IRVINE, Calif. (January 15, 2014) — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the addition of Brad Ciociola to its currency division. Ciociola brings a wealth of currency and grading experience to Stack’s Bowers Galleries, and begins his position with the firm in January 2014.
“Brad brings an incredible amount of knowledge to his new position with Stack’s Bowers Galleries,” said Peter Treglia, director of currency at Stack’s Bowers Galleries. “His lifelong passion for numismatics and impressive work as a collector, grader and currency specialist will contribute significantly to the continued success of the Stack’s Bowers Galleries currency department.”
“I’ve followed the ongoing growth and success of Stack’s Bowers Galleries for the last couple of years, and it is a pleasure to now be associated with the company,” said Ciociola. “It takes a lot of teamwork to accomplish the level of success Stack’s Bowers Galleries has achieved, and I’m excited to be able to be a part of not only a legendary group of numismatists, but also a thriving numismatics firm.”
A native of Durham, NC, Ciociola received his Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a concentration in journalism from East Carolina University. He began collecting coins and currency at an early age alongside his father and soon after became a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), the Blue Ridge Numismatic Association, and the North Carolina Numismatic Association, where he is a former board member and 1998 Young Numismatist of the Year. He began his professional career as a numismatist in 2010 as a consignment director and buyer of rare currency for Heritage Auctions. He then continued his profession as a currency grader for Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) until December 2013.
Ciociola’s collecting interests focus primarily on North Carolina National Banknotes, Obsolete Currency, and Colonials.
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 John J. Ford, Jr., The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collections, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Cardinal and The Battle Born Collections — 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 Irvine, California, with offices in New York, Wolfeboro, Hong Kong, and Paris. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is the 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 our April and August Hong Kong Auctions.