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Rare Money Blog

By Christopher Dahncke, Paper Money Researcher & Cataloger

​Our February World Paper Money CCO will be posted to our website for viewing and bidding at the beginning of next week. We are offering quite an array of countries this sale, so we encourage you to browse through the entire online catalog.​

By Nicholas Fritz, Numismatist for World and Ancient Coins

​The Stack's Bowers Galleries auction at the New York International Numismatic Convention exceeded expectations bringing tremendous results for our consignors. Perhaps nothing illustrates the strong prices realized better than the top five prices achieved in our offering of Part 1 of the Mark and Lottie Salton Collection featuring Ancient Greek, Polish, and Russia items. (All prices include the buyers' fee.)​

By James McCartney, Director of Consignments and Numismatics

​The historic 1870-CC silver dollar is the first of just four Carson City Mint Liberty Seated silver dollars. From the mintage of only 12,462 pieces, Carson City Mint expert Rusty Goe estimates that 650 to 875 coins are extant in all grades, most of which are well worn and grade no finer than VF. Goe estimates there are just 23 to 28 Mint State survivors.​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​See if you can answer this week's Test Your Knowledge question: who is this coin person and what role did he play in American numismatics? Check back next week for the correct answer.

By Christopher Dahncke, Paper Money Researcher & Cataloger

​Our February 2022 U.S. Currency Collectors Choice Online Auction will be posted to our website within the next couple of days for viewing and bidding. The sale features the Laguna Coast Collection Part 4 as well as other areas of interest, including Large Size notes.​

By Harvey G. Stack, Founder

Harvey Stack loved to tell stories and his favorites were those about his family and the history of Stack's. While he passed away on January 3 of this year, he had already penned his remembrances through 1999. We believe Harvey would want these articles to be read and enjoyed and so we are pleased to continue the story of his life in numismatics.

​Read Part 113

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​The month of January 2022 will end strong with a Precious Metals Auction on January 27. Moving into February, we will have auctions covering a multitude of categories.​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Did you know that Stack's Bowers Galleries has a long history of setting and holding record prices? From 1979 until 2021 Stack's Bowers Galleries (and its predecessor companies) held the World Record for the most valuable coin sold at auction for all but seven years:

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