Rare Coin Expert
Sam Shafer first discovered numismatics through his love of history. “History has been my number one passion in life ever since I was young,” Sam recalls. He also always enjoyed treasure hunting and attempting to decode the past through the coins and items he’d find, especially to look for ways the past relates to the present. “Coins were always particularly fascinating to me,” Sam explains, “and coins became the physical embodiment of my passion for history.”
When Sam isn’t in the office, you’ll find him voraciously reading about history and coins, playing ice hockey, enjoying a bold coffee or a local craft beer, or spending time with his wife and their dog.
About Sam Shafer Numismatics
The idea for Sam Shafer Numismatics came while Sam was working at a local coin shop.
After getting a good look at how the industry works and what it really meant to be a rare coin dealer, Sam had an epiphany. “I realized I could buy and sell coins for the rest of my life and never get bored, never feel the urge to switch professions,” Sam remembers. “Once I knew this was what I wanted to do, there was no stopping me.”
Now that his own rare coin business is a reality, Sam spends each day using his expertise and passion for history to help his clients.
Whether he’s advising and guiding collectors of various experience levels as they build their own collections, or ensuring a seller has the right background info about their items to make an informed selling decision, “I’m getting to share what I love with others,” Sam says. “And I hope my enthusiasm for it makes the client’s experience even better!”
Press & Media
- The CDN Monthly Greysheet • Indiana Coin Dealer Discovers Rare 1848 Proof Dime in eBay Lot • September 2018
- CDN Publishing Blog • Indiana Coin Dealer Discovers Rare 1848 Proof Dime in eBay Lot • July 9, 2018
- Coinweek • CDHCD Dealer Finds Extremely Rare 1848 Proof Seated Liberty Dime • July 5, 2018
- CoinZip • National Note Chronicles #1, #2, and #3 Naptown Boom • May 30, 2018