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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

Stack’s Bowers Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek .....   Stack’s Bowers will host a series of auctions at the 2019 ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago, featuring...

Mining Talers From the Linda Collection​ Featured in Stack’s Bowers 2019...

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Ever an iconic denomination and focal point of countless coin collections, the taler—a large-sized...

The Legionary Marc Antony Denarii: A Featured Group in the Stack’s...

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Following the assassination of Rome’s ‘dictator for life’ Julius Caesar in 44 BCE, Rome...

Newly Discovered Santa Maria, CA Serial Number 1 Red Seal Offered...

New Santa Maria Note Added to Sale​   By Brad Ciociola - Currency Specialist, Stack's Bowers ......   Stack's Bowers Galleries is pleased to feature in our Official...

Famous 1876-CC Twenty-Cent Piece Offered in Stack’s Bowers Official Auction at...

A PCGS-Graded MS-65 Example Will Be a Highlight of Their Auction at the ANA World’s Fair of Money For a long time, the 1876-CC twenty-cent...

Rare Proof 1837 N-10 1837 Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers August...

By James McCartney - Senior Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ......   Among the most coveted early American coppers are the Proof large cents struck in the mid-19th...

Stack’s Bowers to Showcase the Famous 1894-S Dime at ANA World’s...

Of all great American coin rarities, the 1894-S dime stands high in the front rank. The appearance of one in the marketplace is always...

Important Judaea Capta Coinage Offered in Stack’s Bowers August ANA Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   This week's featured ancient coin highlight from our Official Auction of the ANA World's...

Handsome Selection of British and Related Coins Offered in Stack’s Bowers...

By Kyle Ponterio - Senior Numismatist & Cataloguer, Stack's Bowers ......   This week we feature a handsome selection of British and related items from our...

ANA World’s Fair of Money Auctioneers Announced

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is proud to announce the Official Auctioneers for the 2020 and 2021 World's Fairs of Money. Heritage Auctions and Stack’s...

Stack’s Bowers June Collectors Choice Online Auction of U.S. Coin, Currency...

By Stack's Bowers ......   Our June 2019 Collectors Choice Auction featuring U.S. Coins and Currency is now online. We are pleased to introduce a third...

Finest 1831 Capped Bust Dime Variety Featured in August 2019 ANA...

By James McCartney - Senior Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ......   The JR-3 variety of the 1831 Capped Bust dime is unremarkable in most grades and carries...

Did You Know? Edson Collection of Civil War Tokens, Washington Medals...

By Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   Did you know that Stack's Bowers Galleries is featuring the Ralph A. Edson collection in our official auction of the...

Brazil Gold Tied for Finest Known Certified World Coin in Stack’s...

By Kyle Ponterio - Senior Numismatist & Cataloguer, Stack's Bowers ......   As summer approaches, anticipation is rapidly building for our official American Numismatic Association (ANA)...

Rare Original Proof 1836 Half Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers May...

By James McCartney - Senior Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ......   Proof early American copper coinage is one of the most fascinating and intensely pursued series in...