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

Larry Ness Indian Peace Medals Brings Over $900,000 at Stack’s Bowers...

The highly anticipated Larry Ness Collection of Indian Peace medals crossed the auction block on November 10 as part of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries...
Nearly $20 Million in United States Coins and Paper Money Sold in Stack’s Bowers Nov. 2020 Auction

Nearly $20 Million in United States Coins and Paper Money Sold...

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2020 Showcase Auction was highlighted by several historic collections that were brought to market for the first time in...

Stack’s Bowers January 2021 Auction to Feature Oro del Nuevo Mundo...

Stack's Bowers Galleries is excited to announce the sale of the Oro del Nuevo Mundo Collection in our January 2021 auction, to be held...
Incredible Semi-Dated Elizabethan Gold Pound at Stack's Bowers NYINC 2021 Auction

Incredible Semi-Dated Elizabethan Gold Pound at Stack’s Bowers NYINC 2021 Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Few English monarchs have had such a storied and pivotal reign as Elizabeth I,...

Scarce Panama 5 and 10 Balboa Notes at Stack’s Bowers Jan....

By Christopher Dahncke - Currency Auction Associate, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   Panama P-24a 1941 10 Balboas Our January 2021 NYINC sale is filling up with a...
Russian coins of Catherine the Great highlight the Stack's Bowers galleries NYINC 2021 Auction of World Coins

The German Princess Who Became a Russian Empress: Stack’s Bowers NYINC...

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Much like another female ruler some two centuries prior (Elizabeth I in England), an...

Colonial Coins, Washingtoniana, Indian Peace Medals in Stack’s Bowers Nov. Auction

The E Pluribus Unum Collection, Part 2: Colonial Coins and Washingtoniana The E Pluribus Unum Collection, Part 2: Colonial Coins and Washingtoniana will be featured...

Nearly Uncirculated 1928 $50 Gold Certificate Star Note in Stack’s Bowers...

By Brad Ciociola - Currency Specialist, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   A pleasing Fr.2404* 1920 $50 Gold Certificate Star Note graded About Uncirculated 55 EPQ will...
PCGS, NGC, and CAC certified coins

Certified Coin Marketplace – CAC-Approved Coins Bring Premiums in October 2020

During October, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in live auctions in Las Vegas and Dallas in addition to public internet sales. Here are...

Historic 1797 Small Eagle $10 Featured in Stack’s Bowers Showcase Auction

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   The 1797 is the scarcest date in the Capped Bust Right, Small Eagle $10 gold series...

Stack’s Bowers Offers Jewell City, Kansas $5 Circus Poster Note in...

By Brad Ciociola - Currency Specialist, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   A new-to-the-market Circus Poster format $5 Brown Back from the First National Bank of Jewell...

Gem 1889 $3 Gold Featured in Stack’s Bowers Nov. 2020 Showcase...

By James McCartney – Senior Numismatist, Stack’s Bowers ......   The mintage for the 1889 $3 gold piece was just 2,300 coins all delivered in December,...

A Thrice Countermarked Tour of the Americas: Stack’s Bowers Auctions

By Jeremy Bostwick - Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack's Bowers ......   Countermarks have long served in the role of "repurposed numismatics", with a host coin...

The E Pluribus Unum Collection, Part Two

By John Kraljevich - Numismatic Consultant, Stack’s Bowers ......   Download your free copy of the catalog or view online   In November 2019, before the world of...

“King of Small Size” Gem 1933 $10 Offered in Stack’s Bowers...

By Brad Ciociola - Currency Specialist, Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   ​Small size currency enthusiasts will be pleased to find a high-grade example of one of...