IRVINE, Calif. (December 12, 2013) — Beginning Thursday, December 12, 2013, visitors of Stack’s Bowers Galleries website will enjoy an entirely new state-of-the-art website with dozens of new features, additional content, improved navigation, and an enhanced user-friendly experience.
“When we started this project, we first listened to customers’ suggestions on improving their online experiences. After months of nonstop work by our technology specialists in cooperation with our numismatic staff and experts, we are excited to now share the new and improved StacksBowers.com,” said Brian Kendrella, president of Stack’s Bowers Galleries.
“We’re also excited to debut our consolidated online auction archive that includes over 1.6 million auction records from Stack’s Bowers Galleries, Stack’s, Bowers and Merena, American Numismatic Rarities, and Teletrade, with additional records to be added following future sales. Combined with our electronic catalog library that features over 100 award-winning numismatic catalogs, StacksBowers.com is now the place to assist you with all of your numismatic research needs,” continued Kendrella. “Whether you want to track down prices and offerings of coins, tokens, medals and currency, or simply enjoy the history and romance to be found in our past catalogs, our new site will be a focal point for information and interest.”
In addition to hosting Showcase and Rarities Night Auctions, the website will also feature weekly iAuctions, beginning every Sunday, and running until the following Monday. Participants of Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ iAuctions can expect thousands of collector-quality U.S. coins auctioned every week, with world and ancient coins, world banknotes and U.S. currency featured once a month.
The new StacksBowers.com will also include one the most extensive online inventories for direct purchases via a new online store, SBG Direct. Up-to-the-minute precious metals market news and spot prices can also be found on the website.
“Our entire interface has improved and is now easier to use. The site offers superior speed and performance, improved account pages, bid pages, powerful search and filtering tools, and much more. I invite everyone to visit our new website, and welcome user feedback,” said Kendrella.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries has many more leading innovations, as well as an extraordinary program of auctions and other events planned for 2014. “We look forward to working with our clientele and hope to make all of customers’ numismatic experiences more enjoyable than ever,” concluded Kendrella.
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., The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collections, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Cardinal 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.