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Franklin Half Dollar Specialist Rick Tomaska Debuts Coin Show Tonight

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)

tomaska2 Franklin Half Dollar Specialist Rick Tomaska Debuts Coin Show TonightThe 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).


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4 Comments on "Franklin Half Dollar Specialist Rick Tomaska Debuts Coin Show Tonight"

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  1. Dean Reiss says:

    I am a customer of R&I and I happened to see Rick’s show on Dish at a friends house and was wondering if the show is going to air on Cox Cable in Tulsa Oklahoma

  2. jeremiah barnett says:

    I found a 1974 Kennedy half I think its a double die I can’t find one documented anywhere because this one is doubled on the back side the dollar and the state is doubled can you give me some insight to this coin.

    thank you

    jeremiah barnett

  3. robert smeton says:

    I have time-warner network……is the show tonite
    on time warner…….what channel?????

  4. grady roberts says:

    Rick, I have watched you on tv for some time. What would your price be on a set of walking liberty half-dollars in fine condition and a set of franklin half dollars in very fine condition. Thanks, Grady Roberts Jr.

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