4 Press Releases

Tag: Stack’s Bowers Galleries

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    Rarities Night, Featuring the ESM Collection of Half Cents

    In the 1850s, Americans started exploring the West Coast for trade purposes. However, the American merchants were challenged by a lower value associated with Seated Liberty Dollars due to the decreasing silver content in those coins. To overcome this problem, commercial dollars with a higher silver content were minted from…

    Liberty Cap Half Cent. C-1a. Rarity-2. Normal Head. Large Edge Letters. MS-62 BN (PCGS).
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    U.S. Currency Session 8

    American gold certificates were banned in 1934 after President Franklin D. Roosevelt imposed Executive Order 6102, signed on April 5, 1933. This forbade the hoarding of gold certificates and gold coins in the continental United States. A limited series of 1934 gold certificates were issued for intra-governmental transfers, the $10,000…

    U.S. Currency Session 8
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    The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part VI

    The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part VI event, presented by Stack’s Bowers Galleries, brings to auction 230 pieces of historical paper currency from the United States. One of the highlighted lots is a $100 "Watermelon Note" from 1890. Collectors gave this note its nickname due to the fruit-like shape and…

    Friedberg 1217. 1922 $500 Gold Certificate. PMG Choice About Uncirculated 58.
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    Million Dollar Baltimore Coin Set For Auction

    A rare 1804 silver dollar. Estimate: $1.2 - $1.5 million. SANTA ANA, CA.- A rare 1804 silver dollar, the most famous prize in coin collecting, will be sold in Baltimore on March 20, at an auction conducted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries of Santa Ana, California. One of just 15 known to exist, the…

    A rare 1804 silver dollar