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By Aris Maragoudakis, Director of World Currency Auctions

This week’s highlight is found in lot 50464. It’s a Straits Settlements Pick 18a KNB22a-d 10 Dollar note in a PMG CAU 58 holder that is free of any comments. This $10 KGV design is one of the most pleasing we have handled. The 1934 date is much more challenging than the later 1935 issue. These notes when offered are typically barely at a Very Fine level and usually have problems. This example goes against the norm and offers Gem appeal with just a touch of circulation. ​​

By Kyle Ponterio, Senior Nummismatist and Cataloger

With our annual Spring Hong Kong auction taking place March 25-28, 2019, at the Mira Hotel in conjunction with the 6th Hong Kong Coin Show (HKCS), we highlight what is often considered the greatest rarity of Thai numismatics: A six-piece dated presentation set given out to royalty at King Rama V’s birthday in commemoration of his and his mother’s birthday. ​​

By James McCartney, Senior Numismatist

The Washington Before Boston medal is one of the most significant relics of early America and the Revolutionary Era, with direct ties to the Founding Fathers and some of the most foundational events in our history. Washingtoniana specialist Neil Musante suggests that it is "one of the most treasured medals in all of American numismatics, and no hyperbole or cliché regarding its significance seems out of line."​​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

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By Harvey Stack, Co-Founder

As 1966 opened, the coin hobby continued to be active and much time was dedicated day and night to our numismatic business at Stack's. We had a series of important auctions, we were very active in our retail sales (both over the counter and from mail order), we attended many shows and conventions, and we continued to build the J.K. Lilly Collection. Stack's was also dedicated to trying to find ways to understand the requirements of the OGSO for acquiring licenses to import gold into the United States.​​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

The countdown is on to our March 2019 Hong Kong Auction! Visit StacksBowers.com or download the Stack’s Bowers app from iTunes or Google Play to view and bid on over 3,250 lots of Chinese and Asian coins and banknotes.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Did you know Stack’s Bowers Galleries is accepting consignments of U.S. coins, tokens and medals for the Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Summer Expo through March 29, 2019?  If you are thinking of selling, think of Stack’s Bowers Galleries.​​

By Kyle Ponterio, Senior Numismatist and Cataloger

This week's highlight from our March 25-28, 2019, Hong Kong auction, held at the Mira Hotel in conjunction with the 6th Hong Kong Coin Show (HKCS), is a rare occurrence of Chinese and French cooperation in numismatics.