Bowers & Merena Catalogs Added to Newman Portal

Professional Coin Grading Service and Newman Numismatic Portal announce the full availability of Bowers & Merena (and predecessor) auction catalogs on NNP.

PCGS owns the electronic rights to Bowers & Merena publications prior to February 2004 and makes such content available to NNP on a non-exclusive basis. The series consists of approximately 200 auction catalogs from 1972 to 2004, featuring legendary collections such as Garrett, Norweb, Eliasberg and Bass.

Bowers & Merena auction catalogs can be accessed on the Newman Portal at https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/auctioncompanies. Bowers & Merena’s additional classic publications, including Rare Parts Review, will be added over time. Bowers & Merena’s long-standing “house organ”, Rare Parts Review Featured background research articles in addition to market updates and fixed price lists of important coins.

Brett Charville, President of PCGS, said, “PCGS has received many requests to make this material available to the collecting community. Collector education is an important aspect of our business, and we are happy to add this content to the collective memory of our hobby. We value ongoing community feedback and value their feedback on all aspects of how we operate. »

Q. David Bowers added: “I am delighted to see my company’s past publications made available on the Newman portal. This is an exciting time for numismatic scholarship, and the growth of digital resources is a critical factor in developing the next generation of coin collectors.

Newman Numismatic Portal Project Coordinator Len Augsburger concluded, “We are delighted to add these publications to Newman Portal on a comprehensive basis. Bowers & Merena has produced authoritative auction catalogs over a long period of time, and this resource will be of great interest to those looking for past sales of many important pieces. We thank PCGS for making this material available to the general public.

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