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Stack’s Bowers Presents the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins

By Lawrence R. StackCo-Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……
The Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins and Paper Money, offered in two auction catalogs, is an important event in Latin American numismatics and is the finest ever cataloged. It is a fitting backdrop that the sales will be conducted as part of our official auction at the 46th annual New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) being held in 2018 for the first time at the Grand Hyatt Hotel over historic Grand Central Station. Over its formation, much of the collection was obtained at these shows and the auctions that were held in conjunction with or directly before them.

In the decades since the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins was first undertaken, the goal has been building the finest and most complete collection of Colombian coinage ever assembled. Taking a broad view of history, beginning with the 1622 coining of the first gold coin of the New World at Cartagena, the Eldorado Collection includes cobs, pillars, and portraits; copper, silver, and gold; rare varieties and major types; and even coins of Ecuador, which was part of Gran Colombia before 1830.

The Eldorado Collection of coins and paper money is so sweeping in scope, that these catalogs are the initial offerings that feature many of the rarest and highest grade selections from this epic cabinet.

World numismatics and research in this field have a rich tradition at Stack’s Bowers Galleries. The Eldorado Collection is of such importance, that we are pleased that John Kraljevich, Jr. has written the coin descriptions included in this catalog. The cataloging for the Colombian paper money sessions (offered in a separate catalog) is by Bruce Roland Hagen.

We are proud to present these incredible numismatic selections to the collecting community. We pay tribute to the effort and acumen required to assemble such a fine collection. We encourage collectors to recognize the importance of this opportunity to obtain some the finest treasures of Colombian numismatics.


Lawrence R. Stack
Founder, Senior Numismatic Consultant

Stack's Bowers
Stack's Bowershttps://stacksbowers.com/
Stack's Bowers Galleries conducts live, internet, and specialized auctions of rare U.S. and world coins and currency and ancient coins, as well as direct sales through retail and wholesale channels. The company's 90-year legacy includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable United States coin and currency collections to ever cross an auction block — The D. Brent Pogue Collection, The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Joel R. Anderson Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Cardinal Collection, The Sydney F. Martin Collection, and The Battle Born Collection — to name just a few. World coin and currency collections include The Pinnacle Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins, The Kroisos Collection, The Alicia and Sidney Belzberg Collection, The Salton Collection, The Wa She Wong Collection, and The Thos. H. Law Collection. The company is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California with galleries in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. Offices are also located in New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, Hong Kong, Paris, and Vancouver.

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