Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce that Frederick Yow has joined the staff as Consignment Director based in Singapore and will be serving clients in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia as well as greater Asia. Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is the leading rare coin and banknote auction firm in Asia, with landmark auction events held in Hong Kong several times a year. Frederick will focus on gathering consignments, cataloging and representing Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio in Southeast Asia.

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I welcome Frederick to our already industry-leading team in Asia,” stated Brian Kendrella, president. “Fred is an extremely well-respected numismatist and researcher who brings with him great collector relationships and excellent understanding of the auction process. The addition of Fred to our staff reiterates our commitment to the growing collector market in Asia.”

Fred’s interest in numismatics started early as a schoolboy, collecting world coins from travelling sailors. In 1993, he was introduced to the world of paper money and has been an avid collector ever since. A notable milestone of his numismatic journey was the acquisition of key “Private Bank of Singapore” notes from the famed Dr. Chan Chin Cheung Collection in 1996. He has served as co-writer and editor of “Banknotes of British Malaya, The Frank Goon Collection” published by Spink. This notable work was selected as the International Bank Note Society (IBNS) Book of The Year in 2012.

Clients can reach Fred by email at

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is currently accepting consignments of Chinese and Asian coins and currency for its Showcase Auctions held in Hong Kong in April and August each year.


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 80-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 Norweb Collection, The Cardinal Collection and The Battle Born Collection-to name just a few. World coin and currency collections include The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins, The Kroisos Collection, The Alicia and Sidney Belzberg Collection, The Wa She Wong Collection, The Guia Collection, The Thos. H. Law Collection, and The Robert O. Ebert Collection.

Topping off this amazing numismatic history is the inclusion of the world record for the highest price ever realized at auction for a rare coin, the 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar graded Specimen-66 (PCGS) that realized over $10 million, part of their sale of the famed Cardinal Collection. The company is headquartered in Santa Ana, California, with offices in New York, Wolfeboro, Hong Kong, and Paris. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is an Official Auctioneer for several important numismatic conventions, including American Numismatic Association events, the New York International Numismatic Convention, the Professional Numismatists Guild New York Invitational, the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring, Summer and Winter Expos, and its April and August Hong Kong Auctions.