Bowers and Merena Auctions to Reopen Direct Buying and Selling Division


Bowers and Merena GalleriesIRVINE, Calif. – Bowers and Merena Auctions, America’s leading rare coin and currency auction house, is reopening its direct buying and selling division under the name Bowers and Merena Rare Coin Galleries.

Bowers and Merena Auctions, a Spectrum Numismatics International company, has acquired sister company North American Certified Trading (NACT) and will now offer expanded direct buying and selling of exceptional quality rare coins.  

Bowers and Merena Rare Coin Galleries will offer all of the buying and selling functions of NACT, with the added benefit of the auction services that have made Bowers and Merena an industry leader for 25 years.

The new company will continue to specialize in coins that help diversify clients’ holdings, while offering superior long-term appreciation potential. In addition, Bowers and Merena Rare Coin Galleries will offer precious metals for clients who wish to diversify their holdings with gold, silver and platinum coins.  


"This is a tremendous opportunity for NACT clients as well as Bowers and Merena clients to find the very best fit for their buying and selling needs, whether that is through auction or direct sales," said Steve Deeds, president of Bowers and Merena Auctions.

"We are happy to report to NACT clients joining us at Bowers and Merena that they will be working with their same representatives from NACT who have moved to this new company, so the transition should be seamless and comfortable. They can start enjoying the increased benefits of Bowers and Merena Rare Coin Galleries right away." 


About Bowers and Merena Auctions

Bowers and Merena Auctions was founded in 1983 and has grown to become the world’s preeminent numismatic auctioneer with more than half a billion dollars in rare coin and currency sales. They have been awarded the prestigious honor of Official Auctioneer for the 2009 American Numismatic Association Conventions in Portland and Los Angeles, in addition to their continued service as Official Auctioneer of the Baltimore Coin and Currency Conventions three times every year.

Bowers and Merena has handled four of the five most valuable United States coin collections ever sold, including the Louis E. Eliasberg Sr. Collection, the Harry W. Bass Jr. Collection, the Garrett Collection for The Johns Hopkins University, and the Norweb Collection. Bowers and Merena Rare Coin Galleries offers direct buying and selling of exceptional quality gold and silver rare coins.  

For more information about Bowers and Merena Rare Coin Galleries and Bowers and Merena Auctions, call 800.458.4646.  For media inquiries, ask for President Steve Deeds. Complete prices realized for all past auctions are available at

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