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Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Present the Robert O. Ebert Collection at their Official NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Present the Robert O. Ebert Collection at their Official NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowersand Ponterio will present an exceptional selection of over 4,000 lots of world and ancient coins and paper money at the Official NYINC Auction, January 8-14, 2013. The four-day auction event offers catalogs spotlighting a multitude of collections and highlights, including The Robert O. Ebert Collection. Comprised of over 1,700 gold, silver and bronze […]

Stack’s Bowers to auction the Raymond Bunt Collection of Civil War Sutler Tokens

Stack’s Bowers to auction the Raymond Bunt Collection of Civil War Sutler Tokens

Scheduled to cross the auction block as part of our New York Americana Sale, January 22-24, 2013, is the finest and most extensive collection of Civil War sutler tokens in private hands, The Raymond Bunt Collection. While cent-sized Civil War tokens are widely known and collected, those issued by sutlers are more specialized, not widely […]

By December 9, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Stacks Bowers Galleries To Auction MS-69 1793 Wreath Cent

Stacks Bowers Galleries To Auction MS-69 1793 Wreath Cent

The Single-Highest Graded 18th Century U.S. Coin of any Date, Variety or Denomination IRVINE, Calif. — Scheduled to cross the auction block in our New York Americana Sale, January 22-24, 2013 is one of the most extraordinary coins in American numismatics: A 1793 Wreath large copper cent, Sheldon-9, graded MS-69 BN by PCGS and NGC. […]

By November 12, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Present the Official Auction of the November 2012 Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo

Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Present the Official Auction of the November 2012 Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo

Irvine, Calif. — Stack’s Bowers Galleries, preeminent auctioneer of rare coins and paper money, will be conducting the Official Auction of the November 2012 Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo. Held at the Baltimore Convention Center November 13–17, 2012, the auction will present nearly 10,000 total lots, including more than 4,000 lots of U.S. coins […]

By November 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Most Valuable Coin Ever “Found” in the US to be Sold in Baltimore Auction

The Most Valuable Coin Ever “Found” in the US to be Sold in Baltimore Auction

Set to cross the block in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo is a famously rare New England sixpence, considered the most valuable American coin ever found with a metal detector. This remarkable coin, struck in 1652, was discovered 339 years later in a Long Island potato […]

By October 29, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Sells over $3.7 Million as Official ANA Auctioneer

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Sells over $3.7 Million as Official ANA Auctioneer

IRVINE, Calif. – Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio conducted the Official Auction of the August 2012 World’s Fair of Money from August 4-10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The world and ancients division of Stack’s Bowers Galleries presented over 1,300 lots of ancient and world coins and paper money, as well as an Internet-only session that […]

By September 5, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Unveils NYC Gold to Go ATM and Launch Limited-Editition Bison Medal at Grand Reopening

Stack’s Bowers Unveils NYC Gold to Go ATM and Launch Limited-Editition Bison Medal at Grand Reopening

New York, NY (August 30, 2012) — In conjunction with its historic grand reopening, legendary New York institution Stack’s Bowers Galleries, a prestigious retailer and auctioneer of premium collectible coins, paper money and precious metals, marked its 79th anniversary with the launch of its first commemorative North American Bison medal, unveiling of New York’s first […]

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Sells Over $42 Million at the August 2012 ANA

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Sells Over $42 Million at the August 2012 ANA

Stack’s Bowers Galleries recently conducted the Official Auction of the Philadelphia ANA World’s Fair of Money and ANA/PNG Pre-Show from August 4-10, and delivered truly outstanding results. The sale contained exceptional coins from collections like the Battle Born Collection, the Hoosier Flyer Collection, the Dorchester Heights Collection, the Philip Winston Pillsbury Collection of Flying Eagle […]

Rare Dime Coin Sells for Record $1.84 Million at Auction in Philadelphia

Rare Dime Coin Sells for Record $1.84 Million at Auction in Philadelphia

World’s Preeminent Rare Coin Auction House Makes History with Sale of the Unique ‘1873-CC No Arrows’ Dime from Carson City Mint to Anonymous Bidder at Annual ANA Auction Leading international rare coin auction house Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducted one of the most highly-anticipated events in numismatic auction history on August 9, 2012, with a record-setting […]

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Offer Over 2,300 Lots at the August 2012 Hong Kong Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Offer Over 2,300 Lots at the August 2012 Hong Kong Auction

Irvine, Calif. – Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is set to conduct the August 2012 Hong Kong sale from August 19 through August 22 at the Mira Hong Kong in Kowloon. Following the successful sale in April that realized over USD$10.5 million, this sale is poised to rise to equally impressive heights. More than 2,300 lots […]

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Offer Over 2,000 Lots as Official ANA Auctioneer

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Offer Over 2,000 Lots as Official ANA Auctioneer

IRVINE, Calif. – Join Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio as they conduct the Official Auction of the August 2012 World’s Fair of Money! The world and ancients division of Stack’s Bowers Galleries will present over 1,300 lots of ancient and world coins and paper money on Wednesday, August 8 and Friday, August 10. Please note that […]

Stack’s Bowers offers Newly Discovered Rare 1808/7 C-1, B-1 Half Cent

Stack’s Bowers offers Newly Discovered Rare 1808/7 C-1, B-1 Half Cent

IRVINE, Calif – Stack’s Bowers Galleries is set to auction the newly discovered 1808/7 C-1 half cent, the second finest known of the variety in the grade of Fine-12 (PCGS) CAC at their Official ANA sale later this summer. This rare die pairing was first discovered by Roger S. Cohen, Jr. in 1952 and over […]

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Sells Nearly $11 Million in Baltimore

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Sells Nearly $11 Million in Baltimore

U.S. Rarities Featured Proof-68 Ultra Cameo $4 Stella and Famed MCMVII Ultra High Relief! IRVINE, Calif. –Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducted the Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo on June 27-29, an impressive sale that realized $10,929,460! The auction featured coins from several major collections, including the Land of Smiles Collection of […]

Extremely Rare 1907 $20 Gold Coin Soars to Over $2.7 Million in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Baltimore Auction on June 29

Extremely Rare 1907 $20 Gold Coin Soars to Over $2.7 Million in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Baltimore Auction on June 29

IRVINE, Calif. –The finest-graded specimen of America’s “most beautiful coin,” the MCMVII (1907) Proof Ultra High Relief double eagle graded Proof-69 by PCGS, crossed the auction block on the evening of Friday, June 29, 2012, and with the fall of the hammer a price of $2,760,000 had been won at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official […]

Coin Auctions: Proof-69 Ultra High Relief $20 Saint brings $2.7 MIllion at Stacks Bowers Auction

Coin Auctions: Proof-69 Ultra High Relief $20 Saint brings $2.7 MIllion at Stacks Bowers Auction

The finest-graded specimen of America’s “most beautiful coin,” the MCMVII (1907) Proof Ultra High Relief double eagle graded Proof-69 by PCGS, crossed the auction block on the evening of Friday, June 29, 2012, and with the fall of the hammer a record price of $2,760,000 had been won at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction […]

Rare Sacagawea Dollar / Statehood Quarter Mule to be Sold at Stack’s Bowers Philadelphia ANA Auciton

Rare Sacagawea Dollar / Statehood Quarter Mule to be Sold at Stack’s Bowers Philadelphia ANA Auciton

Quarter Obverse and “Golden” Mini-Dollar Reverse–One of Only About a Dozen Examples Known IRVINE, Calif. – Set to cross the block in Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction is the famously rare Sacagawea dollar / Washington Statehood quarter muling. This remarkable error was first discovered in 2000 by […]

Stack’s Bower to Sell Incredible PR68 UC 1879 $4 Flowing Hair Stella in June Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bower to Sell Incredible PR68 UC 1879 $4 Flowing Hair Stella in June Baltimore Auction

Single Finest Certified for the Issue in Unbelievable NGC Proof-68 Ultra Cameo IRVINE, Calif. – Stack’s Bowers Galleries is set to auction the finest certified 1879 Flowing Hair Stella in their June auction being held in Baltimore at the end of the month. The $4 Stella has long been a numismatic favorite and the subject […]

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official June Baltimore Auction and Highlights

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official June Baltimore Auction and Highlights

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo will take place from June 27 through June 29, 2012, in Room 308 of the Baltimore Convention Center, and will feature five live sessions of U.S. coins, medals, and tokens. Additionally, there will be a sixth, internet-only session that will close on […]

Stack’s Bowers to offer “Watermelon Collection” of Large Size Notes at the ANA World’s Fair Money in August

Stack’s Bowers to offer “Watermelon Collection” of Large Size Notes at the ANA World’s Fair Money in August

Stack’s Bowers Galleries, leading auctioneer and retailer of premium collectible coins, currency and precious metals, announces the offering of a sophisticated collection of United States Federally Issued banknotes pedigreed as the Watermelon Collection. This advanced assortment covers nearly all genres of the large size type issuance and will be a featured collection in the Stack’s […]

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Unveils Gold-Dispensing ATM Machine

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Unveils Gold-Dispensing ATM Machine

Only the Second of its Kind in North America Stack’s Bowers Galleries, leading retailer and auctioneer of premium collectible coins, currency and precious metals, and division of Spectrum Group International, Inc. (SPGZ.PK), tomorrow will unveil its first GOLD to go™ ATM machine at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The world famous hotel […]

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Sells over $10.5 Million in Hong Kong

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Sells over $10.5 Million in Hong Kong

IRVINE, Calif. – Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio conducted its April 2012 Hong Kong sale last week at the Mira Hotel in Kowloon. Drawing huge crowds of bidders, the four day auction event realized an impressive total of $10,546,612. In three catalogs, the sale covered everything from Chinese coins and provincial issues to modern Chinese coins […]

Stack’s Bowers Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo Tops $16.4 Million

Stack’s Bowers Whitman Baltimore Coin Expo Tops $16.4 Million

More than 6,500 U.S. Coin and Exonumia Lots Realize $16,407,956 IRVINE, Calif. – Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducted its Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo March 19-27, 2012. The impressive sale presented 6,554 U.S. coin, currency and exonumia lots and realized a total of $16,407,956. “The sale was extremely well attended and […]

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Present more than 3,100 Lots Over Four Days in Hong Kong

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Present more than 3,100 Lots Over Four Days in Hong Kong

IRVINE, Calif. – Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio will present an exceptional selection of more than 3,100 lots of Chinese and East Asian coins and banknotes at The Mira Hong Kong, April 1-4, 2012, HKT. The four-day auction event is estimated to realize more than $10 million USD and offers three catalogs spotlighting a multitude of […]

Important 1776 New Hampshire Copper Rarity to be offered by Stacks Bowers in Baltimore

Important 1776 New Hampshire Copper Rarity to be offered by Stacks Bowers in Baltimore

Ex: Stickney, Ellsworth, Garrett The Guide Book Plate Coin The history of this rare copper New Hampshire coinage is fairly well documented in the literature, especially in Sylvester S. Crosby’s Early Coins of America (1875), which reproduces the enabling legislation in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, March 13, 1775, and includes other valuable information […]

Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum Pattern Dollar in Stacks Bowers Hong Kong Auction

Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum Pattern Dollar in Stacks Bowers Hong Kong Auction

By Todd McKenna, Numismatist and  Stacks Bowers Auction Services Associate This pattern, designed by the Austrian engraver for the Vienna mint Richard Placht, was undertaken during the construction of the mausoleum for the late Dr. Sun Yat-sen .  The structure itself is located at the foot of the second peak of Mount Zijin (Purple Mountain) […]

“Holy Grail” of Mormon Paper Currency-Signed by Brigham Young to be offered in Baltimore

“Holy Grail” of Mormon Paper Currency-Signed by Brigham Young to be offered in Baltimore

By Bruce Roland Hagen, Senior Research Numismatist,  Stacks Bowers The highest Mormon Church officials gathered in January 1849 to finalize and circulate the most historic paper currency in their history. Using Kirtland Safety Society Bank notes that were emitted in Ohio twelve years earlier, the notes were countersigned by the group for use in Salt […]

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Signs John Kraljevich

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Signs John Kraljevich

Stack’s Bowers Galleries announced today that John Kraljevich, an independent numismatist and researcher, has signed an exclusive contract for numismatic cataloging services with the firm. Kraljevich, a resident of New York City, cataloged for predecessor firms Bowers and Merena Galleries (2000-2003), American Numismatic Rarities (2003-2006), and Stack’s (2006-2007), before opening his own firm in August […]

By February 27, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Extremely Rare and Historically Important 1931 Hunan Soviet Dollar

Extremely Rare and Historically Important 1931 Hunan Soviet Dollar

by Kent Ponterio, Senior Numismatist and Consignment Director Stack’s Bowers / Ponterio Among the many highlights to be offered at auction in Stack’s Bowers Ponterio April 1-4 Hong Kong auction is an extremely rare Soviet Government of Hunan Provinces star dollar. In terms of historical importance and numismatic rarity, this offering should be considered among […]

By February 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers Galleries Joines with the Colonial Coin Collectors Club for Multi-Year Auction Agreement

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Joines with the Colonial Coin Collectors Club for Multi-Year Auction Agreement

IRVINE, Calif. – Stack’s Bowers Galleries announces that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with the Colonial Coin Collectors Club (C4) to conduct an annual auction of Colonial coinage and related material. The inaugural joint auction will take place during the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo in […]

By February 3, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Only the Second Complete Set of Carson City Coinage To Be auctioned by Stack’s Bowers

Only the Second Complete Set of Carson City Coinage To Be auctioned by Stack’s Bowers

Including the Unique 1873-cc Liberty Seated No Arrows Dime The Battle Born Collection Will be Presented at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia in August 2012 Stack’s Bowers Galleries announced today that it will auction the Battle Born Collection, which is only the second complete 111-piece […]

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