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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces Sale of the Sydney F. Martin Collection One of the Most Significant Cabinets of the Modern Era

For three decades, Sydney F. Martin of Doylestown, Pennsylvania and Amelia Island, Florida was a preeminent figure in American numismatics. He served as president of the American Numismatic Society and was the author of standard references on no fewer than four early American numismatic specialties. Mr. Martin was a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founder of The Sytex Group, which provided services to the defense and intelligence communities before its acquisition by Lockheed Martin in 2005.

Stacks Bowers Galleries to Present Over 6,000 Lots in their Official Auction at the 2022 NYINC

Stack's Bowers Galleries is proud to offer more than 6,000 lots of world and ancient coins, military medals and orders, and world paper money in their Official Auction of the January 2022 New York International Numismatic Convention. Featured collections include The Mark and Lottie Salton Collection Part I, The Dr. Michael Rogers Collection of Ancient Rarities, The Pat Johnson Collection of Latin American Coins, The Centuria Collection of Venezuelan Coins, The Paul C. Runze Collection of English Coins, and The Gem Collection of British Military Medals.

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries December 2021 Hong Kong Collectors Choice Auction Brings Over $10 Million

As the world shifts to a more digitized environment, numismatic items that had previously been reserved for live sales at major auctions are crossing the block at internet exclusive events. The Stack's Bowers Galleries December 2021 Hong Kong sale set the record for the largest online-exclusive numismatic auction, realizing more than $10 million in total sales. (All prices include the buyer's fee.)

$100,000,000 Sold! Another Monumental Milestone in a Record-Setting Year for the Stack’s Bowers Galleries World and Ancient Coin Department

The Stack's Bowers Galleries World and Ancient Coins department is delighted to announce that their sales for 2021 have exceeded $100,000,000, far surpassing the total for any previous year. This milestone signals an uptick in market growth and demonstrates the universal trust that both sellers and buyers place in the Stack's Bowers Galleries name. In addition, many industry-wide records were set. In the April 2021 Hong Kong Auction, an1825 pattern Russian Ruble established the record for the most expensive non-U.S. coin sold by an American auction house at $2,640,000.

Over $14.7 Million in U.S. Coins, Currency and Americana Sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2021 Showcase Auction

Over $14.7 million in U.S. coins, currency, and Americana was sold by Stack's Bowers Galleries in their official auction for the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. This was the first such event held since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, with lot viewing offered in-person at the Baltimore Convention Center and the auction itself hosted remotely from Griffin Studios in the firm's Costa Mesa, California headquarters. With strong bidding activity and dozens of record prices realized across all categories, Stack's Bowers Galleries is proud to celebrate this successful final Showcase Auction of their 2021 season.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries to be the Official Auctioneer of the MIF Paper Money Fair in Valkenburg, Netherlands

Stack's Bowers Galleries, known for selling at auction the most valuable paper money and coin collections worldwide, is thrilled to announce their sponsorship of the MIF Paper Money Fair in Valkenburg, Netherlands. Their sponsorship will include hosting an auction in conjunction with the show. The inaugural MIF Paper Money Fair will take place in the Polfermolen in Valkenburg Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, 2022. Future shows will be held each year in the spring and fall.

SP-70 (PCGS) Lealana 0.1 Bitcoin Sold for Nearly 500% Premium by Stack’s Bowers Galleries

A physical Lealana 0.1 Bitcoin was sold for$33,600by Stacks Bowers Galleries in their November 2021 Showcase Auction, representing a nearly 500% premium above the face value, or "peel value," of approximately $5,700 at the time of the sale. Graded SP-70 by PCGS, it was the very first bitcoin from the Lealana series to be certified by that grading service and was also the very first piece of physical cryptocurrency offered in a major live auction.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces the Opening of Their New Philadelphia Gallery at 1735 Market Street

Stack's Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that its new rare coin gallery in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is open for business. Located at 1735 Market Street on the corner of 18th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard, the new gallery is situated in the heart of Center City among the area's best dining, shopping, and entertainment. It is just blocks from iconic landmarks like the Comcast Center, Reading Terminal, and beautiful Philadelphia City Hall.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Offer the Gem Collection of British Campaign Medals

Since 1988, an American collector has quietly been assembling one of the most impressive groupings of British Campaign Medals ever assembled in this country. Acquired through private sources and major auctions in the United States and the United Kingdom, the medals of the Gem Collection were gathered with an eye not just on history, but also on quality and eye appeal.

Important U.S. Coins, Currency and Americana offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2021 Showcase Auction

Stack's Bowers Galleries is excited to announce their official auction for the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo, the first such event since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Lot viewing will be held from November 16-19 at the Baltimore Convention Center, while the live sessions of the sale will be held November 21-23 at Griffin Studios in the firm's Costa Mesa, California headquarters. Additional Internet Only sessions will be hosted on from November 29 through December 1. Offered in the Stack's Bowers Galleries sale is an incredible selection of U.S. Colonial rarities, exceptional Federal coinage, some of the most desirable tokens and medals from the Numismatic Americana category and a wide array of U.S. currency.

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