Special Charitable Lot Section, Proceeds Donated to the Stephen VanR. Winthrop ALS Fund at Harvard University

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present the private collection of United States coins assembled over the past four decades by Stephen Winthrop at next week’s New York Americana Sale. A year ago, Mr. Winthrop was diagnosed with ALS, an incurable degenerative disease that attacks an individual’s motor neuron cells, and results in a painless yet progressive weakening of muscles throughout the body. An average patient’s life expectancy is four years. Mr. Winthrop decided to liquidate his entire coin collection and donate 100 percent of the proceeds to finding a cure for ALS.

We are pleased to join Mr. Winthrop and Harvard University in this philanthropic venture.  At the conclusion of the Stephen Winthrop Collection, Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to present six lots of special products and services for your bidding pleasure.  The proceeds from the sale of lots 2175 through 2180 are being donated by Stack’s Bowers Galleries to the Stephen VanR. Winthrop ALS Fund at Harvard University.  We hope you take advantage of this additional opportunity to donate to this great organization and bid accordingly! 

Click on the lot numbers for the complete descriptions and enter your bids today!

Lots 2175: The Treasure Ship Adventure.  Millions have dreamed of finding a sunken treasure ship and the riches that could be aboard. Experience four of the most famous treasure ship finds of recent times when your bid captures this lot.

Lot 2176:  Be Our Guest at the ANA World’s Fair of Money.  Let Stack’s Bowers Galleries roll the red carpet out for you at the American Numismatic Association’s 2015 World’s Fair of Money.

Lot 2177:  An Evening With Three Stack’s Bowers Experts.  Now is your chance to spend some quality time with your favorite Stack’s Bowers Galleries representatives.

Lot 2178:  A Taste of New England Delivered to Your Door.  Experience the tastes of New England, the home of our Wolfeboro, New Hampshire office and our consignor, Stephen Winthrop, with a gift basket of edible goodies.

Lot 2179:  Dave Bowers at Your Service.  Pick your favorite numismatic specialty, or an interesting event from the past, or other subject related to America coins, tokens, medals, or paper money, and if Dave Bowers finds it to be a mutually agreeable subject he will create a custom article with a minimum of 2,000 words for you to showcase with your collection or share with friends.

Lot 2180:  Special Collection Portfolio Presentation. Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ award-winning numismatic experts and award-winning photographers will transform your collection into a beautifully documented work of art.

If you wish to make a gift directly to Stephen Winthrop’s fund, make checks payable to “The President and Fellows of Harvard College,” with a notation directing the gift to Stephen VanR. Winthrop ALS Fund at Harvard University, and send payments to:

Grant H. Whitney

Harvard University Office of Gift Planning

124 Mt. Auburn St, 3rd Floor

Cambridge MA 02138

Any questions can be directed to Mr. Whitney at or by calling him at 617-496-6248 

We hope you will enjoy viewing and bidding on Stephen Winthrop’s outstanding collection of coins and the special lots listed above. The collection crosses the block Friday, February 6, beginning at 6PM ET in our New York City Gallery. If you can’t join us in person we hope you join us live online. Happy Bidding!

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