Stack’s Bowers May 17-18 Online Auction of Coins and Currency


Stack’s Bowers Galleries is offering rarities in ancient coins, world coins, and world currency in their May 17 to 18 Collector’s Choice Online Auction.

Persian AV Daric
ERSIA. Achaemenidae. Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II, ca. 420-375 B.C. AV Daric. This ancient coin is one of Collector’s Choice Online Auction highlights.

These sales close live, with an auctioneer, but bids may be submitted ahead of time as well. Links to view the lots, along with their sale dates and starting times follow.

The sale begins with over 130 lots of Ancient coins comprising a wide variety of types and designs that are sure to entice collectors. The regions represented include: Celtic, Sicilian, Macedon, Thrace, Athens, Ionia, Syria, Egypt, Rome and Byzantine. One highlight from this section is a lovely Persian AV Daric (shown in the first image above), created by the massive Persian Empire for trade with the Greeks.

The World Currency section contains over 225 lots, with a diverse offering that will appeal to dealers and collectors alike. One special piece is a DC-21c 5 Dollar note from Canada. No seal, series B.

DC-21c 5 Dollar note from Canada
CANADA. Dominion of Canada. 5, 1912B. P-DC-21c. PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ.

These 1912 "Train Notes" are among the most sought after large size Canadian designs. Stunning blue color is noted on both face and back and all the intricate detail is readily available. Original paper quality is confirmed by the "EPQ," designation by PMG and the Gem grade is cemented by the excellent centering and margins.

The World Coins portion offers over 1,000 lots. It features prominent sections of France, Germany, Great Britain and all manner of Spanish Colonial coinage, with a large Mexican section. One standout coin is the Shah Jahan Mohur dated AH 1038 Year 2 (ca. 1628/9).

Shah Jahan Mohur dated AH 1038 Year 2
INDIA. Mughal Empire. Mohur, AH 1038 Year 2 (1628/9). NGC MS-62.

The period of Jahan’s reign is considered the golden age of Mughal architecture, and he bequeathed to the world the famed Taj Mahal. Constructed over a two-decade period to honor his late wife, the monument is now considered one of the wonders of the modern world.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries ( conducts live, Internet and specialized auctions of rare U.S. and world coins and currency and ancient coins, as well as direct sales through retail and wholesale channels. The company is currently accepting consignments for its August 2017 ANA auction as well as the August 2017 Hong Kong sale. Contact a consignment specialist at 949-253-0916 or via email at

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