LIZ COGGAN – PROFESSIONAL RESUMÉ
35 Years of Valuable Numismatic Experience—Working with Industry Leaders
The Beginning… Liz Coggan started her numismatic career in 1983 at Bowers and Merena Galleries, Inc. as executive secretary for Q. David Bowers, one of the world’s most preeminent numismatists and numismatic authors. She learned the ins and outs of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) while Bowers was its President, and also oversaw the company’s advertising.
Promoted to their rare coin sales division, she worked with coin collectors, assembling their coin collections, and built the Want List Program from 25 customers to nearly 1,500 while there.
Her experience also includes close work and collaboration with Dr. Richard A. Bagg, who was the firm’s Auction Director. Under his mentorship she learned the important skills of negotiating, obtaining, cataloguing, advertising, and selling coins and coin collections through the public auction venue. Liz handled some of the greatest rarities in American numismatics, including an 1804 dollar, the 1861 Paquet $20, and a 1894-S Norweb dime (she catalogued the Barber dimes in that storied collection).
An Outstanding 25-Year Career… In 1992 Liz began her 25-year career as Senior Numismatist with J.J. Teaparty, Inc. in Boston, MA, one of the oldest and most active coin shops in the country. There she expanded her knowledge and honed her skills as a numismatic buyer of scarce and rare coins for the company inventory, while also selling those pieces to coin collectors.
While at J.J. Teaparty, Inc. she attended about 20 shows per year where she monitored market conditions and enhanced her ability to contribute prices to A Guide Book of United States Coins, referred to as the numismatics Bible. She began contributing pricing data in 1999 and continues to do so, being the only female price contributor to this illustrious volume.
Her skills enabled her to provide accurate coin appraisals for many banks, law firms, museums, and financial institutions throughout Boston and surrounding areas. Through her marriage to store manager and, subsequently, co-owner of the firm, Miles Coggan, she learned how to run a retail coin shop and the complex trading of precious metals.
A True Professional… The same integrity, fairness, trustworthiness, and personal care that Liz demonstrated at Bowers and Merena Galleries, Inc. and J.J. Teaparty, Inc., is available once again at Elizabeth Coggan Numismatics, LLC.
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