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By Kent Tran, Cataloger

The design of the “Three Graces” Pattern Crown was inspired by ancient Greek mythology. Zeus, the king of the Greek gods, married Hera, the queen of the gods, and together they had three daughters. Their three daughters were Aglaia (Brightness), Euphrosyne (Joyfulness), and Thalia (Bloom). They symbolized charm, beauty, nature, creativity, and fertility and as a result, became known as the “Graces.”

By Kyle Ponterio, Senior Numismatist and Cataloger

This week’s featured highlight from our Annual Summer Hong Kong auction held in conjunction with the 7th Hong Kong Coin Show in August is a large format gold coin issued to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China. 

By Kyle Ponterio, Senior Numismatist and Cataloger

As summer approaches, anticipation is rapidly building for our official American Numismatic Association auction, which will take place from August 13-16, 2019 right outside Chicago in the suburb of Rosemont. While a large number of items that cross the block will earn labels such as fabulous, breathtaking and highly desirable, the piece we’ve selected to share this week truly stands out from the rest!

By Kyle Ponterio, Senior Numismatist and Cataloger

Branch mint issues often bear similar designs to pieces made in the central mint at Tientsin, but are typically inferior in terms of craftmanship. This coin clearly received above-average care. The legend above the obverse design reads from right to left "年九國民華中" (Nián jiǔ guómín huá Zhōng [Ninth Year of the Republic of China]).​

By Kyle Ponterio, Senior Numismatist and Cataloger

This week’s featured numismatic treasures from our June Collectors Choice online (CCO) auction are coins that were repurposed into commemorative medals and ingots.  The numismatic and philatelic communities were very active in Brazil during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s and issued the first from this commemorative series for the numismatic exposition of 15 December 1937.  It would be 12 years before the next commemorative, designed by Prof. Jorge G. Jessess, would be issued for the first SANPEX convention in December 1949.​​

By Kyle Ponterio, Senior Numismatist and Cataloger

In our June Collectors Choice online (CCO) auction we will feature a selection of choice British "National" Medals depicting victories over the French under the reign of George III.  This highly intricate and stylized series of medals by James Mudie included contribution and collaboration with many famous and prolific contemporary engravers and cost nearly 10,000 Pounds Sterling.​

By Kyle Ponterio, Senior Numismatist and Cataloger

After another successful Spring Hong Kong auction, we turn our attention to our World and Ancient coin June Collectors Choice Online (CCO) auction.  It is full of interesting, high grade and  collectable numismatic treasures, and collectors of widely varying interests should anticipate numerous eye-catching offerings. This week we showcase a piece that tells a tale of contention for the English crown.​​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Stack's Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce the results of their Spring 2019 auction presented in conjunction with the 6th Hong Kong Coin Show held at the Mira Hotel. The vibrant market, aided by an impressive and dynamic offering of desirable rarities, helped the sale exceed expectations, with total prices realized of $6,969,395 (all prices reported include the standard buyer's premium).​​

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