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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Headline New York Numismatic Convention with Diverse Selection of World and Ancient Coins

Gold 5 Venezolanos Essai, PCGS SP65. Courtesy of Stack’s Bowers Galleries. Click image to enlarge.

Costa Mesa, CA – Capitalizing on the momentum of a record-breaking 2022, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries World and Ancient Coin Department is pleased to offer a massive selection spanning nearly all areas of numismatics in their capacity as an Official Auctioneer of the 2023 New York International Numismatic Convention. Delivering more than 5,700 lots, this sale truly provides something for everyone at all budget levels. The auction offers 14 live and internet sessions over the course of a week, with sessions to be held in New York City on January 13-15 and in Costa Mesa, California, from January 16 through 20.

Among the 845 lots of ancient coins will be found several premium rarities that are sure to attract much attention from those who love classical numismatics. Several strong collections of world coins offer premium and seldom-seen rarities. Leading the way is the Taraszka Collection of Polish Rarities. Nearly all the coins in this collection have been off the market for years, and we expect certain pieces will once again disappear into collections for a generation. A single 10 Ducat would be a rare offering; the Taraszka Collection, however, offers five pieces of this weight. In addition there are other rare multiple Ducat weight issues and single Ducats from elusive mints such as Malbork, Riga, and Vilnius.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries presents a strong Latin American offering in this sale, featuring several stunning patterns, including lot 21309, a Gold 5 Venezolanos Essai graded PCGS SP65. With an estimated mintage of just 10, every Venezuelan collector would be thrilled to acquire this pattern. Lot 21312 offers another very rare Venezuelan pattern, a stunning Reeded Edge Venezolano Essai Graded PCGS PR62. Lot 21097 delivers a beautiful Colombian Pattern 20 Pesos graded PCGS SP62 with an estimate of $40,000 to $60,000, illustrating the depth and breadth of the Latin American rarities offered.

Other highlights include:

  • Argentina – Tierra Del Fuego. 5 Gramos, 1889; El Paramo (Popper) Mint, PCGS MS62
  • Great Britain – Sovereign (30 Shillings), ND (1584-86); London Mint; mm: escallop, Elizabeth I, PCGS AU55
  • Great Britain – 5 Pounds, 1887; London Mint, Victoria, PCGS PR62CAM
  • Hungary – St. George/Christ & Apostles Gold Medal of 10 Ducats Weight, ND (ca. mid-late 17th Century), Kremnica Mint, PCGS AU58

With such an impressive offering, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries New York International Numismatic Convention auction figures to be a seminal event for anyone interested in world or ancient numismatics. All lots are available for viewing and bidding at For more information call 800-458-4646 or email [email protected].

About Stack's Bowers Galleries

Stack's Bowers Galleries conducts live, internet, and specialized auctions of rare U.S. and World coins and banknotes and ancient coins, as well as direct sales through retail and wholesale channels. The company's nearly 90-year legacy includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable United States coin and banknote collections to ever cross an auction block — The D. Brent Pogue Collection, The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Joel R. Anderson Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Cardinal Collection, The Sydney F. Martin Collection and The Battle Born Collection — to name just a few. World coin and banknote collections include The Pinnacle Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins, The Kroisos Collection, The Alicia and Sidney Belzberg Collection, The Salton Collection, The Wa She Wong Collection, and The Thos. H. Law Collection.

The company is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, with galleries in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. Offices are also located in New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, Hong Kong, Paris, and Vancouver. Stack's Bowers Galleries hosts an annual Global Showcase in August featuring United States coins and banknotes, Ancient coins, and World coins and banknote in its Costa Mesa auction gallery. They are also the Official Auctioneer for several important numismatic events, including the New York International Numismatic Convention; the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring, Summer, and Winter Expos; the Spring and Fall Hong Kong shows; and the Maastricht Paper Money Shows.

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