About Heritage Auctions - Coins: US

Coins: US
Doug Baliko
Doug Baliko
Vice President of U.S. Gold and Numismatics
Doug@HA.com
1-800-USCOINS (872-6467)  x1335

Doug has been involved in the rare coin industry since 1979. He joined the Heritage staff in January 1997. In June of 2000 he was elevated to Director of Heritage's very active U.S. gold division. He is responsible for all U.S. gold coin trading, which currently totals over two hundred and fifty million dollars per year. In 2004 he was also given the responsibility of managing Heritage's equally active Wholesale coin department. Doug is married with two children, a son and daughter. When not trading gold coins he enjoys riding and tinkering with motorcycles.

David Mayfield
David Mayfield
Vice President - Heritage Auctions
DavidM@HA.com
1-800-USCOINS (872-6467)  x1277

David Mayfield is a Vice President at Heritage Auctions. David started collecting coins at the age of nine and has been trading at coin shows since he was ten years old. David became a full time coin dealer in the early 80's, and has been a regular on the national and international coin show circuit ever since. David came to work at Heritage Auctions in 1992, and since has had the pleasure of assisting thousands of collectors in building their collections and ultimately in helping them bring their collectible legacy to market. David oversees Heritage Auction's numismatic consignment division, and works with collectors and Consignment Directors across all of Heritage Auction's collectible categories.


Jim Stoutjesdyk
Jim Stoutjesdyk
Vice President of Numismatics
JimS@HA.com
1-800-USCOINS (872-6467)  x1310

Jim Stoutjesdyk was named Vice President of Heritage Rare Coin Galleries in 2004. A native of Michigan, Jim has been actively involved in numismatics since a young age and the American Numismatic Association named him their Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year in 1987. After graduating from the University of Michigan he was employed by Superior Galleries in Beverly Hills, California where he eventually became their Director of Collector Sales.

Since coming to Heritage in 1993, Jim has assumed a wide variety of responsibilities. He initially was hired as the Gallery Manager for Heritage's retail showroom. For several years he helped to develop Heritage's retail clientele and placed millions of dollars worth of rare coins with collectors. Jim's talent for writing and passion for numismatics led him to become the editor of Heritage's Insider magazine. From 1998 to early 2000 this bi-monthly publication brought collectors the latest offerings from Heritage's inventory and featured a wide variety of informative articles. With the rapid development of Heritage's web site and instant access to our inventory, the Insider magazine was phased out. Jim's interest turned to wholesale trading and he quickly became a familiar face at coin shows across the nation. As Vice President, Jim's duties include buying and selling millions of dollars worth of rare coins each year, pricing all of the new coins available for sale each day, and overseeing the daily operations of the rare coin department.


Mark Ingold
Mark Ingold
Director of Numismatic Sales
MarkI@HA.com
1-800-USCOINS (872-6467)  x1768

Mark Ingold has been Director of Numismatics in the Rare Coin Department of Heritage Auctions since May of 2008.  Mark has had passion for coins his entire life with the help of his father who is a lifelong coin collector.  Mark specializes in 18th century to date US coins and currency as well as 17th century to date World coins.  Mark’s vast knowledge of Numismatic has made him an upcoming star in the world of Numismatics. 

Mark's main duties including selling coins from Heritage's vast rare coin inventory and traveling to all major coins shows.

He has written numerous numismatic articles that include “United State Gold Coins” and “The History of the Silver dollar from 1794 to present”.  He is a member of the American Numismatic Association and Madison Coin Club and also holds a merit badge in Coin Collecting from the Boy Scouts of America.   Mark has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Edgewood College in Madison, WI.


Sam Foose
Sam Foose
Consignment Director & Auctioneer
SamF@HA.com
1-800-USCOINS (872-6467)  x1227
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Sam Foose joined Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc., in 1993 as an Auction Coordinator. He rose to Assistant Auction Director in 1998, and began calling auctions. After a stint serving as a Senior Manager and Consignment Director in other collectible fields, he returned to Heritage in 2002 as a Consignment Director to help Heritage's expansion into other collectibles fields. Besides calling auctions as one of Heritage's primary auctioneers, he travels the nation assisting clients who wish to liquidate their collections of coins, paper money, decorative arts, and sports collectibles.

Dustin Johnston
Dustin Johnston
Director of Currency Auctions
Dustin@HA.com
1-800-USCOINS (872-6467)  x1302

Dustin Johnston joined the Heritage team in 1998 and has been active in nearly every aspect of the business. He was born and raised in Tucson, where he also attended the University of Arizona. Prior to joining Heritage, he won a number of literary and exhibiting awards from the ANA. Dustin also served as an Exhibit Judge and Numismatic Theater Speaker for the ANA. He is responsible for consignment acquisitions, purchasing, cataloging, catalog production as well as managing the currency inventory. He is a member of the ANA, PNG, and PCDA.

Mark Borckardt
Mark Borckardt
Senior Cataloger/Sr. Numismatist
MarkB@HA.com
1-800-USCOINS (872-6467)  x1345

Mark Borckardt is senior cataloger of U.S. coins at Heritage Auctions, having joined the firm in June 2004. He started attending coin shows and conventions as a dealer about 1970, and has been a full-time professional numismatist since 1980. Before coming to Heritage Auctions, Borckardt spent 15 years as senior numismatist for another major auction firm. He received the Early American Coppers Literary Award, and the Numismatic Literary Guild's Book of the Year Award, for the Encyclopedia of Early United States Cents, 1793-1814, published in 2000. He is a co-author of Million Dollar Nickels. He serves as a contributor to A Guide Book of United States Coins, and has contributed to other references, including the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Sylloge, and the Encyclopedia of Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars of the United States. Borckardt is a life member of the American Numismatic Association, and an active member of several other numismatic organizations. He joined Early American Coppers in 1973, and today serves at the group's national historian. Borckardt was a participant at the 1996 American Numismatic Society Coinage of the America's Conference on large cents. Borckardt is an avid bowler and a member of the board of director's of the Dallas USBC Bowling Association. He has several 300 games and a high three-game series of 866. He is a 1980 graduate of Findlay College (today, University of Findlay) in Ohio with a degree in mathematics. He is also an avid genealogist, and has traced his family back for 13 generations in America, beginning with Penelope Prince of New Jersey, his 11th great grandmother. Borckardt and his wife, Mary, were married in 1980 and today have three children, Mathew, Michelle, and Melissa.

Win Callender
Win Callender
Senior Consignment Director
WinC@HA.com
1-800-USCOINS (872-6467)  x1415

Win Callender has joined Heritage Auction Galleries as a professional numismatist and consignment director. A lifelong numismatist - he found a 1770 Russian 5 Kopek when he was just 5 years old - Callender parlayed his hobby into a fulltime business when he was in his mid-30s, starting his own business in Broken Arrow, Okla., in 1993. He subsequently worked for Carter Numismatics and David Lawrence Rare Coins, working his way up to Vice President in both firms. Win has been a life member of the American Numismatic Association since 1993. He is married with two children.

George Chua
George Chua
Consignment Operations
GeorgeC@HA.com
1-800-USCOINS (872-6467)  x1503

George Chua is a Consignment Operations specialist for U.S. Coins and is a collector of rare stamps. He started collecting during overseas trips as a child to the Far East and his interest developed into a lifelong passion and pursuit of philatelic knowledge. He has been a member of the American Philatelic Society since 1988. George’s experience with stamps allows him to work closely with collectors to assist in the evaluation and management their collections.


Chris Dykstra
Chris Dykstra
Consignment Director
ChrisD@HA.com
1-800-USCOINS (872-6467)  x1380

Chris is a lifelong collector who joined the Heritage team in October of 2006. He has held a number of positionss at Heritage including a stint working in Wholesale Sales, where he assisted Heritage's dealer clients in locating the coins they needed to fill their inventories, as well as travelling to shows to work at the Heritage table. Then in August 2008 Chris transferred into the US Coin Consignments department as a Consignment Director where he now assists our valued consignors in bringing their collections to auction. Chris is married and has 2 young children (ages two and four). He is an avid sports fan. In his free time he is a registered TASO (the Texas Association of Sports Officials) baseball umpire. In his capacity as an official he umpires High School Baseball. In 2006 he was honored to be chosen to umpire the Illinois Community College All-Star Game and was selected as the "High School Umpire of the Year" by his Umpires' Association. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of his local TASO baseball Chapter.

Marc Emory
Marc Emory
Director of European Operations
MarcEmory@HA.com
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Languages Spoken: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Marc Emory was born in northern Virginia, where he grew up as the son of a Washington correspondent of a newspaper in Upstate New York. A child of the Washington political scene, he was visiting the White House at age 13, and Capitol Hill many times before that. Like so many children of Washington, he attended the Sidwell Friends School. He than was accepted for the Schoolyear Abroad program in Spain, then sponsored by the two Phillips Academies (Exeter, NH and Andover, MA). After the year in Barcelona, he went on to graduate from Andover (1970), and four years later graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania (1974), with a degree in Spanish. He always had an interest in languages, and while at Penn got his introduction to German and Swedish, in addition to continuing his studies in Spanish and Russian from high school. In addition to those four languages plus Catalan, a byproduct of his year in Barcelona, he has since learned French, Italian and Dutch. 

Always interested in collectibles, he was impressed from early childhood by the Smithsonian collections of both coins and minerals, which were within walking distance of his father's office at the National Press Building at 14th and F streets in Washington, D.C. He maintains an extensive collection of minerals at his German home, near the Rheinland city of Dusseldorf, which he shares with his wife of 25 years. His wife, Elisabeth, is a German native, and they speak German at home. Their two bilingual daughters currently attend universities in the United States, after secondary school education in Germany. Marc also has a collection of U.S. coins and an assortment of guitars hand-crafted by legendary luthier Bozo Podunavac. A musician by hobby, he has made recordings and done solo concert tours in his spare time, a commodity which he finds in all too short supply of late.

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Marc joined one of the two firms that later merged in late 1982 to form Heritage. He is has been with the company without interruption since joining in August, 1975. He founded and oversees the operations of the Heritage Overseas offices, which are now in France (since 1979), Germany (since 1979), Switzerland (since 1984), and the Netherlands (since 1990). The Heritage offices in France, Switzerland and the Netherlands are all run by natives of those countries, coordinating in their own languages through Marc at the German office with the Heritage world headquarters in Dallas. The European offices, under Marc's supervision, in turn offer Heritage services to collectors, consignors and estate executors in their own countries and in their own languages, as well as to banks and Central Banks around Europe and the world.


Mark Feld
Mark Feld
Sr Numismatist/Consignment Director
MFeld@HA.com
1-800-USCOINS (872-6467)  x1321

Mark has been an active and important presence in the rare coin industry on a full time basis, since 1979. He has worked for Steve Ivy Rare Coins, Heritage Rare Coin Galleries (an early incarnation of Heritage Auctions), David Hall, Mark Salzberg, at NGC as a grader, Pinnacle Rarities and as owner of his own numismatic business, Mark Feld Rare Coins.

An avid coin collector from an early age, Mark has been quoted as saying “Numismatics must run in my blood, literally. Numismatic pioneer B. Max Mehl was my grandmother's uncle, and I have always been very proud and respectful of that special connection.” And Mark has backed up those words in his dealings with collectors, as well as dealers, over a period spanning more than thirty years. He hasy been widely recognized as an outstanding source of numismatic information and collecting advice to countless collectors - a  true collector’s advocate.

 


Jason Friedman
Jason Friedman
Consignment Director
JasonF@HA.com
1-800-USCOINS (872-6467)  x1582

Jason's interest in rare coins, which began at 12 and expanded into his own numismatic business, allowed him to pay for most of his college tuition at the University of North Texas, from which he graduated in 2005. He joined Heritage soon after. He is a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and Florida United Numismatists (FUN).

Joel Gabrelow
Joel Gabrelow
Consignment Director
JoelG@HA.com
1-800-USCOINS (872-6467)  x1623

Joel Gabrelow has been active in coin hobby since 1964 when, at age the age of 14, he opened a coin department within a sporting goods store that eventually expanded into major rare coin and bullion exchanges in Los Angeles. In addition, he formerly held a prominent appraisal position with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as well as serving as a Senior Vice President of a collateral loan division for two commercial banks. He has been a life member of the American Numismatic Association since 1981 and has authored three articles for Coin Dealer Newsletter on U.S. Gold Type Coins Part I and II and an article on Numismatics and Banking. He joined the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) in 1983 during the organization’s formative years.

As a specialist in condition rarities of U.S. type gold, Gabrelow oversaw the purchase of the rare uncirculated 1902-S $5 U.S. Liberty  in October of 1982 from the Louis Eliasberg Bowers & Ruddy Sale in New York, which years later was graded by PCGS MS-69, with a population of 1 and is considered the finest known to exist.


Jason Henrichsen
Jason Henrichsen
Numismatic Director, San Francisco
JasonH@HA.com
1-800-USCOINS (872-6467)  x1714

Jason has followed in the footsteps of his grandparents and great-grandparents by harboring a lifelong passion for coin collecting. Jason pursued his dreams making his hobby into his profession and began dealing in rare coins shortly after college. Almost immediately his attention turned to US silver dollars, attracted by their nostalgic nature and the rich history surrounding them. Jason was mentored by some of the biggest names in coins, and with nearly 200 variety discoveries and revisions credited to him, he is also a widely recognized expert both in the coin and silver dollar communities. Prior to joining Heritage Auctions as Director of Numismatics, San Francisco, Jason worked as the numismatist for one of the largest coin shops in the country where he would regularly grade, authenticate, and attribute thousands of coins each day. 




Todd Imhof
Todd Imhof
Executive Vice President - Heritage Auction Galleries
Todd@HA.com
1-800-USCOINS (872-6467)

In 1991 Todd co-founded Pinnacle Rarities, a firm specialized in servicing the most advanced and  preeminent collectors in numismatics. At only 25, he was accepted into the Professional Numismatists Guild, and currently serves on its Consumer Protection Committee and its Legislation/Taxation Issues Committee. In 1992, he was invited to join the Board of Directors for the Industry Council for Tangible Assets, later serving as its Chairman (2002-2005).  As a partner at Heritage, he assists Consignment Directors across multiple categories and oversees services for the Legacy client group.  Todd also handles most of our more complex consignments and advises many of the firm’s largest and most active clients. 


Jim Jelinski
Jim Jelinski
Senior Consignment Director & Numismatist
JimJ@HA.com
1-800-USCOINS (872-6467)  x1257

Jim Jelinski has been involved in numismatics for more than five decades as a collector, dealer and educator. Jim is a graduate of Long Island University, with a degree in Political Economy. He started as Buyer for Paramount International Coin Corporation in 1972, opened Essex Numismatic Properties in 1975 in New Hampshire, managed that Company for 30 years, culminating in his becoming its principal partner. He works at Heritage as a Senior Numismatist and Consignment Director.

Christopher Lane
Christopher Lane
General Manager of Numismatics
Chris@HA.com
1-800-USCOINS (872-6467)  x1243
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Christopher Lane started his numismatic career in 1956 with his still all-time favorite, and specialty: the Lincoln cent. Chris joined the Heritage staff in 1993 after a decorated stint with the U.S. Air Force as an instructor, air traffic control facility manager, and linguist. He divides his time among a multitude of duties including vault manager, wholesale and retail sales, managing the Gold bullion department, buying collections over the phone, Internet, and appraising estates in our showroom. Chris is a life member of the following national organizations: American Numismatic Association, CONECA, and the Society of Lincoln Cent Collectors. Chris is married with 2 children, and enjoys Triathlons.

Jacob Luedecke
Jacob Luedecke
Dealer Consignment Director
JacobL@HA.com
1-800-USCOINS (872-6467)  x1888

Jacob Luedecke graduated from Abilene Christian University in 2011 with a major in Psychology and an emphasis in Child and Adolescent Psychology. He joined Heritage after several years of road and mountain bike racing and working in the cycling industry as a certified mechanic. After graduating college, Jacob developed an interest in numismatics and shortly thereafter, moved into his current position as the Dealer Consignment Director at Heritage Auctions.  Jacob and his wife are members of their local church and he continues to enjoy cycling and working on cars in his off-time.


Bob Marino
Bob Marino
Consignment Director & Senior Numismatist
BobMarino@HA.com
1-800-USCOINS (872-6467)  x1374

Bob Marino joined Heritage in 1999, managing and developing Internet coin sales, and building Heritage's client base through eBay and other Internet auction Web sites. He has successfully concluded more than 40,000 transactions on eBay. He is now a Consignment Director, assisting consignors in placing their coins and collectibles in the best of the many Heritage venues.

Brian Mayfield
Brian Mayfield
Consignment Director
BMayfield@HA.com
1-800-USCOINS (872-6467)  x1668

Brian was introduced to the world of numismatics at a very young age, traveling and working at many of the major coin shows every year as well as assisting in the processing of numerous collections. After high school, Brian attended Texas State University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration for Marketing. Brian is a long-time member of the Heritage family and is eager to apply his knowledge and skills to his new position as Consignment Director.

Bob Merrill
Bob Merrill
Consultant
Merrill@HA.com
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Bob Merrill says he has been interested in coins and history as long as he can remember. He received his Masters Degree in History long ago. After trying teaching in secondary schools and on the junior college levels, he became the Director of Heritage Numismatic Auctions back when leisure suits and extensive facial hair were in vogue. He served in that capacity until he relocated to Oregon in 1998. Today, Bob says he is retired, but he still serves as a part time consultant and Auctioneer for Heritage. His first love is the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. Even at his advanced state of preservation, he has managed to climb several mountains including Mt. Hood and Mt. Saint Helens. He tells us that he hopes to hike every trail in the Columbia Gorge, but is not sure he'll live long enough. Bob is also involved with the Oregon Historical Society and various political causes.

Sarah Miller
Sarah Miller
Director of Numismatics, New York
SarahM@HA.com
1-800-USCOINS (872-6467)  x1597

Sarah Miller is Director of Numismatics at Heritage’s New York office and brings a lifelong passion for U.S. Coins. A student of numismatics since age 11, she first fell in love with U.S. coins and the history behind them while attending her first coin show. This led to a job in rare coins throughout high school and college, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude from North Central College in Naperville, Ill., with a degree in Finance and Economics. She amassed an impressive list of accomplishments during her studies and is a past member of the Financial Management Association National Honor Society, the Omicron Delta Epsilon International Economics Honor Society and was a participant in the Honors Council of the Illinois Region. Sarah assists Heritage clients with their rare coin collections on a daily basis in addition to being a regular contributor to the Heritage Blog. She is also a current member of the American Numismatic Association. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, taking ballet classes, knitting, and baking. 


Al Pinkall
Al Pinkall
Director, Numismatic Sales Department
AlP@HA.com
1-800-USCOINS (872-6467)  x1835

 Al Pinkall, has joined Heritage as Director, Numismatic Sales Department.

A collector since childhood, Pinkall has been a full-time professional coin dealer for 25 years with extensive experience in high-grade and proof classic U.S. coins. In 2010, he acquired the rare coin and precious metal assets of another New England dealership, Ed Lee Certified Coins.

"We have long understood that collector-investors who are acquiring expensive numismatic rarities appreciate the most candid, expert and ethical advice. Al Pinkall has earned a stellar reputation in the high-end numismatic community for providing that kind of service and expertise. We couldn't be happier that he chose to join us," said Todd Imhof, Executive Vice President of Heritage.


Mike Sadler
Mike Sadler
Consignment Director
MikeS@HA.com
1-800-USCOINS (872-6467)  x1332

Mike Sadler joined the Heritage team in September 2003 as a Consignment Director. Since then, Mike has handled some of the most important coins and collections presented by Heritage at auction. Mike spent years touring coins shows and attending sales around the nation before joining Heritage as a professional numismatist. By doing so, Mike became a trusted friend, advisor, and colleague to many of today’s most active collectors. He assembled a world class collection himself that was auctioned by Heritage in 2004, and still collects today. Mike is also one of Heritage’s top auctioneers, having presided over the sale of hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of coins and other collectibles, from Fine Art to Fine Wine. You might also hear Mike’s voice on numerous Heritage videos and promotional material. Mike graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1984, earned his Air Force wings, and has been a pilot with American Airlines since 1991.

Lee Sanders
Lee Sanders
Senior Numismatist
LeeS@HA.com
1-800-USCOINS (872-6467)  x1233

Lee has been with Heritage since 1989 and is a senior numismatist dealing with gold coins. He is originally from Seattle, where he was a partner with Gene L. Henry of Rare Coin Galleries of Seattle for 18 years. He has a BA in banking and finance, and has been dealing in coins for since 1965.

Beau Streicher
Beau Streicher
Consignment Director
BeauS@HA.com
1-800-USCOINS (872-6467)  x1645

Beau graduated from the University of Texas in 2004 with a major in economics and a minor in business. He joined Heritage after several years of experience as a commercial real estate broker, and as the Managing Director of a debt settlement company. Soon after graduating college, Beau developed an interest in numismatics and showed an affinity for rare coins and working with collectors. Six years later he turned that enthusiasm into his current position as a numismatic Consignment Director at Heritage Auctions.


Bill Walker
Bill Walker
Showroom Manager & Senior Numismatist
Bill@HA.com
1-800-USCOINS (872-6467)  x1238

Bill Walker has been a professional numismatist since 1987. Currently, Bill is the Heritage Showroom Manager and has been with the company since 1998. He enjoys collecting postcards and spending time with his three sons.
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