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...
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...
The Wreck of Le Chameau - Q. David Bowers, Stack's Bowers Galleries

Q. David Bowers: The Wreck of Le Chameau

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   During the night of August 25-26, 1725, the 600-ton, 48-gun French transport ship Le Chameau foundered...
Whitman Publishes Q. David Bowers Guide Book of Quarter Eagle Gold Coins

Whitman Publishes Q. David Bowers Guide Book of Quarter Eagle Gold Coins

Whitman Publishing announces the upcoming release of A Guide Book of Quarter Eagle Gold Coins, by Q. David Bowers. The new 448-page book is...
Q. David Bowers: Two Remarkable Finds of US Gold Coins

Q. David Bowers: Two Remarkable Finds of US Gold Coins

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   A Remarkable Find In August of 1908, two boys named James McFarland and John May were swimming...
A Cache of 1826 Large Cents Hidden in the 1800s - Q. David Bowers, Stack's Bowers Galleries

An Odd Cache of 1826 Large Cents Hidden in the 1800s

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   The late Oscar G. Schilke lived on the shore of Dodge Pond in Niantic, Connecticut, in...
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...
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...
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...
Higley Copper Coinage - Q. David Bowers for Stack's Bowers Galleries

Q. David Bowers: A Brief Introduction to Higley Copper Coinage

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   Among the most interesting of all early American issues are the copper tokens struck circa 1737-1739...
Q. David Bowers: Revisiting Charles E. Barber

Q. David Bowers: Revisiting Charles E. Barber

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   Charles Edward Barber became the sixth engraver at the Philadelphia Mint in 1880, following the death...
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...

Coin Hoards, Treasures, and Troves: Separating Truth From Taradiddles!

By Q. David Bowers for Whitman Publishing ......   The second edition of Q. David Bowers’ Lost and Found Coin Hoards and Treasures, one of the...

Q. David Bowers: My First Coin Convention

By Q. David Bowers - Co-founder, Stack's Bowers ......   With George Williams, I went to an Empire State Numismatic Association (ESNA) convention in Syracuse, New...

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....

Q. David Bowers: Coin Ladies Quiz, Part 1

By Q. David Bowers - Co-founder, Stack's Bowers ......   This quiz is excerpted from Rare Coin Review #117, published in 1997. 1. This lady, the wife...

Q. David Bowers – Some Reflections on Collecting

By Q. David Bowers - Co-founder, Stack's Bowers ......   Some reflections on collecting in past times, part of a commentary I am doing on the...

US Paper Money: Spectacular 1882 $1,000 Gold Certificate, Only One in Private Hands

By Q. David Bowers - Co-founder, Stack's Bowers ......   This highlight showcases one of the most spectacular, most important notes in the Joel R. Anderson...

Part II of the Joel R. Anderson Collection of United States Paper Money

By Q. David Bowers - Co-founder, Stack's Bowers ...... regarding the upcoming Paper Money sale of the Joel R. Anderson Collection Part II.   Part II...

The Rise and Fall of the Columbian Half Dollar: A Commemorative Story

By Q. David Bowers - Co-founder, Stack's Bowers ......   In the latest (2019 cover date) issue of A Guide Book of United States Coins, the...

Prohibitively Rare 1875 $50 Legal Tender Note From Joel R. Anderson Collection

By Q. David Bowers - Co-founder, Stack's Bowers ......   It is with great pleasure and excitement that we prepare to offer Part II of the...

Q. David Bowers – Fascinating Coin Treasures

By Q. David Bowers - Co-founder, Stack's Bowers ......   Hoards and finds are endlessly interesting. My Lost and Found Coin Hoards and Treasures book published...
The Only 1861 $500 Interest-Bearing Note Friedberg-209a in Private Hands. Images courtesy Stack's Bowers Auctions

Q. David Bowers – Focus on Only 1861 $500 Interest-Bearing Note Friedberg-209a in Private...

By Q. David Bowers - Co-founder, Stack's Bowers ......   Excitement and more excitement! The catalog for our forthcoming sale of the Joel R. Anderson Collection...

Q. David Bowers – Focus on the Classic, Affordable $1 1862 Legal Tender Note

By Q. David Bowers - Co-founder, Stack's Bowers ......   All across the market, excitement continues to build for our forthcoming sale of the Joel R....

Q. David Bowers – Focus on Finest Known Rare $100 Date Back Iowa National...

By Q. David Bowers - Co-founder, Stack's Bowers ......   Momentum builds for our forthcoming sale of the Joel R. Anderson Collection of large-size paper money...

Stack’s Bowers Auctions: Welcome to Baltimore!

By Q. David Bowers - Co-founder of Stack's Bowers  ...... Once again the red carpet is rolled out for you at the Stack's Bowers series of...

Anderson Collection Finest Graded $10 1890 Treasury Note

By Q. David Bowers - Co-founder, Stack's Bowers ......   As you read these words the special catalog for the Joel R. Anderson Collection has been...

Q. David Bowers – Focus on the Exceedingly Rare $20 Silver Certificate of Deposit

By Q. David Bowers - Co-founder, Stack's Bowers ......   At the several offices of Stack's Bowers Galleries we are all busy wrapping up our five...

Q. David Bowers – Focus on a $1,000 “Trophy Note”

By Q. David Bowers - Co-founder, Stack's Bowers ......   One of the pleasures in my life as a professional numismatist is having the opportunity to...