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By Mark Schimel, New York Store Manager

We just got in our new purchases from the ANA World’s Fair of Money, as well as our very select SBG direct coins.  This is a great opportunity to add some coins to you collection in grades that rarely come on the market. We have already sold quite a few coins, even as they were in transit to the store. Our customers were just so excited to grab these beauties up. If you can’t come in right away, give us a call and let us know that you would like us to put a coin aside for a couple of days.  But don’t wait, these gems will not last long.   

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger

Among the exceptional offerings in our August 2017 Collectors Choice Online Auction is a lovely Proof 1869 Liberty Seated dollar. Certified PR-64+ (PCGS) and approved by CAC, this example is one of the most desirable survivors of the 600 examples struck.

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries August ANA world coin sale achieved notable results, especially this significant pattern piece for Australian numismatics which realized $23,500. The Kookaburra patterns of 1919-21 came about after the Australian Commonwealth Government considered replacing the cumbersome bronze ½ Penny and Penny (5.67 and 9.4 gms respectively) with a copper-nickel ½ Penny and Penny issue (approximately 1.97 and 3.8 gms respectively).

By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist

A scarce Fr.1217 1922 $500 Gold Certificate is one of 71 US currency lots being offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August Collectors Choice Currency Auction.

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Or, if you’re already familiar with this series, you may still enjoy my comments concerning the coins. We all need to bow down in the direction of Washington, D.C. and retroactively thank Congress for passing the Bland-Allison Act of February 28, 1878. Back then the American monetary system was fraught with problems, partially due to a glut of silver.

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries has sold 17 out of the top 20 most valuable coins to date in 2017?  The numbers speak for themselves and have for over 80 years!  Stack’s Bowers Galleries continues to dominate coin price records in 2017, sustaining a legacy that first began in 1935.  Whether inspired by past results or driven by success in today’s dynamic market, Stack’s Bowers Galleries is the top choice to auction your rare coins.

The August Collectors Choice auction of U.S. coins and currency is now online for viewing and bidding. It features nearly $600,000 in items and almost 90% is unreserved!   The U.S. Currency auction will close for bidding live on August 23 beginning at 9 AM Pacific Time. The U.S. Coins auction will close two hours later, beginning at 11 AM Pacific Time. Our Collectors Choice sales close live, with an auctioneer so be sure to get in on the bidding excitement.

Here is this week's test your knowledge! Let's see if what you know! Find the answer on our Facebook page on Sunday or check next week's email newsletter.  Good luck!​

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