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Statehood Quarters - A Mystery, Where Have They Gone?

Statehood Quarters - A Mystery, Where Have They Gone?

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

Over the years the United States Mint has issued many commemorative coins. There was the “Classic” series of commemoratives that were struck between 1892 and 1954. There were the Bicentennial coins of 1776, featuring special reverse designs for the quarter, half dollar and dollar. Starting in 1983, the Mint began issuing many new coins commemorating various events and historical happenings with some struck in gold, others in silver, and sold at a profit to the Mint. 
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Counterfeiting and its Effects on Numismatics, Part Five

Counterfeiting and its Effects on Numismatics, Part Five

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

Now after giving you some of the background let me bring you further up to date on efforts to deal with counterfeiting. Even after all the government’s attempts to stop them, counterfeiters continued to make gold coins and there were items already in the U.S. market. Collectors could be taken in by counterfeit gold coins and not know where to take them for verification.
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Counterfeiting and its Effects on Numismatics, Part Four

Counterfeiting and its Effects on Numismatics, Part Four

By Harvey G. Stacks, Co-Founder

In this article I continue to tell of how the United States government’s policies to stop counterfeiting affected Stack’s ability to import and sell an important European coin collection.

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Counterfeiting and its Effects on Numismatics, Part Three

Counterfeiting and its Effects on Numismatics, Part Three

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

In the early days after World War II, as counterfeit coins were being made and entering the country, the Secret Service started confiscating and seizing false gold coins found in jewelry shops, pawn shops and even at some coin dealerships.

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Counterfeiting and its Effects on Numismatics, Part Two

Counterfeiting and its Effects on Numismatics, Part Two

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

Counterfeiting happened all over the world after the Second World War. Gold coins were collected here in the United States, even after the Gold Acts of 1933 and 1934 called in gold coins in this country. However, collectible gold coins were exempt from confiscation by federal authorities.  
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Counterfeiting and its Effects on Numismatics, Part One

Counterfeiting and its Effects on Numismatics, Part One

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

Counterfeiting, or making something false, has occurred since goods were exchanged for services or other items. If a bag that was supposed to contain wheat, instead was full of another grain or even sand, that was counterfeiting or misrepresenting a product.

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Harvey Stack Remembers The 1940s

Harvey Stack Remembers The 1940s

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

I first became a full-time employee of Stack’s when the firm was located at 12 West 46th Street in Midtown Manhattan. Prior to that I had pitched in part-time at the previous address, 32 West 46th Street, and as a mere youngster I had known our facility at 690 Sixth Street as well.
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Thoughts on Rarity, Part Eleven

Thoughts on Rarity, Part Eleven

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

Thoughts on United States Commemorative Coins

Collectors of United States coins have found commemorative coins, primarily half dollars struck to commemorate historical events and important anniversaries in America, an interesting and educational form of collecting.  

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