Owner of Hamilton coin shop a witness to much change

March 20, 2014 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Stamps, USA Coins, World Coins

By Joyce J. Persico / For The Times. March 20th, 2014 (

HAMILTON — After 39 years at McGraw-Hill, where he worked as vice president of human resources and payroll, Harry Garrison decided he didn’t just want to sit home and relax.

A stamp collector since the age of 8, he turned to coin collecting later in life, touring coin shows on the East Coast with a partner. Then he saw a small real estate building for sale at 4343 S. Broad St. in Yardville, bought it in 1998 and opened it in 1999 as Colonial Valley Coins. The rest is numismatist history.

The sideline became a second career that the Cream Ridge resident now pursues on an “appointment only” basis at the store while his partner, Bohdan “Bo” Bobjak, deals with its everyday operation as owner and co-manager.

“I wanted to retire at 60 and have everything in place. But I drove past this place, saw it was for sale, renovated it for a year and opened it as a business in 1999. I still do the coin shows on some weekends.”

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