Allan Beegle, Chief Numismatist
I have always been fascinated with coins, and when a coin shop opened up near my high school, I’d often stop by and look at coins. In 1972 I became the first LCS employee, sorting coins and waiting on customers after school. I’ve worked mostly for LCS since then, with breaks for college and a two year stint working for coin wholesalers in California.
The extensive network of dealer contacts I’ve built through the years are put to use everyday. Sometimes it seems I’m on the telephone so much with retail and wholesale customers that our staff often jokes that the phone is attached to my ear.
This year I served on a committee of board members from the Industry Council for Tangible Assets which worked on making a recommendation to the White House for nomination of candidates for U.S. Mint Director.
I’m a life member of the American Numismatic Association, Central States Numismatic Society, and Michigan State Numismatic Society as well as a member of many other collector organizations.
I collect Bust Half Dollars,$2 1/2 and $5 classic gold coins, Buffalo nickels “with full pointy horns”, and nice early type coins.
I enjoy my work, and love working with customers, but the focus of my life revolves around my wife and children.