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Straits Settlement rarities Offered by Stacks Bowers

Straits Settlement rarities

These days, rarities sprout at NYINC sales like mushrooms after autumn rain. For collectors of sought-after Asian rarities, Stack’s Bowers world paper sale on Jan. 11-12 demands their attention. Two different historic Straits Settlements $100s will be on offer. Both feature King George V along with that wonderful prowling tiger vignette. Very rare Straits Settlements … Read more

The 1861 Confederate Half Dollar

confederate half dollar stacks bowers

After seven states seceded from the Union, beginning with South Carolina in December 1860, the Confederate States of America was formed with its capital as Montgomery, Alabama. The federal branch mint in New Orleans fell in the hands of the seceded State of Louisiana and the Confederacy. Starting in January 1861, about 5,000 double eagles … Read more

Big Small Notes Popular at Stack’s Bowers Auction

1928 $5000 bill

It has become normal to see small-size high-denomination notes dominate the top price tier in contemporary auctions. These notes are nearly always from the Series 1934 issue. Seeing one from the earlier Series 1928 does not often happen, so the appearance of one such $5,000 note at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries currency auction at the … Read more