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Rare Money Blog

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries is featuring one of the most famous and desired of all American coins, the 1876-CC twenty-cent piece, in our official auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in August? Anytime an example of this rarity is offered, it garners great attention in the numismatic community. Not only is it a great rarity with fewer than 20 pieces believed to exist, but it also possesses the added romance that accompanies coins from the historic and short-lived Carson City Mint.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​For a long time the 1876-CC twenty-cent piece has been recognized as one of the most famous and most desired of all American coins, and the offering of an example attracts great attention in the numismatic community. Not only is it a great rarity with fewer than 20 pieces believed to exist, but it also possesses the added romance that accompanies coins from the historic and short-lived Carson City Mint.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Stack's Bowers Galleries official auction at the ANA World's Fair of Money is poised to be one of the most significant numismatic events of the year, anchored by marquee collections and single item rarities across all categories. The live auction will take place in Rosemont, Illinois, Tuesday, August 13 through Friday, August 16 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rooms 12-14, with the online sessions continuing the following week.

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

​The year 1968 saw important changes in the entire numismatic world. Attitudes toward precious metals shifted, several important collections entered the market, the extensive J.K. Lilly Collection joined the National Numismatic Collection, and the public’s interest in collecting both domestic and world coins flourished, infusing the coin marketplace with renewed energy.

By Mark Schimel, New York Store Manager

​This week in the store we purchased some less often seen gold bullion.  One of the interesting aspects of investing in gold bullion is the various ways that the bullion is produced for sale.  Of course there are the basic one ounce bullion coins from the United States, Canada, South Africa or China – these account for the vast majority of bullion sales.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​​We tested your knowledge last week with Name That Note! Now check and see if you got the right answer!

By Aris Maragoudakis, Director of World Currency Auctions

​In our upcoming Official Auction this  August at the ANA World’s Fair of Money we will be offering an incredibly special 10,000 Rupees Specimen from India.  This note is one of the true treasures of India, and one of the highlights in the section of extremely collectible Indian Banknotes that we are offering. This issue is a key to even the most advanced of collections, and the offered note is the sole example certified by PMG.

By Jeremy Bostwick, Senior Numismatist & Cataloger

Following the assassination of Rome’s ‘dictator for life,’ Julius Caesar, in 44 B.C., Rome was plunged further into chaos, having already seen Caesar quell a bitter feud with the Senate and Gn. Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the Great) just a few years prior. Many of Caesar’s conspirators and assassins, including M. Junius Brutus and C. Cassius Longinus, commonly referenced simply as Brutus and Cassius, fled Rome for fear of reprisal, as their deed was not entirely embraced by the Roman populace who saw Caesar as a benevolent leader. Caesar’s closest friend and ally, M. Antonius (Marc Antony) seized a great deal of control during the power vacuum, with the conspirators on the run and Caesar’s grand-nephew and designated heir, G. Octavius Thurinus, still with an army in Macedonia.

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