Chris Bulfinch

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Stack's Bowers Offers Rare Mint-Produced 1804 Dollar Electrotype

Stack’s Bowers Offers Rare Mint-Produced 1804 Dollar Electrotype

By Chris Bulfinch - Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ...... Given the profusion of (often low-quality) reproductions and forgeries of 1804 dollars, many collectors are wary of...
Stack's Bowers to Offer 1860 Clark Gruber $20 in August Auction

Stack’s Bowers to Offer 1860 Clark Gruber $20 in August Auction

By Chris Bulfinch - Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ...... The Denver Mint commenced coining operations under federal auspices in 1906, but the coinage that rolled off...
Stack's Bowers to Offer Gem Uncirculated 1889 Three Dollar Gold

Stack’s Bowers to Offer Gem Uncirculated 1889 Three Dollar Gold

By Chris Bulfinch - Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ...... Featured as Lot 5112 in the Rarities Night Session of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2023 Global...
AU-55 1921-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar in Stack's Bowers Auction

1921-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar in Stack’s Bowers Auction

By Chris Bulfinch - Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ...... Each key date Walking Liberty half dollar can claim to be the rarest issue at different points...
Saddle Ridge Hoard 1892-S Double Eagle in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction

Saddle Ridge 1892-S Double Eagle in Stack’s Bowers ANA Auction

By Chris Bulfinch - Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ...... Uncovered in 2013, the Saddle Ridge Hoard comprised more than 1,400 U.S. gold coins struck at the...
Deep Cameo PR-70 1968-S Kennedy Half Dollar in Stack's Bowers June Auction

Deep Cameo PR-70 1968-S Kennedy Half Dollar in Stack’s Bowers June Auction

By Chris Bulfinch - Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ...... 1968 marked a turning point in the history of U.S. Proof coinage as production shifted to the...
1961 Franklin Half Dollar. FS-801. PCGS PR67DCAM.

Doubled Die Proof 1961 Franklin Half Dollar at Stack’s Bowers

By Chris Bulfinch - Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ...... The Red Book lists only one doubled die variety for Franklin half dollars: the 1961 Proof DDR....
1904 Morgan Dollar in Proof. Image: Stack's Bowers.

Gem Proof 1904 Morgan Dollar in Stack’s Bowers June Auction

By Chris Bulfinch - Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ...... The 650 Proof Morgan dollars struck in 1904 place the issue among the key dates for Proofs,...
Mint State 65+ 1927-S Peace Dollar in Stack’s Bowers Auction

Mint State 65+ 1927-S Peace Dollar in Stack’s Bowers Auction

By Chris Bulfinch - Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ...... Peace dollars of any date are rare in the highest Mint State grades (MS-67 and higher) -...

Stack’s Bowers to Offer Mint State 1873-S Open 3 Double Eagle

By Chris Bulfinch - Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ...... Stack’s Bowers Galleries is offering an attractive, original 1873-S Open 3 double eagle $20 gold coin in...
Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Offer the rare LM-1 variety 1796 LIKERTY Draped Bust Half Dime in MS-63 at their Spring 2023 Rarities Night Auction

Stack’s Bowers to Offer 1796 LIKERTY Half Dime in MS-63

By Chris Bulfinch - Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ...... The die sinker responsible for the obverse die of the LM-1 variety half dime certainly knew how...
Stack's Bowers Galleries Offering 1893-S Morgan Dollar in Spring 2023 Rarities Night Auction

Stack’s Bowers Offers 1893-S Morgan Dollar in Rarities Night Sale

By Chris Bulfinch - Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ...... The title “King of Morgan Dollars” is a contested one. Many reserve the honor for the 1895,...
Stack's Bowers Galleries to Offer Gem 1896-S Barber Quarter in Spring 2023 Auction

Stack’s Bowers to Offer Gem 1896-S Barber Quarter

By Chris Bulfinch - Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ...... For decades, American consumers were handling a significant numismatic rarity almost certainly without realizing it. Many 1896-S...
Stack’s Bowers to Offer S-135 Reverse of 1797 Large Cent in Sprinf 2023 Rarities Night U.S. Coin Auction

Stack’s Bowers to Offer S-135 Reverse of 1797 Large Cent

By Chris Bulfinch - Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ...... Mint State 1797 Sheldon-135 large cents are relatively abundant owing to the Nichols Hoard, a group of...
Proof 1902 Liberty Head Double Eagle $20 Gold Coin in Stack's Bowers Spring 2023 Rarities Night Auction

Proof 1902 Double Eagle in Spring 2023 Rarities Night Auction

By Chris Bulfinch - Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ...... 1902 Proof double eagles are not common coins; they have a reported mintage of just 114 coins...
Stack's Bowers to Offer 1860 Half Eagle in Spring Rarities Auction

Stack’s Bowers to Offer 1860 Half Eagle in Spring Rarities Auction

By Chris Bulfinch - Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ...... Stack's Bowers Galleries is excited to offer an 1860 Liberty Head gold half eagle graded MS-63 by...
Stack's Bowers to Offer John Burger-Regulated Brazilian Gold Coin

Stack’s Bowers to Offer Burger-Regulated Brazilian Gold Coin

By Chris Bulfinch - Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ...... No, King Joseph I’s eye isn’t bugging out on this 1762/1-R Brazilian 6,400-reis. The coin was plugged...
Meet the Women Who Will Appear on America's 2022 Quarters

The Women Honored on the 2022 American Women Quarters

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek ..... The United States Mint will release a new series of circulating commemorative quarters honoring American women notable for their...
U.S. Mint Confirms Total Number of Gold Eagle Errors Released

U.S. Mint Confirms Total Number of 2021 Gold Eagle Errors Released

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek ..... All of the American Gold Eagle $10 quarter-ounce bullion coins mistakenly struck with an unfinished Proof obverse die were...
Ryder to Resign as U.S. Mint Director, Doone to Take Acting Director Role

David Ryder to Resign as U.S. Mint Director

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek ..... David J. Ryder announces his resignation as U.S. Mint Director Ryder was appointed by President Donald J. Trump ...

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