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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 Offering ESM Collection of Large Cents, Ancient Roman Solidi

ESM Collection of United States Large Cents Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present the ESM Collection of United States Large Cents as part of...

Rare Zanzibar Note, Canadian $5 in Stack’s Bowers Paper Money Auction

Serial Number 1 Merchants Bank of Canada 5 Dollar By Christopher Dahncke - Currency Auction Associate, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The upcoming Stack's Bowers August 2020...

The Duke of Lansing Collection of British Coronation Medals

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   The crowning of any monarch is always a momentous celebration, highly anticipated and carefully...

Mint State 1796 Stars on Obverse Quarter Eagle in Stack’s Bowers...

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   The Coinage Act of April 2, 1792 authorized the production of three gold denominations at the...

Top Pop 1913-S Lincoln Cent: Stack’s Bowers Direct

By Stack's Bowers ......   Top Pop 1913-S Lincoln Cent - Finest RB Seen at PCGS or CAC MS-66 RB (PCGS). CAC.   Attractive and impressively preserved, this Gem...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Presents the D. Brent Pogue Numismatic Library

Part of the August 5-7, 2020 Auction in Las Vegas, Nevada   Stack's Bowers Galleries is pleased to present the numismatic library of D. Brent Pogue...

Stack’s Bowers Announces Schedule for August Auction in Las Vegas

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce details of their upcoming August 2020 showcase auction of United States coins and paper money and World...

The Royal Presentation Escudo Coinage—the Pinnacle of Spanish Colonial Numismatics

By Kyle Ponterio and Matthew Orsini - Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   An enigma to this day, the exceedingly rare "Royal" presentation issues struck at mints...

Eagerly Sought Pattern Morgan Half Dollar: Stack’s Bowers Direct

By Stack's Bowers ......   Judd-1602 1879 Pattern Morgan Half Dollar Just One Finer 1879 Pattern Morgan Half Dollar. Judd-1602, Pollock-1797. Rarity-6. Copper. Reeded Edge. Proof-66+ RB (PCGS).   The...

Finest Known Pedigreed Large Cents of ESM Collection at Stack’s Bowers...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present the ESM Collection of United States Large Cents as part of our August 2020 Auction. The collection comprises...

Spectacular Gem 1915-S Pan-Pac Round $50 in Stack’s Bowers August Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   At the time of issue in 1915, the round version of the Panama-Pacific Exposition $50 did...

Over $5 Million Realized in Stack’s Bowers June 2020 Santa Ana...

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2020 Auction continued the trend of exceptional prices realized recently demonstrated in their March Santa Ana and May Hong...

Gem Carson City 1882 Morgan Dollar Toner in SBG June Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   For most collectors, the 1882-CC Morgan dollar is the quintessential Carson City issue. Just 1.1 million...

Double Eagle Rarities: Gem 1932 Saint-Gaudens at Stack’s Bowers Direct

Double Eagle Rarities by Stack's Bowers ......   1932 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle. MS-65+ (PCGS). A stunning example of this historic rarity toned in sandy-gold hues and a...

US Gold Coin Francesca Collection at Stack’s Bowers June Auction TODAY!

The Francesca Collection by Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The Francesca Collection encompasses nearly every United States gold coin series from the early Capped Bust type...