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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...

Buyer of Ultra-Rare 1894-S Barber Dime Crosses It to PCGS

The 1894-S dime, recently sold for $1,440,000, is now in a Professional Coin Grading Service holder, graded PCGS PR65+   The anonymous winning bidder for one...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auctions Eight of Top 10 U.S. Coins in 2020

Eight of the top 10 highest auction prices realized for U.S. coins in 2020 were achieved by Stack’s Bowers Galleries, emphasizing their role as...

NGC 1894-S Barber Dime, 1794 Dollar Each Realize Over $1 Million in Stack’s Bowers...

Two vintage US coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) each realized more than $1 million in a Stack’s Bowers auction on December 17,...
Over $17.8 Million in U.S. Coins Sold in Stack’s Bowers Dec. 2020 Showcase Auction

Over $17.8 Million in U.S. Coins Sold in Stack’s Bowers Dec. 2020 Showcase Auction

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries December Showcase Auction marked a magnificent conclusion to the firm’s 2020 auction season. The firm has now auctioned eight of...
NGC-Certified 1894-S Barber Dime in Stack's Bowers Auction

NGC-Certified 1894-S Barber Dime Set to Sell for Seven Figures in Stack’s Bowers Sale

An example of the legendary 1894-S Barber Dime, graded PF 65 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), is poised to realize a seven-figure sum in...

Barber Silver Coinage Values and Key Dates: Bullion Shark

By Bullion Shark LLC ......   By the late 1880s, the public had grown tired of Christian Gobrecht's Seated Liberty designs that had appeared on silver...

Heritage Auction October Dallas Signature Sale Closing Wednesday

On October 14-18, two rarity-filled auctions will prompt five busy days at Heritage Auction's Dallas World Headquarters. Signature floor sessions are scheduled Wednesday through Friday,...

Bob R. Simpson Collection Debuts at $14.6 Million at Heritage Auctions

“The results exceeded every expectation I had” – Bob R. Simpson   “Numismatic royalty.” Those are the words the auctioneer used to describe legendary collector Bob R....

Mike Byers Mint Error News – 1970-S Proof Washington Quarter Struck on Silver Barber...

1970-S Proof Washington Quarter Struck on a Silver Barber Quarter NGC PF 65 One of Two Known   By Mike Byers for Mint Error News ......   Proof coins are...

High-End Hansen Collection Barber Quarters in David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction

By David Lawrence Rare Coin Internet Auctions  ......   Weekly Internet Auction #1130 is now live and features 300 new coins plus 25 Vault Values and...

The Uncertain Path to the Barber Quarter: Blanchard

By Blanchard and Company, Inc ......   Charles E. Barber, the sixth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, set out to design a set of...

Superb Gem 1892 Barber Quarter: Stack’s Bowers Direct Coin of the Week

1892 Barber Quarter Description Stunning Superb Gem 1892 Barber Quarter The D. Brent Pogue Specimen MS-67 (PCGS) CAC Type II Reverse 1892 Barber Quarter. Type...

NGC Certifies Pattern Coins From Estate of US Mint Chief Engraver Charles Barber

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified five 19th-century US pattern coins that belonged to Charles E. Barber, the US Mint Chief Engraver from 1880...

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...

High Mint State 1913-D Barber Quarter Among Highlights of David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction

DLRC Auction Highlights by David Lawrence Rare Coin Auctions  ......   Our Sunday Internet Auction #1080 offers a registry quality Barber Quarter, a frost gem proof...

Jeff Garrett: The Big Five Coins Everyone Covets

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   When I started my full-time career in numismatics around 1977, numismatic rarity was measured against five coins....

Another 1894-S Dime Finds Its Way Home: David Lawrence Rare Coins and D.L. Hansen...

On Thursday night, August 16, 2019, at the Stack’s-Bowers Rarities Night Auction, hosted by the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, John...

Featured Highlights From the E. Horatio Morgan Collection – August 2019 ANA Auction

E. Horatio Morgan Collection by Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   We are thrilled to present selections from the incredible E. Horatio Morgan Collection, which are among...

Harvey Stack – An Unpublished Story About the 1894-S Dime

The backstory of the 1894-S Barber Dime by Harvey Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   When one goes looking into numismatic history to try...

Jeff Garrett: Getting Started in U.S. Coin Collecting

Ten answers to the question: What coins should I pursue in U.S. Coin Collecting ?   By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) ......   I often have...

US Proof Rarities Featured in Stack’s Bowers 2019 ANA Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present an impressive selection of United States Proof coinage as part of their official auction of the 2019...

Barber Coins and a New Generation of Collectors: Whitman

By John Frost - President and Journal Editor, Barber Coin Collectors’ Society ......   When I began collecting coins in fourth grade, I really got the...

Why Collectors Dream of Owning an 1894-S Barber Dime

By Blanchard & Company ......   Barber dimes were minted from 1892 through 1916 and struck at four different mints. In 1894, however, the San Francisco Mint...

Collecting US Coins: Going the Distance in Long Beach

Wind, rain, and rarities galore in Southern California By Jim Bisognani - NGC Weekly Market Report .....   For dealers and attendees at the first Long Beach Expo for 2019,...

Important Collections Draw Record Bidding in Legend Rare Coin’s 30th Regency Auction

Beverly Hills, world famous for its high-end boutiques, proved to be a great venue for a boutique auction full of high-end rare coins. The...

Whitman Announces Expanded 2nd Edition Guide Book of Barber Silver Coins

Whitman Publishing will release an enlarged, updated second edition of the Guide Book of Barber Silver Coins, by Q. David Bowers, in February 2019....

Legend Coin Market Report: New Top Set Builder Emerges

By Laura Sperber – Legend Numismatics ......   THE BIG WEEK We just saw a sales report for the first three weeks of September. Somehow, we have done $2,000,000.00 in sales to...

Curious Hoard of 1883 NO CENTS Liberty Nickels Offered at CSNS by Heritage Auctions

Hidden for more than a century, nearly 300 NO CENTS Liberty nickels coins are presented as one lot April 25-30 A historic hoard of nearly 300...

Coin Stories: Where Charles Barber Found Inspiration for a New Series of Silver Coins

After 55 years, the Seated Liberty half dollar design had become somewhat of a dinosaur. A classic, yes. Exciting, no. The design was heavily...