The auction catalogs for sales during the week of the New York International Numismatic Convention have started to arrive.
The offering I'd like to talk about today is that of Stack's Rare Coins, of New York.
The catalog received is part two of their sale. It deals with world coins, and is a magnificent presentation in full color. And it is heavy.
There are some wonderful Venician 10 Ducat pieces, great rarities of the German States, and plenty of Latin American, Far Eastern, and Russian material, including a specialized collection of Russian Medals.
Near the end of the auction is a selection of American Bank Note Company intaglio steel engraved plates featuring motifs used on some World Currency.
The part 1 catalog has not yet arrived, it will feature the Lawrence R. Stack collection of Greek coins. I suspect it will also be an outstanding presentation.
Yes, I'll be at the Convention too, usually at the Krause Publications table near the lobby registration desk. Stop by and say hello.