Stack’s Bowers Galleries Expands Worldwide Operations into Vancouver, Canada- Adem Karisik To Serve as Buyer and Consignment Director

Author: By Stack’s Bowers Galleries / December 1, 2022

Costa Mesa, CA – On the heels of another record year for total prices realized in world coin and currency auctions, Stack’s Bowers Galleries continues to expand with a new office in Vancouver, British Columbia. Leading this venue as Buyer and Consignment Director is Adem Karisik. Adem’s passion for coins and banknotes started at a young age when he began collecting in his early teens. Upon graduating high school, he became a full-time numismatic dealer, eventually founding Karisik Auctions. He provides a wide array of services for all collectors, dealing in items ranging from modest value to solo known rarities. Adem’s expertise encompasses all world banknotes and coins, but he specializes in Canadian and Asian numismatics. Adem enjoys conversing about coins and banknotes with clients and will be a regular presence at major Canadian and U.S. coin shows.

Aris Maragoudakis, Director of World Paper Money for Stack’s Bowers Galleries added, “We are excited to have Adem as part of our World Numismatic Department. His expertise in paper money, along with his experience as a coin dealer, will enhance our already exceptional customer service, providing additional support with appraising, buying, and collecting consignments.”

“Having unsurpassed expertise on the Stack’s Bowers Galleries team is at the heart of all of our business,” commented the firm’s president, Brian Kendrella. “Adem’s knowledge across multiple areas of numismatics make him a welcome member of our industry leading team of specialists.”

Adem Karisik can be reached by email at or by phone at +1-604-363-8712.

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 nearly 90-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, The Sydney F. Martin 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 Salton Collection, The Wa She Wong Collection, and The Thos. H. Law Collection. 

The company is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, with galleries in New York, Philadelphia, and Boston. Offices are also located in New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, Vancouver, Hong Kong and Paris. Stack’s Bowers Galleries hosts an annual Global Showcase in August featuring United States coins and currency, Ancient coins and World coins and currency in its Costa Mesa auction gallery. They are also the Official Auctioneer for several important numismatic events, including the New York International Numismatic Convention, the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring, Summer and Winter Expos, the Spring and Fall Hong Kong shows, and the Maastricht Paper Money Shows. 

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