We are thrilled that the Battle Born Collection is gathering so much presale interest! Having had the collection on display at several conventions, I have personally shown these lots to dozens of excited collectors. I keep a package of tissues on hand to clear the occasional drool from the top of the showcases! One of the most commonly asked questions I get is “What Does Battle Born Mean?” The name Battle Born was given by the consignor to represent the state of Nevada by one of its nicknames (the other being the Silver State) in view of its having joined the Union during the Civil War in 1864. Now you know! Imagine how impressive this knowledge of American history will be to your friends and family!
On the Road Again!
Every week several members of our team are on the road attending conventions and events, visiting clients, and gathering exciting consignments for auction. Next week we’re off to Denver for the Money Show sponsored by the American Numismatic Association. On deck with me will be Melissa Karstedt, Vicken Yegparian, and Deb Wilkes and we look forward to seeing you there. Of course, Chris Napolitano will be leading the team while there. We still have a limited number of spaces for consignments to our June sale in Baltimore for those special U.S. coins so come by early in the week to drop them off.
Several exciting properties have come through the doors in the past two weeks as “named” collections for the upcoming ANA World’s Fair of Money sale in August. “The Watermelon Collection,” an old time cabinet of federal type notes off the market for many years, will be featured in addition to many other important and rare notes across all series. The “Just Having Fun Collection” of Standing Liberty quarters, ranked No. 1 on the Current Finest and All-Time Finest PCGS Registry Set will be showcased to the delight of collectors around the world. Also highly ranked within the PCGS Registry Set program is the Hoosier Flyer Collection tracing the transition from the large to the small cent with emphasis on scarcity and rarity. Part III of the Winecrest Collection will impress collectors with its superb quality of scare and rare Proof coinage from the pre-1916 era. Formed by a connoisseur with an eye for superb quality, the net result is that each coin is sharply struck with outstanding eye appeal!
The deadline for this landmark event is just a few weeks away. Don’t miss this unique opportunity that can only be offered to you by Stack’s Bowers Galleries. You, too, can sell alongside the many important properties already included in this event. Whether you have $10,000 or $10 million worth of coins to sell, we are here to work with you!