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A Letter From Our Founder

Once referred to as the “Hobby of Kings,” the Numismatic industry has grown exponentially throughout the years. With the inception of “Third-Party Grading and Authentication,” collectors and investors alike, have access to a secure system to acquire coinage sight-unseen.

Today, there are over 20 million collectors, and counting, in the United States alone. The growing demand is extremely robust as documented in all of the major financial news outlets. Based on current auctions, rare, certified, gold and silver coinage with low mintages, low populations, and high grades, have realized record levels of appreciation in recent years. Accompanied with record demand for modern coins, causing historical events like the first temporary shutdown of the U.S. Mint, It is abundantly clear why the allure of rare, certified, U.S. minted gold and silver coins, not only rival, but have outperformed any asset class available for the last 30 years.

Here at Professional Coin Galleries, our mission is to provide collectors and investors with the education necessary to make well informed decisions when purchasing rare coins. Carrying over 100 years of combined experience, Professional Coin Galleries offers suggestions on rare coins, which in our opinion, carry a long term potential for appreciation. With a rapidly growing interest in the market for tangible assets, this is the perfect opportunity to add rare and undervalued coinage to your holdings today. Call us toll free 1(888) 244-3717 and let our staff guide you through the fascinating world of Numismatics.

James Garofalo
President and CEO of Professional Coin Galleries

Professional Coin Galleries is proud to offer exclusive, limited edition labels from legends of coin design.

Thomas S. Cleveland

An American designer, illustrator and fine artist. He served in the United States Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) from 2004 until 2014.

Thomas Cleveland created fifteen designs for United States coins and medals. His most notable work is the reverse design of the 2007 American Platinum Eagle.

Gary Whitley

An Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) designer for the U.S. Mint from 2010 to 2014, best known for his work on the circulating America The Beautiful quarters.

Gary Whitley is credited with fifteen designs for coins and medals. His initials appear on the First Spouse Eliza Johnson reverse and the El Yunque 2012 release.

Gary Whitley’s artwork is installed at many historic sites across the USA, including the U.S. Army Heritage Center, the Muhammad Ali Center, the National Steinbeck Center and the Wright Brothers National Memorial.


Jim Licaretz

A veteran designer from the United States Mint, president of the American Medallic Sculpture Association and member of Board of Directors for the National Sculpture Society.

Jim Licaretz worked for the U.S. Mint as a sculptor and engraver from 1986 to 1989 and again from 2006 to 2016, with 38 credits to his name. His initials can be found on a prolific number of issues across nearly every category of U.S. Mint products: circulating quarters, Presidential dollars, commemorative issues, first spouse bullion coins, congressional medals and the 2009 centennial Lincoln cent.

He was awarded Excellence in Medallic Sculpture from the American Numismatic Association (ANA).


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