Stack’s Bowers Galleries to Hold Islamic and Central Asian Focused Collectors Choice Online Auction

Author: Stack's Bowers Galleries / April 25, 2024

As a market leader in World and Ancient coinage, Stack’s 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.

Many desirable gold issues will be presented in the sale, with a few notable highlights. Offering exceptional charm and appeal, the 10 Pahlavi is a favorite among collectors of Persia coins; the type is well represented in the auction with an example from MS 2537 (1978) graded MS-66 by NGC. Several phenomenal large format Pahlavi era gold medals will also feature prominently, including a SH 1354 (1975) Three Shahs medal weighing 100 grams. Other issues include an unreleased and rare 100 Halalah from Saudi Arabia, graded MS-65 by PCGS and an Antiochus I Nicator Tetradrachm graded Ch AU Strike 5/5 Surface 3/5 by NGC.

The Islamic and Central Asian Collectors Choice Online Auction is scheduled for September 23, 2024. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is accepting consignments of coins that need grading through June 3 and of coins that are already encapsulated through July 17. For more information about the sale or about consigning your Islamic and Central Asian items, please contact Stack’s Bowers Galleries at

About Stack’s Bowers Galleries

Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducts live, internet and specialized auctions of rare U.S. and world coins and currency and ancient coins, as well as direct sales through retail and wholesale channels. The company’s nearly 90-year legacy includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable United States coin and currency collections to ever cross an auction block — The D. Brent Pogue Collection, The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Joel R. Anderson Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Cardinal Collection, The Sydney F. Martin Collection and The Battle Born Collection — to name just a few. World coin and currency collections include The Pinnacle Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins, The Kroisos Collection, The Alicia and Sidney Belzberg Collection, The Salton Collection, The Wa She Wong Collection, and The Thos. H. Law Collection. 

The company is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, with galleries in New York, Boston and Philadelphia. Offices are also located in New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Sacramento, South Carolina, Virginia, Hong Kong, Paris and Vancouver. Stack’s Bowers Galleries hosts an annual Global Showcase in August featuring United States coins and currency, Ancient coins and World coins and currency in its Costa Mesa auction gallery. They are also the Official Auctioneer for several important numismatic events, including the New York International Numismatic Convention, the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring, Summer and Winter Expos, the Spring and Fall Hong Kong shows, and the Maastricht Paper Money Shows. 

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