The Teich Family Collection, Part 1

American numismatics is illuminated by the names of great collectors who have formed memorable and noteworthy collections. The name of the Teich Family will soon join this roster, as Stack’s Bowers Galleries prepares the first in a series of major offerings from the Teich holdings in Baltimore on November 14-19, 2011.
Dr. Samuel and Beatrice Teich, and their three sons, became regulars with New York’s leading coin dealers, initially at Gimbel’s with Robert Friedberg and shortly thereafter with Norman, Morton, and Harvey Stack at Stack’s at 123 West 57th Street in Manhattan. Over the years, the family assembled a powerful collection of U.S. Proof Sets issued by the Mint from 1858 into the mid-20th century, as well as sets of Proofs and premium business strikes by series— Indian Head cents, two-cent pieces, three-cent nickels, Shield and Liberty nickels, and more. Many Teich Family coins were bought directly from Stack’s New York store or were purchased from the name sales of their day – Pelletreau, Holmes, Empire, Wolfson, and many others.
The Teich family enjoyed assembling this collection over the 1950s and 1960s, taking great pride in their accomplishment and ownership. Now that the coins have been locked away for nearly 50 years, the sons have decided that the time has come to share the collection with the numismatic community through a series of auctions conducted by Stack’s Bowers Galleries. Part I of this offering will be conducted as part of Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo, November 14-19, 2011. A magnificent catalog is in preparation, please give us a call at 800-458-4646 to recieve a copy.

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