The Salton Collection Proceeds of Nearly $20 Million Donated to Charity

Author: Stack's Bowers Galleries / October 2, 2023

Stack’s Bowers Galleries was delighted to have played a significant role in bringing the numismatic collections of Mark and Lottie Salton to market from January 2022 through June 2023. The series of eleven auction sales held in conjunction with respected German auction firm Künker, realized proceeds approaching $20 million for over 10,000 chiefly gold and silver coins of Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire and Europe. 

“Mark and Lottie were a part of my life from the moment I started in the business” said Larry Stack, co-founder of Stack’s Bowers Galleries. “My father, Harvey, and I enjoyed many dinners and events with them as the collection was being assembled. Viewing their collection on exhibit at Bowdoin College was an inspiration for my own Renaissance Collection.”

The Saltons made charitable donations to museums and institutions during their lifetime and now the proceeds from these auction events start a new chapter for the Salton legacy. Three non-profit organizations committed to the remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust and to ensuring that their fates will never be repeated will share equally in significant donations in the Salton name. These recipients are the Anti-Defamation League based in New York City, the American Society for Yad Vashem, and the Leo Baeck Institute in New York.

Larry Stack further commented “Mark and Lottie were generous in life, and it is not surprising that the proceeds from the sale of their collection will go on to support these charitable groups and learned societies. The funds will make a significant difference in what they will be able to accomplish in upcoming years.”

For more information about the Mark and Lottie Salton Collection, please contact Stack’s Bowers Galleries at 800-566-2580 or email

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, 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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