Paul Manderscheid, Inventory Manager and Senior Numismatist
Paul became a professional coin dealer at the age of 14 when he set up his own booth at a coin show. Paul first started working at LCS in 1972, the company’s second employee, while attending high school. He is the author of several articles on coin errors and tokens and exonumia. He also wrote the book “Lansing’s Money.” Paul is listed as a contributing researcher in several token and paper money catalogs. His ever changing variety of numismatic interests have led to his encyclopedic knowledge on almost any monetary subject. Paul earned the Roethke Memorial Award for the Best Mich-Matist Article of 2002. This research article, titled Michigan Lumber Tokens, was 30 pages long.
One example of Paul’s expertise happened when he took the American Numismatic Association course on “Advanced Detection of Counterfeit and Altered Coins” in 1983 and found two mistakes in the teaching materials!
Paul is regularly consulted by other dealers on questions of authenticity and quality of coins, paper money, tokens, and medals.
Paul’s current collecting interests include U.S. Territorial Gold Coins, Indian and Post Trader tokens, Michigan-related tokens and paper money, Hellenistic (Greek) kingdoms and Roman coins issued from Julius Caesar to Commodus, and Civilian Conservation Corp tokens.
Paul is a life member of the American Numismatic Association and Michigan State Numismatic Society as well as being a member of a number of other numismatic organizations. Paul is also an Associate Member in the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). He is the past president of the Michigan Token and Medal Society (MICH-TAMS) and is currently the editor of the MICH-TAMS newsletter.