The Art of Collecting
Steve Roach, editor-in-chief, joined Coin World as a monthly columnist in 2006. Steve has been deeply involved with numismatics for more than 20 years, starting as a young coin collector in Michigan. Two years spent as a coin grader at ANACS, nearly three years at Heritage Auctions, and a stint as a paintings specialist at Christie's have given Steve a rich understanding of the hobby, its market and the unique personalities and exceptional objects that make collecting meaningful. Since 2009 he’s written Coin World’s weekly market analysis pieces and has handled legal stories including daily coverage of the 1933 Saint-Gaudens double eagle trial, and as editor he writes weekly editorials.
He’s taught coin grading and authentication for the American Numismatic Association and was its ANA young numismatist of the year in 1997. He currently sits on the board of directors of the International Society of Appraisers and is a frequent speaker around the country on legal issues related to, and the valuation of, rare coins and fine art. Steve received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Michigan with high honors in art history and his juris doctorate from Ohio State University.Visit one of our other blogs:
Remembering Debbie and those who make our hobby better
Their contributions aren’t visible to collectors, but their work is essential.