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By Stack's Bowers Galleries

For three decades, Sydney F. Martin of Doylestown, Pennsylvania and Amelia Island, Florida was a preeminent figure in American numismatics. He served as president of the American Numismatic Society and was the author of standard references on no fewer than four early American numismatic specialties. Mr. Martin was a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founder of The Sytex Group, which provided services to the defense and intelligence communities before its acquisition by Lockheed Martin in 2005.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

 It is said that records are made to be broken and 2021 was the year for Stack's Bowers Galleries to break them. 2021 saw numerous individual price records set by numismatic rarities, as well as astonishing overall records for several product categories and sale venues. Overall, Stack's Bowers Galleries sold at auction over $212 million in numismatic items across nearly 75,000 lots, making it the single strongest season of auction offerings in their 89-year history. (All prices include the buyer's fee.)

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