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Having started collecting coins at the early age of 13, I made the leap to dealer two years later, setting up at my first coin show in 1976. This was a natural progression as I was always interested in history. I shamhartattended coin shows in the mid-west for the next four years before I got my first full-time job in the hobby.

I am known within the industry for having a “great eye” for both beauty and technical aspects of coins. It is through this trait that John Albanese enlisted me to put together Numismatic Guarantee Corporation’s (NGC) grading set back in 1987 as well as becoming one of NGC’s first graders. And twenty years later, with the inception of Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC), I was again recruited to be one of three graders. My love of coins has led me to appreciate all coins, in their natural state, with a serious distaste for “coin doctoring” and fraudulent practices.

I joined the American Numismatic Association (ANA) in 1976 as a Young Numismatist. In the early 1980’s I became life member 4156. My support of the ANA has led me to their summer seminar as an instructor for the last 12 years teaching “Advanced coin grading and problem coins”. In 2009 I was awarded the ANA’s Presidential award for my service.

I have spent a lifetime making contacts and building relationships in this business. It is through these that I am able to finally realize my dream: Numismatic Americana Incorporated and it’s website NumismaticAmericana.com.

My mission is simple. Make coin collecting fun through history. Numismatic Americana is my means. Yes this is a business, but it is also a site where one can find little known items and the history behind them. I welcome any comments you might have, as well as further information about any of the items listed. In the future I hope that this site will become a source for collectors, scholars, and educators alike.

In addition to selling Numismatic Americana, I also offer quality United States rare coins for sale, collection evaluation, and auction representation. Of course I am always buying quality rare coins and like items.

If there is anything I can do to make your collecting experience more enjoyable, please contact me.

William Shamhart, Jr.
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Notes on Our Next Show

Whitman Coin Expo

March 26-29, 2015
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

If you have items to SELL please stop by our table and we will be happy to discuss purchasing them

We will also have many items with us for you to view. If you are looking for anything in particular, or have an interest in anything on our website, please email or give us a call, prior to the show and we will make sure we bring this item for you to view.

Thank you and we look forward to meeting you.

Show Schedule

Whitman Coin Expo
March 26-29, 2015
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

Central States Numismatic Society
April 22-25, 2015
Schaumburg Convention Center
Schaumburg, IL

GSNA Convention
May 14-16, 2015
Ukrainian Cultural Center
Somerset, NJ

Colorado Springs Coin Show
June 25-28, 2015
Freedom Financial Services Expo Center
Colorado Springs, CO

Whitman Coin Expo
July 16-19, 2015
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

Missouri Numismatic Society 55th Annual Coin Show
July 23-25, 2015
The Saint Charles Convention Center
Saint Charles, MO

American Numismatic Association World's Fair of Money
August 11-15, 2015
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, IL

Whitman Coin Expo
November 5-8, 2015
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

The 59th Houston Money Show
December 3-5, 2015
Geo. R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX