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 Ponterio Hong Kong Auction Surpasses $30 Million Mark 2nd Consecutive Time

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hong Kong Auction Surpasses $30 Million Mark 2nd...

After 13 separate sessions comprising world and ancient coins along with world paper money, the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio September Hong Kong Auction realized...
Single Finest PCGS 1888 Half Eagle Offered in Stack's Bowers Nov. 2021 Auction

Single Finest PCGS 1888 Half Eagle Offered in Stack’s Bowers Nov....

By Ben Orooji - Senior Numismatist, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   After a stellar August 2021 ANA sale in which Stack's Bowers Galleries sold over 50...
Choice Uncirculated 1928D Atlanta $5 to be Featured in November 2021 Auction: PMG Pop 1/1 Finer

Choice Uncirculated 1928D Atlanta $5 Featured in Stack’s Bowers Nov. 2021...

By Christopher Dahncke - Currency Auction Associate, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The November 2021 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo will feature...
Rare Roosevelt, Harding Inaugural Bronze Medals in Stack's Bowers Showcase Auction

Rare Roosevelt, Harding Inaugural Bronze Medals in Stack’s Bowers Showcase Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   Stack's Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present some of the most famous and elusive United States...
Chinese Numismatic Treasures From the Family of H.H. Kung (Kong Xiangxi)

Chinese Numismatic Treasures From the Family of H.H. Kung (Kong Xiangxi)

By Kyle Ponterio - Senior Numismatist and Cataloger, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   Numerous rare, interesting and highly desirable numismatic treasures will soon cross the block...
Stack's Bowers Ponterio to Hold Firm’s Largest Hong Kong Auction

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio to Hold Firm’s Largest Hong Kong Auction

In what has already been a banner year for the venerable auction house, Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is excited to announce their fall Hong...
Rare Obsolete Texas Banknote Highlights From Stack's Bowers September CCO Auction

Rare Obsolete Texas Banknote Highlights From Stack’s Bowers September CCO Auction

By Christopher Dahncke - Currency Auction Associate, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   Austin, Republic of Texas $500 The September CCO Auction from Stack's Bowers Galleries will feature...
Stack’s Bowers Sets Record for Most Valuable Proof With Motto Saint-Gaudens $20

Stack’s Bowers Sets Record for Most Valuable Proof With Motto Saint-Gaudens...

A Gem Proof 1913 double eagle realized $336,000 in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2021 ANA Auction, setting a new record as the most...
The Stack's Bowers 2021 Post-ANA Auction: Some Gold Highlights With Analysis

The Stack’s Bowers 2021 Post-ANA Auction: Some Gold Highlights With Analysis

By Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ......   CoinWeek Content Partner   The Stack’s Bowers (and Heritage) ANA auctions were historically significant in this most unusual year as they...
Two Chinese Pavilion Dollars in Gold at Stack's Bowers September Hong Kong Auction

Two Chinese Pavilion Dollars in Gold at Stack’s Bowers September Hong...

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   There is an abundant selection of numismatic highlights in the upcoming fall Hong Kong...
Stack’s Bowers to Present Pogue 1804 Dollar in Auction at ANA World’s Fair of Money

Over $31 Million in U.S. Coins Sold in the Stack’s Bowers...

Over $31 million USD in United States coins and Americana was sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2021 ANA Auction, contributing to over...
Over $4.7 Million in U.S. Currency Sold in Stack’s Bowers Galleries August ANA Auction

Over $4.7 Million in U.S. Currency Sold in Stack’s Bowers Galleries...

Over $4.7 million USD in United States Currency was sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2021 ANA Auction, contributing to over $50 million...
Stack’s Bowers to Present Pogue 1804 Dollar in Auction at ANA World’s Fair of Money

Over $50 Million Sold in Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2021 ANA...

Over $50 million in coins, paper money, and other numismatic treasures were sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2021 ANA Auction, representing the...
A Lifesaving Medal With a Poignant Past in Stack's Bowers Hong Kong Auction

A Lifesaving Medal With a Poignant Past in Stack’s Bowers September...

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Lifesaving medals are a particularly popular subset of numismatics. As celebrations of the rescuing...
Stack’s Bowers to Present Pogue 1804 Dollar in Auction at ANA World’s Fair of Money

Finest 1804 Silver Dollar Sells for $7.68 Million at Stack’s Bowers...

The sole finest 1804 Draped Bust silver dollar sold for $7.68 million in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2021 ANA Auction, setting a new...