Welcome to Steve's blog, sharing stories of his professional coin career, 1963 to date. Enjoy stories of Steve's numismatic journey.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Early Mentor Favors Classic Coins

My first mentor in the coin business was a young man exactly my age.  He had a wealth of knowledge about coins thanks to a special opportunity due to birth.  He was Steve Kosoff, son of the famous dealer, Abe Kosoff.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Thrill of the Chase (Part 2)

In 1987 I was running a shop in the Portland, Oregon area.  Mrs. Norweb had passed away and her collection was to be auctioned off by Bowers & Merena.

The previous post briefly describes the amazing Norweb Collection, assembled by three generations of astute and dedicated collectors.  Mrs. Norweb was one of the great coin collectors of all time - she had a great eye for beauty and detail.  Under her guiding hand beautiful and rare specimens enhanced the depth and breadth of the family holdings.

Norweb Collecton Part II
March 1988
Bowers & Merena sold the Norweb U.S. coins during auctions held in November 1987, March 1988 and November 1988.  I attended the first two of these auctions.  Other portions of the Norweb collection were auctioned separately.