About Stack's Bowers Galleries
Stack’s Bowers Galleries, a division of Fortune 500 Company Spectrum Group International Inc., combines the extraordinary histories of Stack’s, the oldest rare coin auction and retail company in America, with Bowers and Merena Auctions, one of the world’s preeminent auctioneers of rare coins and paper money. The two companies unite to share a combined legacy that spans more than 100 years, and includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable collections to ever cross an auction block — the John J. Ford, Jr. and Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collections, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, and The Norweb Collection — to name just a few. 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. The company is headquartered in Irvine, California, with offices in New York, New Hampshire and Hong Kong. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is the Official Auctioneer for several important numismatic conventions, including the 2013 ANA World’s Fair of Money and the ANA/PNG Pre-Show, the 2013 ANA National Money Show, and the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo, three times yearly.
Stack's Bowers and Ponterio is the world and ancients auction division of Stack's Bowers Galleries. It was originally founded in 1982 as Ponterio & Associates by Richard Ponterio, renowned specialist in world and ancient numismatics, who is now executive vice president of Stack's Bowers Galleries. Past auctions have included such notable coin collections as the Wa She Wong Collection, the John S. Davenport Collection, the Witte Museum Collection, the Amat Collection, the Joe Lasser Collection, , and the James Hunnicut Collection. Distinguished paper money collections include the East Bay Collection of International Bank Notes, and the Eduard Kann Chinese Bank Note Collection, as well as treasure collections from the shipwrecks "Nicobar," "Rooswijk," and "Capitana."
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Our Mission Statement
From Irvine, California, we provide rare coins to collectors, dealers, and museums in all parts of the world. Our motto is, "Your friends in the rare coin business." We are
passionate about rare coins and would like to share our enthusiasm with you. By treating our clients as we ourselves would like to be treated, we have built what is one the most successful rare coin dealership in America today.
What We Do
We are an auction house: We regularly issue auction and mail bid sale catalogues offering important properties for sale. Over the years we have handled hundreds of millions of dollars worth of coins for tens of thousands of consignors including the New York Public Library, American Numismatic Association, Connecticut Historical Society, the Salvation Army, Boys Town, numerous universities, the FDIC and other government agencies, and many individual and estate properties such as those already mentioned. Catalogues are available by subscription. Our sales are held in Beverly Hills, Baltimore, Las Vegas and other metropolitan centers.
Whether you are a buyer of coins or you are considering selling your collection, please make your way to our auction pages!
We want great coins for our auctions and retail division. We want your choice, rare, and interesting United States coins in all series from colonials to silver dollars and double eagles. Bowers will find the right venue for every coin in your collection, accumulation or portfolio.
Price your coins or we will review and determine their values. Any items purchased will be paid for immediately, cash advances on auction consignments are another option. Any items not purchased or taken on as auction consignments will be returned at our expense.
Please fax (949-253-4091), e-mail or USPS mail your inventory list to Stack's Bowers, 1063 McGaw Ave,
92614. Or call our team of experienced consignment directors toll-free at 1-800-458-4646.