Costa Mesa, CA (November 19, 2021) -- Stack's Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that its new rare coin gallery in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is open for business. Located at 1735 Market Street on the corner of 18th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard, the new gallery is situated in the heart of Center City among the area's best dining, shopping, and entertainment. It is just blocks from iconic landmarks like the Comcast Center, Reading Terminal, and beautiful Philadelphia City Hall. It is also a 15-minute walk to the 30th Street Amtrak station, granting convenient access to collectors across the entire Northeast region. With the opening of this new gallery, Stack's Bowers Galleries is thrilled to unite America's greatest numismatic city with the country's most accomplished rare coin firm.
This Philadelphia gallery offers the firm's entire range of services covering all manner of numismatics. Collectors can sell their coins and paper money for top market value and browse an extensive selection for direct purchase. The gallery serves as an important resource for gold and silver bullion trading, appraisals, and auction expertise.
"We look forward to bringing our unsurpassed numismatic expertise to the Philadelphia community." said Stack's Bowers Galleries President Brian Kendrella. "This city and its collectors have been crucial to the history and success of our business, and we are proud to now call Philadelphia home."
The Philadelphia gallery will be led by Head Numismatic Trader Robert Avena, one of the industry's most respected experts. Mr. Avena has been part of the Stack's Bowers Galleries team since 2000 and is a life member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), the Silver Dollar Round Table, and the Florida United Numismatics (FUN). Joining him is store manager, Mark Curcio, a life-long collector and dealer with over 35 years of experience encompassing the full spectrum of numismatics, from Ancient coins through modern world currency.
Showcased in the Philadelphia gallery is a magnificent Justh & Hunter bar recovered from the S.S. Central America shipwreck and weighing over 100 ounces. The S.S. Central America went down in a hurricane off the coast of South Carolina on September 12, 1857, taking the lives of 425 people and sending a king's ransom in gold to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
For nearly 90 years, Stack's Bowers Galleries has served as the hobby's premier resource for collectors. Established in 1933 by brothers Joseph and Morton Stack, Stack's Rare Coins quickly grew to become the nation's leading numismatic firm. Stack's Rare Coins held their first auction sale in 1935 and served as an official distributor of United States Mint commemoratives in 1936. The merger of Stack's Rare Coins with American Numismatic Rarities in 2006, and then with Bowers and Merena in 2011, integrated the world's greatest numismatic minds under one enterprise.
For more information about the firm's new Philadelphia rare coin gallery or to make an appointment with one of their numismatic experts, call 267-609-1804 or e-mail [email protected].
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 85-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 Joel R. Anderson Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Cardinal Collection and The Battle Born Collection — to name just a few. World coin and currency collections include The Pinnacle Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins, The Kroisos Collection, The Alicia and Sidney Belzberg Collection, The Wa She Wong Collection, and The Thos. H. Law Collection.
The company is headquartered in Costa Mesa, 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 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring, Summer and Winter Expos, and its April and August Hong Kong Auctions.