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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.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries’ Richard Margolis Collection Part I Sets New Records
Stacks Bowers Galleries continued its dominance in the Numismatic Americana market with their March 25, 2024 record-breaking sale of the Richard Margolis Collection Part I. Formed over 60 years by an important American professional numismatist and researcher, the Margolis Collection was led by the only intact 1779 (1789) John Stewart at Stony Point medal available to collectors. As the only example of the rarest Comitia Americana medal in private hands, the MS-62 (PCGS) bronze example saw frenzied competition selling for $900,000, a new world record for any bronze medal ever sold at auction. (All prices include the buyers premium.)
Stack’s Bowers Galleries Acquires World Banknote Auctions
Stacks Bowers Galleries, a global leader in numismatic auctions, proudly announces its acquisition of substantially all the assets of World Banknote Auctions. This strategic move sees the integration of World Banknote Auctions founder Dennis Hengeveld, a renowned authority in rare paper money and world coins, into Stacks Bowers Galleries distinguished team of specialists.

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