CoinWeek staff reports....
A new coin show on Dish Network's Rare Collectibles TV Channel, featuring California-based coin dealer Rick Tomaska, will debut tonight. Tomaska is a well-known specialist in the Franklin half dollar series and the author of two notable books: A Complete Guide to Franklin Half Dollars (1997) and Whitman's Red Book Guide to Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars (2012).
The show, entitled "Rick's U.S. Coin Show", airs Thursdays and Fridays from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm PST and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm PST.
Tomaska will be joined on-air by co-host Jack McNamara. McNamara is head buyer for Rare Collectibles TV and was formerly a buyer for Stack's. Tomaska's daughters Kim and Caitlin will work as the show's presenters.
On the RandICoins website, Tomaska explains the venture: "Having been in business for over 30 years, I know how difficult it is to get the right people in a partnership that share the same vision and willing to work together as a team, with the single purpose of putting the best coin show on television for you, the numismatic enthusiast. That is our goal."
Tomaska says that the program will be informative and entertaining, and feature videos and documentaries to explain the importance and significance of the coins being offered.
"We want to do everything and anything we can think of to make the collecting experience as enjoyable and enriching as possible," Tomaska writes. "This is a two-way conversation; please give us a call or email me if there is something you would like to see on this show!"
“Rick's U.S. Coin Show” airs on the Rare Collectibles TV network beginning Thursday, July 17, on DISH Network (channels 85 and 224).