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Steve Ivy



Attended the University of Texas. Married to Linda Hanggi. They have two sons. Ivy and his wife survived the deadly MGM Grand Casino fire in 1980.

Coin dealer since the age of 12. Affiliated with Ivy Financial Corporation, Steve Ivy Rare Coin Company, Steve Ivy Numismatic Auctions and World Gold Trading Co.

Contributed “Heard on the Bourse” column to Coin World after January 29, 1986. Co-author with Ron Howard of What Every Silver Dollar Buyer Should Know published in 1983.

He conducted 52 auction sales under his own name 1972 to 1983. Joined Jim Halperin to form Heritage Rare Coin Galleries. They have continued to conduct sales since 1983. Ivy conducted the ANA sale in 1980 and 1982. Heritage conducted the ANA sales for 1985, 1988 and several after 1990.

Ivy collects Texas autographs and documents.

In 2014 he was inducted into the PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame. In 2021 he was on the Coin World list of The Most Influential People in Numismatics 1960-2020. He made the list again in 2022 and 2023.

profile: NN 6/1/93

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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