Rare Coin Wholesalers

Yosef Baker

Yosef Baker has been named Numismatic Buyer for Rare Coin Wholesalers of Irvine, California. He will be the company’s East coast representative and based in Union County, New Jersey near the metropolitan New York City area, according to Steven L. Contursi, President of Rare Coin Wholesalers.

"Yosef began collecting coins at the age of seven when his grandfather gave him a Morgan dollar for his birthday. Since then he’s been an avid collector and passionate numismatist. In 2009, at the age of 21, he opened his own company, BSD Coins, and now has joined the RCW team as our East coast buyer," said Contursi […]

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Laurel Kamper has been appointed Marketing Director of Rare Coin Wholesalers (RCW) of Irvine, California.   "Laurel has excellent experience in successful advertising and marketing in a half dozen business fields as well as trade shows. She’ll be a tremendous help in our efforts to keep our company in the forefront of the numismatic community, […]

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(Irvine, California) — Michael Contursi, previously Director of Operations, has been named Vice President of Rare Coin Wholesalers (www.RCW1.com). He will be active in managing employee operations as well as collector, dealer and investor relations for the company at coin shows and financial conferences around the country as well as at the company’s offices located […]

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The Neil/Carter/Contursi specimen 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar has been sold for $7,850,000, setting a new record as the world’s most valuable rare coin.

1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar
The Neil/Carter/Contursi specimen 1794 Flowing Hair dollar, graded PCGS SP66, has been sold by Steven L. Contursi, President of Rare Coin Wholesalers, to the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation for a world’s record $7,850,000. (Photos credit: Rare Coin Wholesalers.) Click to Enlarge.

Graded PCGS Specimen-66, it is the finest known 1794 dollar and believed by several prominent experts to be the first silver dollar ever struck by the United States Mint.

It was sold by Steven L. Contursi, President of Rare Coin Wholesalers of Irvine, California, to the nonprofit Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation (CCEF) in Sunnyvale, California.

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(Irvine, California) – Rare Coin Wholesalers (www.rcw1.com) has moved to new offices at 8105 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 440, in Irvine, California. The new phone number is (949) 679-1222, and the toll-free number remains the same, (800) 347-3250.   "We’re now located in the beautiful, flagship building across from the Irvine Spectrum Center near Interstate […]

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(Dana Point, California) – Rare Coin Wholesalers (RCW) of Dana Point, California is one of the initial sponsors for a new talk radio program hosted by Wayne Allyn Root, the 2008 Libertarian Party Vice Presidential nominee and regular guest personality on FOX News and FOX Business networks. Root is RCW’s National Spokesman and Chief Economic […]

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(Dana Point, California) — Nationally-known political leader, author and economic crusader, Wayne Allyn Root, the 2008 Libertarian Party Vice Presidential nominee, has been named National Spokesman and Chief Economic and Political Strategist for Rare Coin Wholesalers of Dana Point, California (www.RCW1.com), one of America’s premiere rare coin and gold bullion companies.  Root advocates a free […]

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(Dana Point, California) — A previously unrecorded 1943-S Lincoln cent, erroneously struck on a bronze planchet and found in circulation by a teenaged collector over a half century ago, has been acquired by Rare Coin Wholesalers of Dana Point, California. The discovery coin now is certified as AU-53 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.   "The coin […]

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The finest known U.S. territorial gold coin, the 1854 Kellogg & Co. $20, graded PCGS SP-69, will return to Baltimore for a public exhibit for the first time since it was sold by The John Hopkins University as part of the legendary Garrett Collection more than a quarter century ago. "This is a homecoming.  It’s […]

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(Dana Point, California) – Rare Coin Wholesalers of Dana Point, California, one of the country’s largest numismatic dealerships, has created a new division for retail sales, Rare Coin Consultants of America.  Former American Numismatic Association Executive Director, Christopher Cipoletti, has been named President of the subsidiary.   “Our company had more than $100 million in […]

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