Some people have an almost infectious enthusiasm for what they do. Enter into their midst, and prepare to catch the fever! That’s the case with Tangible Investments Senior Numismatist and Buyer Gary Carlson, whose “true love” has always been rare coins. Though his specialization is early Bust coinage and early U.S. gold issues, Gary is well-versed in all areas of the numismatic marketplace. He has assisted many sophisticated collectors in building outstanding collections throughout his decades in the business.
Gary began his professional numismatic career in the early 1980’s, when he represented Bower’s and Ruddy Auction Galleries in the sale of the famed Garrett and Eliasberg collections. His exceptional grading skills and talent for identifying premium rare coins led to positions as a guest grader for the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and as an expert witness in numismatic fraud cases involving various governmental agencies. Gary has also contributed to several numismatic references for early U.S. silver dollars, including the renowned Martin A. Logies “The Flowing Hair Silver Dollars of 1794” published in 2010.
Gary holds an undergraduate degree in Business Finance from the University of Illinois and pursued graduate studies at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. He’s had the privilege of working with Tangible Investments founder and CEO Silvano DiGenova since 1985.