February 13, 2014 – Stack’s Bowers Galleries announces the addition of Brad Ciociola to its currency division. Ciociola brings a wealth of currency and grading experience to Stack’s Bowers Galleries, and has begun 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.
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