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Stack’s Bowers Galleries will offer many high-powered numismatic treasures at its Official Baltimore Auction Nov. 2-4 at the Whitman Expo in the city’s convention center. Among the highlights on Rarities Night is an MS-65 1838-O No Stars Seated Liberty dime. … Continue reading
The 125th anniversary of the American Numismatic Association was marked by the Michigan State Senate by formal resolution. Introduced by State Senator Steve Bieda, the resolution passed Sept. 6. A framed copy was given to former ANA President Tom Hallenbeck … Continue reading
By Richard Giedroyc If you are holding Swedish kroner coins or bank notes, you might want to consider converting them while you still can. The Sveriges Riksbank or Swedish Royal Bank is quickly moving to a cashless society, making it … Continue reading
A superb example of a rare, 1897-B, “Stirnlocke-Vreneli” pattern for a Swiss 20 francs, KM-Pn39, was on offer at Heritage’s American Numismatic Association World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction. The pattern engraved by Fritz Landry is one of just … Continue reading
Over $4.1 million was realized at Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio’s August Hong Kong auction of Chinese coins and paper money as well as other world issues. It was held Aug. 16, 17 and 19 at the Mira Hong Kong. On … Continue reading
By Richard Giedroyc All that glitters is not necessarily gold. The current surge in the spot price of the yellow metal may have brought out investors, but it has also brought out the counterfeiters. Caution is now the watchword when … Continue reading
By Kerry Rodgers Spink’s next world paper sale will take place at the company’s London offices on Sept. 28-29. This will be a big one. The catalog comes laced with a remarkable number of rarities from across the globe. Many … Continue reading
A privately minted $1 gold coin has been identified as a new variety of California fractional gold, thanks to the combined detective work of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and Stack’s Bowers Galleries. The newly identified coin is an octagonal 1854 $1 … Continue reading
By Kerry Rodgers Tucked among the world paper catalog in Noble Numismatics July sale in Sydney were three notes from Fiji’s World War II emergency issues: penny (P-47a), shilling (P-48a) and two shillings (P-50a). All were highly desirable as all … Continue reading