80 Years of History
With a legacy that spans more than eight decades, Stack's Bowers Galleries continues to be the source for buyers and sellers of the world's finest numismatic treasures. Founded in New York in 1933, and established in our present location since 1953, our flagship store in Midtown Manhattan has been the headquarters to numerous numismatists, from beginners to legendary figures.
Over the years, we have helped build many collections, from modest in size, to the most valuable ever formed. We are responsible for the sale of the most valuable collections ever sold at auction — the Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. and John J. Ford, Jr. collections — which hold the world-record for the highest value collections ever to be sold at auction at the time. The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, a centerpiece of the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution, was also acquired solely through us.
Today, we continue to be the premier resource for all numismatic collectors from novice to experts. We pay top dollar for coins, currency, medals and related items from partial to complete collections. With millions of dollars in new inventory added daily, our team of experts are ready to help you select a piece that's perfect for your collection. If you're interested in selling your rare coins or paper money, our team of professionals can help you achieve the highest prices for your items, as we have handled more prominent collections and have set more records than any other rare coin auction firm in the world.