Coin World’s Most Influential People

List of Winners, by Year

 

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Our editors compile and maintain lists of the most influential People, Companies and top coins. While the members of these lists get a deep dive in our FREE Special Interest Publications, you can see a list of the winners names each year on this page below.

This page features our Most Influential People in numismatics, the list of which debuted in 2021 and has evolved each year since.

 

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The list of winners each year is listed below (in alphabetical order) for your convenience.

2023

From the 2023 Coin World Most Influential issue. See the issue.

  1. Agre, John – Coin Rarities Online
  2. Albanese, John – Certified Acceptance Corp.
  3. Butler, John – Certified Acceptance Corp.
  4. Shamhart, Bill – Certified Acceptance Corp.
  5. Drzewucki, Ron - Certified Acceptance Corp.
  6. Arbutine, Chris – Belleair Coins
  7. Bart, Fred – Executive Currency
  8. Bowers, Q. David – Stack’s Bowers Galleries
  9. Berkman, Jessica – legend Rare Coin Auctions
  10. Berner, Johann – CIT Coin Invest AG
  11. Beymer, Jack – Jack H. Beymer Rare Coins
  12. Bressett, Ken – A Guide Book of United States Coins
  13. Briggs, Larry – Larry Briggs Rare Coins
  14. Caldwell, Tom – Northeast Numismatics
  15. Carroll, Tim – Numismatic Financial Corporation
  16. Chandler, Seth – Witter Coin
  17. Chou, Michael – Champion Investments
  18. Crane, Lee – L&C Coins
  19. Crenshaw, David – National Coin & Bullion Association
  20. Crum, Adam – Finest Known
  21. Dannreuther, John – John Dannreuther Rare Coins
  22. Davis, Steve – Numismatic Auctions LLC
  23. DeFelice, Paul - ANACS
  24. Denly, Tom – Denly’s of Boston
  25. DiGenova, Silvano – Tangible Investments
  26. Duncan, Dan – U.S. Coins
  27. Duncan, Kenny – U.S. Coins
  28. Eichenbaum, Steven – Certified Collectibles Group
  29. Fortin, Gerry – Gerry Fortin Rare Coins
  30. Fricke, Pierre – Pierre Fricke
  31. Friedberg, Arthur – Coin & Currency Institute
  32. Fuljenz, Michael – Universal Coin & Bullion
  33. Gale, Bill – Asset Marketing Services
  34. Galstaun, Revick – West Coast Coins
  35. Gasvoda, Michael – Classical Numismatic Group
  36. Green, Bob – Park Avenue Numismatics
  37. Guth, Ron – Numismatic Detective Agency
  38. Hall, David – David Hall Rare Coins
  39. Hallenbeck, Tom – Hallenbeck Coin Gallery
  40. Halperin, Jim – Heritage Auctions
  41. Hanlon, Terry – Dillon Gage Metals
  42. Hansen, Dell Loy – David Lawrence Rare Coins
  43. Hunt, David W. – Inland Empire Numismatics
  44. Huntoon, Peter – Author & Researcher
  45. Ivy, Steve – Heritage Auctions
  46. Johnston, Dustin – Heritage Auctions
  47. Joyce, Mike – Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry
  48. Kagin, Don – Kagin’s
  49. Kampmann, Ursula – FAMA Numismatics
  50. Karstedt, Christine – Stack’s Bowers Galleries
  51. Kendrella, Brian – Stack’s Bowers Galleries
  52. Kleinsteuber, Matt – Numismatic Financial Corporation
  53. Kunker, Ulrich – Fritz Rudolf Kunker Munzenhandlung
  54. Laibstain, Harry – Harry Laibstain Rare Coins
  55. Laing, Ian – Gatewest Coin LTD
  56. Lehmann, Robert – The Reeded Edge
  57. Leidman, Julian – Julian Leidman Rare Coins
  58. Lipton, Kevin – Kevin Lipton Rare Coins
  59. Manley, Dwight – California Gold Marketing Group
  60. Marino, Blaise – Flower Hills Coins & Collectables
  61. McCawley, Chris – Early Cents
  62. McNamara – Jack – Rare Collectibles TV
  63. Miller, Harry – Miller’s Mint
  64. Mills, Warren – Rare Coins of New Hampshire
  65. Minshull, Lee – Minshull Trading
  66. Montgomery, Rick – Numismatic Guaranty Co.
  67. Morelan, Bruce – Legend Numismatics
  68. Oberth, Rob – RoundTable Trading
  69. O’Higgins, Michael – Gobrecht Numismatics
  70. Orosz, Joel – Columnis & Author
  71. Pearlman, Donn – Don Pearlmann & Associates
  72. Rajkitkul, Shannon – Paradime Coins
  73. Roberts, Greg – Stack’s Bowers Galleries
  74. Roberts, John - ANACS
  75. Rowe, Allen – Northern Nevada Coins
  76. Russell, Ian – GreatCollections
  77. Schenkman, Dave – TAMS & Civil War Token Society
  78. Sedwick, Daniel – Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC
  79. Shepherd, Larry – SIMCO Numismatics
  80. Simmons, Van – David Hall Rare Coins
  81. Snow, Rick – Eagle Eye Rare Coins
  82. Sperber, Laura – Legend Numismatics
  83. Speigel, Max – Numismatic Guaranty Co.
  84. Standish, Miles – Miles Standish LLC
  85. Sundman, David – Littleton Coin Co.
  86. Thomas, Scott – APMEX
  87. Tomaska, Rick – R & I Coins
  88. Travers, Scott – Scott Travers Rare Coin Galleries
  89. Varner, Mal – Alhambra Coin Center
  90. Wade, Vince – Pinehurst Coins
  91. Weaver, Rich – Delaware Valley Rare Coins
  92. Wells, Mike – Nachbar Rare Coins
  93. Woodside, Jay – Scotsman Coin & Jewelry
  94. Wrubel, Gordon – Professional Coin Grading Service

FAMILIES

  1. Adamo, Andrew & Nick – Bullion Shark
  2. Contursi, Michael & Steve – Rare Coin Wholesalers
  3. Duncan, Blake, Matthew & Kenny Jr. – U.S. Coins & Jewelry
  4. Garrett, Mary Lynn & Jeff – Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries
  5. Goldberg, Ira & Larry – Ira & Larry Goldberg Rare Coins
  6. Salzberg, Mark & Andy – Numismatic Guaranty Co.

 


2022

This year’s list appeared in the special interest publication “2022 Coin World Annual”. See the issue.

  1. Adkins, Gary – Gary Adkins Associates Inc.
  2. Agre, John – Coin Rarities Online
  3. Albanese, John – Certified Acceptance Corp.
  4. Arbutine, Chris – Belleair Coins
  5. Berk, Aaron & Harlan – Harlan J. Berk Ltd
  6. Bowers, Q. David – Stack’s Bowers Galleries
  7. Beymer, Jack – Jack H. Beymer Rare Coins
  8. Boling, Joseph – American Numismatic Association
  9. Borckardt, Mark – Heritage Auctions
  10. Bransbourg, Gilles – American Numismatic Society
  11. Bressett, Ken – A Guide Book of United States Coins
  12. Briggs, Larry – Larry Briggs Rare Coins
  13. Brush, John – David Lawrence Rare Coins
  14. Burleson, Mary Counts – Whitman Publishing
  15. Caldwell, Tom – Northeast Numismatics
  16. Camire, David – Numismatic Conservation Services
  17. Carroll, Tim – Numismatic Financial Corporation
  18. Chandler, Seth – Witter Coin
  19. Chou, Michael – Champion Investments
  20. Contursi, Michael & Steve – Rare Coin Wholesalers
  21. Crane, Lee – L&C Coins
  22. Crenshaw, David – National Coin & Bullion Association
  23. Crum, Adam – Finest Known
  24. Csaki, Balazs – Minshull Trading 
  25. Dannreuther, John – John Dannreuther Rare Coins
  26. Davis, Doug – Numismatic Crime Information Center
  27. DeFelice, Paul - ANACS
  28. Denly, Tom – Denly’s of Boston
  29. DiGenova, Silvano – Tangible Investments
  30. Duncan, Dan & Kathleen – Pinnacle Rarities
  31. Duncan, Kenny – U.S. Coins
  32. Eichenbaum, Steven – Certified Collectibles Group
  33. Feltner, Steve – Professional Coin Grading Service
  34. Fivaz, Bill – Cherrypickers Guide to Rare Die Varieties
  35. Friedberg, Arthur – Coin & Currency Institute
  36. Fuljenz, Michael – Universal Coin & Bullion
  37. Garrett, Mary Lynn & Jeff – Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries
  38. Goldberg, Ira & Larry – Ira & Larry Goldberg Rare Coins
  39. Green, Bob – Park Avenue Numismatics
  40. Guth, Ron – Numismatic Detective Agency
  41. Hall, David – David Hall Rare Coins
  42. Hallenbeck, Tom – Hallenbeck Coin Gallery
  43. Halperin, Jim – Heritage Auctions
  44. Hanlon, Terry – Dillon Gage Metals
  45. Hansen, Dell Loy – David Lawrence Rare Coins
  46. Harrison, Steve – Kedzie Koins
  47. Highfill, John – Oklahoma Coin Exchange
  48. Hodge, Brian – Minshull Trading
  49. Hunt, David W. – Inland Empire Numismatics
  50. Ivy, Steve – Heritage Auctions
  51. Joyce, Mike – Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry
  52. Kagin, Don – Kagin’s
  53. Karoleff, Brad – Coins Plus
  54. Karstedt, Christine – Stack’s Bowers Galleries
  55. Kelly, Kirk – The Coin Depot
  56. Kendrella, Brian – Stack’s Bowers Galleries
  57. Kunker, Ulrich – Fritz Rudolf Kunker Munzenhandlung
  58. Laing, Ian – Gatewest Coin LTD
  59. Lange, David – Numismatic Guaranty Co.
  60. Lehmann, Robert – The Reeded Edge
  61. Leidman, Julian – Julian Leidman Rare Coins
  62. Lipton, Kevin – Kevin Lipton Rare Coins
  63. Lorman, Bill – Jackson Hole Rare Coin
  64. Manley, Dwight – California Gold Marketing Group
  65. McCarthy, David – Kagin’s
  66. McNamara – Jack – Rare Collectibles TV
  67. Milas, Wayde – Professional Numismatists Guild
  68. Miller, Harry – Miller’s Mint
  69. Minshull, Lee – Minshull Trading
  70. Montgomery, Rick – Numismatic Guaranty Co.
  71. Morelan, Bruce – Legend Numismatics
  72. Nugget, Paul – Gold Specialist
  73. Oberth, Rob – RoundTable Trading
  74. Roberts, Greg – Stack’s Bowers Galleries
  75. Rohan, Greg – Heritage Auctions
  76. Rowe, Allen – Northern Nevada Coins
  77. Russell, Ian – GreatCollections
  78. Sabin, Stephanie – Professional Coin Grading Service
  79. Salzberg, Mark – Numismatic Guaranty Co.
  80. Sargent, Mike – Professional Coin Grading Service
  81. Schechter, Scott – Numismatic Guaranty Co.
  82. Sedwick, Daniel – Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC
  83. Shepherd, Larry – SIMCO Numismatics
  84. Simmons, Van – David Hall Rare Coins
  85. Sperber, Laura – Legend Numismatics
  86. Speigel, Max – Numismatic Guaranty Co.
  87. Standish, Miles – Miles Standish LLC
  88. Sundman, David – Littleton Coin Co.
  89. Swiatek, Anthony – Minerva Coins
  90. Tebben, Gerald - Journalist
  91. Thomas, Scott – APMEX
  92. Tomaska, Rick – R & I Coins
  93. Travers, Scott – Scott Travers Rare Coin Galleries
  94. Turner, Nat – Collectors
  95. Uram, Thomas – Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists
  96. Vagi, David – Numismatic Guaranty Co.
  97. Varner, Mal – Alhambra Coin Center
  98. Weaver, Rich – Delaware Valley Rare Coins
  99. Winter, Doug – Doug Winter Nmiusmatics
  100. Wrubel, Gordon – Professional Coin Grading Service

 

2021

The inaugural list of Most Influential that started it all! See the issue.

  1. Abrams, Julie – Legend Rare Coin Auctions
  2. Adkins, Gary – Gary Adkins Associates Inc.
  3. Agre, John – Coin Rarities Online
  4. Albanese, John – Certified Acceptance Corp.
  5. Album, Steve – Stephen Album Rare Coin Auctions
  6. Alexander, David Thomason – Medal Collectors of America
  7. Anderson, Charles – Whitman Publishing/ANCO Collector Supplies
  8. Augsburger, Len – Newman Numismatic Portal
  9. Berk, Harlan – Harlan J. Berk Ltd
  10. Bowers, Q. David – Stack’s Bowers Galleries
  11. Beymer, Jack – Jack H. Beymer Rare Coins
  12. Burdette, Roger – Renaissance of American Coinage Trilogy
  13. Bressett, Ken – A Guide Book of United States Coins
  14. Brush, John – David Lawrence Rare Coins
  15. Caldwell, Tom – Northeast Numismatics
  16. Camire, David – Numismatic Conservation Services
  17. Campbell, Randy – Independent Coin Graders
  18. Chou, Michael – Champion Investments
  19. Contursi, Steve – Rare Coin Wholesalers
  20. Crane, Lee – L&C Coins
  21. Crum, Adam – Finest Known
  22. Deisher, Beth – Coin World
  23. DeLorey, Tom – Numismatist, Author, Authenticater
  24. Denly, Tom – Denly’s of Boston
  25. DiGenova, Silvano – Tangible Investments
  26. Downey, Sheridan – Sheridan’s Coins
  27. Duncan, Kathleen – Pinnacle Rarities
  28. Duncan, Kenny – U.S. Coins
  29. Eichenbaum, Steven – Certified Collectibles Group
  30. Ellsworth, Steve – Butternut Coin
  31. Evans, Bob – SS Central America Exploration & Recovery
  32. Fahey, Michael – ANACS
  33. Fazzari, Skip – Independent Coin Graders
  34. Feigenbaum, John – CDN Publishing
  35. Fivaz, Bill – Cherrypickers Guide to Rare Die Varieties
  36. Friedberg, Arthur – Coin & Currency Institute
  37. Fuljenz, Michael – Universal Coin & Bullion
  38. Garrett, Jeff – Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries
  39. Goldberg, Ira– Ira & Larry Goldberg Rare Coins
  40. Goldberg, Larry – Ira & Larry Goldberg Rare Coins
  41. Green, Bob – Park Avenue Numismatics
  42. Guth, Ron – Numismatic Detective Agency
  43. Hall, David – David Hall Rare Coins
  44. Halperin, Jim – Heritage Auctions
  45. Hanlon, Terry – Dillon Gage Metals
  46. Hansen, Dell Loy – David Lawrence Rare Coins
  47. Harper, David C. – Numismatic News
  48. Homren, Wayne – E-Sylum newsletter
  49. Highfill, John – Oklahoma Coin Exchange
  50. Imhof, Todd – Heritage Auctions
  51. Ivy, Steve – Heritage Auctions
  52. Joyce, Mike – Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry
  53. Julian, R.W. – Numismatist, Researcher, Author
  54. Kagin, Don – Kagin’s
  55. Karoleff, Brad – Coins Plus
  56. Kiick, Kim – American Numismatic Association
  57. Knight, Lyn – Lyn Knight Enterprises
  58. Kraljevich, John – Stack’s Bowers Galleries
  59. Kunker, Ulrich – Fritz Rudolf Kunker Munzenhandlung
  60. Laing, Ian – Gatewest Coin LTD
  61. Lange, David – Numismatic Guaranty Co.
  62. Leidman, Julian – Julian Leidman Rare Coins
  63. Lipton, Kevin – Kevin Lipton Rare Coins
  64. Manley, Dwight – California Gold Marketing Group
  65. Martin, J.P. – ANACS
  66. Mercanti, John – Chief Engraver (retired), coin designer
  67. Minshull, Lee – Minshull Trading
  68. Mishler, Cliff – Krause Publications
  69. Montgomery, Rick – Numismatic Guaranty Co.
  70. Morelan, Bruce – Legend Numismatics
  71. Moy, Edmund – former Mint director
  72. Nachbar, Richard – Nachbar Rare Coins
  73. Oberth, Rob – RoundTable Trading
  74. Orosz, Joel – Numismatic Bookie
  75. Roberts, Greg – Stack’s Bowers Galleries
  76. Rohan, Greg – Heritage Auctions
  77. Russell, Ian – GreatCollections
  78. Ryder, David J. – Mint director
  79. Salzberg, Mark – Numismatic Guaranty Co.
  80. Sedwick, Daniel – Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC
  81. Simmons, Van – David Hall Rare Coins
  82. Snow, Rick – Eagle Eye Rare Coins
  83. Sperber, Laura – Legend Numismatics
  84. Stack, Harvey – Stack’s Bowers Galleries
  85. Standish, Miles – Miles Standish LLC
  86. Sundman, David – Littleton Coin Co.
  87. Tucker, Dennis – Whitman Publishing
  88. Tomaska, Rick – R & I Coins
  89. Varner, Mal – Alhambra Coin Center
  90. Vagi, David – Numismatic Guaranty Co.
  91. Wartenberg, Ute – American Numismatic Society
  92. Weaver, Rich – Delaware Valley Rare Coins
  93. Webb, Chris – Dix Noon Webb
  94. Weinberg, Fred – Fred Weinberg & Co
  95. Wexler, John – Varieties Notebook & Lincoln Cent Doubled Die
  96. Winter, Doug – Doug Winter Numismatics