2021 has been a stellar year in the numismatic auction industry. Stack’s Bowers Galleries has sold over $214,000,000 worth of coins, currency, and other numismatic items. This number represents the total of 72,541 lots sold in our sales. Among those items were 10 that realized over $1,000,000. Two sold for over $7,500,000. These sales comprised 24,325 lots of U.S. coins; 5,218 lots of U.S. currency; 5,436 lots of numismatic Americana; 1,382 lots of Ancient coins; 23,249 lots of world coins; 8,155 lots of world paper money; 4,829 lots of bullion; and one piece of Cryptocurrency. In addition to auction sales, we also sold many numismatic pieces via direct retail sales, including the private sale of the Hawaii Five-O 1913 Liberty Head nickel for a price in excess of $4,000,000.
As the year draws to an end, we extend our gratitude to you, our consignors and bidders. All that would do would be impossible without you. Happy Holidays from Stack’s Bowers Galleries, and here’s to a great 2022!