Although my website is relatively new, my involvement with coins is not. I began collecting Indian cents and Mercury dimes in 1973 at the age of 13. Before long, I was “wheeling and dealing” with other teenage collectors in the neighborhood. By the mid 1980’s, I had settled on forming a serious collection of Capped Bust half dollars by Overton varieties. All the while, I was buying and selling coins and using those resources to help finance my collecting ambitions. You will find that I still sell some items on eBay – seller ID: DavidKahnRareCoins. After more than 30 years of dealing in coins part-time, I became a full-time numismatic professional in 2005. I am a member of the PNG (#744) and ANA (Life Member 6503) as well as many other numismatic organizations. In addition, I am an authorized PCGS, NGC and CAC dealer, and a widely recognized expert in die variety attributions.
While I no longer collect Bust halves, I remain a collector at heart, and understand this business from a collector’s point of view. I know that a coin has to be right for you and for your collection – not just in terms of grade and price, but in terms of quality as well. That is why I always offer a full, 14-day return privilege on any coin bought from me. More importantly, you will find that I will strive to be a trusted source of information and honest advice and opinion. I will not try to “sell” you a coin, I would much rather work on finding the right coin for you. The right coins tend to sell themselves. By the way, I do actively collect a few things: die-struck US contemporary counterfeit coins, Library of Coins albums and numismatic literature. If you have any of these items for sale or trade, please advise.
Please keep in mind that I have to buy coins in order to offer them for sale. If you have coins for sale – or are interested in consigning coins to me for sale – please contact me. I understand quality, rarity and I’m willing to pay very strong prices for good material. I will identify rare die varieties and pay fair market prices for them.