Meet The Numismatic Experts in Our Preferred Collector Division
Our team of numismatic advisors has built our reputation by providing our clients with the ultimate in service and value. We pride ourselves on developing lasting client relationships based on trust, hard work and follow-through. Our experienced numismatic pros focus on educating collectors on value and opportunity in the modern, world and ancient coin markets.
Justin has over 13 years of experience in selling everything from rare biblical, colonial and pattern specimens to several shipwreck finds and modern issue opportunities. Having sold over $25 million in rare numismatics, Justin understands the many nuances of the industry that help distinguish his clients collections. He strives to be constantly learning and helping those in his field with a vast array of knowledge he emmersed himself in through the years. His driving thought in numismatics is that we collectors are effectively stewards that are preserving history which tells the story of the people, places and events that have charted history as we know it today. Justin takes utmost pride in bestowing heirloom-quality acquisitions that will make phenomenal additions to even the most elite of collections. In his spare time he has been studying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for nine years and is nearing the rank of black belt.
Mary Collins is a native of Chicago, but don't ask her about the Cubs! She graduated from Northern Illinois University and, as a small girl, worked with her mother who shared her love and knowledge of coins, sparking her interest at a young age. The draw for Mary is the story behind the coin. "Coin collecting is about understanding history and the path of America." Mary's favorite coin is the Gold Double Eagle design by Saint Gaudens.
Wes has been in the coin business since 1982 and has worked for some of the larger rare coin companies on the East Coast. Wes enjoys the history of the older to modern coins, including Morgans, Gold Indians and the Silver Eagles. Being a history buff and statistical person, he is a true believer that knowledge is power when making numismatic acquisitions.
Cincinnati native and a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in Business and Marketing, Claudia’s hallmark is her commitment to educating her clients and helping each client acquire the right coins for their collection. Claudia’s interest in coins began as a young child. Her father had a cloth bag of pennies and would often say "save your pennies" because the last one you pick up could make you a millionaire! Claudia loves the gold Buffaloes for their beauty, low mintage and low population. She is also fascinated with ancient coins for their unrivaled historical and numismatic significance. Claudia is also the proud holder of a U.S. patent which is the result of work she did with her father.Claudia enjoys golf, tennis, hiking, traveling and her dogs, and is a huge Reds and Bengals fan. In fact, she was lucky enough to see the "Big Red Machine" win the 1975 World Series at Riverfront Stadium. She takes pride in having a close wonderful family, and a great new daughter-in-law who is a fabulous addition to the family.
Emily found an interest in coin collecting at a very early age when she found her father's cup of 90% silver coins. With over 20 years in the mortgage business as a loan officer, she developed the skills to make smart decisions with integrity, trust and a sense of humor. She funded over $350 Million in loans to help clients gain home ownership. Emily began collecting coins in 1999 when the U.S. Mint first released the State Quarter program. Her daughter was six years old at the time and they pursued the collection together. Emily is a student of numismatics and is passionate about educating collectors about all aspects of coin collecting. Her favorite coin is the specially enhanced 2013 W Silver Eagle.
Marnie is a graduate of the University of Colorado and has been in the business of rare collectible coins since 2008. Marnie is extremely dedicated to educating collectors and helping them identify value and opportunity in modern, ancient and world coins. With the last name Morgan, naturally she feels a special connection to the classic silver dollar series designed by George T. Morgan but also keeps her eye out for rare $20 Saints. Behind the scenes Marnie is busy with her four children and husband of 28 years.
John has been in the precious metals industry since 2011. He got his start working with the Silver Eagle and Statehood Quarter collections. Over his career, he has handled thousands of coins from as early as Ancient era coins to colonial era coins. His strengths are mainly in the modern issue coins, but he does very much appreciate working with older coins. John is a Father of five and Grandfather of seven, and got interested in coins when his Uncle Frank (a Korean War Veteran) passed away almost 20 years ago. Uncle Frank had put together a very impressive set of graded coins for his three children. His children were touched when they realized the care that their Father had taken in selecting coins for them that had done very well in the collector market.
Norm first started collecting coins at the age of six. Every year when visiting his grandparents, grandpa had a silver dollar waiting. Norm has owned several retail businesses over 30 years and would check the cash register every night to see what coins to keep. It’s the imparting of knowledge to his clients that is most gratifying for Norm. He has been married to his wife for 29 years and his favorite coin is the 1899 Morgan, the first one given to him by Grandpa.
Cathy was born in Chateauroux, France and spent the first 24 years of her life living between the U.S., France and Germany. As an Army Brat and an active-duty army soldier, she learned early on to adapt in many different environments. She is fluent in French and conversational in German. Cathy's love for learning and education eventually led her to become an education advisor and counselor for over 25 years. Cathy has a bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland and a master's degree in Business Management from Ottawa University. She developed an interest in coins after her Mother gave her a Kennedy half. As a kid, she always loved "shiny and new coins" and that interest has never left her. Cathy's European background has also sparked an interest in foreign coins. She loves the Perth Mint's Wedge Tail Eagle and the fact that John Mercanti, 12th Engraver designed this magnificent eagle. Through her love and experience in Education, she loves to educate and share her passion with her clients. In her spare time, Cathy loves to Kareoke and spends time with her husband, four grown children and one grandson. She also raises and breeds French Bulldogs.