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Name that Coin!

Name that Coin!

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

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Kids and Coins

Kids and Coins

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

From The Coin Collector, Issue #124, March 11, 2002

Over the past couple of years I have had the pleasure of having my teenaged grandsons, John and Matthew, accompany me to numismatic conventions and other events, and even act as “interns” at Stack’s Bowers Galleries auctions. Of course, my youngest son, Andrew, has worked for the company for years, but he can hardly be considered a “kid.” 
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The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part III, An Appreciation

The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part III, An Appreciation

By John Kraljevich, Numismatic Consultant

Coin collectors may not seem an especially reverent lot. Casual demeanors and good senses of humor are more commonplace than their opposites, from local coin shows to Manhattan auction galleries. The bourse floor is a leveler that puts experts and connoisseurs shoulder to shoulder with hobbyists of all levels. Proximity breeds familiarity, and most of today’s legendary collectors and experts are a coin-show handshake or an email away.
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Pay for Your New Purchases with Your Old Coins and Paper Money

Pay for Your New Purchases with Your Old Coins and Paper Money

A Special Offer for Bidders of the D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III or the February 2016 Rarities Auction

Make room in your cabinet for your new purchases and take advantage of this special offer by Stack's Bowers Galleries to expand your purchasing power at these two fantastic auctions.

Consign to our upcoming March Baltimore or April Hong Kong Showcase Auctions and use your consignment proceeds to pay for your purchases in our D. Brent Pogue Collection Part III or February 2016 Rarities Auctions with NO INTEREST accrued.

The consignment deadline of February 5th is approaching quickly, so contact a consignment specialist today!

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Incredible 1797 C-2 Half Cent, The Finest Known

Incredible 1797 C-2 Half Cent, The Finest Known

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

An American Treasure

Welcome to our description of one of the very finest half cents ever to cross the auction block! Close your eyes and think of rarities among half cents, and the two varieties of 1797 come to mind, the 1793 is of course a classic, and scattered others include 1831, 1836, the Proof-only issues of the 1840s and 1852. Unless you are a specialist or scholar, 1797 might not come to mind. 

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Rare Massachusetts Notes Even a New Yorker Can Appreciate

Rare Massachusetts Notes Even a New Yorker Can Appreciate

By Aris Maragoudakis, Currency Specialist

With our Rarities Auction in New York City only a couple weeks away, all lots are available for viewing on our website. With a large variety ranging from colonial to type notes, to error notes like the Double Denomination that we featured on the blog before, we are sure to strike a chord with every collector. However, for anyone interested in rare, and stunning notes from Massachusetts, this particular sale is perfect for you.  

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Near-Gem 1838 Liberty Seated Quarter from the Monument Hill Collection to be featured in Rarities Night of our March 2016 Baltimore Auction

Near-Gem 1838 Liberty Seated Quarter from the Monument Hill Collection to be featured in Rarities Night of our March 2016 Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger

As a first year, transitional issue, the 1838 Liberty Seated quarter is eagerly sought by type collectors and quarter specialists alike. The redesigned quarters continued the new composition of .900 fine silver that had been instituted in 1837, but replaced John Reich’s Capped Bust design that had been used since 1815. 

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NYINC Recap – Outstanding Results for Lot 41054, the Exceptionally Choice Spur-Ryal of James I

NYINC Recap – Outstanding Results for Lot 41054, the Exceptionally Choice Spur-Ryal of James I

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

We continue our recap of the January New York International Auction hosted by Stack’s Bowers by revisiting one of the early highlights featured on this blog. The glorious Spur-Ryal of James I brought strong results at the auction podium, realizing $80,000 and exceeding our high estimate by $10,000. The final results reaffirm the desirable nature of this piece, and we congratulate the collector who persevered in acquiring it. 

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