The Leader in Achieving the Highest Prices at Auction
- We hold the world record for the most expensive coin ever sold at auction.
- We have sold every major date, mintmark and type of U.S. coin, as well as six of the seven most valuable collections to ever cross the auction block.
- We hold the record for most valuable series of numismatic auctions in history with the D. Brent Pogue Collection in association with Sotheby's.
Our Team of Trusted Experts
Our distinguished staff of professionals is considered the finest of any numismatic auction house in the world. With a combined 1,250 years of experience among them, our team of incredible catalogers and researchers specialize in all areas of U.S., world and ancient coins, metals, tokens and paper money. Many of our experts are also award-wining authors of renowned numismatic reference books, and are well versed in how to showcase your consignment to its finest advantage.
Q. David Bowers, the most renowned numismatist of our time, personally oversees our auction program, in addition to our team of the finest catalogers in the industry — all of whom have been individually selected for their expertise in the types of materials included in every collection cataloged.
Unparalleled Expertise in All Areas of Numismatics
Since 1933, Stack’s Bowers Galleries and its predecessor firms have handled virtually every major collection of classic United States coinage to cross the auction block, including The D. Brent Pogue Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Eliasberg Collection, The Garrett Collection, The Whitney Collection and The Jimmy Hayes Collection, among countless others. Our team of highly skilled experts provides both new and experienced collectors with guidance in their purchases, support investors with the formation of portfolios in a variety of ways, and work tirelessly to ensure that you as the consignor benefit from the personable and professional services we offer.
Trusted by the Most Astute and Discerning Consignors
For over three quarters of a century, the most sophisticated and demanding consignors have put their trust in Stack’s Bowers Galleries. Hundreds of financial institutions, banks and trust companies; museums, colleges and historical societies; and experienced trustees and boards of directors have chosen us to showcase and sell their coins, medals, tokens and paper money.
Each year, Stack’s Bowers Galleries invests millions of dollars to market and advertise our auctions. In addition to the frequently covered stories by international media outlets and targeted numismatic media, we work to ensure your collection achieves maximum auction awareness by creating strategic advertising and marketing campaigns that include full-page ads in the top industry publications, e-newsletters, brochures and award-winning catalog descriptions.
Our fully integrated website allows an unlimited number of bidders from around the globe to conveniently bid on your coins and currency from their computer or mobile device. Furthermore, our site provides a series of enhancements and new features, auction archives; intuitive and user-friendly search and filtering tools; a redesigned lot listing page; the latest numismatic content and research; a redesigned My Account page; and virtual library
Coast-to-Coast Lot Viewing
Your consignment will be featured during lot viewing of all items consigned to our Showcase Auctions at our Southern California corporate office, New York office, and at all auction venues.