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June 16, 2015 | Vol 15 Issue 12
Dear Collector,
New auction records were set in the first Stack’s Bowers D. Brent Pogue Collection Auction. I encourage you to take a look at a couple of the highlights and what to look forward to in September’s auction.
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  In This Issue

Hey Stella! Anyone Have Change for a $12?
by Mike Sherman

With apologies to Marlon Brando, and his iconic scene from A Streetcar Named Desire, we’ll take a look this week at another failed denomination, the $4.00 gold piece or "Stella." Unlike the twenty cent piece we discussed last time, this one never even made it out of the pattern stage. Because some 425 pieces were struck of the 1879 Flowing Hair type (for examination by congressmen) it sort of lives in limbo between a pattern and a regular issue.

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1795 50C O-121a "Y
over Star" PCGS MS64
Ex Pogue

Here is your chance to own a coin from the Pogue sale. With strong luster and beautiful original colors that blanket both sides, this coin has...

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Great Set’s Appeal – Silver Walking Magnificence
by Adam Crum

At the onset of the 20th century were efforts to bring modern, beautiful designs to U.S. coinage. The Mint used celebrated sculptors of the day to create incredibly appealing works of art. The 1916 Walking Liberty Half Dollar design is arguably the most beautiful of all silver circulating coinage, born in a progressive era where Art Nouveau was a liberating artistic trend in stark contrast to the expanding World War.

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Final Week to Bid!
Regency XII June 25

by Legend Rare Coin Auctions

This piece is universally known as the finest 1886-O in existence. It is graded PCGS MS65+ from the Coronet Collection, one of the all-time greatest Morgan Dollar sets ever assembled.

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Zimbabwe Banks Trading $175 Quadrillion Zimbabwe Dollars for $5 U.S. Dollars
by Jaime Hernandez

Recently the Zimbabwe Central Bank announced that local Banks will be exchanging Zimbabwe Currency for U.S. currency. After hitting hyperinflation in 2008, many local residents have converted to U.S. Dollars, South African Rands and Bostwana Pulas as their preferred trading currencies. Zimbabwe residents will have to act quick, as the local Banks will only...

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PCGS Set Registry Spotlight
D. Brent Pogue Collection

Explore Capped Bust Quarters 1831-1836 Circulation Strikes from one of the greatest collections of all time.

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David Hall’s Rare Coin Market Report

The market has slowed down in the last six months, but what is the forecast for the rest of the year? Also check out melt action on Coinflation.com

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