Author Archive: Bill Shamhart
I am known within the industry for having a “great eye” for both beauty and technical aspects of coins. It is through this trait that John Albanese enlisted me to put together Numismatic Guarantee Corporation’s (NGC) grading set back in 1987 as well as becoming one of NGC’s first graders. And twenty years later, with the inception of Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC), I was again recruited to be one of three graders. My love of coins has led me to appreciate all coins, in their natural state, with a serious distaste for “coin doctoring” and fraudulent practices.
The annual Money Show, held in Houston, Texas at the George R. Brown Convention Center was held last week, the second week of the Holiday season. And while I didn’t really meet any people there that were looking for Holiday gifts, it appeared that many were giving themselves a little something early this year. One […]
By William Shamhart – NumismaticAmericana.com I love my job. I really do. I like the buying and selling of beautiful coins, the hunt to find them as well as the selling of them to excited clients. I love meeting new people and finding out what direction they have taken their collection. I love almost every […]
By William Shamhart – Numismatic Americana I tried my hardest to come up with some catchy phrase for this report but came up empty. Not that I didn’t have many different headlines that I could have used, but they all seemed so down and out and the coin market is over for good ,or everything […]
By William Shamhart – Numismatic Americana For the second time in as many months, Christine and I have purchased the finest known (top pop) specimen of key date in a very collectible series. With a documented mintage of just 20 pieces, this coin, graded PR 65 DCAM by PCGS also carries the green seal of […]
By Bill Shamhart – Numismatic Americana Inc. Numismatic Americana Incorporated has recently acquired the finest known 1896-O Barber quarter. Graded MS 67 by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and displaying the coveted seal of approval by Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC), this lightly toned unusually sharply struck specimen is without a doubt the finest available […]