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By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

Last week was as busy as ever for those of us at Stack’s Bowers Galleries who were attending conventions. The New York International Show was anchored by our fine sale of ancient and world coins and paper money that saw excellent prices and strong competition. Melissa Karstedt was auctioneer at the American Numismatic Society Gala held at the Harvard Club on Thursday night—always a grand event.​​

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

Happy New Year Part II to speak. My last message had to do with the world at large and present situations, plus a mention that I will be at the Florida United Numismatists convention in Orlando all day on Thursday and Friday, January 10 and 11. Whether you are a newcomer to the world’s greatest hobby (as I like to call it) or whether we’ve known each other for years, stop by to say hello. I will be glad to autograph any books you bring with me or buy at the Whitman booth at the show.

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

Welcome to my last message of 2018. I hope the year has been a good one for you in numismatics and in life. It has been a fine year here at Stack’s Bowers Galleries. We have handled our share of great consignments and collections at auction plus countless sales by private treaty. Our Internet-only sales have expanded, enhancing our regular auction program. ​​

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

I was honored to be featured in the latest installment of “The Numismatic Bookie,” Joel J. Orosz’s popular column in Coin World. It began with: “Three numismatic auction catalogs are illustrated on this page, each produced in a different century...​

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

Today as you read these words, common-date $20 gold double eagles sell for less of a premium over bullion value than I have ever seen—and my experience goes back to the 1950s. For just $100 to $200 over melt value many different twenties certified by PCGS and NGC as MS-63 are available.

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

As I have written earlier, the key to longevity in numismatics is specializing. This involves forming a basic working library, reading about areas of interest, and collecting slowly and carefully. This can take a lot of money or very little, depending on what you choose.

At the grand end of the scale Louis E. Eliasberg sought to acquire one of each federal coin listed in the Guide Book, from the 1793 half cent to the 1933 double eagle.​

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

As you read these words, I am in Baltimore or getting ready to go, all set to participate in the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo – always one of the great shows of the year. Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be having multiple dynamic auction sessions.​​

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

The forthcoming Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore, Thursday, October 25 to Saturday, October 27 promises to be one of the most special events of the year.​​

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