Home Stack’s Bowers

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.

bar

 


 

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 1868 Judd-611 Pattern Large Cent in Stack’s Bowers June...

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   The Braided Hair large cent was struck for circulation from 1839 through 1857, when it was...

Stack’s Bowers March 2020 Auction Sells Over $26.59 Million in U.S....

Eleven Sessions of U.S. Coins and Paper Money Bring a Total of More Than $37.5 Million   The Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2020 Auction marked a...

Superior Gem 1911 Double Eagle Featured in Stack’s Bowers June 2020...

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   With only 197,250 pieces produced, the 1911 Saint-Gaudens $20 double eagle gold coin has one of...

The Pogue VII Sale – My Perspective Through A Dozen Coins:...

The Pogue VII Sale by Doug Winter - RareGoldCoins.com ...... CoinWeek Content Partner   You couldn’t have picked a more dire set of circumstances faced by...

Stack’s Bowers March 2020 US Coin Auction Session Two Garners Nearly...

View All Lots & Bid in the Internet Sessions Here   Session Two of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2020 Auction closed with total prices realized...

Stack’s Bowers to Offer Exceptional Array of Exonumia in Medals-Only Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is excited to present a special April Collectors Choice Online (CCO) auction of over 160 lots of exonumia in medals. These...
China 1989 Dragon and Phoenix Pattern Coins in Stack's Bowers Galleries Hong Kong Auction May 2020

The 1989 Dragon and Phoenix Pattern Coins—A Timeless Pairing With a...

Pattern Coins by Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Animal iconography has long played an important role in Chinese art, with...

ESM Collection of US Half Cents Tops $1 Million During Stack’s...

The ESM Collection is one of the most significant half cent cabinets offered by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in recent years. It is ranked #2...
Welcome to The D. Brent Pogue Collection: Masterpieces of United States Coinage Part VII - Stack's Bowers Galleries

Record-Setting Pogue Collection of Classic US Coins Sells $15.343 Million in...

Two Coins Break Million-Dollar Barrier, Total Surpasses Pre-Distress High Estimates   Against a backdrop of economic uncertainty and negative indicators, rare coins continued to shine at...

Stack’s Bowers Kicks Off March Auction With Over $650,000 in Americana,...

View all lots and bid online in the March 2020 Auction!   Session One of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2020 Auction, showcasing exonumia through colonials,...

CoinWeek Stream: 20th Century Coin Masterpieces – The Pogue Collection: Part...

  On March 20, Stack's Bowers Galleries will conduct the seventh session of sales of the historic collection of D. Brent Pogue. In this streaming...

Finest Known 1852 Liberty Seated Quarter in Stack’s Bowers March 2020...

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   The 1852 Liberty Seated quarter has a relatively low mintage of 177,060 coins, a steep departure...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces Relocation of Official Whitman Coin & Collectibles...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ March 2020 Baltimore Auctions have been relocated from the Baltimore Convention Center to a facility near their California home office. The...

The British Trade Dollar: A Turn-of-the-Century Staple of Commerce in East...

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Following Spanish colonization of the New World during the 16th century and the subsequent...
Welcome to The D. Brent Pogue Collection: Masterpieces of United States Coinage Part VII - Stack's Bowers Galleries

Welcome to The D. Brent Pogue Collection: Masterpieces of United States...

By Q. David Bowers - Co-founder, Stack's Bowers ......   The D. Brent Pogue Collection will forever be known as an incredible assembly of the very...