Author Archive: William 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.
Website: Numismaticamericana.com

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William Shamhart ANA WORLD’S FAIR OF MONEY Coin Show Report 2014

William Shamhart ANA WORLD’S FAIR OF MONEY Coin Show Report 2014

By William Shamhart, Jr. – Numismatic Americana ……….. Like many of the regular table holders at this year’s ANA show, I decided to skip the pre-show. Ten days in Rosemont, Illinois is WAY too long. So I showed up at the pre-show around noon on Monday thinking that I could go in and start conducting […]

Coin Show Report: ANA National Money Show 2014

Coin Show Report: ANA National Money Show 2014

By William Shamhart, Jr. – Numismatic Americana ……….. GOLD! The last time there was a gold rush in Georgia was over 150 years ago. And from that came the mints at Dahlonega and Charlotte, which produced some of the most desirable gold coins today. But you already knew that ‘cause you’re a coin nerd. But […]

William Shamhart FUN Coin Show Report 2014

William Shamhart FUN Coin Show Report 2014

By William Shamhart, Jr. – Numismatic Americana ……….. As most of you know I am from Missouri. So was Mark Twain. He had many famous quotes, but the one I like the best (with a little artistic license) is: “Rumors of my retirement are greatly exaggerated” Many of you have emailed me or Tom asking […]

American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, 2013 Coin Show Report

American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, 2013 Coin Show Report

By William Shamhart – Numismatic Americana ……. I thought I’d take a proactive approach this time and write my show report while the event is still fresh in my mind. As you read this, and my opinions flip flop between positive and negative, I’m doing this not to attack anyone, but to point out areas that could stand to […]

Colorado Springs Coin Show and ANA Summer Seminar Report

Colorado Springs Coin Show and ANA Summer Seminar Report

By William Shamhart – Numismatic Americana ……. After being gone for over ten days I have finally caught up with things enough that I can sit down and write this show report.  Okay, maybe not completely caught up, but enough time has gone by that this needs to get done. Some of you may know that I have been […]

June 2013 Baltimore Show Report

June 2013 Baltimore Show Report

By William Shamhart – Numismatic Americana ……. I spent over half an hour trying to come up with a catchy title for this show report; and you see what I came up with. So if there was ever any doubt that I suffer from writer’s block, rest assured I have it. By now you’ve read in other dealers show […]

June Long Beach Show Report

June Long Beach Show Report

By William Shamhart – Numismatic Americana ……. Over the past few weeks many of you have emailed or called asking if I was going to continue to write show reports. So, as they say, “Back by popular demand” I present to you my latest writing… The June Long Beach show has traditionally been the slowest […]

2013 FUN Show Report…A sign of things to come?

2013 FUN Show Report…A sign of things to come?

By William Shamhart – Numismatic Americana ……. I am an optimist. I really am. But at the same time I am a realist. The annual FUN show, usually held in the first week or two of the New Year in the resort town of Orlando, is a bell-weather of the year to come. After a […]

PCGS’ Members Only Las Vegas Show Report

PCGS’ Members Only Las Vegas Show Report

By William Shamhart – Numismatic Americana ……. The last major coin show of the year was held this past week in Las Vegas at the beautiful Cosmopolitan Hotel. Put on by PCGS, the Members Only Shows are attended by a small but dedicated group of dealers and collectors alike. Most serious collectors are starting to […]

Greater Houston Coin Club’s Money Show

Greater Houston Coin Club’s Money Show

By William Shamhart – Numismatic Americana ……. Last week was the 56th showing of the Greater Houston Coin Club’s Money show of the Southwest. A Texas size shout out (thank you) goes to Carl Schwenker and all the members of GHCC that volunteered at the show. Their efforts make this venue a must attend event […]

Numismatic Americana: Nov 2012 Whitman Baltimore Expo Show Report

Numismatic Americana: Nov 2012 Whitman Baltimore Expo Show Report

By William Shamhart – Numismatic Americana ……. A lot has happened since I last sat down at my computer to do a show report. In a word: Sandy. I’d like to take this time to thank all of our customers, clients, and friends who inquired about how we weathered the storm. Everyday I see trucks […]

Numismatic Americana Long Beach Expo Fall 2012 Show Report

Numismatic Americana Long Beach Expo Fall 2012 Show Report

By William Shamhart – Numismatic Americana ……. It is well known to the readers of my show reports that I have a hard time writing them. Sometimes, like when a show is really good, I can sit down at the computer and it all starts to flow easily. Then there are the times when the […]

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Coin Shows: June Long Beach or the rebirth of a classic?

Coin Shows: June Long Beach or the rebirth of a classic?

By William Shamhart – NumismaticAmericana.com…. We, that is, Christine and I, just returned from the second Long Beach show of the year and WOW what a few months make. Christine is busy getting our new purchases ready for your viewing pleasure, but until then it is my job to write this show report. As I […]

Central States Hits the Windy City!

Central States Hits the Windy City!

By William Shamhart – NumismaticAmericana.com As you all know, I have a hard time writing, especially when I have a deadline. Since I have returned from the Central States Numismatic Society’s annual show, this time held at the Donald L. Stephens convention center in Rosemont, Illinois, Christine has been working feverishly imaging our new purchases […]

If they build it, they will come. My take on the Baltimore Coin Show

If they build it, they will come. My take on the Baltimore Coin Show

By William Shamhart – Numismatic Americana I’ve been going to coin shows since the late 1970’s, close to 1000 total. From VFW halls to the Staple Arena in Los Angeles, I’ve seen them come and go, from their humble beginnings, to their rise to the top, and with some, their eventual demise. I can say […]

Sometimes when we’re wrong it’s a good thing

Sometimes when we’re wrong it’s a good thing

By William Shamhart – Numismatic Americana When Christine and I talked about the ANA’s spring show in Sacramento, we didn’t really expect much. I knew that there would be a large group of east coast dealers who wouldn’t attend, and I figured that many retail customers wouldn’t go the extra mile to get to a […]

William Shamhart 2011 FUN Coin Show Report

William Shamhart 2011 FUN Coin Show Report

By William Shamhart – Numismatic Americana It seems as if the Holiday season of 2010 was six months ago. Not because it wasn’t eventful, but because Christine and I have just returned from TAMPA (not Orlando) and the first major show of the year. When you get back from a show, especially one like FUN, […]

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