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Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Offer the Collection of Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul A. Volcker at the Summer 2022 Global Showcase Auction
In a career spanning nearly six decades including public service under five U.S. presidents, Paul A. Volcker, Jr. worked for private and public firms as an esteemed economist and helped shape the nations economic policies. In these roles he received numerous awards, medals, and commendations from entities both domestic and foreign, which Stacks Bowers Galleries is proud to offer at auction to private collectors and museums.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces Inaugural Offering of Coins from the Sydney F. Martin Collection
For three decades, Sydney F. Martin of Doylestown, Pennsylvania and Amelia Island, Florida was a preeminent figure in American numismatics. He served as president of the American Numismatic Society and was the author of standard references on four early American numismatic specialties. Mr. Martin was a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founder of The Sytex Group, which provided services to the defense and intelligence communities before its acquisition by Lockheed Martin in 2005.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces New Boston Gallery at 84 State Street
Stack's Bowers Galleries is proud to announce the upcoming opening of a new downtown rare coin gallery in historic Boston, Massachusetts. Located at 84 State Street in the heart of Boston's financial district, the gallery will be just steps from the city'stwo most iconic tourist attractions: historic Faneuil Hall and the irresistible Quincy Market. The showroom is just a 15 minute walk from Boston's South Station, granting convenient access to collectors across the entire northeast.
Devin Hipp and Kyle Honor Join the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Team in New Virginia Beach Location
Stacks Bowers Galleries welcomes Devin Hipp as Vice President and Kyle Honor as Operations Manager of the new Virginia Beach office. As the Stacks Bowers Galleries organization continues to expand operations, the firm is thrilled to add this location and welcome the superb numismatic expertise of Devin and Kyle to their roster.
JBR Set from the Fairmont Collection to be Offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries August 2022 Global Showcase Auction
Stack's Bowers Galleries is thrilled to announce the incredible JBR Set of $5, $10, and $20 Gold Coins from the Fairmont Collection, a landmark feature of their August 2022 Global Showcase Auction. Comprising nearly complete runs of each denomination beginning in 1834, the JBR Set exhibits an astounding combination of Condition Census and Everyman quality across the rarest dates and varieties of U.S. gold.
One Ounce Gold Oban Ingots offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries Precious Metals Auctions
In April 2021, Stack's Bowers Galleries sold an incredibly rare Tensho-era ca. 1588 Japanese Oban for $1.9 million, more than doubling the pre-sale high estimate. Offered as part of the $19.2 million Pinnacle Collection in the firm's April Hong Kong Auction, this Oban set a world record for the most valuable Japanese coin ever sold at auction.
Bitcoins and Physical Cryptocurrency Featured in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2022 Auction
Stack's Bowers Galleries is thrilled to announce another unprecedented selection of Bitcoins and physical cryptocurrency in their June 2022 Showcase Auction. This offering comes on the heels of the firm's record-setting $500,000 sale of Bitcoins in their April 2022 auction, where strong premiums of up to 500% were realized. Collector demand for physical cryptocurrency continues to grow among both crypto enthusiasts and traditional numismatists, and Stack's Bowers Galleries has positioned themselves as the clear leader in this new and exciting category.
Julie Abrams Joins Stack’s Bowers Galleries as Consignment Director and Dealer Liaison
Stack's Bowers Galleries welcomes Julie Abrams as Consignment Director and Dealer Liaison and the most recent valued addition to the firm's growing worldwide operations. Abrams' expertise is well-known in the numismatic community, and she will be a regular presence at major shows around the country. Her focus will be working with dealers and collectors on consignments to the broad spectrum of auctions offered by Stack's Bowers Galleries.
Incredible U.S. Coin Rarities Offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2022 Auction
Stack's Bowers Galleries is excited to present their June 2022 Showcase Auction of United States Coins and Numismatic Americana, the official Auction for the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Summer 2022 Expo. This sale marks the firm's first return to the Summer Whitman Expo since 2019 and tremendous excitement is anticipated from both collectors and dealers.
The Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio May Hong Kong Sale a Record-Breaking $43 Million Dollar Event

Stack's Bowers and Ponterio's May 2022 Auction, their most recent biannual Hong Kong event, netted a stunning final figure of over $43,000,000 in prices realized. This unprecedented total sets a record for the single highest grossing world and ancient numismatic auction held by any firm. With nearly 10,000 lots offered across 18 sessions and a sell through rate of 97%, the May 2022 Hong Kong Auction truly offered items that appealed to every interest and budget.

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