Q. David Bowers: Brief Notes on Indian Head Cents

Q. David Bowers: Brief Notes on Indian Head Cents

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   In 1859, a new design was adopted for the cent, incorporating on the obverse Miss Liberty...
Stack's Bowers Offering Newly Discovered Minneapolis 1918 $500 Federal Reserve Note

Stack’s Bowers Offering Newly Discovered Minneapolis 1918 $500 Federal Reserve Note

By Christopher Dahncke - Currency Auction Associate, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The November 2021 United States Currency Auction from Stack's Bowers Galleries is now available...
Q. David Bowers: The Curious 1817 Cent With 15 Stars

Q. David Bowers: The Curious 1817 Cent With 15 Stars

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   I have always liked large copper cents. First minted in 1793, they were made continuously until...
Q. David Bowers: Silver Coin Excitement in New Orleans. Courtesy Stack's Bowers Galleries

Q. David Bowers: Silver Coin Excitement in New Orleans

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   On October 29, 1982, a few minutes past noon, pandemonium prevailed in the French Quarter in...
Q. David Bowers: The Rise and Fall of the Commemorative Coin Market

Q. David Bowers: The Rise and Fall of the Commemorative Coin Market

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   If you've been following the coin market in recent years, then you might know that the...
A Sag Harbor Physician's Hoard of Capped Bust Half Dollars - Q. David Bowers for Stack's Bowers Galleries

A Sag Harbor Physician’s Hoard of Capped Bust Half Dollars

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   It must have been a free-for-all among collectors on Long Island, New York in 1880, by...

Famous Coin Collector D. Brent Pogue Dead at 54

On July 29, a friend of D. Brent Pogue visited Pogue's home in Corona del Mar, California and discovered the famed coin collector dead....

Rare Silver Plug 1795 Half Dollar Featured in Stack’s Bowers Baltimore Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   The early United States Mint practice of inserting silver plugs into half dollars and dollars to...
Over $14.7 Million in U.S. Coins, Currency Sold in Stack’s Bowers November Showcase Auction

Over $14.7 Million in U.S. Coins, Currency Sold in Stack’s Bowers November Showcase Auction

Over $14.7 million in U.S. coins, currency, and Americana was sold by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in their official auction for the Whitman Coin &...
Famous Hawaii Five-O 1913 Liberty Head Nickel Sold for Over $4 Million by Stack’s Bowers

Famous Hawaii Five-O 1913 Liberty Head Nickel Sold for Over $4 Million by Stack’s...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries has sold the famous Hawaii Five-O specimen of the 1913 Liberty Head nickel to a private client for a price exceeding...

Million Dollar Coins, Part 1: 1792 Patterns

The First American Cent - Bushnell-Parmelee-Jenks-Col. Green 1792 Birch Cent - Choice AU-58 (PCGS) A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets,...

PCGS Banknote Grades Ultra-Rare $1,000 Grand Watermelon Note

The 1890 $1,000 Grand Watermelon was the first banknote to cross the million-dollar threshold at auction   The finest known example of the ultra-rare 1890 $1,000...
Q. David Bowers: Earliest Federal Coinage Was Hidden in an Old Desk

Q. David Bowers: Earliest Federal Coinage Was Hidden in an Old Desk

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   This story begins in 1783, when a remarkable group of pattern coins was struck: the 5-unit...

Exceedingly Rare 1958 Doubled Die Obverse Lincoln Cent Offered at Stack’s Bowers March 2018...

1958 Doubled Die Obverse Lincoln Cent - One of Just Three Examples Known By Ben Orooji, Numismatist & Cataloger - Stack's Bowers ......   Stack's Bowers Galleries is...

Harvey Stack: The History of Stack’s – 1985, Pt. 1

By Harvey Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   Another Year of Change Like the year before, 1985 was another major year for the hobby as...

Major Mint Error – The Sacagawea Dollar / Washington Quarter Mule

 CoinWeek IQ: Major Mint Error - The Sacagawea Dollar / Washington Quarter Mule On March 22, 2018, Stack's Bowers will offer the 17th known example...

Auctions Remain Strong for CAC Coins Amid Pandemic

By Mark Ferguson - Publisher, CAC Market Values ......   As we cope with an uncertain future regarding the health, social and economic crisis the world...

English Gold Noble Coins of King Edward III (1327-77)

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, coin markets, and the coin collecting community #342 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg...
Record Year For Million-Dollar Rare Coins, Reports Professional Numismatists Guild

Record Year For Million-Dollar Rare Coins, Reports Professional Numismatists Guild

The market for high-grade, rare United States coins soared in 2021. A record 22 U.S. coins sold at auction for $1 million USD or...

Finest Known “Grand Watermelon” 1890 $1000 Treasury Note: Stack’s Bowers Direct

Finest Known "Grand Watermelon" 1890 $1000 Treasury Note The "Holy Grail" of American Currency Friedberg 379a (W-4580). 1890 $1000 Treasury Note. PCGS Currency About New 50.   Perhaps...
Q. David Bowers: Cycles of the US Rare Coin Market 1900 to Date

Q. David Bowers: Cycles of the US Rare Coin Market 1900 to Date

Rare Coin Market Observations by Q. David Bowers for CoinWeek .....   When one thinks of boom and bust cycles, the word "investment" usually comes to...

Q. David Bowers: The Last of the Encased Postage Stamp Issuers

By Q. David Bowers - Co-founder, Stack's Bowers ......   Lord & Taylor, the famous fashion retailer, is no longer with us, or at least not...
Classic 1793 Wreath Cent Offered in Stack's Bowers Spring Showcase Auction

Classic 1793 Wreath Cent Offered in Stack’s Bowers Spring Showcase Auction

By Christopher Maisano - Numismatist, Stack's Bower Galleries ......   The 1793 Wreath cent can be considered an ultimate type coin as well as an incredibly...
A Look at the Ancient Coin Market Through Recent Auction Results

A Look at the Ancient Coin Market Through Recent Auction Results

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Let’s take a tour through the auction records to get a sense of the value of an ancient coin....

PCGS Grades Finest Example of Ultra-Rare 1890 Grand Watermelon Note

By Cory Williams for PCGS ......   PCGS Banknote is very pleased to have recently graded the ultra-rare 1890 $1,000 Grand Watermelon Treasury Note, and at...

Finest Known 1883-S Morgan Dollar in Stack’s Bowers August Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   Although often overshadowed by the 1884-S, the 1883-S Morgan dollar presents a surprising challenge to collectors...

Over $19.8 Million of United States Coins Sold by Stack’s Bowers at 2019 ANA...

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction at the ANA World’ Fair of Money attracted collectors from all over the world to Rosemont, Illinois for...
Numismatic Icon Harvey G. Stack Has Passed Away

Numismatic Icon Harvey G. Stack Has Passed Away

It is with great sadness that Stack's Bowers announces the passing of our friend and founder, Harvey G. Stack on January 3, 2022. His...
Extremely Rare PMG-Certified Silver Certificate Offered in August ANA Auction

Extremely Rare PMG-Certified Silver Certificate Offered in August ANA Auction

An extremely rare Silver Certificate certified by Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) is the top lot in the Stack’s Bowers American Numismatic Association (ANA) Auction of...

World Coins – Affordable Fourpence Silver Groats of King Henry VIII

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #361 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds .....   Henry VIII is...