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The D. Brent Pogue II Sells For $26 Million in New York
The second installment of the D. Brent Pogue Collection auction by Stacks Bowers Galleries and Sothebys brought $26,120,838 in high bids Thursday night before a full auction gallery at Sothebys headquarters in Manhattan, surpassing the highest pre-sale estimate of $20.6425 million. Widely acclaimed as the most valuable group of coins ever assembled by a private collector, the D. Brent Pogue Collection includes over 600 of the finest early American coins in existence, nearly all struck in Philadelphia between 1792 and 1840. After just two of five planned auctions, the D. Brent Pogue Collection has already netted more than $50 million.
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Stacks Bowers and Ponterio Hires Mr. Zhou Shou Yuan as Executive Consignment Director of China

Stacks Bowers and Ponterio has hired Zhou Shou Yuan as its Executive Consignment Director of China. Shou Yuan will focus on gathering consignments and representing Stacks Bowers and Ponterio in mainland China. Shou Yuan, who has collected stamps and coins since the 1990s, most recently founded in 2013 to provide timely, comprehensive, authoritative and independent third party information and services to collectors of Chinese coins. is the most influential brand among online and offline interactive platforms in Chinese numismatics.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Excites The August 2015 Rosemont ANA World’s Fair of Money Show With Impressive Auction Results

Excitement was the buzzword at the annual ANA Worlds Fair of Money held last week in Rosemont, Illinois, a familiar and popular venue for collectors and dealers alike. Adding to the excitement of this annual summer event were two official auction sales of U.S. coins held by Stacks Bowers Galleries. The companys ever-popular Rarities Night session was held August 13 and was  a resounding success. Its 306 premium lots realized over $6.45 million, with fierce bidding activity throughout the entire session. The second of the two sales comprised two sessions and along with the U.S. currency auction and world coins and currency auction, realized over $14 million.

Strong Results Seen in $1.55+ Million Stack’s Bowers ANA World’s Fair of Money Currency Auction
Prices were strong in the Stacks Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the 2015 ANA Worlds Fair of Money held August 14 and 17, as 339 lots of U.S. currency realized more than $1.55 million. The prices realized were a positive indication for the market as it emerges from its usual summer slump. Adding to the optimism was a number of higher valued lots in multiple categories that sold either comfortably within or above their pre-auction estimates.
The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of Ancient and World Coins and Paper Money A Resounding Success at the ANA World’s Fair of Money
Stacks Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their Official Ancients, World Coin and Paper Money Auction of the 2015 ANA Worlds Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois.  Overall, prices realized were robust, with many previously soft areas showing a marked increase in bidder activity. It is becoming more apparent with each passing auction that the market is improving, driving up prices, especially on better material.  (All prices realized include the standard buyers premium).
Napolitano Completes Employment Agreement
Brian Kendrella, president of Stacks Bowers Galleries,  announced today that Chris Napolitano is no longer with the firm.  Chriss contract has come to an end and he will be pursuing other opportunities within the coin industry. I sincerely thank Chris for all he contributed and wish him the best in his future endeavors, Kendrella related.
You Are Invited to be Part of the Stacks Bowers Official ANA Worlds Fair of Money Auction in August 2015
When the bright sun of August bakes the land from coast to coast, thats a sign for numismatists to prepare for the annual summer ANA Worlds Fair of Money Convention, held this year in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, a familiar venue for thousands of collectors. As an Official Auctioneer of this years ANA Convention, Stacks Bowers Galleries offers a selection of great coins ranging from readily collectable pieces to great rarities, in copper, nickel, silver, and gold. From colonials to commemoratives, this sale has it all. Beyond that, our staff will be on hand from start to finish of the convention. Come meet, greet, and talk with us.
Excellent Results Accomplished at the Stacks Bowers Galleries July 2015 Official Baltimore Whitman Coins & Collectibles Expo Auction Sale
As always, all eyes in the numismatic world were on the fabulous Stacks Bowers Galleries series of auctions that took place in Baltimore July 16 and 17, 2015. When all was said and done, the total realization for the collection went far past the pre-sale estimate realizing over $10 million. Anchored by the Twin Leaf Collection of middle and late-date large cents and the Douglas C. Kaselitz Collection of U.S. type coins, the end results were nothing short of spectacular. More than half a dozen lots realized hammer prices in the six-figure range, and numerous other lots pushed that level in a frenzy of bidding activity in the auction gallery, on the telephone, and worldwide on the Internet.
Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Offer an Incredible Array of Rare Banknotes from the Far East, August 24-26 in Hong Kong
The Stacks Bowers and Ponterio August 2015 Hong Kong Currency Auction will showcase an incredible array of rare banknotes from the Far East. The sale will lead with Chinese material starting with an impressive selection of Empirical issues with many examples of the popular Ming Note, as well as pieces from the Ching Dynasty and Board of Revenue issues. Republic era notes are a focal point of the sale as well, with many rare issued notes from the 1910s being offered. Key Provincial Chinese banknote rarities are also included and the sale finishes out with impressive offerings of Hong Kong currency and notes of British Commonwealths.

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