20 January 2019
American coin auctioneers Stack's Bowers Galleries have announced details of a complete rebuild and relaunch of their online Auction Archives.
Available at https://archive.stacksbowers.com, the online resource now features nearly 650,000 past auction records, including many Stack's and American Numismatic Rarities sales dating back to 2002, which have not been available before.
Added to the archives are famous auctions such as:
- the Oliver Jung Collection (2004)
- the Frog Run Farm Collection (2004)
- the Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins (2005)
- the Cardinal Collection/A Gentleman's Collection (2005)
- the Norweb Collection (2006)
- the Keusch, Snow & Del Zorro Collections (2008)
- the Philadelphia Americana Sale (2010)
- the John J. Ford Collection Parts V to XXI
Thousands of high resolution images have also been added, allowing for close examination of auction lots. Stack's Bowers Galleries is constantly adding to the archive as more data becomes available.
"We invite everyone with an interest in numismatics and numismatic research to visit our site and explore their new access to this extremely important historical information," commented Brian Kendrella, company president. "At Stack's Bowers Galleries, we continue to work toward providing the best client interface and best personal service in the hobby."
All auction records found in the archive are also accessible in Stack's Bowers Galleries' 'Previous Auction Prices Realized' tool, available on all United States coin lot detail pages. This allows bidders to easily identify what similar coins have sold for in previous auctions. This data gives bidders more confidence in their bids, especially when accompanied by the data of multiple independent 3rd party price guides that is conveniently provided within the lot detail pages.