The Leader in Achieving the Highest Prices at Auction
We hold the record for most valuable series of numismatic auctions in history – the D. Brent Pogue Collection, sold in association with Sotheby’s.
We hold the record for the most valuable series of paper money auctions in history – the Joel R. Anderson Collection.
We have sold every major date, mintmark and type of U.S. coin, as well as three of the top five most valuable coins.
We continue to dominate the numismatic market in Chinese, Japanese and other numismatic items from the far east, with our recent Pinnacle Collection realizing over $19 million and setting numerous individual price records.
Our distinguished staff of professionals is considered the finest of any numismatic auction house in the world and are well versed in how to showcase your consignment to its finest advantage. Our legendary team of numismatists and researchers specialize in all areas of U.S., world and ancient coins, medals, tokens and paper money. For over three quarters of a century, the most sophisticated and demanding consignors have put their trust in Stack’s Bowers Galleries. Hundreds of financial institutions, banks and trust companies; museums, colleges and historical societies; and experienced trustees and boards of directors have chosen us to showcase and sell their collections.
Unparalleled Expertise in All Areas of Numismatics
Since 1935, Stack’s Bowers Galleries and its predecessor firms have handled virtually every major collection of classic United States coinage to cross the auction block, including the D. Brent Pogue Collection, the Joel R. Anderson Collection, the Norweb Collection, the Eliasberg Collection, the Cardinal Collection, the Garrett Collection and the Pinnacle Collection among countless others. Our team of highly skilled experts provides both new and experienced collectors with guidance in their purchases, supports investors with the formation of portfolios, and works tirelessly to ensure that you, the collector benefits from the personable and professional services we offer.
Each year, Stack’s Bowers Galleries invests millions of dollars to market and advertise our auctions. In addition to frequently covered stories by international media outlets and targeted numismatic media, we work to ensure your collection achieves maximum auction awareness by creating strategic advertising and marketing campaigns that include full-page ads in the top industry publications, social media, e-newsletters, informative pre-sale displays and brochures, and award-winning catalog descriptions.
Coast to coast lot viewing
Your consignment will be featured during lot viewing of all items consigned to our Showcase Auctions at our Southern California corporate office, New York office, and at all auction venues.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries is the most technologically advanced auction house in the world. Our newly opened Griffin Studios is a custom-built, broadcast ready television, film and event facility based in our headquarter in Costa Mesa, California. Designed from the ground up to produce the ultimate live auction experience, our livestream presentations are enhanced by our patent pending Coins In Motion technology. These innovations, in combination with our award-winning, live online bidding application, create the best online bidding experience in the hobby.
Our fully integrated website allows an unlimited number of bidders from around the globe to conveniently bid on your coins and currency from their computer or mobile device. Furthermore, our site provides a series of enhancements and new features, auction archives; intuitive and user-friendly search and filtering tools; a redesigned lot listing page; the latest numismatic content and research; a redesigned My Account page; and virtual library.