Meet Three of the Legendary Stack’s Bowers Galleries Numismatists Friday, March 28, 2014, at Noon ET

Author: Stack's Bowers Galleries / February 28, 2014

IRVINE, Calif. (February 28, 2014) — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present a Question and Answer Symposium with founders Harvey G. Stack, Lawrence R. Stack, and Q. David Bowers, Friday, March 28, 2014, at noon ET, in room 310 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Moderated by Christine Karstedt, executive vice president of Stack’s Bowers Galleries, the session will focus on answering a variety of numismatic questions, including how to start a collection, how to add to a current collection, and how to buy and sell numismatic items in today’s market.

The panel of expert numismatists includes Harvey G. Stack, who began his career in the 1940s; Lawrence R. Stack, numismatist and collector since 1972; and Q. David Bowers, renowned coin dealer since 1953, and auctioneer with more than 50 years of experience. All three professionals have handled many famous rarities and collections, including The Eliasberg Collection (the only complete collection of U.S. coins ever formed), The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Josiah K. Lilly Collection (part of the main gold exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution), the world-record setting $10 million 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar from The Cardinal Collection, and many more.  

“Harvey, Larry and Dave have handled more rarities, more great collections, and have been more important in the history of American numismatics than any other trio imagined,” said Karstedt. “Harvey and Dave are very actively involved with our clients today and have decades of expertise to lend to any collector, big or small, and Larry’s expertise is diverse in covering all areas of U.S., world and ancient coins, plus paper money, tokens, medals, and just about anything numismatic. They want collectors everywhere to know they are here to share their decades of experience and numismatic advice whenever needed.”

Stack’s Bowers Galleries will hold this special event concurrently with the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo, held March 26–28, 2014. A photo opportunity will be available for a limited number of attendees to be photographed with Harvey G. Stack and Dave Bowers and to have the photos personally autographed as well. Please RSVP to confirm your attendance by email to [email protected]. Additional members of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries team will also be in attendance to answer questions and offer professional advice.

As Official Auctioneer of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo, Stack’s Bowers Galleries will showcase important U.S. coins and paper money in its live Showcase and Rarities Night Auction, Wednesday—Friday, March 26–28. For more information, visit  

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 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 Irvine, California, with offices in New York, Wolfeboro, Hong Kong, and Paris. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is the 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 our April and August Hong Kong Auctions.


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