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Sarasota Numismatics


Welcome to Sarasota Numismatics handles the finest in rare US coinage, ancients, world and paper money for Sarasota Rare Coin Gallery and Mid-American Rare Coin Gallery. Creating an online presence for two of the premier coin galleries in the country.SRCG is a full service coin gallery handling more than you might think. We pride ourselves with our depth of offerings and purchase everything from the finest known rare coins to wheat cents. Competitive bullion prices, tokens, ancients, world coins, paper money, Rolex watches, diamonds and estate jewelry. We are proud members of PNG, ANA, PCGS, NGC, CAC, ICTA and the IWJG. Let our experience work for you, whether buying or selling we can handle any transaction. Sarasota Numismatics has all the tools necessary to work with it's clients on any size collection from start to finish. Whether building the finest collection or filling that hard to find hole, we are here to help. We are always happy to talk to you, so feel free to email or call any questions you may have.


Our Staff:


Ben Todd     Ben is President and has worked for Sarasota Rare Coin Gallery for 20 years as senior numismatist, travelling to all the major shows to create a vast and diverse group of offerings. His specialties include US TYPE coins, Ancients, Tokens and Medals, Obsolete and Colonial Paper Money and Gold. Ben also maintains the Sarasota Numismatics website and all its offerings. He belongs to the PNG #615, LM ANA #5916, FUN LM, Central States LM, and is a special consultant to the Redbook of United States Coins.

David Klein     David manages the gallery showroom and also has over 35 years experience in the industry. He specializes in foreign coins and paper money, Rolex Watches, estate jewelry, diamonds and sterling silver. Dave is a member of the ANA, FUN, IWJG, GIA trained, and is the president of the Sarasota Coin Club.

Ryan Stephenson     Joined the team in 2020 after having run his own internet based coin business out of California where he specialized in raw & graded collector coins. Ryan has added an extra layer of website experience in addition to a broad range of numismatic knowledge. He travels to our coin shows, serves as the company’s junior numismatist & also works the showroom floor; handling bullion transactions, sterling & classic coin acquisitions. Member of CAC, PCGS, FUN, CSNS, ANA #1213420  VP of the Sarasota Coin Club 

Lisa Klein     Lisa has worked with SRCG for over 20 years and is in charge of the shipping department as well as any coin or paper money supplies you may need. Lisa handles all the NGC, PCGS and CAC Submissions. Lisa is a member of ANA, FUN and the Sarasota Coin Club.

Robert Bishop     Robert works the showroom floor, assisting customers in a variety of requests from scrap gold to a wheat cents. Robert is a member of FUN and the sarasota coin club.

Zachary Todd     Zach works with paper money, photography and website. He is a member of FUN, ANA and the Sarasota Coin Club. 

Jeff Garrett      Co-Owner and founder of Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries, is considered one of the nation’s top experts in U.S. coinage — and knowledge lies at the foundation of Jeff’s numismatic career. With more than 45 years of experience, he is one of the top experts in numismatics. The “experts’ expert,” Jeff has personally bought and sold nearly every U.S. coin ever issued. Not a day goes by that someone doesn't call on Jeff Garrett for numismatic advice. This includes many of the nation’s largest coin dealers, publishers, museums and institutions.
In addition to owning and operating Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries, Jeff Garrett is a major shareholder in Sarasota Rare Coin Galleries. His combined annual sales in rare coins and precious metals — between Mid-American in Kentucky and Sarasota Rare Coin Galleries in Florida — total more than $25 million.

Jeff Garrett has authored many of today’s most popular numismatic books, including Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins 1795–1933: Circulating, Proof, Commemorative, and Pattern Issues; 100 Greatest U.S. Coins; and United States Coinage: A Study By Type. He is also the valuation editor for The Official Redbook: A Guide Book of United States Coins.

Jeff was also one of the original coin graders for the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). He is today considered one of the country’s best coin graders and was the winner of the 2005 PCGS World Series of Grading. Today, he serves as a consultant to Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the world’s largest coin grading company.

Jeff plays an important role at the Smithsonian Institution's National Numismatic Department and serves as consultant to the museum on funding, exhibits, conservation and research. Thanks to the efforts of Jeff and many others, rare U.S. coins are once again on exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History. We urge everyone who visits Washington, D.C., to view this fabulous display.

Jeff has been a member of the prestigious Professional Numismatic Guild (PNG) since 1982 and has served as president of the organization. Jeff also served as the ANA president from 2015 until 2017.


Jeff Garrett Biographical Highlights


  • ANA life member since 1975
  • Elected as American Numismatic Association President (2015-2017)
  • Elected as American Numismatic Association Vice-President (2013-2015)
  • Elected to the American Numismatic Association Board of Governors, 2009 and 2011
  • Professional Numismatic Guild (PNG), member since 1982
  • Past president, vice president and treasurer of the PNG
  • Recipient of the PNG Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Recipient of the PNG Abe Kosoff Founders Award
  • Recipient of the PNG Art Kagin Ambassador Award
  • Author of 100 Greatest U.S. Coins (NLG 2003 Book of the Year)
  • Author of United States Coinage: A Study By Type
  • Author of Encyclopedia of United States Gold Coinage: 1795–1933, Circulating, Proof, Commemorative, and Pattern Issues
  • Editor of The Official Redbook: A Guide Book of United States Coins
  • Consultant to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Numismatic Collection, Washington, D.C.
  • Consultant to Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC)
  • Founder of the Bluegrass Coin Club 1994