Bruce Smith has joined Stack’s Bowers Galleries at the firm’s South California headquarters in Santa Ana.
The 20-year veteran in numismatics takes the position of director of client placement and acquisitions.
The firm said Smith focuses on developing portfolios of noteworthy rare coin properties and precious metals for his clients.
He has handled many, if not most, of the 100 greatest U.S. coins, including the sale of the Olsen specimen of the famed 1913 Liberty Head nickel.
Additionally, on behalf of clients, he assembled the finest 14-coin U.S. gold set ever collected, as well as the finest 15-coin 1864 proof set.
“I am thrilled to welcome Bruce to our team,” said Brian Kendrella, president of Stack’s Bowers Galleries.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Bruce over the past several years. His passion for, and knowledge of, numismatics make him a welcome addition to our industry leading team. He will be a tremendous resource for our valued clients,” Kendrella added.
Smith also has experience in fine art, handling works by Picasso, Rembrandt, Pollock and others.
“It is my distinct honor to have joined the most enduring and respected auction company in the numismatic market,” said Smith.
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