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Famous Hawaii Five-O 1913 Liberty Head Nickel Sold for Over $4 Million by Stack’s Bowers Galleries

Stack's Bowers Galleries has sold the famous Hawaii Five-O specimen of the 1913 Liberty Head nickel to a private client for a price exceeding $4 million. Recently on display at the firm's table at the Long Beach Collectibles Expo in October 2021, this 1913 Liberty Head nickel ranks as the second finest of the five known, only three of which are in private hands. The other two are permanently impounded in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution and American Numismatic Association (ANA). Graded Proof-64+ by NGC and awarded a green sticker by CAC for superior quality, the Hawaii Five-O specimen is truly a numismatic treasure and Stack's Bowers Galleries is honored to have assisted with a private client's acquisition of this incredible jewel.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Auction Major Polish Rarity

Stack's Bowers Galleries is thrilled to announce the sale of a 1621 80 Ducats in gold at their official auction of the January 2022 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). This major Polish numismatic rarity is probably the only specimen known of this weight.

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Hong Kong Auction Surpasses $30 Million Mark for Second Consecutive Time

After 13 separate sessions comprising world and ancient coins along with world paper money, the Stack's Bowers and Ponterio September Hong Kong Auction realized in excess of $33 million, double the published high estimate, proving that Stack's Bowers' market prices generate excellent results for their consignors and customers. The sale presented over 8,000 lots, ensuring that collectors across the numismatic spectrum had plenty of options. Over 96.5% of all lots offered found their way into new collections.

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Feature Major Chinese Rarities in December Hong Kong Collectors Choice Online Auction

Stack's Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce that extremely rare and recently identified numismatic treasures will be auctioned at their Hong Kong Collectors Choice Online Auction, December 1-3, 2021. The first is a stunning Empire Dollar (L&M-11; KM-Y-14) from 1908, graded SPECIMEN-64+ by PCGS. These immensely popular dollars attract significant collector excitement when found in Mint State. In Specimen quality they are nearly unheard of, this being only the second that PCGS has graded and the first to ever appear on the market.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Kunker Auctions to Jointly Sell the Historic Mark and Lottie Salton Collection of Ancient and World Coins

Auction houses Stack's Bowers Galleries and Kunker have been chosen to sell the illustrious Mark and Lottie Salton Collection, a comprehensive holding of many thousands of chiefly gold and silver coins of Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, and Europe from the medieval period to the 20thcentury. The collections, built over a lifetime starting in the 1940s and perhaps earlier, will be dispersed in a series of joint auctions held in the United States and Germany, commencing with a superb offering of Ancient Greek and select European coins at the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) on January 16, 2022.

New 1854 Period 1 California Fractional Gold Dollar Variety Discovered

A new die variety of California Fractional Gold Dollar has been discovered by Ken Glickman, an avid collector and researcher of California Fractional Gold for more than two decades. The new variety has been confirmed by California Fractional Gold specialists Ronald J. Gillio, Robert D. Leonard, Jr. and John Pack. The new variety designation for this unique specimen will be listed as BG-526a, as that comes between BG-526 (1853) and BG-527 (1854) in the BG reference book.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Display Famous Hawaii Five-O 1913 Liberty Head Nickel at Long Beach Expo

Stack's Bowers Galleries is thrilled to announce the display of the famous Hawaii Five-O specimen of the 1913 Liberty Head nickel at the Long Beach Collectibles Expo, September 30 through October 2. Featured at Stack's Bowers Galleries' table number 702, this incredible display offers collectors the chance to experience one of the greatest rarities in United States numismatics.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Sets Record for the Most Valuable Proof With Motto Saint-Gaudens $20

A Gem Proof 1913 double eagle realized $336,000 in the Stack's Bowers Galleries August 2021 ANA Auction , setting a new record as the most valuable Proof With Motto Saint-Gaudens double eagle ever sold at auction. This $336,000 result more than doubles the prior record for the date and represents over three times the current Greysheet value. Graded Proof-66 (PCGS) CAC, this specimen is tied with the very finest examples seen by PCGS and NGC and represents a monumental treasure for advanced specialists.

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Hold Firm’s Largest Hong Kong Auction September 27 Through October 7

In what has already been a banner year for the venerable auction house, Stack's Bowers and Ponterio is excited to announce their fall Hong Kong salealways the market-maker and trend-setter within Chinese numismatics and beyond. Comprising 8,064 lots of coins, medals, tokens, currency, and other forms of exonumia, the Fall 2021 Auction will be the firm's largest for the venue to date. Sessions will run seemingly nonstop for over a week, beginning on September 27 and running through October 7 (U.S. dates September 26-October 6), with all sessions beginning at 9AM HKT.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Achieves Tremendous Success in ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction

In what has already been a banner year for the firm, Stack's Bowers Galleries is excited to announce the results of their cornerstone summer salethe 2021 Official Auction of the American Numismatic Association World's Fair of Money. The World and Ancient coins portion of the sale comprised 3,806 lots, with an impressive 97.6% sell through rate and a total realization of $13.47 million a remarkable 24.7% above the high-end pre-sale estimate! In total, the Stack's Bowers Galleries Official August 2021 Auction saw over $50 million in coins, medals, tokens and paper money find new homes in the firm's most successful ANA sale ever.

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