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Three More Distinguished Numismatists Added To PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

August 14, 2015 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Events, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Press Releases

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Friday, August 14, 2015

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Three More Distinguished Numismatists Added
To PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

 

PCGS Co-Founder David Hall presented John Dannreuther with his plaque as an inductee into the PCGS CoinFacts Coni Dealer Hall of Fame at the World’s Fair of Money on August 14, 2015.  (Photo by Donn Pearlman.)

PCGS Co-Founder David Hall presented John Dannreuther with his plaque as an inductee into the PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame at the World’s Fair of Money on August 14, 2015. (Photo by Donn Pearlman.)

(Rosemont, Illinois) — The PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame has inducted three more renowned members.  The dealers now added to the prestigious list are Édouard Frossard (1837 – 1899), Harry J. Forman (1924 – 2008) and John “JD” Dannreuther (born in 1948).

The induction ceremony was part of the PCGS Set Registry luncheon on August 14, 2015 during the American Numismatic Association Chicago World’s Fair of Money.

Frossard was a Swiss immigrant who taught French in New York City, conducted coin auctions and was editor of the controversial numismatic publication, Numisma.  Today his name is associated with works on U.S. Half Cents, Large Cents and Franco-American Jetons.

Foreman was a well-known Philadelphia dealer who was a market maker in the purchase and resale of bank-wrapped rolls of coins, 1000-coin bags of Morgan and Peace dollars and United States proof sets.  In 2001, he received the American Numismatic Association’s highest honor, the Farran Zerbe Award, for his many years of support of the organization and the hobby.

Dannreuther is an award-winning numismatic author and researcher who has attended virtually every major coin auction since the 1970s, taking copious notes for his ongoing research projects.  He is a top expert on U.S. proof coins, 1792 – 1964, and was a co-founder of Professional Coin Grading Service in 1986.

Additional biographical information about Frossard, Foreman and Dannreuther and the 22 previous inductees in the PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame can be found at

www.pcgs.com/pcgscoinfacts/coindealerhof.html.

“The Hall of Fame was created in 2010 to recognize outstanding dealers, past and present, who have made the most significant contributions to numismatics and who have handled great coins and great collections,” said Don Willis, President of Professional Coin Grading Service, a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).

PCGS Co-Founder and Collectors Universe President David Hall explained: “The motto of the Hall of Fame is a quote by Sir Isaac Newton, ‘If I have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.’  We believe that is certainly true in our hobby and profession.”

A division of Professional Coin Grading Service, PCGS CoinFacts (www.PCGSCoinFacts.com) is the Internet’s most comprehensive, one-stop source for historical U.S. numismatic information.

Since its founding in 1986, PCGS experts have certified over 30 million coins with a total market value of over $29 billion. PCGS represents the industry standard in third-party certification.

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Adams, Ivy and Ruddy Now in PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

August 9, 2014 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Clubs and Associations, Coin Dealers, Collecting, Conventions, Events, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Press Releases

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August 8, 2014

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Steve Sloan, (949) 567-1223

Adams, Ivy and Ruddy Now in 

PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

 

(Rosemont, Illinois) — The PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame has inducted three more past and current distinguished professional numismatists. The new members are Edgar H. Adams, Steve Ivy and James F. Ruddy.

The 2014 induction ceremony was part of the PCGS Set Registry SM luncheon conducted during the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money SM in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois on August 8, 2014.

PCGS CoinFacts President Ron Guth announces the selection of century-ago dealer Edgar Adams as one of the three 2014 inductees into the PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame.  (Photo by Donn Pearlman.)

PCGS CoinFacts President Ron Guth announces the selection of century-ago dealer Edgar Adams as one of the three 2014 inductees into the PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame. (Photo by Donn Pearlman.)

“The Hall of Fame was created in 2010 to recognize outstanding dealers, past and present, who have made the most significant contributions to numismatics and who have handled great coins and great collections,” said Ron Guth, President of PCGS CoinFacts, the Internet’s most comprehensive resource on United States coins and a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).

Edgar Adams (1868 – 1940): Adams is familiar to most numismatists for his landmark reference books, United States Pattern, Trial and Experimental Pieces, co-authored with another notable numismatist, William H. Woodin, and Adams’ Private Gold Coinages of California, 1849-1855: Its History and Its Issues.  He also served as an editor of The Numismatist, published monthly by the American Numismatic Association.

Steve Ivy (1949 – present): At only the age of 14 in 1964, Ivy began advertising rare coins for sale in national publications. Six years later, at the age of 20, he opened a rare coin dealership in downtown Dallas. Since 1982 he has been Co-Chairman of Heritage Auctions along with 2013 Hall of Fame inductee James Halperin.  Heritage now is the largest collectibles auctioneer in the world and overall, the world’s third largest auction company.  A marketplace leader, Ivy has served as President of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) and as Chairman of the Industry Council For Tangible Assets (ICTA).

James F. Ruddy (1933 – present): Ruddy entered the rare coin business in 1953 under the name Triple Cities Coin Exchange in Johnson City, New York.  In 1958, he and 2010 Hall of Fame inductee Q. David Bowers became partners in Empire Coin Company, and in 1971 formed  Bowers and Ruddy Galleries in Los Angeles.  He retired from the coin business in 1977.

The great Q. David Bowers speaks about his former business partner and 2014 PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame inductee James Ruddy at the PCGS Set Registry luncheon on August 8, 2014 at the ANA World's Fair of Money.  (Photo by Donn Pearlman.)

The great Q. David Bowers speaks about his former business partner and 2014 PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame inductee James Ruddy at the PCGS Set Registry luncheon on August 8, 2014 at the ANA World’s Fair of Money. (Photo by Donn Pearlman.)

“The motto of our Hall of Fame is a quote by Sir Isaac Newton: ‘If I have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants,’ and we believe that is certainly true in our hobby and profession,” said David Hall, President of Collectors Universe and a PCGS Co-Founder.

New inductees are determined by a vote of the 29-member PCGS CoinFacts Board of Experts and all living members of the PCGS CoinFacts Hall of Fame.  Additional biographical information about the 2014 and earlier Hall of Fame inductees is available online at www.pcgs.com/pcgscoinfacts/CoinDealerHOF.html

PCGS CoinFacts is the Internet’s most comprehensive, one-stop source for historical U.S. numismatic information. Since its founding in 1986, PCGS experts have certified over 27 million coins with a total market value of over $27 billion.

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