Stack's Bowers

Stack’s Bowers

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’s 80-year legacy includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable United States coin and currency collections to ever cross an auction block — The John J. Ford, Jr., The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collections, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Cardinal and The Battle Born Collection — to name just a few. World coin and currency collections include The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins, The Kroisos Collection, The Alicia and Sidney Belzberg Collection, The Wa She Wong Collection, The Guia Collection, The Thos. H. Law Collection, and The Robert O. Ebert Collection.

Topping off this amazing numismatic history is the inclusion of the world record for the highest price ever realized at auction for a rare coin, the 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar graded Specimen-66 (PCGS) that realized over $10 million, part of their sale of the famed Cardinal Collection.

The company is headquartered in Irvine, California, with offices in New York, Wolfeboro, Hong Kong, and Paris. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is an Official Auctioneer for several important numismatic conventions, including American Numismatic Association events, the New York International Numismatic Convention, the Professional Numismatists Guild New York Invitational, the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring, Summer and Winter Expos, and our April and August Hong Kong Auctions.

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Consign or Sell Your Collection to Maximize Your Results

Here are a few unique attributes offered by Stack’s Bowers Galleries
  • We are the leader at achieving the highest prices at auction. We are the world-record holder for the most expensive coin ever sold at auction along with the world-record for the most expensive piece of U.S. currency ever sold.
  • Our catalogs have won more Catalog of the Year awards than any other firm.
  • Our team of experts is the best of any numismatic auction house in the world. Led by Chairman Emeritus and numismatic legend Q. David Bowers, our team of rare coin and currency specialists includes many well-known and award winning U.S. and World numismatic scholars. With a combined over 1250 years of experience among them, our highly skilled professionals will ensure your coins and currency will be showcased to their full advantage.
  • We offer unparalleled expertise in all areas of numismatics and our team of experts is the finest of any numismatic auction house in the world.
  • Over 40 financial institutions, banks and trust companies; over 70 museums, universities, colleges and historical societies; and numerous highly experienced trustees and boards of directors have chosen Stack’s Bowers Galleries to showcase and sell their collection of coins, medals, tokens and paper money.

Stack's Bowers Article and Video Archives

Extremely Rare PMG-Certified Silver Certificate Offered in August ANA Auction

Extremely Rare PMG-Certified Silver Certificate Offered in August ANA Auction

An extremely rare Silver Certificate certified by Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) is the top lot in the Stack’s Bowers American Numismatic Association (ANA) Auction of...

CoinWeek Podcast #162: James McCartney: From Coins to Catalogs

  The CoinWeek Podcast is brought to you by PCGS. Check out PCGS’ new grading specials and take advantage of an exclusive offer to get...
U.S. Currency Rarities Presented in Stack’s Bowers Auction for ANA World’s Fair of Money

U.S. Currency Rarities Presented in Stack’s Bowers Auction for ANA World’s...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to announce their Official U.S. Currency Auction for the ANA World's Fair of Money, hosted at Griffin Studios, their...
Stack's Bowers Presents Loch Ness Collection of Scottish Coins in ANA World's Fair of Money Auction

World-Class Rarities Featured in Stack’s Bowers Auction for ANA World’s Fair...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to announce their Official Auction for the ANA World's Fair of Money, hosted from Griffin Studios, their state-of-the-art auction...
1891 Double Eagle Rarity at Stack's Bowers August 2021 ANA World's Fair of Money Auction

1891 Double Eagle Rarity Featured in Stack’s Bowers August 2021 World’s...

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   Beginning in 1877, the denomination listed on the double eagle was expanded from TWENTY D. to...
Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces ANA World Paper Money Sale

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces ANA World Paper Money Sale

Stack’s Bowers Galleries has announced that their August ANA World Paper Money Sale has been finalized and is posted on their website StacksBowers.com. With...
Russian and Soviet Banknotes on Offer at Stack's Bowers August ANA World Currency Auction

Russian and Soviet Banknotes on Offer at Stack’s Bowers August ANA...

By Christopher Dahncke - Currency Auction Associate, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   North Caucasian Soviet Socialist Republic 1918 10 Rubles Specimen The official World Paper Money auction...
Stunning Gold Aureus of Macrinus – A Connoisseur's Dream - Stack's Bowers Galleries 2021 ANA World's Fair of Money Ancient Coin Auction

Stunning Gold Aureus of Macrinus – A Connoisseur’s Dream

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   The upcoming Official Auction of the ANA World's Fair of Money from Stack's Bowers...
Exceptional Macon Georgia Red Seal Serial Number 1 Sheet in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction

Exceptional Macon Georgia Red Seal Serial Number 1 Sheet in Stack’s...

By Manning Garrett - Paper Money Consultant, Stack's Bowers ......   The Stack's Bowers Galleries official United States Currency auction for the ANA World's Fair of...
Stack's Bowers Presents Loch Ness Collection of Scottish Coins in ANA World's Fair of Money Auction

Stack’s Bowers Presents Loch Ness Collection of Scottish Coins in ANA...

Stack's Bowers Galleries is pleased to feature the Loch Ness Collection of Scottish Coins in their Official World Coin Auction for the ANA World's...
Exceptional Mint State 1927-S Saint Gaudens $20 Featured in Stack's Bowers August 2021 Auction

Exceptional Mint State 1927-S Saint Gaudens $20 Featured in Stack’s Bowers...

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   For the numismatist assembling a set of Saint-Gaudens double eagles, the later issues present a formidable...
Uncirculated 1863 $20 Legal Tender Note Presented in Stack's Bowers ANA Currency Auction

Uncirculated 1863 $20 Legal Tender Note Presented in Stack’s Bowers ANA...

By Peter Treglia - Director of Currency, Stack's Bowers ......   The official Stack's Bowers Galleries United States Currency auction for the ANA World's Fair of...
Stack's Bowers August ANA Auction to Feature Landmark 1827/3/2 Quarter Dollar Rarity

Stack’s Bowers August ANA Auction to Feature Landmark 1827/3/2 Quarter Dollar...

Stack's Bowers Galleries is pleased to present the Mickley/Norweb specimen of the 1827/3/2 Original quarter. This example, one of many exciting highlights of our...
Over $7.8 Million in U.S. Coins Sold in Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ June 2021 Auction

Over $7.8 Million in U.S. Coins Sold in Stack’s Bowers Galleries’...

Over $7.8 million in United States coins and Numismatic American was sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2021 Showcase Auction, the first event...

Stack’s Bowers Offers 1880 $1,000 Legal Tender Note, Rare Mexican Currency...

1880 $1000 Legal Tender Note from the Tarzan Collection By Brad Ciociola - Currency Specialist, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   One of the highlights of the Stack's...