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

Important US Currency in Stack’s Bowers Showcase Auction

Important US Currency in Stack’s Bowers Showcase Auction

Stacks Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present an important offering of United States Currency in their Summer Global Showcase Auction. The firm’s first showcase...
Freshly-Stickered CAC Coins in Stack’s Bowers Summer Auction

Freshly-Stickered CAC Coins in Stack’s Bowers Summer Auction

Stack's Bowers Galleries is delighted to present a selection of freshly-approved CAC coins in our Summer 2022 Global Showcase Auction. Each of these received...

Stack’s Bowers Announces Paradise Collection of World Banknotes

Stacks Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that they have been chosen to present the Paradise Collection to the numismatic community. This important cabinet...
1882 $20 Gold Certificate - Stack's Bowers Galleries Paper Money Auction

Popular and Rare 1882 Banknotes Feature in Stack’s Bowers US Paper...

By Christopher Dahncke - Currency Auction Associate, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   Superb Gem 1882 $20 Gold Certificate The Summer 2022 Global Showcase Auction from Stack's Bowers...
Bitcoin, Physical Cryptocurrency Featured in Stack’s Bowers Summer 2022 Auction

Bitcoin, Physical Cryptocurrency Featured in Stack’s Bowers Summer 2022 Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to announce another unprecedented selection of bitcoins and physical cryptocurrency in their Summer 2022 Global Showcase Auction. This offering comes...
Stack's Bowers Eclectic World Coin Sale Part of Summer 2022 Showcase Auction

Stack’s Bowers Eclectic World Coin Sale Part of Summer 2022 Showcase...

Continuing their successful year of world and ancient coin auctions, Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present the world and ancient coin auction that...
Finest Known Proof 1825/4/1 Half Eagle From Mocatta Collection Offered by Stack’s Bowers

Finest Known Proof 1825/4/1 Half Eagle From Mocatta Collection Offered by...

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to present the finest of three known Proof 1825/4/1 Capped Head Left half eagles in their Summer 2022 Global...
United States Mint Selects Stack’s Bowers to Sell American Eagle 35th Anniversary Coins

United States Mint Selects Stack’s Bowers to Sell American Eagle 35th...

Only the Second Time the United States Mint Has Selected a Third-Party Auctioneer; Both Times Selecting Stack’s Bowers Galleries   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is honored to...
Stack’s Bowers to Offer Collection of Former Fed Chair Paul Volcker in Summer 2022 Showcase Auction

Stack’s Bowers to Offer Collection of Former Fed Chair Paul Volcker...

In a career spanning nearly six decades including public service under five U.S. presidents, Paul A. Volcker, Jr. worked for private and public firms...
Stack’s Bowers Announces Inaugural Offering From Sydney F. Martin Collection

Stack’s Bowers Announces Inaugural Offering From Sydney F. Martin Collection

For three decades, Sydney F. Martin of Doylestown, Pennsylvania and Amelia Island, Florida, was a preeminent figure in American numismatics. He served as president...
Unusual Standing Liberty Quarter Error in Stack's Bowers August Auction

Unusual Standing Liberty Quarter Error in Stack’s Bowers August Auction

By Christopher Maisano - Numismatist, Stack's Bower Galleries ......   The August Global Showcase Auction from Stack's Bowers Galleries will feature a Standing Liberty quarter error,...
Proof Large Cent Featured in Stack's Bowers August 2022 Showcase Auction

Proof Large Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers August 2022 Showcase Auction

By Christopher Maisano - Numismatist, Stack's Bower Galleries ......   Offerings of early copper Proofs are always exciting, and the choice 1841 large cent that is...
Full Head Standing Liberty Quarter Rarity Featured in Stack's Bowers August 2022 Showcase Auction

Full Head Standing Liberty Quarter Rarity Featured in Stack’s Bowers August...

By Christopher Maisano - Numismatist, Stack's Bower Galleries ......   Stack's Bowers Galleries is pleased to be offering this 1926-D Standing Liberty quarter, a significant condition...
JBR Set From Fairmont Collection to be Offered in Stack’s Bowers August 2022 Global Showcase Auction

JBR Set From Fairmont Collection to be Offered in Stack’s Bowers...

Stack's Bowers Galleries is thrilled to announce the incredible JBR Set of $5, $10, and $20 Gold Coins from the Fairmont Collection, a landmark...
One Ounce Gold Oban Ingots Offered in Stack’s Bowers Precious Metals Auctions

One Ounce Gold Oban Ingots Offered in Stack’s Bowers Precious Metals...

In April 2021, Stack’s Bowers Galleries sold an incredibly rare Tenshō-era ca. 1588 Japanese Oban for $1.9 million USD, more than doubling the pre-sale...