Rich Uhrich, President.
(Note: Last name is pronounced "your - rick")
I started collecting coins at the age of 4 and have been collecting ever since. I have been selling and trading coins on a part-time basis since 1985. In January 2006, I retired from my position as Manager, Financial Planning and Budgeting with a Fortune 500 company, to become a full-time coin dealer. During my 40+ years in coins, I have bought and sold many coins, including several rare coins with very few known. My personal collection from half cents through silver dollars was complete except for approximately ten coins. The vast majority of my collection was auctioned by Stack's in February 2008. I attend many national and large regional coin shows and conventions, and maintain relationships with specialized dealers and buyers, as well as major numismatic auction houses. I do not have a coin shop, so as to eliminate a lot of overhead expenses (that YOU won't have to pay for).
I deal in rare U.S. coins from 1792 to date, especially silver, nickel and copper coins, as well as varieties. My areas of focus are Bust and Seated half dimes, Bust and Seated dimes, Bust and Seated quarters, Seated halves, and Seated dollars. I enthusiastically buy scarce and rare dates in my areas of focus.
I am a member of several numismatic organizations, including:
- American Numismatic Association (ANA)
The ANA is the national association for numismatists and is well worth joining. You can check out the benefits of joining ANA, and get an application at www.money.org.
- Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) - - I am an authorized dealer
- Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) - - I am an authorized dealer
- Liberty Seated Collectors Club (LSCC)
- Early American Coppers (EAC)
- John Reich Collectors Society (JRCS)
- Bust Quarters Collectors Society (BQCS)
- The Hershey Coin Club, Inc. (Board member), the Red Rose Coin Club, Inc. and the Harrisburg Coin Club. Support your local coin clubs!
I have contributed to the books A Registry of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Varieties, Volume III, New Orleans Branch Mint, 1840-O thru 1853-O No Arrows, Grading Coins by Photographs and Buffalo Nickels - The Abraded Die Varieties. I have written articles and delivered speeches on counterfeit coins in counterfeit PCGS slabs. In 2011, I won the Wagner Award as the outstanding numismatist in Central Pennsylvania. I also issue an e-mail newsletter that provides information on numismatic topics and also lists new purchases.