Rare Coin Wholesalers is located in Irvine, California and specializes in United States Rare Coins. We have bought and sold over a billion dollars in rare coins, and owned or participated in the purchase or sale of over 70 of the "100 Greatest U.S. Coins." We are major auction participants and maintain important relationships with America's largest auction houses. In addition to our inventory of fine rarities, Steve Contursi, President of Rare Coin Wholesalers, is proud to have been the current custodian of some of our country's national treasures.
Major purchases to date include the 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar, the King of Siam Proof Set, the Unique 1787 Brasher Doubloon, and finest-graded specimen of America’s “most beautiful coin,” the MCMVII (1907) Proof Ultra High Relief double eagle.
In May 2010, RCW made international headlines with the sale of the Neil/Carter/Contursi 1794 Silver Dollar. The coin is believed to be the first silver dollar struck by the United States. The 1794 Silver Dollar sold for a record $7.85 million. In January of 2005, Steve Contursi, President of RCW, acquired the Brasher Doubloon (EB on Breast) the first gold coin minted for the young United States. In January 2011, Steve Contursi sold the Brasher Doubloon.
Rare Coin Wholesalers has expertise, financial resources, and knowledge of the marketplace. We sell, appraise, purchase, and trade rare coins and precious metals. With a team of highly knowledgeable professionals, we are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest-quality rare coins.