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

Gem Proof 1849 Dime Offered in Stack's Bowers June 2022 Auction

Gem Proof 1849 Dime Offered in Stack’s Bowers June 2022 Auction

By Christopher Maisano - Numismatist, Stack's Bower Galleries ......   The 1849 Proof dime is a rarity among Liberty Seated coinage and Proof coins as a...
World Record Prices in $13.6 Million Stack’s Bowers Hendricks Set Auction

World Record Prices in $13.6 Million Stack’s Bowers Hendricks Set Auction

The incredible Hendricks Set of United States Gold Coins from the Fairmont Collection sold for over $13.6 million USD in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries...
Stack's Bowers Ponterio’s Inaugural Hong Kong Rarities Night a Success

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio’s Inaugural Hong Kong Rarities Night a Success

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio’s inaugural Rarities Night of Chinese Coins proved a resounding success, as 255 lots realized just short of $27,000,000 as one...
Stack's Bowers Galleries to Present Sydney F. Martin Collection

Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Present Sydney F. Martin Collection

Stack's Bowers Galleries has been selected to sell Sydney F. Martin's many remarkable numismatic collections at public auction over a several-year span, beginning in...
Full Set of 1941 Panama Notes Offered in Stack’s Bowers June Auction

Full Set of 1941 Panama Notes Offered in Stack’s Bowers June...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries will offer a full set of the 1941 Panama Arias series in their upcoming June Collectors Choice Online (CCO) Auction. Individually...
New Dated Gold Coin Market Thanks to Fairmont/Hendricks Collection

New Dated Gold Coin Market Thanks to Fairmont/Hendricks Collection

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The April 2022 Stack’s Bowers sale of the Fairmont/”Hendricks” coins likely has forever changed the rare date...
High-Grade Classic US Coin Highlights of Stack's Bowers June Auction

High-Grade Classic US Coin Highlights of Stack’s Bowers June Auction

By Christopher Maisano - Numismatist, Stack's Bower Galleries ......   Rainbow Proof Barber Quarter Proof Barber quarters are known for low mintages, as well as their beauty...
Austrian Mint 1936 Chinese Proof Set Offered in May Hong Kong Sale

Austrian Mint 1936 Chinese Proof Set Offered in May Hong Kong...

By Nicholas Fritz - Numismatist, World and Ancient Coins, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   In 1936, war loomed over China as it became increasingly clear that...
Stack’s Bowers to Sell Unique Gold Daniel Morgan at Cowpens Medal

Nearly $37 Million in U.S. Numismatic Items Sold in Stack’s Bowers...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries sold nearly $37 million in United States coins and paper money in their Spring 2022 Showcase Auction, surpassing pre-sale estimates by...
Kairos Collection Chinese Coins Highlight Stack's Bowers Hong Kong Sale

Kairos Collection Chinese Coins Highlight Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Sale

By Nicholas Fritz - Numismatist, World and Ancient Coins, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The Stack's Bowers and Ponterio May 2022 Hong Kong Auction of Asian...
Stack’s Bowers Ponterio to Offer Nearly 10,000 Lots of Asian Numismatics in May Hong Kong Auction

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio to Offer Nearly 10,000 Lots of Asian Numismatics...

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to present a large and varied selection of Asian and Asia-related coins and paper money in their biannual...
High-Grade Gold Eagle Certified by NGC Realizes Over $800,000

High-Grade Gold Eagle Certified by NGC Realizes Over $800,000

A high-grade Indian Head Eagle gold coin certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) realized $840,000 USD in the Stack’s Bowers Spring 2022 Auction on April 5,...
Stack's Bowers Galleries to Offer the Yashoda N. Singh Collection of Rare Portuguese and Indian Coins in May 2022 Hong Kong Auction

Stack’s Bowers to Offer Singh Collection of Rare Portuguese and Indian...

By Nicholas Fritz - Numismatist, World and Ancient Coins, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The coinage of India is interesting, diverse, and at times challenging to...
Stack’s Bowers to Sell Unique Gold Daniel Morgan at Cowpens Medal

Gold Daniel Morgan at Cowpens Medal Brings $960,000

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Sets a New World Record for an American Historical Medal   The only Daniel Morgan at Cowpens medal known in gold, the sole...
Lovely Bust Half Dollar From Abigail Collection Offered in Stack's Bowers Spring 2022 Auction

Lovely Bust Half Dollar From Abigail Collection Offered in Stack’s Bowers...

By Christopher Maisano - Numismatist, Stack's Bower Galleries ......   The Capped Bust half dollar is one of the most popular series in all American numismatics....