Barry Stuppler: Founder and President of Mint State Gold by Stuppler

Expert; founder; advocate; advisor; elder statesman: Barry Stuppler is one of the nation’s foremost and most recognized rare coin experts and industry advocates.

With over 50 years of industry experience and expertise, his client list includes many of the top collectors of the world – many of whom were nowhere near the top of numismatic collecting world before they met him. Barry’s work includes assembling thousands of investment quality collections. His preeminent expertise for grading rare and unusual coins is recognized nationwide by top agencies, financial institutions, governments, and other Fortune 500 corporations.

  • Barry has consulted with the Secret Service, FBI, FTC, the Postal Inspector, and other agencies
  • He’s assisted in arbitrations as well as fraud and counterfeit cases
  • He’s consulted with prestigious consulting firms such as Gerson Lehrman Group, Morgan Stanley, and Wells Fargo
  • When Governors, attorneys, national radio shows, television news programs, or educational institutions seek a top expert, Barry is the one they choose
  • He’s written extensively on the subject of investment coins and acted as creator/publisher on statistical coin analysis known as CoinStats

Barry Stuppler throughout his illustrious careers has founded or leads numerous industry associations and councils. Including the Gold and Silver Political Action Committee (GSPAC) which he found and chairs. Barry’s responsibilities for the entire Gold and Silver industry includes assisting with public policy, public relations, education, or legislation in all 50 States as well as Federally in Washington D.C.

Some of the organizations of Barry’s association:

  • President of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG)
  • Co-Founder and President of the California Coin & Bullion Merchants Association (CCBMA)
  • Past President and Board of Directors member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA)
  • Founder and Chairman of the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee (GSPAC)
  • Founding Board Member of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA), a National lobbying group
  • Member of California State Quarter Commission which lead to the creation of the California Statehood Quarter in 2005
  • Co-founder and President of Accredited Precious Metal Dealers (APMD)
  • Creator and publisher of CoinStats
  • Instructor for the ANA Summer Education Program

 

Awards for his work:

  • Century Club Award from the American Numismatic Association (ANA) for his recruitment accomplishments 
  • Abe Kosoff Founder's – The Professional Numismatic Guild (PNG) highest award 
  • The Exemplary Service Award for going above and beyond the call of his duties for the ANA.

 

Some of the many multimillion-dollar superlative condition collections and registry sets Barry has been instrumental in assembling:

  • The Kaufman Collection of Proof Seated Liberty Silver Coinage: Sold at auction for more than $10 million
  • The Snap Daddy Collection of $20 Saint-Gaudens gold coins (1907-1933): Designated the #1 set on the NGC Registry
  • The A&A Illinois Set of Morgan silver dollars (1878-1921) and Peace Silver Dollars (1921-35): Both sets are awarding winning #1 sets on the NGC Registry
  • The Pam’s Peace Silver Dollar Collection (1921-1935) The #1 collection on the NGC Registry
  • The LuLu's Walking Liberty Set (1941-1945): The #1 collection on the PCGS Registry
  • D.L. Hansen $3 Gold Basic Circulated Set (1854-1889) The #1 collection on the PCGS Registry
  • D.L. Hansen $20 Gold Liberty Head Basic Set (1950-1907) The #1 collection on the PCGS Registry
  • The Ponderosa Carson City Morgan Dollar Collection (1878-1893) The #1 all-time on PCGS Registry

 

 

David Stuppler: Managing Director and Partner of Mint State Gold by Stuppler

 

David’s association with Mint State Gold began in 2001, but his expertise and knowledge go well beyond simply learning at the side of the best in the business with his founder father. David is also recognized in the industry as an eminent consultant, advisor, educator, editor, and grader of numismatics in his own right.

His depth of training and experience aren’t simply limited to the technical. Speak with David’s clients and you’ll also understand David’s deep commitment to client service and education. Outside of his work for Mint State Gold, David is also a devoted advocate to the cause of consumer protection in the industry.

David’s achievements so far:

  • Lifetime Member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA)
  • Charter Member of the California Coin & Bullion Merchants Association
  • Member of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG)
  • Graduate of the ANA Grading Certificate Program
  • Instructor for the ANA Summer Education Program
  • Editor of CoinStats
  • Member of the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee (GSPAC)
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