Jeff Garrett

  1. A Numismatic Time Capsule - New York Bank Hoard

    A Numismatic Time Capsule - New York Bank Hoard

    A Numismatic Time Capsule

    The excitement of examining a hoard of thousands of silver dollars 

    One of the very best parts of my job is not knowing what the next phone call will bring. I tell people that for me, every day is an episode of the “Antiques Road Show.”

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  2. Collecting with Passion

    Collecting with Passion

    Posted by Jeff Garrett on 4/5/2018

    Assembling a set of Kentucky banknotes was a challenge and a joy for this coin dealer. Each year for the last few decades, I have bought and sold millions of dollars’ worth of rare coins. I have had the privilege of handling a lot of great numismatic rarities. Most of these simply pass through my hands and are now only memories. A lot of the coins were sold to what I would call “passionate collectors.” These are individuals who have picked an area of the market to collect and pursued it with zeal

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  3. 1913 Liberty Nickel

    1913 Liberty Nickel

    Walton 1913 Liberty Head Nickel tops $3.17 million


    The George Walton specimen of the 1913 Liberty Head nickel sold April 25 at auction in Schaumburg, Ill., for $3,172,500.

    Jeff Garrett from Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries, Lexington, Ky., placed the winning floor bid during Heritage Auction’s Platinum Night session held in conjunction with the 74th anniversary convention of the Central States Numismatic Society.

    Garrett said he purchased the coin in partnership with Larry Lee of Coin and Bullion Reserves, Panama City, Fla. Garrett said he and Lee have no immediate plans for the coin.

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  4. How Secure is Your Collection

    How Secure is Your Collection

    How Secure Is Your Collection?

    After nearly 30 years of feeling safe and becoming a bit lax, I knew it was time to tighten the ship!

    I find it a bit awkward writing about a subject that I am not an expert on. Unfortunately, in the last two weeks my knowledge on the subject of security has increased tremendously. For the first time in nearly 35 years of business, I was the victim of a burglary. The robbery was a huge wake up call! I frankly had become lax and suffered the consequences. The good news is that I learned a great deal about how to protect myself in the future. I also became familiar with the fine print of my insurance coverage. Sometimes the best learned lessons are the hard ones. In the next few paragraphs I will share my recent experience and try to give you ideas on how to protect yourself in the dangerous world we live in.

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