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: 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...
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...

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....
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...

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...
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...

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: Two 1860 Lincoln Tokens in One!

Q. David Bowers: Two 1860 Lincoln Tokens in One!

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   I have always enjoyed tokens and medals of all kinds and have collected, studied and written...
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: Amon G. Carter, Sr. and Amon G. Carter, Jr.

Q. David Bowers: Amon G. Carter, Sr. and Amon G. Carter, Jr.

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   Amon Carter, Sr. Born on December 11, 1879, Amon Gamaliel Carter, Sr., was a Texas oilman in...
The Once Unknown, Now Famous 1817/4 Half Dollar

The Once Unknown, Now Famous 1817/4 Half Dollar

By Q. David Bowers - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers .....   Classic rarities among American silver coins have commanded attention for a long time. The 1804 silver...
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...

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...

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: 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...

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...

Q. David Bowers: Welcome to the Wonderful World of Morgan Silver Dollars!

By Q. David Bowers - Co-founder, Stack's Bowers ......   (Or, if you're already familiar with this series, you may still enjoy my comments concerning the...

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 – 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...

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...

Coin Collecting Philosophy from Virgil M. Brand

By Q. David Bowers - Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   One of my favorite numismatic experiences was working with Norman Neubauer, the Morgan Guaranty Trust...

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...

Q. David Bowers – 1861 $20 Demand Note from the Joel R. Anderson Collection

By Q. David Bowers - Co-founder, Stack's Bowers ......   Welcome to the first of my series of weekly comments on highlights from the Joel Anderson...

Some Comments on Civil War Tokens & an Appreciation of George Fuld

By Q. David Bowers - Stack's Bowers ......   Over a long period of years, ever since I discovered the world's greatest hobby in 1952 at...
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 – 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...

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...

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...