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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

Did You Know? Edson Collection of Civil War Tokens, Washington Medals...

By Stack's Bowers Galleries ...... Did you know that Stack's Bowers Galleries is featuring the Ralph A. Edson collection in our official auction of the...

Brazil Gold Tied for Finest Known Certified World Coin in Stack’s...

By Kyle Ponterio - Senior Numismatist & Cataloguer, Stack's Bowers ......   As summer approaches, anticipation is rapidly building for our official American Numismatic Association (ANA)...

Rare Original Proof 1836 Half Cent Featured in Stack’s Bowers May...

By James McCartney - Senior Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ......   Proof early American copper coinage is one of the most fascinating and intensely pursued series in...

Jim Bisognani: These Lincolns Make Cents

Solving the copper conundrum; summer expos around the corner   By Jim Bisognani - NGC Weekly Market Report .....   Although the first day of summer is a month away, spring...

Q. David Bowers Discusses the Taraszka Early Gold Collection – Video

  Stack's Bowers co-founder Q. David Bowers sat down with us to discuss an important collection of 18th-century U.S. gold coins assembled by noted collector...

Stack’s Bowers May Collectors Choice U.S. Coins and Currency Auction Now...

By Stack's Bowers Galleries ......   The Stack's Bowers May 2019 Collectors Choice Sale is now online. Check out StacksBowers.com to view over 500 lots of...

Rare 1876-CC Liberty Head Eagle Gold Coin in Upcoming Stack’s Bowers...

By James McCartney - Senior Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ......   The 1876-CC $10 is a significant rarity and is elusive in all grades. With appeal to...
Gem 1834 Capped Bust Quarter, courtesy Stack's Bowers Auctions

Gem 1834 Capped Bust Quarter Featured in Stack’s Bowers May 2019...

By James McCartney - Senior Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ......   The Capped Bust quarter series, struck from 1815 through 1838, is vastly underrated and contains many...

Newly Discovered Original Washington Before Boston Silver Medal Featured in Stack’s...

By James McCartney - Senior Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ......   The Washington Before Boston medal is one of the most significant relics of early America and...

Uniface Fugio Copper Impressions in Gold Featured in Stack’s Bowers May...

By James McCartney - Senior Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ........   Our May 2019 Baltimore Auction will feature an exceptional selection of United States colonial coinage, including...

Condition Census 1787 New Jersey Copper Featured in May Stack’s Bowers...

By James McCartney - Senior Numismatist, Stack's Bowers ........   Our May 2019 Baltimore Auction will feature an impressive selection of United States colonial coins from...

Video: Don Kagin Discusses His Latest Cool NEWP… a War of...

  In February, Stack's Bowers offered the fourth in a series of four auctions of paper money and related items from the historic collection of...

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Spring Hong Kong Auction Realizes Nearly $7 Million

By Stack’s Bowers Galleries ......   Stack's Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce the results of their Spring 2019 auction presented in conjunction with the sixth...

Certified Coin Marketplace: CAC Coins Bring Premiums in March

In addition to faring well in internet sales, CAC-approved coins outperformed other certified coins in live auctions in Maryland and Texas during March. Here...

Watch: The Joel R. Anderson Multi-Million Dollar Collection of Paper Money,...

  On February 28, 2019, Stack's Bowers concluded the final session in a four-part paper money offering of the Joel R. Anderson Collection. Anderson is a major...