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What Do You Know?

What Do You Know?

Here are the answers to last week’s Test Your Knowledge! Did you pass the test? Stay tuned for the next Test Your Knowledge challenge in next week’s eNewsletter! 
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Product Placement Coins

Product Placement Coins

Do you have a question about anything numismatic? Want to know what’s going on here at Stack’s Bowers Galleries? If so, send your inquiries to AnswersfortheAvidCollector@StacksBowers.com and get a response to your important questions from our team of experts! 
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The National Money Show

The National Money Show

By Melissa Karstedt, Auctioneer

The Stack’s Bowers team is headed to the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show, in Dallas, Texas from March 3-5, 2016.  

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know…

...Part II of the magnificent Twin Leaf Collection is on the auction schedule!

The Twin Leaf Collection stands tall among the greatest cabinets of Middle and Late Date large cents ever formed. At its peak of completion, it was the finest collection of this specialty. We were honored to have been selected to sell this magnificent holding in our July 2015 Baltimore sale where it was a highlight of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Summer Expo. It included nearly every 

Author: John Pack
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Stunning Condition Census 1894-O Barber Dime to be Offered in Rarities Night of our March 2016 Baltimore Auction

Stunning Condition Census 1894-O Barber Dime to be Offered in Rarities Night of our March 2016 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to offer a Gem 1894-O Barber dime in our Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo. Delicate peach tones and vibrant teal iridescence are seen on this gorgeous Gem, slightly more pink on the reverse. Gold and amber at the peripheries showcase the satiny, matte-like texture of the fields, producing a graceful and uninterrupted cartwheel at a tilt. The devices are nicely bold with silken luster atop each element. This truly captivating piece is among the finest known for the issue.

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Reflections on the First Three Pogue Collection Sales

Reflections on the First Three Pogue Collection Sales

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Every now and again an event happens in numismatics that is pivotal, that captures the attention and imagination of the whole nation, sometimes the whole world, and is not likely to be ever repeated. As I reflect on the excitement generated by our recent D. Brent Pogue Collection Part III sale at Sotheby’s, I can count my long-time association with Brent Pogue and our recent showcasing of the collections as such an event -- 
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Gem Mint State China 1910 Pattern Dollar

Gem Mint State China 1910 Pattern Dollar

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Our April Hong Kong Showcase Auction previews continue with this lovely rare pattern Silver Dollar from the final period of the Chinese Empire and the Qing (Ch’ing) Dynasty. The Central Mint in Tientsin – operated by the Board of Revenue in Peking – minted a multitude of coinage types in the later portion of the Empire, in an attempt to unify the currency system of China. Unfortunately, China’s administrative disorganization (as well as insufficient funds) inhibited the reforms from gaining traction. 

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Our Little Monitor Civil War Tokens

Our Little Monitor Civil War Tokens

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

The following article was taken from Q. David Bowers’ More Adventures with Rare Coins, where it was featured as Adventure No. 43.

The U.S.S. Monitor

The U.S.S. Monitor, a low-profile ironclad ship with a rotating gun turret, was launched at Greenpoint, New York, on January 30, 1862. Humorously referred to as a “cheesebox on a raft” by some observers, the vessel was 178 feet long and had a beam of 411/2 feet. On the deck was mounted a cylindrical turret of eight-inch armor plate. 
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