Santa Ana, CA (November 13, 2020) – Stack's Bowers Galleries ("SBG") is proud to announce the acquisition of Coins In Motion LLC. The patent-pending Coins In Motion technology creates high-resolution animations that accurately capture the in-hand visual appeal of coins and banknotes in a manner unlike any still or video photography available today. Coins In Motion animations will be first available for select highlights of the firm's December 2020 Showcase Auctions.
"Over the past several years we have seen technology's increasing and dramatic impact on the numismatic hobby," Stack's Bowers Galleries president Brian Kendrella remarked. "With the vast majority of sales now taking place strictly online from the comfort of our clients' homes or offices, we have worked hard to provide our customers with the information and tools that allow them to conveniently and confidently participate in our auctions. The inclusion of Coins In Motion ultra-high resolution animations supports this goal and enhances our award-winning static images by providing additional detail and replicating the experience of having the coin in hand."
The novel Coins in Motion technology will complement Stack's Bowers Galleries' extensive online tool kit that includes still photography, PCGS TrueView and NGC Photo Vision images, industry leading descriptions, and past auction prices realized, as well as leading third-party price guide information and PCGS, NGC, and CAC population guides.
Coins In Motion was created by Larry Stendebach who will be joining Stack's Bowers Galleries' unparalleled team. Mr. Stendebach is a numismatist and technologist with an extensive background in computer technology. He has collected for over 25 years, specializing in U.S. type and Spanish Colonial 8 Reales from Mexico.
About Stack's Bowers Galleries
Stack's Bowers Galleries conducts live, Internet and specialized auctions of rare U.S. and world coins and currency and ancient coins, as well as direct sales through retail and wholesale channels. The company's 80-year legacy includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable United States coin and currency collections to ever cross an auction block — The D. Brent Pogue Collection, The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Joel R. Anderson Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Cardinal Collection and The Battle Born Collection — to name just a few. World coin and currency collections include The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins, The Kroisos Collection, The Alicia and Sidney Belzberg Collection, The Wa She Wong Collection, The Guia Collection, The Thos. H. Law Collection, and The Robert O. Ebert Collection.
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, part of their sale of the famed Cardinal Collection. The company is headquartered in Santa Ana, California, with offices in New York, Tulsa, Wolfeboro, Hong Kong, and Paris. Stack's Bowers Galleries is an Official Auctioneer for several important numismatic conventions, including American Numismatic Association events, the New York International Numismatic Convention, the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring, Summer and Winter Expos, and its April and August Hong Kong Auctions.