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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 Eldorado Collection Coins Bring $3.8 Million

Rare Colombian and Ecuadorian Gold Highlights 747-Lot Offering; Ecuador 1844 8 Escudos Rarity Sets New World Record at $456,000 One of the finest collections of...

World Coin Rarities Auctioned at NYINC in New York

News & Analysis - World Coin Rarities, markets, & collecting #401 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds .....   From Monday, January 8 to Sunday, January 14, there...

The Incredible Norweb-Bass 1845 Half Eagle Offered in Stack’s Bowers March...

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger - Stack's Bowers ......   The A.J. Vanderbilt Collection, featured in our Official Auction of the 2018 Whitman Coin &...

Stack’s Bowers Presents the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins

  By Lawrence R. Stack - Co-Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins and Paper Money, offered in two auction catalogs, is...

French Coins – Fabulous Pavillon d’Or of Philip VI De Valois...

lot 20138, French Coins - Pavillon d’Or of Philip VI De Valois. By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger - Stack's Bowers ...... Today’s preview for the January...

The Unique 1755-S Santa Fe 4 Escudos from the Eldorado Collection

1755-S Santa Fe 4 Escudos Discovery Coin, Ex. Eliasberg   Crossing the block next week as lot 11306 at our official auction of the New York...
Colombian Banknote Proof Book from American Bank note Company Archives at 2018 NYINC Auction, courtesy Stack's Bowers Galleries

Unique Record Book of Colombian Banknote Proofs at Stack’s Bowers NYINC...

A featured highlight from the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Paper Money, which crosses the auction block January 11 in the official auction of the...
George III Pistrucci Pattern Crown, Stack's Bowers NYINC Auction

Incredible Rare Great Britain Pattern Crown: Stack’s Bowers NYINC

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger - Stack's Bowers ......   The Stack’s Bowers Galleries January New York International (NYINC) sale is a magnificent event with...

Canadian Banknote Highlights from the Stacks Bowers NYINC World Currency Auction

Below are select highlights from the Stack's Bowers World Currency Auction taking place at the New York International Convention (NYINC) on January 12, 2018 CANADA....

Selections from the Upcoming Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auctions including the Eldorado...

Below are some of the highlights from the upcoming Stack's Bowers auction sessions during the NYINC show in New York City. There is a...

NGC Ancient Coins Highlight January 2018 Auctions

A 2,600-year-old stater and a Jewish War shekel are among the coins expected to realize six-figure prices Coins graded by NGC Ancients, a division of...

Stack’s Bowers: The Numismatic Tradition of Colombia and the Eldorado Collection

By John Kraljevich - Numismatic Consultant, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   Colombia has a proud numismatic tradition, extending in equal parts to the historic and fascinating...

Ring in the New Year With the Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2018...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce details of their January 2018 NYINC Auction held in conjunction with the prestigious New York International Numismatic...

Stack’s Bowers Presents the Joel R. Anderson Collection of U.S. Paper...

With great pleasure, Stack’s Bowers Galleries brings to market The Joel R. Anderson Collection of United States paper money, the largest, finest, and most...

Exceptional Rare Baby Ivan Ruble Coin at NYINC Auction: Stack’s Bowers

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger - Stack's Bowers ......   Today’s preview of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries January NYINC auction continues the story started last...