Rare Money Blog

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Our February 2020 Collectors Choice Sale is now online! Check out StacksBowers.com to view nearly 900 lots of U.S. coins and U.S. currency worth nearly $500,000. All of the lots are unreserved!  The auction closes live with an auctioneer on our website and mobile Apps on February 18, 2020.

By Jeremy Bostwick, Senior Numismatist and Cataloger

​Though newspapers have seemingly become antiquated with digital media being much quicker and more economical in reaching its audience, there was certainly a time when printed news was everywhere. Whether on a stand at the local grocery store, in a vending box on the street corner, or piling up on your doorstep, newspapers were ubiquitous. So omnipresent were they that in Victorian England, newspapers were routinely used as a packaging into which one of the nation's savory staples—fish and chips—would be deposited.

By James McCartney, Senior Numismatist and Consignment Director

​We are thrilled to present a rare mint error large cent among the many early American copper highlights in our March 2020 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo. This 1800 Sheldon-209 cent depicts an obverse brockage, leaving in an intaglio impression of the obverse die on the reverse side of the planchet.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Thank you for checking back in again this week to see if you got the correct answer to last week's Test Your Knowledge!

By Brad Ciociola,

​Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be presenting their first United States currency auction event of the year in Baltimore, Maryland, March 18-20, 2020. Headlined by the D. Brent Pogue Collection of United States Paper Money, the U.S. Currency sessions will feature more than 600 live lots with estimates totaling in excess of $11 million!

By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

​1974 was another great year for Stack's as we were able to continue to offer major collections at public auction as well as maintain our strong over the counter business. New collectors seemed to be entering the field, and Stack's was able to open new accounts for beginning collectors and young folk. We also kept working with advanced and dedicated numismatists who were enhancing their collections by acquiring rarities as they became available.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Did you know Stack's Bowers Galleries next Precious Metals Auction is closing on February 20, 2020? Our Precious Metals Auctions provide a new auction platform for buying bullion with no buyer's fees. Bullion is available in a wide range of formats across several precious metals, including gold, silver, platinum and palladium. Stack's Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present a valuable resource for today's bullion collector.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​​In our 10 Year Anniversary Sale at the Mira Hotel in Hong Kong, we will be once again be offering a few Ming Dynasty notes in various conditions. However, one note will stand out from the group, but not for the typical reasons like vermillion overprints or bold impressions.