Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be offering world-class collections as part of their Official Auction of the Whitman Coins & Collectible Expo next week in Baltimore, Maryland. Anchored by the Blue Moon Collection, Part I, and the collections of Dr. Gordon Shaw and Anthony Bettencourt, this event will showcase fresh, high-quality material that many collectors will be eager to bid on.
The auction begins at 4:00 (ET) on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 29, with Session I, which will feature numismatic Americana, colonial and related issues, and early American copper. The tokens and medals offered in this session comprise both collector favorites and historic rarities, including scarce Betts medals and Indian Peace medals from several nations. A gorgeous Mint State-62 BN (NGC) example of the “1781” (1782) Libertas Americana medal will be offered in lot 8 (above). From the auction listing, lot 8 is “an especially appealing example of this classic rarity. . . Only about 100 to 125 or so examples are known in bronze. . . There is perhaps no medal or coin that speaks so loudly about the birth of the United States of America than the Libertas Americana medal.”