After 62 years as a professional numismatist at the firm that bears his family name, Harvey G. Stack has retired. He is 81.
He left his current position of co-chairman as of June 30. The other co-chairman, Q. David Bowers, will take over sole duties as chairman of the board.
“Harvey has been one of the great figures in numismatics,” said Stack’s president Christine Karstedt.
“He has developed many outstanding collections, has auctioned some of the finest properties to be sold (and) was the key person in working with Congress on the state quarters program.”
Karstedt also noted that among Stack’s many accomplishments he is a past president of the Professional Numismatists Guild.
Bowers’ numismatic roots go back to 1953 when he began as a professional numismatist.
“It has been a great honor to have known Harvey Stack since the early 1950s,” Bowers said.
At the same time, Bowers is looking forward to the future.
“We have more numismatic talent within our walls than any other firm. Stack’s will continue to be a market leader in all fields of American, world, and ancient coins as well as paper money, tokens and medals,” he said.
“I and the entire staff will continue the illustrious Stack’s tradition that dates back to the 1930s,” Bowers promised.
Bowers’ background includes serving as president of the American Numismatic Association and the Professional Numismatists Guild.
ANA gave him its top honor, the Farran Zerbe Award. PNG bestowed on him its Founders’ Award.
Harvey is the son of Morton M. Stack and nephew of Joseph B. Stack, who formed the business in 1933 in New York City.
Stack will be reachable by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and by mail at P.O. Box 0401, Greenvale, NY 11548-0401.