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 [...]
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.
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.