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The Naddeo Collection — Did You Know?

By Stack's Bowers Galleries

Author: Stack's Bowers Galleries / Thursday, May 02, 2019 / Categories: 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?

 

William 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 birthday.

 

Bill 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

 

Bill 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 https://www.stacksbowers.com/Pages/CatalogLibrary.aspx