Coin Auction Executive Julie Abrams Joins Collectibles Insurer Hugh Wood Inc.

Julie Abrams
Julie Abrams

Veteran rare coin auction executive Julie Abrams has been appointed Global Business Development Leader by Hugh Wood Inc (HWI)., an international insurance company that provides services to collectors and dealers of coins, banknotes, and other collectibles.

For the past ten years, she served as President of Legend Rare Coin Auctions where she will continue to serve in an advisory capacity.

Abrams’ career in numismatics began in 1986 when she helped launch Teletrade, the first computerized auction company. She became President of Teletrade and helped increase the frequency of auctions and expanded annual sales to $24 million. In 1999, she was named Executive Vice President of Sales at Teletrade’s parent company, Greg Manning Auctions, Inc. In 2004, Abrams joined Stack’s Bowers where she helped expand the company’s e-commerce presence and online bidding platform and obtained major consignments for the firm’s auctions.

Simon De Burgh Codrington, vice chairman at Hugh Wood Inc., stated: "I am thrilled to have Julie join our team. She is a true relationship person, and we are also driven by relationships. Julie’s focus coupled with our team of experts will enable us to deliver even better results to our existing clients and to continue to develop and welcome new clients to the HWI family. I see this as a great step for Julie, HWI and the collectibles community."

"I have known Simon and his team for over two decades and know they are solid, experienced, and trustworthy," said Abrams.

"I’m truly excited to help my friends in the numismatic world and other fields effectively find just the right level of insurance protection at a competitive price. It is important that organizations, small businesses, and homeowners protect their beloved collectibles such as coins, sports memorabilia, and fine art. HWI has a finger on the pulse on insuring the collectibles market worldwide like no other," she emphasized.

Abrams is a long-time member of the American Numismatic Association, Central States Numismatic Society, and Florida United Numismatists.

Hugh Wood Inc. ( was established in 1982 as an independent insurance broker based in New York City and has since expanded into a global operation with 4 U.S. branches, 6 in Europe, and offices in Canada, Australia, and Hong Kong. HWI offers personalized fine art and collectibles insurance services as well as insurance expertise in commercial and residential real estate, personal client services (personal lines), marine and commercial lines, and health and employee benefits insurance.

For additional information, contact Julie Abrams by email at or by phone at 646-786-7442.

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I just want to be the FIRST to say Bah Humbug…… Yeah that’s right I said the FIRST as in the FIRST on thread as in the FIRST today and Oh Yeah FIRST ONE DONE………… The last thing the Coin World or any World needs is another Insurance company. And what about her credentials, ALLEGEDLY so great maybe they should have just made her into a Super Hero = Super Coin Shyster Woman and of course it wouldn’t be official unless it had an NGC grade stamped on her and of course it’s a perfect 70 the only grade NGC… Read more »

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