Set to cross the block in Stacks Bowers Galleries Official August 2012 Philadelphia ANA Worlds Fair ofMoney Auction is the famously rare Sacagawea dollar / Washington Statehood quarter muling. This remarkable error was first discovered in 2000 by Frank Wallis of Mountain Home, Arkansas, and that discovery piece was subsequently sold by Bowers and Merena at the August 2000 ANA Millennium Sale for $29,900. The sale of that coin spurred national interest in the misstrike, as it was dubbed by the U.S. Mint, and by autumn of that year several other examples had come to light, by which time a total of three different die pairs were recognized and described by David J. Camire, author and first authenticator of the variety.
Stacks Bowers Galleries, the Official Auctioneer of the Whitman Coins & Collectible Expo in Baltimore, is proud to present the blockbuster MCMVII (1907) Ultra High Relief Saint-Gaudens double eagle offered as lot 4438. The coin is the single finest certified example of the type in the absolutely stunning grade of Proof-69 (PCGS); no examples have been graded finer than this coin at either of the major grading services. As struck and pristine, the surfaces of this amazing Ultra High Relief double eagle are free of so much as a single trivial blemish. Swirling die polish lines in the fields are characteristic of the manner in which these coins were produced, and radiant yellow gold surfaces are aglow with a stunning satin to modestly semi-reflective finish. The coin is fully defined over even the most intricate elements of the design, and it is a remarkably beautiful specimen.
Stacks Bowers Galleries, leading auctioneer and retailer of premium collectible coins, currency and precious metals, announces the offering of a sophisticated collection of United States Federally Issued banknotes pedigreed as the Watermelon Collection. This advanced assortment covers nearly all genres of the large size type issuance and will be a featured collection in the Stacks Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the American Numismatic Association Worlds Fair of MoneySM this August in Philadelphia.
Stacks Bowers Galleries, leading retailer and auctioneer of premium collectible coins, currency and precious metals, and division of Spectrum Group International, Inc. (SPGZ.PK), tomorrow will unveil its first GOLD to go ATM machine at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The world famous hotel and casino is the second location in North America with a permanent installation of a GOLD to go ATM, with the first located at the Golden Nuggets Las Vegas property. The April 26 launch of the Stacks Bowers Galleries GOLD to go ATM machine will take place during the Golden Nugget Atlantic Citys Grand Opening Kick-off Weekend.
Stacks Bowers and Ponterio conducted its April 2012 Hong Kong sale last week at the Mira Hotel in Kowloon. Drawing huge crowds of bidders, the four day auction event realized an impressive total of $10,546,612. In three catalogs, the sale covered everything from Chinese coins and provincial issues to modern Chinese coins and paper money. The sale spotlighted important collections such as the Wa She Wong Collection, Part III, the Frank Robinson Collection, Part II, the Dr. John Abner Snell Collection, Duplicates from the American Numismatic Society Museum Collection, the Neil Nelson Collection and more.
Stacks Bowers and Ponterio will present an exceptional selection of more than 3,100 lots of Chinese and East Asian coins and banknotes at The Mira Hong Kong, April 1-4, 2012, HKT. The four-day auction event is estimated to realize more than $10 million USD and offers three catalogs spotlighting a multitude of collections and highlights including the Wa She Wong Collection, Part III, the Frank Robinson Collection, Part II, the Dr. John Abner Snell Collection, Duplicates from the American Numismatic Society Museum Collection, and several others. Interested bidders are invited to join the live auction at The Mira in Kowloon, Hong Kong, or to bid online at StacksBowers.com.
Stacks Bowers Galleries conducted its Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo March 19-27, 2012. The impressive sale presented 6,554 U.S. coin, currency and exonumia lots and realized a total of $16,407,956.
As most of you are probably aware, the past year has been quite an exciting one for Stacks Bowers Galleries, our team and our valued clients. The creation of the company has allowed us to offer you many new and improved opportunities for buying and selling exceptional U.S. and World coins and paper currency, such as the Stacks Bowers Galleries Official Auctions of the ANA Worlds Fair of Money and ANA/PNG Pre-show, multiple auctions in Hong Kong, as well as our continued tenure as the Official Auctioneer of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expos three times a year.
Stacks Bowers Galleries announced today that John Kraljevich, an independent numismatist and researcher, has signed an exclusive contract for numismatic cataloging services with the firm. Kraljevich, a resident of New York City, cataloged for predecessor firms Bowers and Merena Galleries (2000-2003), American Numismatic Rarities (2003-2006), and Stacks (2006-2007), before opening his own firm in August 2007.
Stacks Bowers Galleries announces that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with the Colonial Coin Collectors Club (C4) to conduct an annual auction of Colonial coinage and related material. The inaugural joint auction will take place during the Stacks Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo in Baltimore November 12-18, 2012. At this show, C4 will have its annual convention. Stacks Bowers is inviting consignments of Colonial coinage and related material such as Colonial currency as well as other U.S. coins and currency from now until September 24, 2012, and interested consignors are asked to call 800.458.4646 to discuss opportunities.