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Strikingly Rare Error Note

Strikingly Rare Error Note

By Aris Maragoudakis, Currency Specialist

We have recently finalized our February Rarities Auction. The lots are now listed online and are available for viewing! From scarce high grade Obsoletes, to high denomination large-size Federal Reserve notes, to rare National Bank notes, we are aiming to have all the currency bases covered. In addition, as Lot #46, we are featuring a very special error note: a Fr. 1960-J 1934d $5/$10 Double Denomination note graded 65PPQ by PCGS Currency.

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries is selling the first silver Indian Peace medal struck by the U.S. Mint, as awarded by Lewis and Clark? The 1801 Jefferson Indian Peace medal will be offered in our February Rarities Auction, held in conjunction with Sotheby’s on February 10th, 2016, at Sotheby’s New York City Auction Gallery. Click here to read more.

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Incredible Results for a Unique Interwar Period Pattern Crown

Incredible Results for a Unique Interwar Period Pattern Crown

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

Now that the dust has settled on the January New York International Numismatic Convention and the Official Auction hosted by Stack’s Bowers, we’d like to highlight an incredible piece that realized much more than we anticipated. The lot is a fabulous Pattern Crown produced by Great Britain in 1926 that realized an astounding $32,900! This exceeded our low estimate by a multiple of two. 

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Crossing the Block: Selections from the Library of Chateau d’Hauteville

Crossing the Block: Selections from the Library of Chateau d’Hauteville

Including Important Items Relating to the Career of Commanding General of the United States Army Alexander Macomb (1782-1841)

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to offer several items from the recent sale of the extensive holdings of the Swiss noble family Grand d’Hauteville. The family’s holdings were kept at Chateau d’Hauteville, a castle in the municipality of Saint-Légier-La Chiésaz, Canton Vaud, Switzerland. Included are several important items relating to the career of Alexander Macomb, “The Hero of Plattsburgh,” who in 1828 rose to the position of Commanding General of the United States Army. 
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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.

Author: Harvey Stack
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Name That Note!

Name That Note!

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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Civil War Tokens

Civil War Tokens

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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Superb Gem 1796 With-Pole Half Cent An American Classic None Finer Known

Superb Gem 1796 With-Pole Half Cent An American Classic None Finer Known

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

History Will Be Made

Get ready! Get set! Almost go! Our sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection Part III is just around the corner—at Sotheby’s International Headquarters in New York City on Tuesday, February 9, followed by our Rarities Auction at Sotheby’s the next day. Once again Stack’s Bowers Galleries is teaming with the world-famous art auction house to create an auction that will make numismatic history! 
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