Dr. Richard S. Appel, Rare Coin Broker


What is a rare coin broker? Like a real estate or stock broker a rare coin broker acts as an agent, on behalf of his clients. He makes purchases or sales for them, counsels them to make good choices, and charges a commission for his services.


Typical coin dealers work for themselves. The more they sell a coin for, and the less they pay when buying, the greater are their profits. By using my rare coin broker model, my clients have great peace of mind knowing I have no such conflicts of interest. Further they know up-front my low commissions, and overall save money in the process.


My goal is to offer individuals, financial planners and money managers a totally transparent method to buy or sell rare coins. I utilize my extensive expertise, deep industry knowledge, and vast network acquired over 50 years as a rare coin dealer to benefit and protect those I advise.


My clients always come first! Further, I fight to negotiate the best possible prices whenever I act on their behalf. In fact, this often helps offset much or all of my commissions. Ultimately, they greatly benefit from our relationship. If you allow me to work for you, you will be confident knowing you are in expert and experienced hands, and are being treated in an exceptional fashion.


For the pure gold bullion investor, I believe a great opportunity has presented itself in some pre-1933 U.S. gold coins that sell for a small premium above their actual gold value. Their current pricing allows them to offer many benefits when compared with owning gold exchange traded funds (ETFs), bullion gold coins, or gold bullion itself.