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  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Auction Basics:

    • How do I consign my items to a Stack's Bowers Galleries auction?

    Consigning to a Stack's Bowers Galleries auction is easy and stress free, click here to use our online consignment form, call 800-458-4646 (West Coast) or 800-566-2580 (East Coast) to speak to one of our consignment directors, or download our Mobile App for from ITunes or Google Play and instantly upload your items for consignment.

    • How should I pack and ship my items?

    Your coins and currency can be shipped with complete confidence through the postal service by registered, insured mail. This is the safest way to transport your valuable coin or currency collection.

    Before shipping your items, please contact a consignment director at 800-458-4646 (West Coast) or 800-566-2580 (East Coast) for a consignor package. In it, you will find materials that will assist you in shipping your collection, and will include consignment listings, contracts, and other materials. When packing your coins or currency, please make sure you pack them securely inside a box with enough packing material so that the items are not loose. Before you seal the box, shake it to ensure contents do not rattle; if they do, please add more packing material. Also, make sure to include a filled out consignment listing that contains the contents inside the package, as well as a signed contract. Place the box inside of another box so that it is completely enclosed. Be sure to use enough packing material so the box is secure and does not have room to move. Please note: The USPS requires you to cover all the seams of the box being shipped with tape prior to shipping.

    Address the package and attach the proper labels from the post office onto the box. Please do not indicate the contents of the package outside of the box. The post office will provide you with forms for their Registered Mail service and you should purchase insurance to cover the value of the shipment.

    Any package can be insured up to a maximum amount of $25,000 per parcel through the USPS. If you wish to send packages in excess of this limit, you will need to send an inventory of your collection and contact a member of our customer service team to arrange for additional insurance coverage, at our expense, through our Lloyd's of London policy.

    Please make sure you obtain a stamped receipt from the post office attendant who assisted you in shipping your order. The receipt should state what post office station you used to ship your package and when the post office accepted your package. Please keep a copy of this for your records, as this information is essential in the rare occurrence that something happens to your package.

    In the case of a very large or valuable collection, arrangements can be made either through Brink's or a similar armed transportation service or with one of our representatives to pick up coins or currency directly from your home or bank and transport them to our vaults. Please remember to contact a consignment director before shipping your collection. And if you have any additional questions regarding the shipment of your items, please do not hesitate to call us. We are more than happy to help clarify any inquires you may have or help you schedule any special arrangements needed for your collection.

    • How soon will I receive a payment if I consigned my items to a Stack's Bowers Galleries auction?

    Consignors are paid 45 days after the last day of an auction.  Stack's Bowers Galleries also offers generous cash advances to qualified consignors.  As a qualified consignor you will have the option to receive the majority of your estimated auction proceeds before your coins or currency are sold at auction.  Contact a consignment director today for details at 800-458-4646 (West Coast) or 800-566-2580 (East Coast).

    • How can I bid in a Stack's Bowers Galleries auction?

    In person: Bidding in person during one of our live auctions is easy and fun! Simply visit the lot viewing room at our live Showcase Auctions and complete a quick, in-person registration form to secure a bid paddle. To view our upcoming auction schedule, please click here.

    By telephone: If you cannot attend the auction in person, you are welcome to make arrangements to bid via telephone with a Stack's Bowers Galleries agent on lots with a minimum lot value of $2,500. Call us at 800-458-4646 or stop by the auction room to make arrangements prior to the start of the live auction.

    By postal mail: Simply complete a bid sheet, sign it and mail it to Stack's Bowers Galleries, 1231 East Dyer Road Suite 100, Santa Ana, CA 92705. If your bid is the high bid on any lot, we will act as your representative at the auction and buy the lot.

    By absentee ballot via email: Bidders who cannot attend the live auction are welcome to send their bid sheet via email at [email protected]

    By fax: Complete your bid sheet and fax it to 949-253-4091.

    By mobile app:  An enhanced live online bidding experience allows users to bid from anywhere in the world, in real time, during our auctions from your computer or mobile device. Live audio and video feed connects you directly to the auction room and allows you to watch and bid in the sale as if you were in the room! Click here for information on how to download this to your tablet or mobile device or click the button below to download the app now.

    Download the Stacks Bowers Auction App from Apple App Store  Stacks Bowers Galleries Android App on Google Play Store

    • How do I register to bid?

    In person: New and existing clients are required to register onsite in the Auction lot viewing room prior to receiving a floor bidder paddle.

    Online: Go to StacksBowers.com and create an account.  If you already have an account, simply log in and agree to the Terms and Conditions of Sale.  

    • What is my bid limit?

    All new customers are automatically given a bid limit of $10,000. Please note: This is not a credit limit, and refers to the limit up to which you can place winning bids in a Stack's Bowers Galleries auction. All orders must be paid in full before shipping, unless you have made prior arrangements with a Stack's Bowers Galleries representative. If you wish to raise your bid limit, please contact us at 800-458-4646 or at [email protected].

    To see what your bid limit is, login to stacksbowers.com.  Under your name on the top right, select "PROFILE." On this page you can edit your address, password and verify your bid limit.

    How to Find My Bid Limit 

    • How can I apply for credit?

    If you wish to apply for credit, please contact Andrew Glassman at 800-458-4646 or via email at [email protected].

    • I forgot my username and/or password. How do I retrieve it? 

    To retrieve your password, click the Login button on the top right corner of the StacksBowers.com homepage. Then click Retrieve Password. Your password will be sent to your email address on file.

    Your user name is the email address you have on file.  If you forget your username, please contact our customer service department at 800-458-4646, Monday—Friday, 8 AM–5 PM (PST).

    • How can I find information on upcoming Stack's Bowers Galleries auctions? 

    Please click here to see our complete auction schedule.

    • Can I attend an upcoming live Auction? 

    Yes! Admittance to our live Auctions are absolutely free, and you're more than welcome to attend. Please see our upcoming auction schedule to see where we'll be next.

    • How can I get a catalog for an upcoming auction? 

    If you would like to order a catalog for one of our upcoming live Auctions, please call our customer service department at 800-458-4646. Catalogs shipped within the U.S. are $30; $35 for international shipping. Below you'll find pricing for our annual subscriptions:

    Catalogs

    Domestic Shipping

    International Shipping

    All Catalogs:

    U.S. Coin, U.S. Currency, World Coin & Currency, and Hong Kong

    USD $600

    USD $650

    All U.S. Coin Catalogs

    USD $400

    USD $450

    All U.S. Currency Catalogs

    USD $150

    USD $175

    All World Coin & Currency

    USD $175

    USD $200

    All Hong Kong Catalogs

    USD $175

     

    • Can I order catalogs for auctions that have already passed?

    Yes, you may order past auction catalogs from Stack’s Bowers Galleries for your numismatic library. Simply call our customer service department at 800-458-4646 and let them know what catalog(s) you’re interested in ordering. Please keep in mind that we have a limited amount of past catalogs available. Past auction catalogs are available at a modest cost per copy.

    • What is a Precious Metal Auction?

    The bidding in the Stack’s Bowers Precious Metal Auction will be represented by a percentage of the “spot” metal prices, which will be fixed immediately before the auction begins and remain unchanged during the course of the auction. Starting bids begin at as little as 90% of the metal “spot” price.  Once a lot is hammered, the sale price will be listed in U.S. Dollars on all invoices and prices realized, not percentages.  The price you pay will be exactly the percentage of the fixed “spot” price before the auction begins times the number of precious metal ounces in a lot plus shipping, handling and any applicable taxes. There is no buyers premium for Precious Metal Auctions. All bids must be in percent of the value of the effective metal price of the lot. Example: You would like to bid on a lot of gold coins for maximum 104.6% (meaning 4.6% over the effective gold value) of the value of the fine gold content of the lot. Procedure: You place a bid amounting to "104.6%". Please consult the special Terms and Conditions for more details on these auctions.

     

    Important Bidding Information:

    All material shall be sold in separate lots to the highest bidder as determined by the auctioneer. For the mail and Internet bidder's protection, no "unlimited" or "buy" bids will be accepted. When identical bids are received for a lot, preference is given to the first bid received as determined by the auctioneer. The next bid increment indicated determines the lowest bid that may be placed at the current time. Bids may be placed in whole dollar amounts only, equal to or greater than one increment over the current bid. Winning bids are calculated as the lesser of: 1) the maximum bid on the item, or 2) one increment above the second highest bid on the item. Half increments ("Cut Bids") will only be accepted during the live auction. Please read see our "Cut Bid" policy below. The auction sale is complete when the auctioneer so announces by the fall of the hammer or in any other customary manner.

    A premium of twenty percent (20%) will be added to the winning hammer price of each lot (minimum of $20 per lot).

    Being immediately outbid on an item means that another bidder has placed a Maximum Bid on the item, one that is higher than the bid you just placed. With a Maximum Bid, the other bidder has asked Stack's Bowers Galleries to bid for them up to and including a specific amount when someone else raises the current bid on an item.

    When you place a bid online, it serves as a "secret maximum bid" that is unknown to other bidders, and allows our system to use it as your secret bid to compete for you against other bidders in the auction, and raise your current bid to the minimum needed to win that lot, but no more than your secret Maximum Bid. The current bid on the lot will display the amount needed to win said lot, but may not reflect the actual secret maximum of the top bidder.

  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS           

    General Questions:

    • What is the value of my coin or banknote?​

    If you’re wondering what the value of your coins or currency are, let Stack’s Bowers Galleries do the work for you. What could take you hours can take us minutes! If you happen to be in the neighborhood, you can make an appointment for a free appraisal of your collection. We have offices located in Santa Ana, California; New York City; Wolfeboro, New Hampshire; Hong Kong; and Paris. (See below for contact information for each location.) And be sure to click on our show schedule to see when we’ll be in your neighborhood.
     

    ​California 

    1231 East Dyer Road
    Suite 100 
    Santa Ana, CA 92705 
    800-458-4646

    New York

    123 West 57th Street
    New York, NY 10019
    212-582-2580
    866-566-2580

    New Hampshire

    PO Box 1804
    Wolfeboro, NH 03894
    866-811-1804

    ​Hong Kong

    Unit 1603, 16/F Miramar Tower
    No. 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
    Kowloon, Hong Kong
    +852 2117 1191

    Paris

    75008, Paris
    01 83 79 02 03
    01 83 79 02 04


     

    If you prefer to do some research on your own, we suggest either visiting CoinAppraiser.com or obtaining a copy of A Guide Book of United States Coins by R.S. Yeoman. This book is the longest running annual retail coin-pricing guide and is available for purchase online and at most bookstores. We also recommend you read the introduction to get a better understanding of how to use the guide. Please note: Since this is an annual publication and coin prices are subject to change on a daily basis, the prices in the guidebook may not always be an accurate reflection of today’s market. Additionally, most times it is necessary for our experts to see your coins or currency in person before determining their worth. If you find that your coins may be worth money or if you have any questions regarding your items, please call us at 800-458-4646 and we’ll get you in touch with one of our professionals who can answer all your questions.

    • How do I know if the coin or banknote I have is real?

    As you become more involved in collecting, you may encounter a coin or banknote of questionable authenticity. The coin or banknote could be altered, replicated, or counterfeited. To protect yourself, you should only buy coins or currency from a reputable dealer, and buy coins or currency that have already been certified by a third-party grading company such as PCGS, NGC or PMG. You should also educate yourself on what to look for when trying to determine the authenticity of coins and currency. A copy of the book The Official Guide to Coin Grading and Counterfeit Detection​ by PCGS can also assist you on the subject.

    • What are replica coins?

    Coins of historical importance or exceptional rarity and value are most often affected by replication. These replicas are done by marketing firms for sale to the general public through mail-order catalogs or television infomercials. The easiest way to identify a replicated coin is to look for a seam on the edge of the coin — a sign that the coin is actually two halves that have been joined together.

    • What is an altered coin?

    Altered coins are intended to fool dealers and collectors. The most common alterations are done to mintmarks and dates. Other forms of alteration include cleaning, acid etching and plating the surface of a genuine coin — all of which are practices frowned upon by the numismatic community. Altered coins are typically traded at substantially discounted prices. The best way to detect if a coin has been altered is to examine the surfaces under magnification. If you still have doubts, you should not purchase the coin without a written guarantee of authenticity.

    • How can I detect if I have a counterfeit coin?

    Counterfeit coins can be found for nearly every coin minted up until 1933. As technology improves, so does the sophistication of numismatic forgeries. Some counterfeit coins can be easily detected by looking at the coin under magnification. If you notice any “bubbling” on the surface, engravings that do not match genuine Mint products, inconsistencies with color and/or luster, and difference in weight, the coin in question is most likely counterfeit. Below is a list of the most commonly counterfeited U.S. coins, click on each coin to see what authentic coins look like:

    1856 Flying Eagle Cent

    1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent

    ​1914-D Lincoln Cent

    1922 No D Lincoln Cent

    1943 Bronze Lincoln Cent

    ​ 1955 Doubled-Die Lincoln Cent

    1913 Liberty Nickel

    1937-D Three-legged Buffalo Nickel

    ​1916-D Mercury Dime

    ​1799 Silver Dollar

    ​1804 Draped Bust Silver Dollar

    1893-S Morgan Dollar

    1907 Saint-Gaudens High-Relief Double Eagle

    Cincinnati Commemorative Half Dollar

    • Should I clean my coins?

    No, you should never clean your coins. By cleaning a coin you risk causing significant damage to the coin’s surface. Cleaned coins are worth significantly less than a coin that retains its original surface. Coins that have not been sorted in a protective environment will oxidize with time. The oxidation can result in dark and/or vivid, sometimes rainbow-colored toning. Many collectors will only purchase coins with original toning.

    • How do I sell my coins or currency?

    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.  In addition to being at the forefront of numismatic auctions for over 80 years, we also buy coins directly and pay top market price. Each member of our buying team is a valuation expert who you can trust to pay the highest price in the marketplace.  Contact a buyer or a consignment specialist today and convert your coins or paper money to cash you can spend right now. 800.458.4646 or email [email protected]

    • How can I have my coins and currency appraised by Stack’s Bowers Galleries?

    Having your coins or currency appraised by one of our expert numismatists is easy! There are several ways to begin the process:

    In person:

    If you’re wondering what the value of your coins or currency are, let Stack’s Bowers Galleries do the work for you. What could take you hours can take us minutes! If you happen to be in the neighborhood, you can make an appointment for a free appraisal of your collection. We have offices located in Santa Ana, California; New York City; Wolfeboro, New Hampshire; Hong Kong; and Paris. (See below for contact information for each location.) And be sure to click on our show schedule to see when we’ll be in your neighborhood.

    ​California 

    1231 East Dyer Road
    Suite 100 
    Santa Ana, CA 92705 
    800-458-4646

    New York

    123 West 57th Street
    New York, NY 10019
    212-582-2580
    866-566-2580

    New Hampshire

    PO Box 1804
    Wolfeboro, NH 03894
    866-811-1804

    ​Hong Kong

    Unit 1603, 16/F Miramar Tower
    No. 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
    Kowloon, Hong Kong
    +852 2117 1191

    Paris

    75008, Paris
    01 83 79 02 03
    01 83 79 02 04

    Email: 

    Send us a list and photographs of your items to [email protected]. Please note: It may be necessary for our one of our experts to see your items in person before assigning a value. In that case, we recommend you ship your coins to Stack’s Bowers Galleries via the United States Postal Service (USPS).

    Mobile App:

    Download our FREE App today in the iTunes App Store or Google Play and introduce yourself to our on-the-go auction experience.  Through the app you can instantly upload images of your collection or single item for our experts to review.

    Stacks Bowers Galleries App Store Download Download the Stacks Bowers App on Google Play

    Mail:

    Send us a list and photographs of your items to your nearest Stack’s Bowers Galleries office:

    ​California 

    1231 East Dyer Road
    Suite 100 
    Santa Ana, CA 92705 
    800-458-4646

    New York

    123 West 57th Street
    New York, NY 10019
    212-582-2580
    866-566-2580

    New Hampshire

    PO Box 1804
    Wolfeboro, NH 03894
    866-811-1804

    ​Hong Kong

    Unit 1603, 16/F Miramar Tower
    No. 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
    Kowloon, Hong Kong
    +852 2117 1191

    Paris

    75008, Paris
    01 83 79 02 03
    01 83 79 02 04

    Once your list arrives, it will be reviewed by one of our numismatic experts. Please note: It may be necessary for our one of our experts to see your items in person before assigning a value. In that case, we recommend that you ship your coins to Stack’s Bowers Galleries via the United States Postal Service (USPS).

  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Technical Support:

    • How to Create an Online Account

    If you are new to Stack's Bowers Galleries, simply visit StacksBowers.com and click on the Login button at the top right corner of the page.

    Create an Account on Stacks Bowers Galleries with FAQs Help Section 

    Click "Sign up now" and follow the steps to set up your account.

    Login to Stacks Bowers Website with the Help Section 

     

     

    • I forgot my username and/or password. How do I retrieve it?

    Your username is the email address you have on file with us.  If you forget your password, simply click "Forgot Password?" or call our auction services department at 800-458-4646.

     • How do I download the Stack's Bowers Mobile App?

    Stack's Bowers Galleries is pleased to introduce our new, integrated website and iOS mobile and tablet applications.  Our state of the art mobile app is sure to enhance your on-the-go auction experience.  Bidding through the mobile app is quick and easy for both presale and live bidding.  Simply download the free app and log in to your Stack's Bowers account with your email address and password.  Just like on our website, anything you need for a complete auction experience is available to you. Click on the icon below to download the appropriate app for your mobile device.

     Download the Stacks Bowers Mobile App from the Apple App StoreDownload the Stacks Bowers App from the Google Play Android Store

    • Problems Online or With Mobile App

    If you happen to encounter a problem online or with the Mobile App, more likely than not, the problem lies in the browser installed on your computer or iOS/Android version, which may not support the current technology. Rectifying this problem is a simple matter of updating your browser, iOS, or Android.

    Windows Requirements: Windows 7 or newer using one of the following browsers: Chrome version 67+, Firefox version 60+, Windows 10+ Edge version 17+, or Internet Explorer 11 or newer.

    Apple Mac Requirements: macOS 10.12 (Sierra) or newer using one of the following browsers: Safari version 11+, Chrome version 67+, or Firefox version 60+.

    Apple iOS App Requirements: IOS version 11 or newer on one of the following devices: Apple iPhone 5S or newer, or Apple iPad Air or newer.

    Android Device App Requirements: Android version 4.4 or newer.

    Live Auction Audio and Video Streaming Requirements

    Our video technology leverages industry standards which require the use of your browser. Audio/Video requires the latest versions of Google Chrome and Firefox. Video publishing supports a maximum of 720p (1280x720). Keep in mind that the video adapts to the connection quality, so it will downgrade the quality if it detects any issues that could impact the feed’s ability to deliver low latency.  To participate in live auctions with live video your internet connection speed must be at least 1.5Mb/sec.

    • Report a Technical Error or Problem

    To report a technical issue, please contact our customer service department at 800-458-4646 or by email at [email protected].

    • Contact us

    Please contact our customer service department with any questions, comments, or technical issues at 800-458-4646 or [email protected].

  • TIPS ON HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL BIDDER

    • Be certain you are bidding on the correct item.

    Take time to double-check the heading of the item you are bidding on. And remember, once you have placed a bid, you cannot remove it. If you make a mistake and “misbid,” please contact our customer service department immediately at 800-458-4646 (8 AM – 5 PM, PST) or email [email protected].

    If the description of the item you wish to bid on is unclear to you, please email [email protected] for more information.

    • Use the Maximum Bid feature when placing a bid.

    When placing a Maximum Bid on an item, you give Stack’s Bowers Galleries permission to bid for you up to and including the Maximum Bid amount you set. The Maximum Bid system will only raise the bid in minimum increments in response to a competing bid, so you are sure to get the lot for the lowest possible price. This allows you to remain active on an item in the auction without the need for multiple Internet transactions. If a competing bid exceeds your Maximum Bid amount, you will be sent an outbid notice via email or push notification via our Mobile App. You can go back and place a new bid, or allow the Maximum Bid to expire without further action.

    • Take note of the auction information.

    Keep track of all the items you have bid on with the My Bids button, located at the top right corner of the StacksBowers.comhomepage. Just click on the My Bids button, and then click the My Bidding tab.

  • ​AUCTION BIDDING INCREMENTS

    • Increments: Showcase, Rarities and Collectors Choice Auctions

    Bidding increments for Showcase, Rarities and Collectors Choice Auctions follow this table. Please note: bids need to be submitted at the correct bid increment.  If you submit an off-increment bid, you will receive a message stating that the bid has been rounded down to the nearest increment under $500 and nearest half increment over $500.

    BID

    INCREMENT

    $0-$99

    $5

    $100-$199

    $10

    $200-$499

    $20

    $500-$999

    $50

    $1,000-$1,999

    $100

    $2,000-$4,999

    $200

    $5,000-$9,999

    $500

    $10,000-$19,999

    $1,000

    $20,000-$49,999

    $2,000

    $50,000-$99,999

    $5,000

    $100,000-$199,999

    $10,000

    $200,000-$499,999

    $20,000

    $500,000-$999,999

    $50,000

    $1,000,000-$1,999,999

    $100,000

    $2,000,000+

    $200,000

    Cut or Split Bids are accepted over $500

    • Increments:  Collectors Choice Online Auction - Bullion and Semi-Numismatic Coin Auctions

    Bidding increments for Collectors Choice Online Auctions Bullion and Semi-Numismatic Coins follow this table. Please note: bids need to be submitted at the correct bid increment.  If you submit an off-increment bid, you will receive a message stating that the bid has been rounded down to the nearest increment under $500 and nearest half increment over $500.

    BID

    INCREMENT

    $0-$99

    $5

    $100-$199

    $10

    $200-$4,999

    $20

    $5,000-$9,999

    $50

    $10,000-$19,999

    $100

    $20,000+

    $200

    Cut or Split Bids are accepted over $500

    • Increments: Bullion Percentage Auctions

    Bidding increments for Percentage Auctions follow this table. Please note: bids need to be submitted at the correct bid increment.  If you submit an off-increment bid, you will receive a message stating that the bid has been rounded down to the nearest increment.

    BID

    INCREMENT

    0.00-102.00%

    0.10%

    102.00-105.00%

    0.20%

    105.00-110.00%

    0.50%

    110.00-120.00%

    1%

    120.00-150.00%

    2%

    150.00-200.00%

    5%

    200.00-300.00%

    10%

    300.00-600.00%

    20%

    600.00%+

    50%

    Cut or Split Bids are not accepted.

    • Do you have a "cut" or "split" bid policy?

    Yes. Cutting or splitting a bid refers to a situation where the bidder chooses to bid half of the current increment. We do not accept cut bids on hammer prices under $500.  During Presale bidding a bidder can enter half increment bids above $500 multiple times.  Once the lot goes live, a bidder can only do this once per lot. If the bidder is subsequently outbid, he or she may rejoin the bidding, but can only do so in full increments until the lot is sold.

  • ​SALES TAX AT OUR AUCTIONS

    • Will I need to pay sales tax on any items purchased in a Stack's Bowers Galleries auction?

    Unless you have a valid resale certificate on file with Stack's Bowers Galleries, purchases made in/or shipped to certain locations are subject to local state tax laws. Below are some guidelines for your reference (which are not and are not intended to be a complete description of all applicable sale tax laws in all jurisdictions):

    COINS

    CURRENCY

    California (for invoices less than $1,500)

    California

    Kentucky

    Colorado

    Louisiana (for invoices more than $1,000)

    Connecticut (for invoices less than $1,000)

    Maryland (for invoices less than $1,000)

    Kentucky

    Massachusetts (for invoices less than $1,000)

    Louisiana

    Minnesota

    Maryland

    Nevada

    Massachusetts

    New Jersey

    Michigan

    New York

    Minnesota

    Ohio

    Nevada

    Tennessee

    New Jersey

    Virginia (for invoices less than $1,000)

    New York

    Wisconsin

    Ohio

    Oklahoma

     

    Pennsylvania

     

    Rhode Island

     

    Tennessee

    Virginia

     

    Washington

     

    Wisconsin

  • ​SHIPPING AND HANDLING

    •When will my auction winnings be shipped?

    You can expect your shipment within 10-14 days after payment is approved. Orders are shipped in order of payment received. Payments must be received before an order is shipped. All checks must clear before an order is shipped. Once your order is shipped, we will send you an email containing the order tracking information. For special shipping or delivery arrangements, please contact us at 800-458-4646 or [email protected].

    •Can I pick up my winning lots in one of your offices? 

    We offer on-site pickup of orders in our California and New York office by the bidder or by an authorized third party, where no shipping fee or international insurance fee is charged. California and New York pick up orders are subject to local sales tax. To arrange to pick up your order in California or New York, please email [email protected] or call 800-458-4646.

    We offer on-site pickup of orders in our Hong Kong office for both Hong Kong auctions and auctions held in the United States.  For auctions held in the United States, orders can be picked up in the Hong Kong office by the bidder or by an authorized third party for a flat shipping fee of $25. For Hong Kong auctions, orders can be picked up by the bidder or by an authorized third party, where no shipping fee or international insurance fee is charged.  To arrange a pick up in the Hong Kong office, please email [email protected].

    For an authorized third party, the bidder will need to complete and return our "Third Party Pick-up Form" in advance. Valid identification is required for both bidder and third party when picking up.+

    •Do you ship to all countries?

    Stack's Bowers Galleries does not ship to the following countries due to insurance or trade restrictions: Brazil, Cuba, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kuwait, North Korea, Philippines, Russia, Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Vietnam. If you are a resident of one of these countries please contact our office at 800-458-4646 to arrange for your order to be shipped to another location.

    •How will my auction winnings be shipped?

    All winning lots will be shipped domestically via the United States Postal Service. Please note: A delivery confirmation shipment will be required for all orders. Delivery methods depend on the value of the shipment (for insurance purposes). All ordered sent via Priority or Express require a signature confirmation. Please refer to the chart below to see how your winning lots will be shipped. Once your order has shipped, we will send you an email containing the order tracking information.

    Total Value of Shipment

    Shipping Method

    $1–$299

    First Class

    $300–$24,999

    Priority

    $25,000+

    Express

    Chart applies to U.S. addresses only — items shipped to international addresses from the United States will be delivered via Fed Ex and items shipped from our Hong Office will be delivered via EMS with the exception of countries that EMS service does not cover. 

    If you would like your order shipped domestically via FedEx, please contact our customer service department at 800-458-4646.  Additional charges may apply.

    • How much do you charge for shipping and handling?

    Within the United States:

    All orders are shipped via USPS. All orders will have the following postage and insurance charges in addition to a $.50 handling charge per lot added to the purchase price:

    Invoice Amount

    Postage & Insurance

    Up to $200

    $7.00

    $201–$300

    $9.00

    $301–$1,000

    $11.00

    $1,001–$2,000

    $17.00

    $2,001–$3,000

    $22.00

    $3,001–$5,000

    $24.00

    $5,001–$10,000

    $29.00

    $10,001–$25,000

    $34.00

    $25,001–$50,000

    $55.00

    $50,001–$75,000

    $70.00

    $75,001–$100,000

    $90.00

    $100,001–$250,000

    $150.00

    $250,001–$500,000

    $250.00

    $500,001 and up

    $500.00

     

    International:

    All international orders (including Canada and Mexico) shipped from the United States are shipped via FedEx. All orders will have an international insurance fee of 1/2% of the subtotal of the invoice (hammer price plus buyers fee), with a minimum insurance fee of $10 plus a $.50 handling charge per lot in addition to the postage below. For shipments from our Hong Kong office via EMS, please refer to the Hong Kong Auction section. 

    Invoice Amount

    Postage

    Up to $2,500

    $50.00

    $2,501-$10,000

    $60.00

    $10,001-$100,000

    $75.00

    $100,001-$200,000

    $125.00

    $200,001+

    $500 or Contact us for Special Arrangements

     

    Hong Kong Auctions:

    All orders shipped from the Hong Kong Office are shipped via EMS with the exception of countries that EMS service does not cover. All orders will have an international insurance fee of 1/2% of the subtotal of the invoice (hammer price plus buyers fee), with a minimum insurance fee of $10 plus a $.50 handling charge per lot in addition to the postage below. The following countries have EMS coverage: Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Thailand. Our international shipping rates will apply to countries not covered by EMS.   If you have special shipping requests from our Hong Kong Office, please contact [email protected].

    Invoice Amount

    Postage

    Up to $300

    $35.00

    $301-$1,000

    $40.00

    $1,001-$2,000

    $45.00

    $2,001-$3,000

    $50.00

    $3,001-$5,000

    $55.00

    $5,001–$10,000

    $60.00

    $10,001–$25,000

    $70.00

    $25,001–$50,000

    $80.00

    $50,001–$75,000

    $90.00

    $75,001–$100,000

    $100.00

    $100,000-$200,000

    $125.00

    $200,000+

    $500.00 or Contact us for Special Arrangements

     

    • Will I need to pay sales tax on any items purchased in a Stack's Bowers Galleries auction?

    Unless you have a valid resale certificate on file with Stack's Bowers Galleries, purchases made in/or shipped to certain locations are subject to local state tax laws. View our sales tax guidelines. (which are not and are not intended to be a complete description of all applicable sale tax laws in all jurisdictions).

    • How should I pack and ship my items?

    Your coins and currency can be shipped with complete confidence through the postal service by registered, insured mail. This is the safest way to transport your valuable coin or currency collection.

    Before shipping your items, please contact a consignment director at 800-458-4646 (West Coast) or 800-566-2580 (East Coast) for a consignor package. In it, you will find materials that will assist you in shipping your collection, and will include consignment listings, contracts, and other materials. When packing your coins or currency, please make sure you pack them securely inside a box with enough packing material so that the items are not loose. Before you seal the box, shake it to ensure contents do not rattle; if they do, please add more packing material. Also, make sure to include a filled out consignment listing that contains the contents inside the package, as well as a signed contract. Place the box inside of another box so that it is completely enclosed. Be sure to use enough packing material so the box is secure and does not have room to move. Please note: The USPS requires you to cover all the seams of the box being shipped with tape prior to shipping.

    Address the package and attach the proper labels from the post office onto the box. Please do not indicate the contents of the package outside of the box. The post office will provide you with forms for their Registered Mail service and you should purchase insurance to cover the value of the shipment.

    Any package can be insured up to a maximum amount of $25,000 per parcel through the USPS. If you wish to send packages in excess of this limit, you will need to send an inventory of your collection and contact a member of our customer service team to arrange for additional insurance coverage, at our expense, through our Lloyd's of London policy.

    Please make sure you obtain a stamped receipt from the post office attendant who assisted you in shipping your order. The receipt should state what post office station you used to ship your package and when the post office accepted your package. Please keep a copy of this for your records, as this information is essential in the rare occurrence that something happens to your package.

    In the case of a very large or valuable collection, arrangements can be made either through Brink's or a similar armed transportation service or with one of our representatives to pick up coins or currency directly from your home or bank and transport them to our vaults. Please remember to contact a consignment director before shipping your collection. And if you have any additional questions regarding the shipment of your items, please do not hesitate to call us. We are more than happy to help clarify any inquires you may have or help you schedule any special arrangements needed for your collection.

  • Online Bidding

    There are three types of bids you can enter through our website:  Timed Bids, Proxy Bids, and Live Bidding through iBid Live.  Timed bids can be entered as soon as an auction is posted on our website, and the bid is executed at the time you enter the bid.  Timed bids cannot be decreased or deleted once entered, but they can be increased.  Proxy bids can be entered beginning at midnight the day before the auction session closes, and the button is located on the lot description page.  Proxy bids are hidden prior to the auction lot being sold and executed live when that auction lot crosses the block.  These bids can be changed, deleted, or edited up until the time that lot goes live.  Timed Bids and Proxy bids can be entered for the next increment, or you can enter maximum bids that are multiple increments over the current bid. You can also participate in real time through our iBid LIVE software on our website and on our mobile applications. iBid LIVE is optimized to run on Google Chrome or FireFox when using the desktop application.  iBid Live allows you to watch live video and audio from the auction and bid in real time. 

    Timed bidding:

    You can bid online before the live auction even begins! Visit StacksBowers.com and login to your account. Under the Auctions tab select Upcoming Auctions to find the auction you are interested in. From there, you can browse lots, add items to your watch list and place your bids accordingly. Timed bidding is available approximately three to four weeks before our live Auctions take place.

    To place a bid, simply place your mouse in the box underneath the Opening or Current Bid, type your bid and click "Place Bid". You can also choose a bid from the drop down box that appears.  For Bids under $500, only on increment bids will be accepted.  If an off-increment bid is entered under $500 it will be rounded down to the nearest full increment.  For Bids over $500, if an off-increment bid is entered it will be rounded down to the nearest half-increment.  

    Stacks Bowers FAQs Bidding Tutorial Timed Bids 

    Once you enter a Timed Bid you will be immediately notified if you are the current high bidder or if you have been outbid. You can then decide if you want to increase your bid.

    Stacks Bowers Galleries FAQs Online Tutorial Outbid 


     

    Stacks Bowers Online FAQs Tutorial Place a Winning Bid
     

    Proxy bidding:

    The proxy bid button is enabled at midnight the day before the auction session closes live and is located on the lot description page.  Proxy bidding allows you to enter bids that will be executed live when that auction lot crosses the block.  These bids can be changed, deleted, or edited up until the time that lot goes live.  If you are out bid while following the auction on iBid LIVE, you can continue to bid using the iBid Live button. Since the bid is not executed until the lot goes live, you will not receive an outbid notification until you are outbid as the lot crosses the block.

     FAQs Online Tutorial Stacks Bowers Place a Proxy Bid


     

    Auction Proxy Bidding Stacks Bowers Coin Auction 

      
    Live Online Bidding:

    Our iBid LIVE feature allows users to bid from anywhere in the world, in real time, during our auctions from your computer or mobile device. Live audio and video feed connect you directly to the auction room and allows you to watch and bid in the sale as if you were in the room! iBid LIVE is optimized to run on Google Chrome and Firefox.

    • Click Upcoming Auctions under the Auctions Tab and login to your account.  Click Bid Live under the auction session you wish to bid in.

     View Upcoming Auctions Stacks Bowers Tutorials FAQs


     

    Live Bidding Stacks Bowers Galleries FAQs Help Section 


     

    Stacks Bowers Galleries Live Bidding Platform 

    .

    After clicking the Bid Live button above the iBid Live bid panel will come up and looks like this. In the example below the current lot is lot 5001, and you are the current high bidder at $22,000. The thumbnails along the top row indicate which lots you have bids on, and there are links so you can easily reference My Bids, Watched Lots, and All Lots in the auction on another tab.

     Win an Auction Lot Online Help Stacks Bowers


     

    If you are not the high bidder on the lot, the Bid Buttons will appear. You can choose to bid a full increment or a half increment. Each person can only bid a half increment once per lot, and once used that button will disappear.

     How to Bid in An Auction Stacks Bowers


     

    Due to our large online audience participating, sometimes multiple people enter the same bid at almost the same time.  In these cases the first bid entered will be accepted and you will get an "outbid" notice.  In this case, simply bid again if you are interested at the higher increment.

     You Have Been Outbid Stacks Bowers Galleries Help Section FAQs


     

    If you are successful and win the lot you will be notified on the screen immediately.  Then then iBid LIVE panel will automatically advance to the next lot.

     You Won a Lot on Stacks Bowers Galleries

     

    If you are on the iBid LIVE screen you can also add items to you "Watched Lots" list by simply placing your mouse over the thumbnail image for the lot in the upper right corner and click on the star.

    View Watched Lots on Stacks Bowers Galleries FAQs Tutorial 


     

    If I place a pre-sale bid or a proxy bid, can I bid against myself on iBid LIVE?

    No.  Our advanced bidding software recognizes that you have the same account and will not allow you to place a bid unless your presale or proxy bid has been outbid. You can however increase your maximum bid, but this will not increase your current bid unless a bid from another bidder has been placed.

    What does Maximum Bid mean?

    The term Maximum Bid refers to the maximum amount you are willing to bid on a lot. When you enter Maximum Bid, you give Stack's Bowers Galleries permission to bid on your behalf up to and including the Maximum Bid amount that you have set. The Maximum Bid system will only raise the bid in minimum increments in response to a competing bid, so you are sure to get the lot for the lowest possible price. This allows you to remain active on an item in the auction without the need for multiple online transactions.

    For example, say the item you want is currently $50 and you have a Maximum Bid set to $70. The system will bump your bid from $50 to the next increment of $55, and protect your bid up to $70. If a competing bid exceeds your Maximum Bid amount, you will be sent an outbid notice via email. You can then choose to go back and place a new bid, or allow the Maximum Bid to expire without further notice.

    Can I increase my Maximum Bid?

    Yes! You can raise your Maximum Bid at any time by logging into your account and going to the My Bids tab. Then, locate the lot number you want to increase your Maximum Bid on. Place your new bid into the Maximum Bid box and click Submit. The screen will refresh and show that your Maximum Bid has been increased.

    You can also increase your max bid on the lot listing page or the lot detail screen. Simply hit "Edit."

     Raise Your Maximum Bid Online Bidding Tutorial

     

    Then type in your new increased Max Bid and click the check box.

     Increase Max Bid Stacks Bowers FAQs Help Screen

     

    Your new Max bid will be listed.

    Stacks Bowers View Your Max Bid FAQs 

     

    Do you have a "cut" or "split" bid policy?

    Yes. Cutting or splitting a bid refers to a situation where the bidder chooses to bid half of the current increment. We do not accept cut bids on hammer prices under $500.  During Presale bidding a bidder can enter half increment bids above $500 multiple times.  Once the lot goes live, a bidder can only do this once per lot. If the bidder is subsequently outbid, he or she may rejoin the bidding, but can only do so in full increments until the lot is sold.

     

    Important Bidding Information:

    All material shall be sold in separate lots to the highest bidder as determined by the auctioneer. For the mail and Internet bidder's protection, no "unlimited" or "buy" bids will be accepted. When identical bids are received for a lot, preference is given to the first bid received as determined by the auctioneer. The next bid increment indicated determines the lowest bid that may be placed at the current time. Bids may be placed in whole dollar amounts only, equal to or greater than one increment over the current bid. Winning bids are calculated as the lesser of: 1) the maximum bid on the item, or 2) one increment above the second highest bid on the item. Half increments ("Cut Bids") will only be accepted during the live auction. Please read see our "Cut Bid" policy below. The auction sale is complete when the auctioneer so announces by the fall of the hammer or in any other customary manner.

    A premium of twenty percent (20%) will be added to the winning hammer price of each lot (minimum of $20 per lot).

    Being immediately outbid on an item means that another bidder has placed a Maximum Bid on the item, one that is higher than the bid you just placed. With a Maximum Bid, the other bidder has asked Stack's Bowers Galleries to bid for them up to and including a specific amount when someone else raises the current bid on an item.

    When you place a bid online, it serves as a "secret maximum bid" that is unknown to other bidders, and allows our system to use it as your secret bid to compete for you against other bidders in the auction, and raise your current bid to the minimum needed to win that lot, but no more than your secret Maximum Bid. The current bid on the lot will display the amount needed to win said lot, but may not reflect the actual secret maximum of the top bidder.

     
    • I am the current high bidder on an item. How will I know if someone outbids me?

    When you have been outbid on an item for which you used to hold the high bid, Stack's Bowers Galleries will notify you via email or via push notification if you are participating on our mobile application. The message will include the lot number and the current bid. The email will also include a link to the item, should you choose to bid again. You can also check on the status of all of your bids in current auctions by logging in to your account and clicking the My Bids tab. This area will display lot information, current bid status and your Maximum Bid. It will also inform you if you have been outbid.

    • Can I retract my bid once it is placed?

    We do not allow bidders to retract their bids once placed. In the event of a "misbid" — for example, a bid placed for $10,000 instead of $1,000 — contact our customer service department as soon as you realize this error has occurred at 800-458-4646 or [email protected].

    • Can I submit multiple bids at once?

    Yes. This Batch Bid feature allows you to quickly enter your bids page-by-page rather than lot-by-lot. Enter your bids for as many items as you would like by typing the dollar amounts into the boxes in the Submit Bid column. Then scroll to the bottom of the page and hit "CONFIRM BIDS." Once your bids have been processed, the screen will refresh and show the updated status on each lot. You can then go to the next page of lots to place more bids on additional items. Once your bids have been processed, the screen will refresh and show the updated status on each lot. You can then go to the next page of lots to place more bids on additional items.

    Submit Multiple Bids at Once on StacksBowers.com 

     
    • What can I do to increase my bid limit once I have met it?

    If you have reached your bidding limit and would like to have it increased, please contact our customer service department at 800-458-4646 or [email protected].

    • Do lots have reserved prices?

    Some lots may have reserved prices. A reserved price is set by the seller (consignor) when their item is consigned to auction. When you are placing your bid in an auction and you have not met the reserve, you will be notified immediately, as a notification will pop up on your computer screen. All reserves will be revealed seven days prior to the first session and identified by the "^" symbol.

    Reserve Prices Stacks Bowers Online Bidding Help FAQs 

     

    • How will I know if I have won an item?

    Upon winning an item (or items), you will receive an email, including your order details and payment options at the end of the auction session. You can also keep track of your winning items by logging on to you Stack's Bowers Galleries account, under "My Bids" select the auction session you are interested in and the lots you have bid on will be listed, indicating if you "won" or "lost" them. Once orders have been finalized after an auction session, your auction invoice will appear in the My Orders section of your account. There, you will be able to view and print your invoice and make a payment.

     View Won Items at Stacks Bowers Coin Gallery


     

    • What is a Precious Metal Auction?

    The bidding in the Stack’s Bowers Precious Metal Auction will be represented by a percentage of the “spot” metal prices, which will be fixed immediately before the auction begins and remain unchanged during the course of the auction. Starting bids begin at as little as 90% of the metal “spot” price.  Once a lot is hammered, the sale price will be listed in U.S. Dollars on all invoices and prices realized, not percentages.  The price you pay will be exactly the percentage of the fixed “spot” price before the auction begins times the number of precious metal ounces in a lot plus shipping, handling and any applicable taxes. There is no buyers premium for Precious Metal Auctions. All bids must be in percent of the value of the effective metal price of the lot. Example: You would like to bid on a lot of gold coins for maximum 104.6% (meaning 4.6% over the effective gold value) of the value of the fine gold content of the lot. Procedure: You place a bid amounting to "104.6%". Please consult the special Terms and Conditions for more details on these auctions.

    Below is an example of the lot listing page of a percentage auction.  Bids are executed in percentage of the spot price, which will be fixed before the auction goes lives.  Listed in the description is the weight and the metal is indicated on the far right. Just like our regular auctions you can enter Timed Bids, Proxy Bids and Live Bids on Precious Metal Auctions.

    Precious Metals Auction Stacks Bowers Tutorial 

    When the auction goes live, the Metals Prices will be fixed based on the “spot” metal price at the time and remain unchanged through the course of the auction. The Metal Fixed Prices are listed at the top of the lot description.  The current bid and next increment bid is listed to the left.  The Bid button indicates what the next percentage increment is and the associated dollar amount, which is calculated on the percentage, weight, and fixed metal price. In the example below the Gold Metal Price is $1,495.34 per ounce, the lot contains 4 coins totaling 1.85 oz of gold and the next increment is 240%. To calculate what the bid amount is is dollars you would multiple the gold price, by the ounces, and by the percentage ($1,495.34 x 1.85oz x 240% = $6,639.31).


     

    Stacks Bowers Auction Bidding Console 

     

    Once the lot is hammered, your invoices and the price realized will be listed in Dollar amounts.

    Bid On Rare Coins Online with Stacks Bowers Galleries 

  • PAYMENT INFORMATION

     Payment Options and Instructions

    Please refer to the table and information below for auction wins/purchases:

    Order Amount

    Payment Types Accepted

    Payment Due

    $0-$2,500

    Credit Card, Check, Money Order, Bank Wire, PayPal, Union Pay, WeChat Pay

    Within 14 days of the auction

    $2,500+

    Check, Money Order, Bank Wire

    Within 14 days of the auction

    ** Cash is NOT ACCEPTED in Hong Kong Sales.

    Check:

    Please include the invoice number on your check and make sure the check is made payable to Stack's Bowers Galleries. Send payment to:

    Stack's Bowers Galleries 
    1231 East Dyer Road, Suite 100
    Santa Ana, CA 92705 U.S.A.

    You can also send payment to our Hong Kong office:.

    Stack's Bowers & Ponterio, Ltd.
    Unit 1603, Mira Place Tower A, 132 Nathan Rd,
    Tsim Sha Tsui, KLN, Hong Kong

    Customers without established credit who pay by check will be subject to a clearing period before their material is shipped. Customers who require shipment prior to the clearing period are welcome to call and facilitate a confirmation call with their banker. There will be a $50 handling charge for returned checks.

    Money Order:

    Please include the invoice number on your money order and make sure it is made payable to Stack's Bowers Galleries. Send payment to:

    Stack's Bowers Galleries 
    1231 East Dyer Road, Suite 100
    Santa Ana, CA 92705 U.S.A

    You can also send payment to our Hong Kong office:.

    Stack's Bowers & Ponterio, Ltd.
    Unit 1603, Mira Place Tower A, 132 Nathan Rd,
    Tsim Sha Tsui, KLN, Hong Kong

    Customers without established credit who pay by money order will be subject to a clearing period before their material is shipped.

    Bank wire: 

    Bank wires sent from a foreign bank are subject to an international bank wire fee of $35. For bank wire instructions, please contact our accounting department at 800.458.4646 or 949.253. 0916. 

    Credit Card/PayPal:

    For orders that do not exceed $2,500, customers are welcome to pay by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and PayPal. Visit StacksBowers.com and login. Under Orders, click My Orders and view and print your invoice.

    Union Pay:

    Customer can swipe your Union Pay card in our Hong Kong office for settlement. Only debit cards with Union Pay logo are acceptable. Cardholders are required to check if overseas acceptance service has been activated for their cards by calling the customer service center of the issuing bank.

    WeChat Pay:

    WeChat Pay is available for orders that do not exceed $2,500 through WeChat mobile App. Contact our customer service department at 852.2117.1191 for details.

    Phone:

    Contact our customer service department at 800-458-4646.

    • What are your Terms of Sale? 

    You must agree to our Stack's Bowers Galleries Terms and Conditions before bidding in any Stack's Bowers Galleries Auction. To read our Terms and Conditions, please click here.

    • Will I need to pay sales tax on any items purchased in a Stack's Bowers Galleries auction?

    Unless you have a valid resale certificate on file with Stack's Bowers Galleries, purchases made in/or shipped to certain locations are subject to local and/or state tax laws. View Sales Tax Guidelines. (which are not and are not intended to be a complete description of all applicable sale tax laws in all jurisdictions).

    • How can I apply for credit?

    If you wish to apply for credit, please contact Andrew Glassman at 800-458-4646 or via email at [email protected].

    • What is Stack's Bowers Galleries' Return Policy? 

    Except as otherwise expressly provided in our Terms of Sale, no purchase items may be returned for any reason. All prospective bidders who attend our Showcase Auctions, either personally or through an agent, should carefully examine all lots that they are interested in purchasing, as well as telephone bidders who bid via telephone either personally or through an agent. Prospective bidders also assume all responsibility for examining lots prior to sale, as well as any damage the bidder causes to the lot(s). Stack's Bowers Galleries has sole discretion in determining the value of the damage caused, which shall be promptly paid by such bidder.

    All bidders should make sure to bid on the correct lot, as Stack's Bowers Galleries is not responsible for any errors in bidding. Once the hammer has fallen and the auctioneer has announced the buyer, the buyer is responsible for paying for the lot, even if the buyer has made a mistake. For more information, please read our Terms and Conditions.

    • You asked me for my credit card information, is your website secure?

    Yes.  When you create an account on StacksBowers.com and enter sensitive information, that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry – Secure Socket Layers (SSL).  While on a secure page, like your account page or auction registration page, the lock icon will appear. If you are using Google Chrome, the icon appears in the address bar.  If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, the lock icon appears on the bottom of the web browser.  Your personal information is stored on servers in a secure hosting environment.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email [email protected]

    • How soon will I receive a payment if I consigned my items to a Stack's Bowers Galleries auction?

    Consignors are paid 45 days after the last day of an auction.  Stack's Bowers Galleries also offers generous cash advances to qualified consignors.  As a qualified consignor you will have the option to receive the majority of your estimated auction proceeds before your coins or currency are sold at auction.  Contact a consignment director today for details at 800-458-4646 (West Coast) or 800-566-2580 (East Coast).

  • Online Auction Catalog Navigation

    • How do I navigate the online auction catalog?

    From the Homepage under the Auction Tab, select Upcoming Coin and Currency Auctions or Find the Upcoming Auctions section at the bottom of the homepage.

     Upcoming Coin and Currency Auctions Stacks Bowers Galleries

    This page lists all of the Upcoming Auctions Sessions.  You can search across all auction sessions or you can select the auction session of interest to continue. To view lots by Session, simply click the Red Box with the number of lots in that session to view.

    View Lots in Stacks Bowers Upcoming Auction 

     

    You can also use the filters on the left hand side under BROWSE to narrow down your viewing options.

    Filter Refinements for Stacks Bowers Rare Coin Auction Online Catalog 

     

    For example, if we would like to find all lots that have the year 1886, type in 1886 and hit the magnifier.

    Keyword Search for Upcoming Coin and Currency Auctions Stacks Bowers 

     

    This lists all of the lots across all sessions with 1886 in the title or description.  From the top tool bar, you can select how you would like to View the information (in list Mode or Grid Mode), How you would like to sort it, and how many objects on a page.

    Sort By Options on Our Auction Listings Page 

     

    You can also refine your search even further by using the Filters on the left hand side. If you are only interest in Morgan Dollars, you can click US Coins & Related, Select Silver Dollars, then Morgan Dollars.

    Set Filters to Narrow Down Your Auction Search 

    To view more information on a lot, simply click on the lot for a description, magnified images, and (if you have an account and are logged in) Coin Price and Population Data.

    Log In to Your Stacks Bowers Account to View Population Data 

     

    If the auction is live, you can click on the BID LIVE tab which is listed on every page on the top right.  This will bring you to the lot the auctioneer is currently selling and you can bid in real time.  The lot listing screen will show you the status of lots that have already sold.  You cannot bid on lots that have already sold. The term "passed" means that the lot did not meet the reserve and therefore did not sell.

     Current Bids on Stacks Bowers Auction Listings

     

    • MY BIDS

    The My Bidding tab allows you to keep track of all items you have bid on in any active auction by session and can be accessed online and through our mobile app. This area displays a list of items you have placed bids on and will let you know whether you are the high bidder.

    Your Max Bids will be listed and it will indicate you are the high bidder if it is listed in Green and say "Bidding" over the picture of the lot.  If you are not winning, "Outbid" will be listed in black and the current bid will be listed in red. You may bid on any of the lots listed on this page, allowing you to increase your Maximum Bid if you are no longer the high bidder on a particular lot.

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    If the lot has already been hammered it will indicate if you have won the lot and at what price or if you lost the lot and what price it sold for. 

     View Lots You Won and Lots You Lost Stacks Bowers Online Auction Platform


     

    • My Watched Lots

    The "Watched Lots" feature allows you to create a list of lots you want to keep track of without bidding by session.  You can add items to your "Watched Lots" list three simple ways listed below. Your "Watched Lots" list can easily be accessed under your account tab on the top right. If you choose to place a bid on a lot you have been tracking, you can do so directly from the list.

     View Watched Lots on Stacks Bowers Website

     

    You can add lots to your "Watched Lots" list on the lot listing screen by clicking the star to the right of the lot number as shown below. You can also add lots to your "Watched Lots" list on the lot description page by clicking the WATCH button on the top right of the page. If you are on the iBid LIVE screen you can also add items to you "Watched Lots" list by simply placing your mouse over the thumbnail image for the lot in the upper right corner and click on the star.

     Watch Auction Lots on Stacks Bowers Website


    • My Consignments

    The My Consignments tab consolidates all of your auction consignments for easy tracking by session. The tab also allows you to filter your consignments by status of the lot (sold, unsold, active, past, etc).

    Consign Stacks Bowers Auction Listings 

     

    • My Orders

    The My Orders tab allows you to access your orders after each auction session.  From here you can print your orders and pay online.

    Stacks Bowers Galleries Past Orders 

    Orders under $2,500 can be paid online, simply hit the check out button and follow the instructions.

    Stacks Bowers Galleries Online Invoice Payment 

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