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

Obsolete US Currency Highlights: Polar Air and Polar Bear Notes

Polar Bear Notes by Brad Ciociola - Currency Specialist, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   Obsolete currency collectors are often drawn to notes with visually striking and...
Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces New Philadelphia Gallery at 1735 Market Street

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces New Philadelphia Gallery at 1735 Market Street

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to announce plans for a new rare coin gallery in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Located at 1735 Market Street on the...
Historic 1794 Starred Reverse Cent Featured in Stack's Bowers March Las Vegas Auction

Historic 1794 Starred Reverse Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers March Las...

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   The Sheldon-48 Starred Reverse 1794 Liberty Cap cent is one of the most popular, eagerly sought,...

Stack’s Bowers February World Coin Auction – Lots You Need to...

By CoinWeek .....   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is hosting a series of online world coin and paper money auctions from February 22 through 25 that include...

Gem 1820 Eliasberg Quarter Featured in Stack’s Bowers March Las Vegas...

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   In 1820, a quarter dollar was the typical cost for attending theatrical events and similar entertainments...

Top Pop PR-66 DCAM 1870 Quarter Eagle Featured in Stack’s Bowers...

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   The Proof 1870 quarter eagle is a tremendous rarity in all grades and only an estimated...

Bid on Gold and Silver With Stack’s Bowers Galleries Precious Metals...

Amid volatility in conventional investments, the popularity of hard assets like gold and silver bullion has never been greater. As a result, financial services...

Landmark 1822 Half Eagle to be Offered in Stack’s Bowers March...

Only Specimen in Private Hands   Stack’s Bowers Galleries will present at public auction the finest known 1822 half eagle, the D. Brent Pogue Collection coin....
Oceanographic Exonumia: Dr. Anton F. Bruun and the Alexander Agassiz Award - Stack's Bowers Auctions

Oceanographic Exonumia: Alexander Agassiz Award at Stack’s Bowers Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   The world of exonumia offers many exciting opportunities to collectors. The greater size (in...

Stack’s Bowers March Showcase Auction Features Incredible PR-67+ DCAM (PCGS) CAC...

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   The Proof 1897 Indian cent is an underrated rarity among the late dates from this series....
Eisenhower in Acapulco: An American-Mexican Numismatic Memento Featured in Stack's Bowers February Colelctors Choice Online Auction

Eisenhower in Acapulco: An American-Mexican Numismatic Memento

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   The post-World War II period saw an increase in American influence in global affairs,...

Stack’s Bowers March Auction to be Held in Las Vegas

Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ March 2021 Auction has been relocated and will now be held in Las Vegas, March 23-26 at the Bellagio Hotel and...
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Stack’s Bowers Rings in New Year With Monumental 2021 Ancient &...

Continuing a series of exceptionally impressive sales, Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their most recent January auction, an officially...
Stack's Bowers Offers Baby Watermelon 1890 $100 Treasury Note From Karelian Collection

Stack’s Bowers Offers Baby Watermelon 1890 $100 Treasury Note From Karelian...

By Brad Ciociola - Currency Specialist, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The March U.S. Currency Auction from Stack’s Bowers Galleries will feature selections from the Karelian...
Choice Mint State 1787 Fugio Copper in Stack's Bowers March 2021 Showcase Auction

Choice Mint State 1787 Fugio Copper in Stack’s Bowers March 2021...

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   Fugio coppers have long captured the imagination of numismatists as one of the first federally sanctioned...