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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Stack’s Bowers / Ponterio to present nearly 3,000 lots at the New York International Numismatic Convention

Stack’s Bowers / Ponterio to present nearly 3,000 lots at the New York International Numismatic Convention

Continuing a longstanding tradition, Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio will again serve as an official auctioneer at the New York International Numismatic Convention, presenting 2,945 lots of world and ancient coins and paper money during three sessions, January 4-9, 2012. Session One will offer Ancient Coins and World Gold on January 6, and Session Two will […]

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Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Present More than 2,800 Lots at the Official November Baltimore Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Present More than 2,800 Lots at the Official November Baltimore Auction

IRVINE, Calif. – The Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2011 Official Baltimore Auction will feature more than 8,000 total lots, including four foreign coin and paper money sessions by Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio, presenting more than 2,800 lots. In addition, there will be four U.S. coin sessions and one U.S. currency session. Lot viewing will be […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Offer Vast Selection of More Than 1,000 U.S. Currency Lots at Official Baltimore Auction in November

Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Offer Vast Selection of More Than 1,000 U.S. Currency Lots at Official Baltimore Auction in November

Highlights Include 10 Continental Currency and Detector Sheets from the Bunker Hill Collection, and the Finest Known Revere Sword in Hand Note IRVINE, Calif. – The Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2011 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo will feature more than 8,000 total lots, including over 950 lots of U.S. currency […]

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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Offer Part I of the Teich Family Collection During the Official Baltimore Auction in November

Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Offer Part I of the Teich Family Collection During the Official Baltimore Auction in November

IRVINE, Calif. – Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that Part I of The Teich Family Collection will be crossing the block as part of our the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Auction to be held November 14-19, 2011, sure to be one of the great shows […]

By October 13, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Stacks Bowers Galleries Realizes Over $57.7 Million in August 2011 Numismatic Auction Sales

Stacks Bowers Galleries Realizes Over $57.7 Million in August 2011 Numismatic Auction Sales

U.S. and World Coin and Currency Auctions in Chicago and a Chinese & Asian Coin and Paper Money Auction in Hong Kong Yield Exceptional Results IRVINE, Calif. – (September 5, 2011) – Stack’s Bowers Galleries, numismatic auction house and subsidiary of Spectrum Group International, Inc. (spgz.pk), announced today that live coin auctions held in August […]

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Stacks Bowers Chicago ANA Auctions Top $40 Million with Record Prices

Stacks Bowers Chicago ANA Auctions Top $40 Million with Record Prices

Stack’s Bowers Galleries proved the current strength of the coin and currency market last week by realizing an astounding $40,084,165 at the Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money, with U.S. coins realizing over $29.9 million of the total. The only official ANA auction in Chicago presented more than 9,000 lots of U.S. […]

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Present More Than 2,700 Lots In Hong Kong Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to Present More Than 2,700 Lots In Hong Kong Auction

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio will present an exceptional selection of more than 2,700 lots of Chinese and East Asian coins and banknotes at The Mira Hong Kong, August 22-24, 2011, HKT. The three-day auction event will spotlight a multitude of collections and highlights including The Chin Family Collection, The H.T. Nance Collection, The Frank Robinson […]

Stack’s Bowers – Unique Harris & Marchand Bar from S.S. Central America Available for Purchase at the Chicago ANA!

Stack’s Bowers – Unique Harris & Marchand Bar from S.S. Central America Available for Purchase at the Chicago ANA!

View This Amazing Historic Rarity at the ANA World’s Fair of Money August 16-20, 2011 | Chicago, Illinois | Table 805 The finding of treasure is everyone’s dream. However, treasure is elusive. Of the many thousands of ships that have been lost in the world’s lakes, rivers, and oceans, those few that have been recovered […]

Multi-Million Collection of Cents on Display at Chicago’s World’s Fair of Money

Multi-Million Collection of Cents on Display at Chicago’s World’s Fair of Money

The number one-ranked collection of United States large cents in both the PGCS and NGC Set Registry listings will be publicly displayed in Chicago at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money, August 16 – 20, 2011. The historic coins from the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation include some of the finest known examples of […]

STACK’S BOWERS GALLERIES SELLS MORE THAN $10.1 MILLION IN BALTIMORE

STACK’S BOWERS GALLERIES SELLS MORE THAN $10.1 MILLION IN BALTIMORE

Over 4,800 U.S. Coin, Currency and Exonumia Lots Realize Over $8.1 Million IRVINE, Calif. – Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducted its official Baltimore auction from March 29-April 2, an impressive sale that yielded a strong $10,186,912. The sale contained important pieces from notable collections like the J. David Bonn, Sr., Family Trust Collection, the Reference Collection […]

1975 Proof Dine Without S Mintmark to be Auctioned By Stack’s Bowers  at the Chicago ANA

1975 Proof Dine Without S Mintmark to be Auctioned By Stack’s Bowers at the Chicago ANA

(IRVINE, CA – July 9, 2011) With great pleasure Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be offering at the World’s Fair of Money one of the very few United States rarities listed in the Guide Book of United States Coins that has never before sold at public auction! The focus will be on one of just two […]

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