With a legacy that spans more than nine decades, Stack’s Bowers Galleries continues to be the source for buyers and sellers of the world’s finest numismatic treasures. Founded in New York City in 1933, Stack’s Bowers is a numismatic landmark in Manhattan, with a fully operating establishment in the city since 1935. And now, for the first time in over 80 years, we are proud to announce a brand-new gallery in Philadelphia. Opened in the Fall of 2021, we fully expect this new gallery to be a site for all numismatists to thrive, from beginners to legendary figures in the industry.
Over the years, we have helped build many collections, from modest in size, to the most valuable ever formed. We are responsible for the sale of the most valuable collections ever sold at auction — the Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. and John J. Ford, Jr. collections — which hold the world-record for the highest value collections ever to be sold at auction at the time. The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, a centerpiece of the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution, was also acquired solely through us. A recent, prominent sale was the multi-part auction of the legendary D. Brent Pogue Collection, which included the King of Siam 1804 Dollar, the finest known example. Coming in 2022, we will be presenting the Sydney F. Martin Collection, one of the most significant cabinets of the modern era, formed right here in the suburbs of Philadelphia.
We continue to be the premier resource for all numismatic collectors from novice to experts. We pay top dollar for coins, currency, medals, and related items from partial to complete collections. With millions of dollars in new inventory added daily, our team of experts are ready to help you select a piece that’s perfect for your collection. If you’re interested in selling your rare coins or paper money, our team of professionals can help you achieve the highest prices for your items, as we have handled more prominent collections and have set more records than any other rare coin auction firm in the world.