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Stack’s January 2010 International Coin Sale Starts Monday

A truly memorable opportunity awaits you as Stacks will offer the Vermeule, Ward and Mexico Maxico Collections. Showcasing ancient and world coins and medals.—with most coins being “new to the market.” Our title could be expanded to a full paragraph, so fine and so memorable are the consignments!

ITALIAN STATES. VENICE. Alvise Mocenigo IV, 1763-1778.

The late Dr. Cornelius Vermeule, once on Stack’s staff, went on to have an internationally recognized and honored career as curator of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He collected widely, and with a connoisseur’s eye and outlook. During his lifetime he favored us with many important items from his personal collection, including his United States coins which we sold for record prices in 2001. His biography appears on page 6. In this sale we offer the first part of his collection of Roman Provincial Coins and Medallions, including an unpublished bronze Medallion of Severus Alexander from Aegae in Aeolis. Further offerings from the collection will be offered in our April 2010 Coin Galleries sale.

The Clinton Sherwood Ward Collection of ancient and world coins is, in a word, remarkable. This was chiefly formed in the 1960s, with some acquired earlier and others added after that decade. The collection includes a wide offering of gold coinage of the ancient and modern worlds, with some ancient silver included for good measure. The United States coinage from the collection will be offered in our January 2010 New York Americana Sale. Highlights include a wonderfully high-grade gold Octadrachm of Arsinöe II of Egypt, numerous mid-grade but rare Roman aurei, and representative gold coins of the world.

The Mexico Maxico (Magical Mexico) Collection includes gold treasures from the Mexican Republic. Other distinguished consignors and important estates have furnished other ancient and world coins as well as an important presentation of world paper money.

Included from the estate of Vera Easling are ancient and world coins and medals, including the impressive, nearly 3-ounce gold Catherine II Russian medal of the St. Petersburg Foundling Home. Earlier we auctioned the United States portion of this highly important collection. The Georgia Sea Islands Collection of French 40 Francs Coins is a comprehensive offering of over 50 third-party graded coins from Napoleon to Louise Philippe I, including a wide variety of dates and mints. (more…)