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By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​As Stack’s Bowers Galleries coin and paper money experts are hard at work preparing upcoming auctions, we wanted to take this opportunity to show off a highlight from our official August 2021 Auction that will be held in conjunction with the ANA World’s Fair of Money. We are pleased to present an AV (gold) Aureus (8.07 gram) from the Rome Mint that dates to 46 B.C. and was struck under the rule of Julius Caesar. It has been graded by NGC as Choice About Uncirculated and receives a 5/5 on Strike and a 4/5 on Surface quality. The die is fully filled out and all beading around the design is present. This piece will be sold in the 2021 August ANA Showcase auction among many other desirable Ancient Coins and will be a significant piece for collectors to add to their holdings.

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​This week’s Coins in Motion Highlight is a great coin, a Bar “cent” produced. in 1785. Although collectors refer to this as a “cent,” the coin is too lightweight to be valued in circulation as a cent. This scarce type features a bold USA on the front, and 13 lines on the back to represent the 13 colonies. One might notice that the USA type is very similar to buttons that would have been worn by soldiers in the Continental Army.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Stack's Bowers Galleries is proud to be offering the Lulu Collection, the #1 all-time finest PCGS Walking Liberty Half Dollars Short Set, 1941-1947, in our June 2021 Auction. Nearly all 20 half dollars in the Lulu Collection Short Set rank at the very top of the PCGS Population Report, with the majority also approved by CAC. ​

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​Stack’s Bowers Galleries has been working hard to deliver top-notch auctions. At this year’s ANA World’s Fair of Money auction, we will be offering an 1887 German Shooting Medal that is graded Specimen-66 by PCGS. This gold medal is the Joseph/Fellner-1464 variety and has a population of 1/0.

​By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​This week’s Coins in Motion Highlight of the Week is an exceptional Red 1909-S Indian Head cent graded MS-66 by NGC. This was the second mintmarked cent in U.S. history, with the first being struck the year before – the 1908-S Indian Head cent. Not many of the 309,000 coins produced were set aside by collectors due to the enthusiasm for the 1909-S V.D.B. Lincoln cent that was released the same year. Therefore, this is a difficult coin to find in this high state of preservation. We offer this 1909-S Indian Head cent through Stack’s Bowers Galleries Direct for $9,250.

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​As the final Coins in Motion Highlight video prior to the April 2021 Hong Kong Auction, we present the rare Tehran Mint Iranian 25 Toman in Gold. This striking piece weighs an astounding 71.41 grams. While restrikes come on the market from time to time, originals such as this are seldom seen. This piece is presented as Lot 51193 in our sale that will take place next week.

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

As someone who has mainly focused on United States coinage in my personal collection, I have been fascinated by the Obans and Kobans from the Pinnacle Collection. Quite large in size, these fit within the aspect of "odd and curious" money, as they are such a departure from  typically encountered types of coinage. A variety of stampings is present on the obverse and reverse of each, indicating the type and time period of manufacture. Additionally, the obverses display rather skillfully and elegantly inked calligraphy—enhancing their beauty, artistry, and sense of uniqueness.

By Ben Mahaffey, Web Content Manager

​Over the past several weeks, I have been focused on the Pinnacle Collection offered in Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio’s Hong Kong sale. Most of the coins in the collection are items that the average collector may never see again. Led by the 1870 Japanese Pattern set in Lot 50043, this collection is anchored by three lots that could reach the $1 million mark. However, in this week’s Coins in Motion Highlight post, I spotlight another great rarity tucked away within the collection: the Peter I “Capture of Reval” Commemorative Gold Medal.

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