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

Fresh Collections and Rarities Featured in Stack’s Bowers June 2021 California Auction

Fresh Collections and Rarities Featured in Stack’s Bowers June 2021 California...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to announce their June 2021 Showcase Auction, the first event to be hosted at the state-of-the-art auction gallery in...

Choice 1901 $10 Bison Legal Tender Note, World Paper Money in...

Choice About New 1901 $10 Bison in May CCO Currency Auction By Brad Ciociola - Currency Specialist, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The upcoming May 2021 United...
An American and Saudi Arabian Gold Coin Featured in Stack's Bowers June World Coin Auction

An American and Saudi Arabian Gold Coin Featured in Stack’s Bowers...

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   American interest in foreign oil supplies increased following World War I, with a focus...
Stack’s Bowers May World Paper Money Auction to Feature Syria 100 Livres Color Trial Specimen

Stack’s Bowers May World Paper Money Auction to Feature Syria 100...

By Christopher Dahncke - Currency Auction Associate, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   Stack's Bowers Galleries upcoming May World Paper Money Collectors Choice Online (CCO) Auction offers...
Stack’s Bowers to Present Pogue 1804 Dollar in Auction at ANA World’s Fair of Money

Stack’s Bowers to Present Pogue 1804 Dollar in Auction at ANA...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries has announced that they will offer the finest known 1804 silver dollar on August 12, 2021, in the Rarities Night Session...
A Rare Award Medal Pertaining to Dinuzulu—the Final 19th-Century King of the Zulus offered by Stack's Bowers Galleries

A Rare Award Medal Pertaining to Dinuzulu—the Final 19th-Century King of...

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   As European colonialism continued in late 19th-century Africa, fewer and fewer native tribes were...
Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hammers Highest-Grossing Auction Hosted Outside United States

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hammers Highest-Grossing Auction Hosted Outside United States

Stack's Bowers and Ponterio’s biannual Hong Kong-based auctions continue to attract tremendous enthusiasm and participation, as illustrated by their April 2021 event. Featuring over...

Stack’s Bowers to Present #1 All-Time Finest PCGS Walking Liberty Half...

Magnificent Lulu Collection of Walking Liberty Half Dollars Featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2021 Auction   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to present the...
Bid by Percentage in the Stack's Bowers Jan. 2021 Precious Metals Auction

Bid by Percentage in the Stack’s Bowers April 2021 Precious Metals...

Pre-Sale Bidding Ends Wednesday, April 21 Click Here to Place Your Bids   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to present their April 2021 Precious Metals Auction, a...

Rare Asian Coins Break Records at Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction

Several Significant Rarities from the Pinnacle Collection and Graded by PCGS Cross the Block at April Hong Kong Auction   Some of the rarest coins from...

A New Batch of Fairmont Collection Half Eagles Sells at Auction

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   Stack’s Bowers sold another group of Liberty Head half eagles sourced from the Fairmont Collection in their...
Stack's Bowers' March 2021 Auction: Lots You Need to Know

Nearly $28 Million in U.S. Coins, Paper Money Sold in Stack’s...

Nearly $28 million in United States coins and paper money was sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2021 Auction, held March 24-26 at the...

VAM Silver Dollars in Special Stack’s Bowers CCO Auction

Did You Know that Stack's Bowers Galleries will be offering a special Collectors Choice Online (CCO) Auction featuring Morgan dollars and Peace dollars attributed...

Stack’s Bowers Offers Pinnacle Collection Samurai-Era Gold Plate Money From Feudal...

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Within the incredible Pinnacle Collection, a featured cabinet in the Stack's Bowers and Ponterio...
Extremely Rare Pakistan Haj Pilgrim 100 Rupees Specimen in Stack's Bowers Hong Kong Paper Money Auction

Extremely Rare Pakistan Haj Pilgrim 100 Rupees Specimen in Stack’s Bowers...

By Christopher Dahncke - Currency Auction Associate, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   Stack's Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to offer in their April 2021 Hong Kong...