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Trekking to private Bechtler Mint in North...
by Q. David Bowers Pursuing his own interests and satisfying his curiosity, geologist and adventurer George W. Featherstonhaugh visited the private Bechtler Mint in Rutherfordton, N.C., in 1837. He penned this account later published in two volumes whimsically titled A Canoe Voyage Up the Minnay Sotor.
Mark Twain coin has big first day, Bowers explains...
by Joe O'Donnell Also this week, one Coin World senior editor finds a $2 Federal Reserve note in circulation for the first time, another breaks down three ways world coin collectors can overpay for coins, and a researcher is seeking concrete evidence that a third variety of the 1873-S Seated Liberty quarter reverse does indeed exist.
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Stack's Bowers Galleries acquires assets of...
by Arthur L. Friedberg The select and relatively small roster of United States paper money auctioneers was reduced by one with the announcement Feb. 2 that Stack’s Bowers Galleries purchased the assets of Manifest Auctions of Greenville, S.C. Manning Garrett, founder and president of Manifest, will join Stacks’ Bowers. Garrett said that Manifest’s consignors will benefit from the larger...