Costa Mesa, CA (December 17, 2020) – Stack’s Bowers Galleries (“SBG”) is pleased to announce that Kevin Vinton, respected expert, dealer and auctioneer in United States colonial coinage and early federal copper will be joining the firm. Beginning in January 2021, Vinton will bring over a decade of full-time experience in the numismatic business to Stack’s Bowers Galleries, with his base to be their New York City gallery. He will focus his efforts on assisting collectors as they build and/or sell their holdings, along with writing, cataloging, and assisting with marketing.
Vinton is a life member of the American Numismatic Association, Early American Coppers, the Colonial Coin Collectors Club and many other organizations. He is an instructor on early American copper coins at the ANA Summer Seminar and has cataloged the annual Early American Coppers auction since 2015. In addition, he is an authority on counterfeit detection.
He is a contributor to A Guide Book of United States Coins and to the Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins. As an author he has won awards for articles published in The Numismatist and the Penny-Wise journal.
SBG President Brian Kendrella commented: “The addition of Kevin to the numismatic dream team at Stack’s Bowers Galleries confirms and enhances our many decades long dedication to the field of early American numismatics. I have observed Kevin’s role in this market for years, and have heard consistently great things about him from mutual clients. It was a natural fit to bring him on board, and I and the entire SBG family are excited to work with him.”
Vinton joins SBG’s team of elite numismatists led by world renowned experts Q. David Bowers, Harvey G. Stack, Greg Roberts, and Lawrence R. Stack. Kevin can be reached by email at [email protected] or by telephone at 646-443-5513.
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.