of numismatic properties is offered for individual collectors,
museums, banks, and attorneys providing services in the areas
of wills, trusts, estate planning, and probate. Collections of
coins, medals, exonumia and numismatic literature are in many
cases life-long and personally gratifying pursuits for their
owners. At certain points in time, realistic and accurate
appraisals of such collections are necessary. I am prepared to
provide verbal and/or written appraisals in a timely and
I am a
third-generation numismatist with over 50 years experience in
buying, selling, and trading all denominations of United States
coinage from 17th century pre-Federal colonial coinage through
modern day issues of the United States Mint. I am conversant in
all denominations and metallic compositions; half cents through
double eagles; copper, silver, gold and platinum. I am in touch
with the ever-changing coin and bullion markets. I have an
in-depth, working knowledge of collector-grade coins through
investment-quality certified coins.
I am also
prepared to consult on the donation or sale of coin collections
and related literature. I have a vast network of connections
through my long-standing memberships in the leading numismatic
organizations and societies. Depending on the size and scope of
a collection, I can broker a private treaty sale or arrange for
public auction on a local or national scale. I have had
personal and successful experience with all of the major
numismatic auction houses in this country.
I will work with you to determine your goals in liquidating the coin or numismatic literature collection. If time is of the essence, I will purchase your collection outright. If time is not an issue, I will broker the collection for you on a commission basis. In order to accomplish this to your best advantage, I will do the following:
*Evaluate the collection to determine overall value of the numismatic material.
*Separate the coins that would benefit from being certified and encapsulated by PCGS or NGC.
*Identify the coins which should be sold at public auction.
* Negotiate, with the auction company, the best possible marketing plan & seller’s commission for you.
*Assist you in achieving the highest prices possible for the remaining coins in the collection.
out that no two collections are the same because no two
collectors had the same goals in mind as they pursued their
treasures. I offer personalized, caring appraisal services with
attention to the nuances and details.
contact me by telephone at 207-354-3573 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to
discuss appraisal services.
are testimonials from satisfied clients, one of whom realized
over $900,000 for their coins. These letters tell their stories
and speak to their respect for John Dirnbauer Rare
Just wanted you to know that I received my copy of the coin
appraisal yesterday. My attorney also received her copy and we
are now ready to proceed with our necessary work. Thank you
very much! I appreciate the very thorough job that you have
done. It is wonderful to have both the appraisal and such a
complete and detailed current inventory of the collection.
I will review the appraisal in detail over the next few weeks
and contact you if I have any questions.
Whom It May Concern:
is a letter of reference, and appreciation, for John Dirnbauer
of John Dirnbauer Rare Coins, Thomaston, Maine.
were the owners of the “Johnson-Blue $10 Gold Eagle
Collection” that was sold by Stack’s Rarities, LLC
in Boston, MA on August 8, 2010 as part of the American
Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money.
The collection was the feature consignment of and showcased on
the cover of the Stack’s catalog. My wife and I
wish to remain anonymous) inherited
a world class $10 dollar gold eagle collection. We are not
“coin people,” but we knew that we had acquired a
significant asset, and we needed to find the best possible
expert to work with us.
can say without hesitation or reservation that we did find the
best possible expert to assist us when we contracted with John
the very beginning, John managed our coins with the utmost
professionalism, confidentiality and security. John conducted
extensive research on our behalf and provided what turned out
to be “spot on” appraisals of our assets. We
relied on John’s vast knowledge as an accomplished
numismatist, as well as his extensive experience and
connections in the coin auction world, to help us interview and
select the best auction house for our collection. The auction
was very successful and exceeded our expectations.
addition to John’s extensive knowledge and
professionalism, it was his personal touch that really helped
us understand our asset and fully appreciate all of the options
available to us. John was completely objective in his approach
and always patiently allowed us to direct the process (under
his watchful eye, of course.)
summary, we give John Dirnbauer our highest recommendation. If
knowledge, professionalism, security and confidentiality are
important to you, we think that you couldn’t find a more
qualified numismatist and asset manager than John
The former owners of the “Johnson-Blue