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Stack’s Bowers Galleries Appoints John Kraljevich Director of Numismatic Americana
Stacks Bowers Galleries proudly announces the appointment of John Kraljevich to the newly created position of Director of Numismatic Americana. Kraljevich, proprietor of John Kraljevich Americana since 2007, has been recognized as one of the most influential figures in numismatics. Coin World honored him in their inaugural list of Most Influential People in Numismatics, and he was distinguished as one of the Top 14 Numismatists of the Century by CoinAge magazine. In his new role, Kraljevich will devote his numismatic talents to cataloging noteworthy consignments across a wide range of specialties for Stacks Bowers Galleries auctions. In addition, he will maintain an inventory of historical American numismatic items for retail sale and work with the firms collector and dealer clients.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Present Diverse Numismatic Rarities in June Showcase Auction
Stacks Bowers Galleries June 2024 Showcase Auction, held in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Summer Expo, presents eight sessions of American numismatic items from tokens and medals to early American coppers to rare date gold, as well as a wide array of physical cryptocurrency. Session will run from June 17 through June 21, with the highly anticipated Rarities Night session on Tuesday, June 18 and the Albertine Set of Fairmont Collection Gold Coins on Wednesday, June 19.
Stacks Bowers Galleries Announces Part I of the L. E. Bruun Collection of Scandinavian Coinage
Stacks Bowers Galleries proudly announces auction details for Part I of the L. E. Bruun Collection, the worlds finest private collection of Scandinavian coinage, which has been insured for 500 million Danish kroner (about US$72.5 million). This inaugural auction will be held September 14, 2024 at Odd Fellow Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Stack’s Bowers & Ponterio Realizes Nearly $23 Million in Spirited Hong Kong Auction
Venerable auction house Stacks Bowers & Ponterio continued their market-leading Hong Kong sales with another successful spring auction held in April. The firm presented 9,558 lots of coins, medals, tokens, and currency, which realized a total of $22.96 million. With this lofty sum, the firm celebrates its seventh consecutive Hong Kong sale with total prices exceeding $20 milliona stunning benchmark proving that, when Chinese and related coinage is sold, it is Stacks Bowers & Ponterio that provides notable results. (All prices include the buyers premium.)
Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Spring 2024 Maastricht Results Show Strong World Paper Money Market
The Spring 2024 Maastricht Auction, held on May 9 by Stacks Bowers Galleries, offered 711 lots of paper money from all over the world. Held in conjunction with the MIF Paper Money Fair, the sale saw nearly $1.4 million in prices realized, driven by bidders participating from around the globe. We were delighted to see everyone again at what became the most heavily attended MIF show to date. The response to Dennis Hengeveld joining the team was as tremendous as the record setting results on many of the lots in the sale, said Aris Maragoudakis, the firms Director of World Currency.
Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio Shatters Record in the April 2024 Hong Kong Auction of World Paper Money
The recently completed Stacks Bowers and Ponterio Hong Kong World Paper Money Sale shattered the firms May 2022 Hong Kong record for highest grossing world banknote sale. Over $3.6 million in banknotes changed hands in a hotly contested sale that was held in the companys new Hong Kong office and attracted significant collector interest across the board. Since joining the firm, it has been incredible to watch these sales continue to blossom. Our staff shares a commitment to providing the best customer service and putting forward the best product. Our expertise is truly unmatched, said Director and Senior Numismatist Kelvin Cheung.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Hold Islamic and Central Asian Focused Collectors Choice Online Auction
As a market leader in World and Ancient coinage, Stacks Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce a special auction in September 2024 focused on Islamic and Central Asian coinage. Anchored by a large selection of historical coinage from Persia, this sale promises to offer seldom seen Islamic issues from diverse rulers that span nearly the entire history of Islamic coinage. Classical types from the Umayyad, Abbasid, and Ottoman Caliphates are well represented, as are more localized issues of the Mamluks, Seljuks, Qajars, and Pahlavis, with several rare and seldom seen issues. In addition to Islamic material, several interesting pre-Islamic and ancient issues are featured, with charming Parthian and Sassanian pieces, along with scattered types that circulated in the Middle East in classical times.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Spring Showcase Auction Shatters Records as Demand for Important Rarities Remains Strong
Stacks Bowers Galleries inaugurated their 2024 U.S. Coin and Currency showcase auction season with a blockbuster sale that contained 14 sessions of U.S. coins, banknotes, numismatic Americana, and physical cryptocurrency. The auction, held in conjunction with the Spring Whitman Baltimore Expo, realized a total of more than $32 million. (All prices include the buyers premium.)
U.S. Paper Rarities Bring Strong Prices in Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Spring 2024 Showcase Auction
The Stacks Bowers Galleries Spring 2024 Showcase Auction saw intense collector interest, realizing $32 million over 14 sessions of U.S. coins, banknotes, numismatic Americana, and physical cryptocurrency. Included were two live U.S. currency session in which a number of impeccable and historic rarities realized strong bids against their initial estimates. (All prices include the buyers premium.)
Stack’s Bowers Galleries Sets World Records as $1.7 Million in Physical Bitcoin is Sold in the Spring 2024 Showcase Auction
Stacks Bowers Galleries sold over $1.7 million in Physical Cryptocurrency in their recent Bitcoin Halving Sale, presented as part of the Spring 2024 Showcase Auction. This sale now ranks as the firms single largest offering in this category and pushes their total prices realized above $6.3 million to date. With industry-leading prices and a 100% sell-through rate, the recent sale confirms Stacks Bowers Galleries leadership in this category.

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