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John West Dannreuther



Graduate of the University of Mississippi. Divorced with two daughters. Co-founder of Professional Coin Grading Service in 1986. Full time coin dealer after 1973. Director of research for PCGS. Author of The Official Guide to Coin Grading and Counterfeit Detection. This was an NLG Book of the Year. Author of Early U. S. Gold Coin Varieties, a Study of Die States, 1795-1834. Author of United States Proof Coins, Volume IV: GOLD, another NLG Book of the Year. Author with Jeff Garrett of: Auction Records: U. S. Gold Coinage 2003-2007 Auction Records: Early Copper, Commems & Others 2001-2007 Auction Records: U. S. Pattern Coins 2000-2007 Auction Records: U. S. Small Cents – Silver Dollars 2005-2007

He is a member of the Rittenhouse Society. Named ANA Numismatist of the Year in 2007. In 2015 he was inducted into the PCGS CoinFacts Hall of Fame.

In 2021 he was on the Coin World list of The Most Influential People in Numismatics 1960-2020.

Bio by email 11/26/12

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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