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Henrik Holt Christensen Joins Stack's Bowers Galleries as Consignment Director of Europe
By Stack's Bowers Galleries
Author: Stack's Bowers Galleries
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Santa Ana, CA (September 19, 2019) - Stack's Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that Henrik Holt Christensen has joined the company as Consignment Director of Europe. Drawing on his extensive knowledge and experience, Mr. Christensen will focus on expanding Stack's Bowers Galleries' European network and growing the firm's World Paper Money department. He will be at the Maastricht Paper Money Fair to review and appraise items, as well as to accept consignments for future auctions. To set up an appointment, please contact him at [email protected]
Stack's Bowers Galleries is aggressively expanding their Paper Money department, adding Mr. Christensen to a growing list of knowledgeable experts. World Paper Money Director, Aris Maragoudakis commented, "We've had success bringing on passionate experts strategically located geographically, like Frederick Yow in Singapore. We didn't hesitate when presented with the opportunity to add Henrik to the team. He is one of the most respected and energetic people in the field, and we are thrilled to welcome his expertise to our already world-class team of specialists."
Brian Kendrella, president of Stack's Bowers Galleries continued, "We have seen a tremendous amount of growth in the field of World Paper Money and we expect that trend to continue. Stack's Bowers has always differentiated itself from other numismatic auction houses by employing the best specialists. We believe that Mr. Christensen will provide tremendous value to bidders and consignors alike with his broad coin and paper money knowledge, as well as his expertise in European bank notes."
Henrik Holt Christensen is Danish and specializes in North Atlantic banknotes and coins. When he was 12 years old his grandmother started sharing her collection with him. Henrik's collecting interests expanded greatly as he traveled beyond Denmark while working as an engineer, experiences that fostered his passion for World Currency. His specialties include Greenland, Faeroes Island, Iceland and all the Scandinavian countries from early vintage "Viking Kings" to modern coins and currency. Henrik has focused on these countries since his early days of collecting.
Christensen's professional background is in manufacturing engineering, where he has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's in Business Finance/Manufacturing Investments. He worked to address challenges within the automotive manufacturing, oil and gas, hydraulic systems, mining, medical device, and electronics industries. Henrik possess global experience, working in Denmark, Scandinavia, Germany, Poland, England, and South Africa, and he is fluent in five languages, including Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, German and English.
Pursuing his dream of working in the numismatic hobby, in 1998 Christensen started his own company and began traveling in Europe to collector shows, buying and selling world paper money. In 2014, he moved to the United States with his wife and family, and participated in American coin and currency shows. Today Henrik lives with his wife and two children on a farm in Nebraska.
Christensen will be representing Stack's Bowers Galleries at the Paper Money Show in Maastricht September 24-29, 2019, as well as at other shows throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. To schedule an appointment, it is best to reach him via email at [email protected]
About Stack's Bowers Galleries
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 D. Brent Pogue Collection, The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Cardinal Collection 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 Santa Ana, 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 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring, Summer and Winter Expos, and its April and August Hong Kong Auctions.