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$100,000,000 Sold! Another Monumental Milestone in a Record-Setting Year for the Stack’s Bowers Galleries World and Ancient Coin Department

The Stack's Bowers Galleries World and Ancient Coins department is delighted to announce that their sales for 2021 have exceeded $100,000,000, far surpassing the total for any previous year. This milestone signals an uptick in market growth and demonstrates the universal trust that both sellers and buyers place in the Stack's Bowers Galleries name. In addition, many industry-wide records were set. In the April 2021 Hong Kong Auction, an1825 pattern Russian Ruble established the record for the most expensive non-U.S. coin sold by an American auction house at $2,640,000.

Over $14.7 Million in U.S. Coins, Currency and Americana Sold in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2021 Showcase Auction

Over $14.7 million in U.S. coins, currency, and Americana was sold by Stack's Bowers Galleries in their official auction for the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. This was the first such event held since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, with lot viewing offered in-person at the Baltimore Convention Center and the auction itself hosted remotely from Griffin Studios in the firm's Costa Mesa, California headquarters. With strong bidding activity and dozens of record prices realized across all categories, Stack's Bowers Galleries is proud to celebrate this successful final Showcase Auction of their 2021 season.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries to be the Official Auctioneer of the MIF Paper Money Fair in Valkenburg, Netherlands

Stack's Bowers Galleries, known for selling at auction the most valuable paper money and coin collections worldwide, is thrilled to announce their sponsorship of the MIF Paper Money Fair in Valkenburg, Netherlands. Their sponsorship will include hosting an auction in conjunction with the show. The inaugural MIF Paper Money Fair will take place in the Polfermolen in Valkenburg Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, 2022. Future shows will be held each year in the spring and fall.

SP-70 (PCGS) Lealana 0.1 Bitcoin Sold for Nearly 500% Premium by Stack’s Bowers Galleries

A physical Lealana 0.1 Bitcoin was sold for$33,600by Stacks Bowers Galleries in their November 2021 Showcase Auction, representing a nearly 500% premium above the face value, or "peel value," of approximately $5,700 at the time of the sale. Graded SP-70 by PCGS, it was the very first bitcoin from the Lealana series to be certified by that grading service and was also the very first piece of physical cryptocurrency offered in a major live auction.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces the Opening of Their New Philadelphia Gallery at 1735 Market Street

Stack's Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that its new rare coin gallery in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is open for business. Located at 1735 Market Street on the corner of 18th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard, the new gallery is situated in the heart of Center City among the area's best dining, shopping, and entertainment. It is just blocks from iconic landmarks like the Comcast Center, Reading Terminal, and beautiful Philadelphia City Hall.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Offer the Gem Collection of British Campaign Medals

Since 1988, an American collector has quietly been assembling one of the most impressive groupings of British Campaign Medals ever assembled in this country. Acquired through private sources and major auctions in the United States and the United Kingdom, the medals of the Gem Collection were gathered with an eye not just on history, but also on quality and eye appeal.

Important U.S. Coins, Currency and Americana offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2021 Showcase Auction

Stack's Bowers Galleries is excited to announce their official auction for the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo, the first such event since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Lot viewing will be held from November 16-19 at the Baltimore Convention Center, while the live sessions of the sale will be held November 21-23 at Griffin Studios in the firm's Costa Mesa, California headquarters. Additional Internet Only sessions will be hosted on www.StacksBowers.com from November 29 through December 1. Offered in the Stack's Bowers Galleries sale is an incredible selection of U.S. Colonial rarities, exceptional Federal coinage, some of the most desirable tokens and medals from the Numismatic Americana category and a wide array of U.S. currency.

SP-70 (PCGS) Silver Lealana 0.1 Bitcoin offered by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in their November 2021 Showcase Auction

Stack's Bowers Galleries is excited to present a physical Lealana Bitcoin in lot 4151 of their November 2021 Showcase Auction. Graded SP-70 by PCGS, it is the very first bitcoin from the Lealana series to be certified by that service and will also be the very first piece of physical cryptocurrency offered in a major live auction. It features an intrinsic face value, or "peel value," of 0.1 Bitcoin (BTC), equivalent to roughly USD$6,500 at the time of publishing. With a current high-bid of $7,000 and two more weeks remaining before it crosses the auction block in Costa Mesa, California, enthusiasm among aficionados of cryptocurrency and traditional numismatists is strong for this new and exciting numismatic category.

Famous Hawaii Five-O 1913 Liberty Head Nickel Sold for Over $4 Million by Stack’s Bowers Galleries

Stack's Bowers Galleries has sold the famous Hawaii Five-O specimen of the 1913 Liberty Head nickel to a private client for a price exceeding $4 million. Recently on display at the firm's table at the Long Beach Collectibles Expo in October 2021, this 1913 Liberty Head nickel ranks as the second finest of the five known, only three of which are in private hands. The other two are permanently impounded in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution and American Numismatic Association (ANA). Graded Proof-64+ by NGC and awarded a green sticker by CAC for superior quality, the Hawaii Five-O specimen is truly a numismatic treasure and Stack's Bowers Galleries is honored to have assisted with a private client's acquisition of this incredible jewel.

Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Auction Major Polish Rarity

Stack's Bowers Galleries is thrilled to announce the sale of a 1621 80 Ducats in gold at their official auction of the January 2022 New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). This major Polish numismatic rarity is probably the only specimen known of this weight.

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