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

Incredible Gem 1894 Morgan Dollar Featured in Stack’s Bowers Nov. Showcase...

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   With just 110,000 coins produced, the 1894 has the lowest mintage among circulation strike Morgan dollars...

Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo to Reconvene March 2021

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction Will Still Be Held in November 2020   The Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo was prohibited from being held November 12–14, 2020,...

Legendary Chinese “Long-Whisker” Pattern Dollar at Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   There are many highlights and exceptional rarities in the Stack's Bowers upcoming October Hong...
Stack's Bowers and Ponterio October 2020 Hong Kong Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Present Record-Setting Hong Kong Sale in October

Venerable coin firm Stack’s Bowers & Ponterio is pleased to announce their fall Hong Kong auction comprising seven sessions over five days, split between...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Sell Collection of Larry H. Miller, Utah...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present the spectacular collection built by Utah businessman Larry H. Miller across two sales to be held in...

Auto Dollars of Kweichow Featured in Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Numismatic representations of automobiles are always popular due to their immense crossover appeal and...

The 1898 Chihli Dollar — A Monumental Gem With a Monumental...

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   While the massive collection formed by the legendary Eduard Kann stands as a pinnacle...

Choice VF 1815/2 Half Dollar Featured in Stack’s Bowers Sept. Collectors...

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   The 1815/2 half dollar is a significant key date in the Capped Bust, Lettered Edge series. Struck...

Heaton Mint Coin From Kiangnan Highlighting Stack’s Bowers’ Hong Kong Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Late in the 19th century, China began to modernize its coining system, moving away...

Top Pop 1916 Lincoln Cent in Stack’s Bowers November 2020 Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   As a well-produced issue from the first decade of the series, the 1916 Lincoln cent is...

Medals in Stack’s Bowers Hong Kong Auction Showcase Cultural History of...

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   A German Medal and the Chinese Connection to World War I Though western Europe and...

E. Horatio Morgan Collection Half Dollars in Stack’s Bowers Sept. 2020...

By Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   As collectors, we all have times in our lives when we push the hardest to build up our collections. For E....

Stack’s Bowers August 2020 Ancient and World Coins and World Paper...

Stack's Bowers Galleries Sales Bring Over 5.3 Million   Following a dozen auction sessions spanning nearly two weeks, the results for the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Sells Nearly $14 Million of US Coins and...

Over $13.94 million in United States coins and Numismatic Americana was sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2020 Las Vegas Auction, contributing to...

Over 425 Ounces of GOLD Offered in Stack’s Bowers August 2020...

Bidding Ends Thursday, August 20 Click Here to Place Your Bids   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to present their Precious Metals Auctions, a new auction platform...