we focus on scarcity. ​

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

A rare and elusive gold medal depicting William Henry Harrison and the Battle of the Thames will be sold in Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2021 Showcase Auction, hosted in Costa Mesa, CA. This medal measures 65mm, was engraved by Moritz Furst, and is cataloged as Julian MI-14 (Military). Our auction estimate for this piece is $250,000.​

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

With so many new Coins in Motion videos posted recently, we thought we would take this time to remind everyone that you can view the Coins in Motion videos as they are posted each week. In other words, you don’t have to wait for us to announce our Coins in Motion highlight of the week. In the past seven days alone, we have uploaded over 125 new Coins in Motion animations. These videos cover U.S. coins, World coins, and Ancient coins.​

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

This week’s Coins in Motion highlight is an 1804 Draped Bust dime. Graded EF-45+, this coin is Variety JR-2, 14 stars on the reverse. The finest known of the variety is AU-58, which Stack’s Bowers Galleries last sold for $329,000 in May 2015. Price guide values show that an EF-45+ should sell for around $75,000. However, it has been a while since one last appeared on the market in any Extremely Fine grade.​

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Coins in Motion highlight of the week is not a coin at all, but is a banknote from our August 2021 Official Auction for the ANA World’s Fair of Money. The 1922 $1,000 Gold Certificate shown here is graded by PMG as Choice Extremely Fine 45. There are just 41 examples known in all grades of this Fr. 1220 note that features Alexander Hamilton at the center. This attractive example displays bright paper and wide margins and should attract strong bidding when it crosses the auction block in August.​

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

In our June 9th Collectors Choice Online Auction, we will be offering five toned Redfield Collection Morgan silver dollars. Below is a list of the coins, as well as links to the lot listing pages. Take a moment to review these and the other coins in our June CCO at StacksBowers.com.​​

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