The Naddeo Collection — Did You Know?

The Naddeo Collection:

Did you
know Stack’s Bowers Galleries is featuring the William J. Naddeo Collection in
our official auction of the Whitman Coin And Collectibles Summer Expo?


J. Naddeo, known as Bill, was born in 1923 in Newark, New Jersey. He was the
eldest of the five children of Olympia and Americo Naddeo. Bill enlisted in the
U.S. Army Signal Corps on November 13, 1942, and served overseas in Saipan. He
re-enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves and was honorably discharged in July of
1949. Bill married his first sweetheart, Diana, on August 17th,
1947, and together they raised four children.


As a
young boy, Bill had developed an interest in coin collecting, concentrating on
saving Buffalo nickels. When he had completed his service in World War II and
returned home, he discovered that his two younger brothers had spent his coin
collection to purchase candy. Instead of discouraging him, this  inspired his passion to grow and he began a
new collection by collecting loose coins and sets to complete coin albums. His
focused on purchasing and acquiring rare sets in silver, gold and platinum. He
continued to pursue coins up until July 2017, three months shy of his 94th


was very generous in giving rare coins as presents for different occasions. His
enthusiasm and love for coins extended to using coins to design special pieces.
For Diana and Bill’s 50th wedding anniversary, Bill presented his
four children with shot glasses, each custom made using a silver dollar. The
coin was the base and the entire shot glass was gold plated.

Los Angeles Olympiad $10Jackie Robinson $5 Gold


was known as an expert in coins throughout the community and many people would
seek his free advice about coins. He was happy to be able to help people, and
at the same time, he enjoyed the process of researching and examining coins for
his friends and relatives.


View the Naddeo Collection and other important properties in our Summer Baltimore
auction, which is listed online
or on our Apple or Android app. Click here to download your free copy of the
auction catalog to your mobile device

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