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Joel Rettew Rare Coins


Since 1953 – A Trusted Name in Numismatics!
Serving the Collector with Honesty, Value and Reliability.

We are a Family-owned Business where Customer Service is not a word, it’s an Attitude.
We’ve specialized in Rare Coin Investments for over 60 Years! Joel Rettew, Sr. has been a professional coin dealer since 1953. He was one of David Hall’s first employers (David calls Joel “one of my major mentors”) and is a numismatic speaker, lecturer, teacher, and author. For over 17 years, his numismatic column has appeared each week in the Los Angeles Times.
Joel is a lifetime member of the American Numismatic Association (#702), the Numismatic Literary Guild and the Professional Numismatists Guild.
He has been called as an expert witness in court cases relating to numismatics, and he is an appraiser for the Federal Trade Commission and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Over the years, Joel has been a regular contributor to grading guides and price guides, including the RED BOOK and the PCGS Price Guide.


  • Member of the PCGS Numismatic Advisory Board
  • Life Member of the American Numismatics Association – #702
  • Life Member of the Numismatic Literary Guild
  • Appraiser for the Federal Trade Commission!
  • Professional Numismatic Guild Life Member
  • Member of Consumer Protection at ANA
  • Board of Experts at PCGS
  • Board of Directors at Gold & Silver PAC


Joel Rettew Rare Coins
23121 Antonio Pkwy Ste 140
Rancho Santa Margarita , CA 92688


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