Featured Vid​eos
See More​​​​
​​ ​​​
Social Media

Blog Feed

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

​Next week Stack’s Bowers Galleries closes out the 2020 auction season with our December Showcase Auction highlighted by further selections from the Larry H. Miller Collection and the Naples Bay Collection. In addition, we are ramping up for our 2021 auctions, beginning with the January 15-16 auction of ancient and world coins and world paper money (an officially sanctioned auction of the NYINC). This sale will present the Oro del Nuevo Mundo Collection, The Las Colinas Collection, and the Matthew Orsini Collection, along with many other exciting consignments.

By Kyle Ponterio, Senior Numismatist and Cataloger

​This week we feature a handsome selection of British and related items from our June Collectors Choice Online (CCO) – Ancient & World Coins – auction taking place June 27, 2019.  Many high grade, attractive and collectible examples will be offered, in gold, silver and base metal. This selection nicely represents the many neat and interesting issues produced by the British and the evolution of their manufacture. ​

By Chris Chatigny, Cataloger

The weekly iAuctions here at Stack’s Bowers are a great source for collectible coins within a reasonable budget. Every month (closing on the first Sunday of the month) these iAuctions will contain world coins, with the inclusion of some very notable highlights such as this week’s highlight, a beautiful gold 100 Lire. This coin bears the left facing bust of Victor Emmanuelle III, King of Italy from 1900 to 1946. Known to history as an avid coin collector, a large portion of his collection can be viewed at the National Museum of Rome. In addition to this numismatic contribution, he was also the author of the vast 20-volume Corpus Nummorum Italicorum which is invaluable to the study of Middle-Age Italian numismatics.

By Chris Chatigny, Cataloger

The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio November Baltimore Auction Main World Coin Sessions are now closed, after an intense two days of bidding, but there is still time to own a piece of this astounding sale. The Internet Session for World Coins, Session D, runs now through Tuesday November 12th and ends promptly at 3:00 PM PT. A plethora of Ancient and World coins comprise this session and many hidden treasures await!

Written by Greg Cohen, Professional Numismatist and Consignment Director, US and World Coins

As the New Year approaches, the eyes of world and ancient coin collectors are focused on the exciting, 43rd Annual New York International Numismatic Convention. Our consignment directors and catalogers have put together one of the most significant offerings of ancient and world numismatics for this year’s sale. Six live auction sessions, as well as an internet session, presented in two catalogs, will capture the attention of the numismatic community, and will generate significant bidding activity. This article will cover the first catalog, which features ancient and world coins, as well as orders and decorations, and world paper currency. My article next week will be focused on the second catalog, which is dedicated to the Robert O. Ebert Collection of Roman Coins. The coins highlighted in this article are just selections from thousands of numismatic items that await their turn at the auction block.

By Chris Chatigny, Cataloger and Kent Ponterio, Senior Numismatist and Consignment Director, World and Asian Coins

This week’s highlight for the Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio August ANA World’s Fair of Money auction is an extremely rare and interesting Mexican coin. This coin is quite scarce and has yet to receive its due scholarly analysis. As it stands, even this coin’s denomination is up for debate, as is its status as to whether or not it is a pattern or circulation issue. Speculation surrounds this coinage, however some theories concerning this coin are sound. Despite any uncertainty as to the details behind the creation of this piece, its scarcity is indisputable and will most certainly create a high demand for this piece when it reaches the auction podium.

By Greg Cohen, Professional Numismatist and Consignment Director, U.S. and World Coins

With the fall of the Commonwealth and the restoration of the House of Stuart in 1660, one of the most important changes in English numismatics took place in 1663: the abandonment of hammered coinage, and the beginning of machine struck, or milled coins. A more decimalized system was introduced, with the “Guinea” coinage. Originally, the Guinea was valued at 20 Shillings, and 5, 2, 1, and ½ Guinea pieces were struck. The large 5 Guineas are among the most impressive gold coins issued during this period for use in circulation. These large gold coins are always actively sought by collectors, and the Thos. H. Law Collection has a wonderful selection of 18 examples, representing seven out of the eight rulers who issued 5 Guineas (the 5 Guinea of George III was a pattern only issue). Many of the pieces are graded AU or higher by NGC.