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By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​Stack's Bowers Galleries has become accustomed to selling impressive collections over their history. The E Pluribus Unum Collection is mentioned among the best of those collections due to its focus on quality and completion. Shown in this week's blog is the 1631 Dutch Victories in the New World Medal. Our experts call this "one of the classic rarities among the early Betts series."

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​This week's Coins in Motion Highlight of the week video is a bit different. I have asked one of our Stack's Bowers Galleries experts to provide some insight on three major rarities that we will offer in just under two months. Listen in as Larry Stendebach discusses the 1908 Chinese Empire Dollar (PCGS SP-64+), 1907 Chinese Empire Pattern Tael (PCGS SP-61), and 1908 Year 34 Chinese Dollar (PCGS SP-64). All coins are in Specimen Condition, which enhances their rarity. Combine that with the detail and toning that is displayed, and we have three very desirable coins.

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​General Benjamin Butler commissioned and paid for 197 silver and 11 bronze medals to be produced for the United States Colored Troops to honor their bravery fighting for the Union in the Civil War. The dies were designed by famous engraver Anthony C. Paquet and were produced at the Philadelphia Mint. Due to the small mintage of 11 bronze medals, these are very rare and seldom seen. Stack's Bowers Galleries is offering a PCGS MS-64 Brown example in the November 2021 Showcase Auction. This is surely one of the rarest U.S. Military Medals. In Stack's Bowers Galleries 2013 ANA Sale, an example sold for $11,750. A silver example sold in 2009 for $34,500.

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​This condition census 1793 Flowing Hair cent with a Vine and Bars Edge is crossing the auction block in Stack's Bowers Galleries' upcoming November 2021 Auction. This coin is graded by NGC as MS-61 Brown. Even more amazing, it has a provenance dating back to 1871. This coin has spent time in the collections of Dr. Charles Clay, Lorin G. Parmelee, William Festus Morgan and Wayte Raymond. Most recently it was offered in our sale of the Johnson-Blue Collection in 2010.​

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​In the final days leading up to the September 2021 Hong Kong World Coin sale, we are excited to see it cross the auction block. There are thousands of quality coins and banknotes, and they are already receiving significant bidding activity. We take this chance to remind you that we post all of our Coins in Motion highlights to our YouTube Channel, where you can easily view one after another. If you are interested in seeing all of the September 2021 Hong Kong highlights, click here.

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​This glistening gold restrike Mohur from India is our Coins in Motion highlight for this week. Our video does an excellent job of showing the assets of the coin and confirming the grade of NGC Proof-65. This very rare coin is offered as Lot 20239 in our Fall 2021 Hong Kong Auction. We estimate this coin will sell for $8,000 to $12,000.

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​​I have always considered myself a U.S. coin guy and have rarely ventured into world coins. However, the design, the scarcity, and the beauty of some Chinese coins has pulled me into the fold of world coin collecting. One recent coin that attracted my attention is the 1897 Chinese Silver Dollar featured in Lot 22218 of Stack's Bowers Galleries' Fall 2021 Hong Kong Auction. This stunning MS-64 example of the Old Kiangnan Dragon Dollar hails from the Chinese Family Collection and has an estimate of $150,000 to $225,000. The obverse of the coin presents subtle toning, while the remainder of the coin is blast white. Our Coins In Motion videos capture the beauty of this coin.

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​This Prince Chun banknote is offered in the Stack's Bowers and Ponterio September 2021 Hong Kong Auction of World Paper Money. Graded by PMG as Choice Extremely Fine 45, this remainder has an estimate of $15,000 to $20,000. While we have offered this type of note before, this is the first time we are selling on in remainder form. PMG has graded two remainders and the offered note is the finest of those two. View our Coins (Currency) In Motion highlight video to see the intricate detail and the surface quality of this wonderful note.

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