When the Coins are as Fresh as the Spring Flowers

The New York Stack’s Bowers Galleries team welcomes you to come out, enjoy the warm city weather, and stop by to see us! Our Manhattan presence has offered clients a complete numismatic resource center for many decades. We are buying outright and taking in consignments every day! You can contact us at 212-582-2580 or to set up an appointment. Or, you can just stop by at 470 Park Avenue between 57th and 58th streets! This week I am highlighting a very special collection that was brought into our New York store last week.

Just a couple of weeks back I received a phone call from a collector who was interested in having his long-held collection assessed for possible consignment. We scheduled a meeting, and he presented a lovely complete Shield nickel set along with a stunning gem set of all the Proof Buffalo nickels. These sets, along with multiple others, were acquired decades ago and the client was understandably interested in the current numismatic market and how our auctions work. After a wonderful, lengthy numismatic conversation, we got to know each other, and the client came to understand his coins even better. While the Proof Buffalo nickels are perfect auction pieces, the coin that demands attention in this group is the 1880 Shield nickel. The difference in value between the Proof and the elusive business strike is extraordinarily substantial, and to confirm this item’s status, we are sending it (along with the rest of the set) for certification on behalf of the client. This is not typically what we do, but for such a fresh original collection we are happy to make accommodations, even prior to official auction consignment. Our experts in the New York store feel strongly that this truly is a Mint State circulation strike rarity, as it possesses the most vital diagnostic possible: the die chip under the second T in STATES on the reverse. I look forward to seeing these results, reviewing the rest of these sets and potentially offering pieces from this wonderful collection that is new to the modern numismatic auction market.

We here at Stack’s Bowers Galleries in New York are ready to answer your calls and work with you whatever your circumstances may be. Whether you are local, states away or international, a novice or a seasoned expert, we are here to help! Our focus now is taking in items for the August 2024 Global Showcase Auction. There is a June 17 deadline for consignments, but the earlier consignments come in the better. Please give us a call at the number listed above to make an appointment, plan a shipment or just get our honest, straightforward advice.

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