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

Stack's Bowers Sells Over $20 Million in World and Ancient Coins at New York International Auction

Stack’s Bowers Sells Over $20 Million in World and Ancient Coins...

NYINC’s Highest Grossing Auction and Highest Priced Individual Lot   Following a record-breaking year in 2021, the World and Ancient Coin Department at Stack’s Bowers Galleries...
Exceptional 1861-S Paquet Double Eagle - Stack's Bowers Auction

Exceptional 1861-S Paquet Double Eagle Featured in Stack’s Bowers Spring Auction

By James McCartney - Director of Consignments and Numismatics, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The 1861-S Paquet Reverse is perhaps the most famous collectible Type I...
Stack’s Bowers Announces Sale of the Sydney F. Martin Collection

Stack’s Bowers Announces Sale of the Sydney F. Martin Collection

One of the Most Significant Cabinets of the Modern Era   For three decades, Sydney F. Martin was a preeminent figure in American numismatics. He served...
Exceptional 1870-CC $10 Rarity Offered in Stack's Bowers Spring 2022 Showcase Auction

Exceptional 1870-CC $10 Rarity Offered in Stack’s Bowers Spring 2022 Showcase...

By James McCartney - Director of Consignments and Numismatics, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The 1870-CC eagle is an eagerly sought rarity in the Liberty Head...
Stack’s Bowers to Present Over 6,000 Lots in Official 2022 NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers to Present Over 6,000 Lots in Official 2022 NYINC...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to offer more than 6,000 lots of world and ancient coins, military medals and orders, and world paper money...
Popular 1900 $10,000 Gold Certificate Featured in January 2022 Stack's Bowers CCO Auction

Popular $10,000 Gold Certificate Among Highlights of Stack’s Bowers Currency Auction

By Christopher Dahncke - Currency Auction Associate, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   Popular 1900 $10,000 Gold Certificate As part of the Stack's Bowers Galleries January Collectors Choice...
Stack's Bowers Offers Large Assemblage of Athenian Owls at NYINC Sale

Stack’s Bowers Offers Large Assemblage of Athenian Owls at NYINC Sale

By Nicholas Fritz - Numismatist, World and Ancient Coins, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   No ancient Greek city-state captures the modern imagination quite like Athens. Though...
Stack’s Bowers December Hong Kong CCO Auction Brings $10 Million+

Stack’s Bowers December Hong Kong CCO Auction Brings $10 Million+

As the world shifts to a more digitized environment, numismatic items that had previously been reserved for live sales at major auctions are crossing...
Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hong Kong Auction Surpasses $30 Million Mark 2nd Consecutive Time

Stack’s Bowers Sells Over $100 Million in World and Ancient Coins...

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries World and Ancient Coins Department is delighted to announce that their sales for 2021 have exceeded $100 million USD, far...
Over $14.7 Million in U.S. Coins, Currency Sold in Stack’s Bowers November Showcase Auction

Over $14.7 Million in U.S. Coins, Currency Sold in Stack’s Bowers...

Over $14.7 million in U.S. coins, currency, and Americana was sold by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in their official auction for the Whitman Coin &...
January NYINC Auction to Feature Coveted P-14 1/2 Dinar – Extremely Rare India Print Note

January NYINC Auction to Feature Coveted Iraq P-14 1/2 Dinar –...

By Christopher Dahncke - Currency Auction Associate, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The Stack's Bowers Galleries January 2022 auction of the New York International Numismatic Convention...
Impressive Roman Gold Aureus Headlines New York International Numismatic Convention Auction

Impressive Roman Gold Aureus Headlines New York International Numismatic Convention Auction

By Nicholas Fritz - Numismatist, World and Ancient Coins, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The January 2022 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) will once again...
Big Beard Yuan Shih-Kai Transitional Chinese Pattern Coin in Stack's Bowers December Collectors Auction

“Big Beard” Chinese Pattern Coin Realizes $780,000 in Stack’s Bowers Sale

An extremely rare Chinese pattern certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) has realized $780,000 at a Stack's Bowers auction. It was the top coin...
Stack’s Bowers Official Auctioneer of MIF Paper Money Fair in Valkenburg, Netherlands

Stack’s Bowers Official Auctioneer of MIF Paper Money Fair in Valkenburg,...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries, known for selling at auction the most valuable paper money and coin collections worldwide, is thrilled to announce their sponsorship of...
Big Beard Yuan Shih-Kai Transitional Chinese Pattern Coin in Stack's Bowers December Collectors Auction

Bearded Yuan Shih-Kai Transitional Coin in Stack’s Bowers December Collectors Auction

By Nicholas Fritz - Numismatist, World and Ancient Coins, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The December Hong Kong Collectors Choice Auction of Asian Coins from Stack's...