Rare Money Blog

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Our December 2019 Collectors Choice Sale is now online! Check out StacksBowers.com to view over 600 lots of U.S. coins and U.S. currency, valued over $1,000,000. Over 85% of the lots are unreserved!  The auction closes live with an auctioneer on our website and mobile Apps on December 11, 2019, beginning with our U.S. Currency session at 9 AM PT followed by our Bullion and Semi Numismatic Coin session at 10:30AM PT. The sale concludes with our U.S. Coin session at 11 AM PDT.

The Stack's Bowers Galleries Offering of 110 Historic American Medals Nets $1.7 Million

​Numismatist John W. Adams is known worldwide as the foremost expert on the medals authorized by the Continental Congress during the American Revolution. His decades of collecting and research culminated in the most extraordinary cabinet of Comitia Americana medals ever assembled and resulted in a spectacular published work, Comitia Americana and Related Medals, which he co-authored with Anne Bentley in 2007. Mr. Adams entrusted Stack's Bowers Galleries with the sale of his life's work, for which the firm produced a spectacular and authoritative catalog presenting the 110 medals.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Are you thinking of selling? Then think of Stack’s Bowers Galleries!  There is still time to consign to Stack’s Bowers Galleries last LIVE auction event of the year, our December Collectors Choice Online auction.  Our Collectors Choice Online auctions offer a fast and easy way to sell your coins and paper money.

Proceeds from the Sale will be used for the Care of the Collections and for Acquisitions

Perhaps the best starting point for a sale like this is a quote from William Spohn Baker, written in November 1884, as it summarizes the inspirations behind this landmark collection in the collector’s own words: Washington Medals form no inconsiderable portion of that great monument which love and gratitude have so steadily builded [sic], in memory of the services and virtues of the foremost man in American history.​

By Peter Treglia, Director of Currency

Welcome to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Currency Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. It is almost impossible to believe that 2019 is nearly over. This sale represents the last live U.S. Currency auction of the year for us and what a great year it has been!​​

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

As collectors, we all have times in our lives when we push the hardest to build up our collections. For E. Horatio Morgan, that time was the late 1980s and early 1990s, when the market was abuzz. Major collections were coming to auction at a breakneck pace, coin shows were packed with collectors and dealers, memberships in specialty organizations were de rigueur among dedicated collectors, and PCGS and NGC were first born. The last development helped drive the coin market to new, short-lived highs for common, high grade coins, while amazing rarities like 1894-S dimes and 1876-CC twenty cent pieces could be had for well under $100,000.​​

By Q. David Bowers, Co-Founder

​It is that time again! Welcome to our latest Rarities Night session, always a landmark event in the American numismatic marketplace. Showcased are treasures from three of the most important private holdings to come on the marketplace in our time.

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​​Our October 2019 Collectors Choice Sale is now online! Check out StacksBowers.com to view over 1,800 lots of Ancient Coins, World Coins and World Paper Money valued over $700,000. Over 93% of the sale is being offered WITHOUT RESERVE!  The auction closes live with an auctioneer on our website and mobile Apps on October 22-23, beginning with our World Paper Money at 9 AM PDT, followed Ancients and World Coins Part 1 at 12 PM PDT. World Coins Part 1 will cross the block on October 23, 2019 beginning at 9:00AM PDT.