Featured in a Jan. 11, 2007, sale will be 101 die duplicates representing all circulation-issue denominations, $1 to $20, as well as commemorative gold coins, including four ?slugs? or $50 gold pieces.
?When making the selection of coins to deaccession, we chose only die duplicates of other coins in the collection,? said ANS executive director Ute Wartenberg Kagan.
The auction will be held Thursday afternoon before the ANS Gala Dinner honoring Chet Krause at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
?We were elated that the ANS has entrusted us with the sale of these coins,? said Stack?s CEO Lawrence R. Stack.
?Having auctioned numismatic items from the collections of countless museums, historical societies and other institutions similar to the ANS, we know that such decisions to sell are heart-wrenching for the institutions involved. Stack?s will ensure that the ANS coins get the treatment and exposure they deserve so as to maximize the benefit to the society,? Stack said.
The coins will be available for viewing in Stack?s offices by appointment or during scheduled times in January.
Printed and online versions of the sale catalog are to be available in mid-December.
?The sale of these duplicates will go far in endowing the ANS Collections Fund, which will allow generations of ANS administrations to expand the collections in poorly represented areas and to ensure that the collections are well maintained for the study and enjoyment of current and future generations of collectors and researchers,? Wartenberg Kagan said.
For more information, contact Lawrence R. Stack, Christine Karstedt, or Vicken Yegparian at Stack?s, telephone (800) 566-2580, or Ute Wartenberg Kagan or Juliette Pelletier at the ANS, telephone (212) 571-4470 ext. 1311.