Press release from Mexican Coin Company:
Researcher and numismatist Kent Ponterio has joined Mexican Coin
Company as a full partner in the company.
The firm formally announced his hiring in an April 9 press release.
Ponterio is well known throughout the numismatic community for his
writing, published articles and affiliation with various renowned
“It is with great enthusiasm that we make this announcement
welcoming Kent to the company. We feel he will play a pivotal role in
helping to expand and grow the company in positive directions,” the
Over the past three decades Ponterio has worked for some of the
largest companies in the industry, including Ponterio & Associates
(1993 to 2008), Bowers and Merena (2008 to 2010) and most recently
Stacks Bowers Galleries (2010 to 2015), where he served as senior
numismatist and consignment director of world and ancient coins.
“We feel Kent’s knowledge of Mexican, Latin American and World
Numismatics is the perfect fit for our company,” the company said in a
Ponterio is currently an officer of the U.S. Mexican Numismatics
Association where he publishes regular articles and has conducted
lectures at the annual conventions. In 2002 and 2007, La Sociedad
Niumismatica de Mexico presented him with the Alberto Francisco
Pradeau awards, which is the highest award given each year by that
organization. Ponterio has received various awards and certificates
including Numismatics Internationals’ Numismatic Achievement award in
2006 for significant contributions to the advancement of numismatic knowledge.
Ponterio has also lectured on various numismatics topics, ranging
from Mexican coinage to National Bank notes. He also published a
reference work on the gold 8 Escudo cob coinage of Colombia produced
at the Santa Fe de Bogota mint.
Over the years Ponterio has expanded his knowledge into fields of
European and Asian numismatics as well as ancient Greek and Roman
coins. He makes regular trips to Europe and Asia each year and will
continue to do so as a member and owner of Mexican Coin Company.
His new firm plans to expand the numismatic offerings into these
fields, becoming a full service world numismatic firm.
Ponterio can be reached via email.
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