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By Chris Chatingy, Numismatist & Cataloger

The inaugural preview for our August ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction features a very exciting coin. The Decadrachms of Syracuse are widely considered to be among the finest pieces of numismatic art in antiquity, if not in the entire history of numismatics. This is especially evident when viewed in person, as the detail and style are marvelous.

By Kyle Ponterio, Numismatist & Cataloger

Now that our May Collector’s Choice Online (CCO) auction has closed, we are turning our attention to focus on our ANA World’s Fair of Money auction in Denver, Colorado, August 1-5, 2017. Among the many interesting and valuable numismatic treasures already consigned to this auction is a very rare Italian 20 Lire 1902-R with an anchor on the obverse, indicating that it was struck from gold imported from the colony of Eritrea.

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger

The half eagles struck in Dahlonega in 1839 represent a very significant and popular issue from that Georgia mint. Our June 2017 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo in Baltimore will feature a delightful 1839-D half eagle that is among the finest survivors known.

This is your opportunity to realize top market price for your numismatic items. In August 2017, in Denver, Colorado, Stack’s Bowers Galleries will host an official auction in support of the most popular collectors’ organization in the hobby. Numismatists from across the country and around the globe will gather for the most heavily attended convention of the year, the ANA World’s Fair of Money.

Did you know a featured highlight of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries official auction of the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money is the incredible Lord St. Oswald-Norweb 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar, graded MS-64 by PCGS and awarded a green sticker by CAC.  Acquired shortly after striking by William Strickland on his tour of the United States in 1794-1795, this keepsake now ranks among the finest examples of our nation’s first silver dollar. Last sold at auction nearly 30 years ago as part of the legendary Norweb Collection, we are delighted to once again present this rarity at the 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado.

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

In the spring of 1965 Mr. Lilly made his customary stop at Stack's, reviewed what we had acquired for him, and set up a delivery at Eagle’s Nest. During that delivery we once again looked at his various collections and new additions. In fact he showed me in his vault room a set of solid gold tableware service for 12, which he had made for Mrs. Lilly for their 50th wedding anniversary.

Here is the answer to last week's test your knowledge! Did you pass the test?  Stay tuned for a new trivia question next week​!

By Mark Schimel, New York Store Manager

Are you looking for bullion? If so, come to Stack’s Bowers Galleries!  We always have a great selection of bullion coins -- gold and silver, United States and foreign.  From basic American Eagles to exotic world coins, we try to keep a large and diverse inventory of bullion on hand at all times.  We have some graded bullion coins in stock as well.