SANTA ANA, CA. (February 2, 2016)— Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the purchase of the assets of Manifest Auctions. Brian Kendrella, president of Stack’s Bowers Galleries, commented: “Under the leadership of Manning Garrett, Manifest Auctions has grown into one of the pre-eminent auction houses of rare paper money. The opportunity to acquire Manifest and bring Manning Garrett to the Stack’s Bowers Galleries team aligns with our expansion plans, not only by increasing our offerings of rare notes for auction, but by adding one of the leading paper money authorities and numismatic entrepreneurs to our roster of unparalleled experts.”
“The acquisition of Manifest Auctions by Stack’s Bowers Galleries is a natural fit,” said Manning Garrett founder and president of Manifest Auctions. “Our Winter Auction consignors will benefit from the greater collector base provided by Stack’s Bowers Galleries, as well as convention exposure at the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo. Long term, I am excited to join the impressive Stack’s Bowers team and help to build upon their legendary numismatic auction history.”
All of the current numismatic and currency consignments to Manifest’s Winter Auction will be offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March Baltimore Showcase Auction, scheduled for March 30 through April 1, 2016. Highlights include:
· Piedmont, Alabama. $10 Red Seal. First NB. Charter #7464. Serial Number 2.
· Fernandina, Florida. $5 1882 Brown Back. First NB. Charter #4558. Serial Number 1.
· Lebanon, Kentucky. $5 1882 Brown Back. Farmers NB of Lebanon. Charter #4271. Serial Number 1.
· Marshall, Missouri. $5 1882 Brown Back. First NB. Charter #2884. Serial Number 2.
· West Minneapolis, Minnesota. $10-$10-$10-$20 1902 PB. Security NB of West Minneapolis. Charter #12518. Uncut Sheet. Serial Number 1.
· Fr. 2231-B. 1934 $10,000 Federal Reserve Note. New York. PCGS 64 Apparent. Ex. Binion Hoard.
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 John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, The D. Brent Pogue Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. 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, 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 Professional Numismatists Guild New York Invitational, the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring, Summer and Winter Expos, and its April, August and December Hong Kong Auctions.