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Medal Collectors of America Presents Q. David Bowers: The Lure and Lore of American Medals at the New York International Numismatic Convention

Medal Collectors of America Presents Q. David Bowers: The Lure and Lore of American Medals at the New York International Numismatic Convention

Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 12:00 PM, Lexington Room, Waldorf-Astoria

The Medal Collectors of America (MCA) will be holding its winter meeting during the NYINC. It will be held in the Lexington Room at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York on Saturday January 9th at 12 pm local time, and will feature a not-to-be-missed numismatic and historical program entitled “The Lure and Lore of American Medals,” by the renowned Q. David Bowers.

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A Tale of Three (Four) Token

A Tale of Three (Four) Token

By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist & Cataloger

A recent visit to my favorite internet bidding site revealed a group of three tokens, two of which I was very familiar with, and one I’d never seen before in my 50+ years of collecting. I immediately took advantage of the “Buy It Now” feature at the website and plunked down my $9.95, postage included, for the lot. 
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Mint State 1867-S Liberty Seated Quarter To Be Featured in Rarities Night of our March 2016 Baltimore Auction

Mint State 1867-S Liberty Seated Quarter To Be Featured in Rarities Night of our March 2016 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger

Stack’s Bowers Galleries will feature a lovely Mint State 1867-S quarter dollar in its Rarities Night auction session at the official auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo in March. Warm amber-rose tones glow from the centers with deeper twilight hues in the peripheries. The fields are satiny and matte-like on each side, pleasantly smooth and untroubled. 
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Highly Attractive Italian 5 Franchi from the Napoleonic era featured as lot 42553 in Session E of our January New York International

Highly Attractive Italian 5 Franchi from the Napoleonic era featured as lot 42553 in Session E of our January New York International

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Though the live sessions of the Stack’s Bowers 2016 January New York International Auction are about to close, there are still many numismatic opportunities to be found in the Internet Only Sessions. A large variety of ancient and world coins can all be found here, with this highlight found in the Internet Session, E, starting Wednesday January 13 at 10:00 AM PT. A plethora of other treasures can be found in both Internet sessions, so be sure to check them both!

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Name That Note!

Name That Note!

Here is this week's Test Your Knowledge!  Can you Name that Note? Check out Facebook or Twitter on Monday for the answer or wait until next week's email newsletter.  Good luck!

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General George H. Thomas on $5 Treasury Notes of 1890-1891

General George H. Thomas on $5 Treasury Notes of 1890-1891

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

Several prominent Union Civil War generals are featured on United States Treasury Notes from the series of 1890 and 1891. Our latest edition of "Better Know Your Notes" looks at the portrait seen on the $5 denomination — General George H. Thomas. 

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Famous 1776 Continental Dollar One of Many Highlights In The Upcoming Stack’s Bowers February 2016 Rarities Sale

Famous 1776 Continental Dollar One of Many Highlights In The Upcoming Stack’s Bowers February 2016 Rarities Sale

By Frank Van Valen, Numismatist & Cataloger

Of all the important dates in American history, none is more significant than 1776, the year our Founding Fathers declared independence from Great Britain. Though nearly countless varieties of world coins and a few very rare early American tokens are known dated 1776, there is but one way to represent the date of our nation’s birth with an American coin in a coin cabinet, and that is to own a Continental dollar.
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Gem 1818 Half EaglesCount them: One, Two, Three! Incredible! Unprecedented! Each is the Finest Known!

Gem 1818 Half EaglesCount them: One, Two, Three! Incredible! Unprecedented! Each is the Finest Known!

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

For a collection to have one 1818 half eagle would be an accomplishment. This date is known for its rarity, especially in high grades. The Guide Book of United States Coins lists the top grade for the 1818 as MS-63. And, indeed, such a coin all by itself would make headlines.

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