Welcome to Michigan's largest coin dealer
- Founded in 1971. Current staff of 19 friendly and helpful employees.
- Member of numerous local, state, and national coin associations and authorized dealers for PCGS, NGC, ICG and ANACS.
- LCS has served as a consultant and appraiser for the Michigan Historical Museum, banks, CPAs, law firms, auctioneers, police departments, insurance companies, and the Michigan Attorney General's office.
- We buy and sell a variety of items including coins of all kinds from the last 2,500 years, paper money, tokens, military items, autographs, jewelry, luxury watches, and sterling silver flatware.
- We serve over 100,000 customers a year in person, over the phone, and on the internet. National surveys over the years show Liberty Coin Service to be a competitive buyer and seller of precious metals and rare coins. Surveys also show that Liberty Coin Service consistently pays higher prices to buy gold jewelry from the public, beating all local competitors, hotel buyers, and "mail-it-in" gold buyers.
Let's Meet The Staff...
Patrick A Heller, CPA, LCS Owner, General Manager, editor of Liberty's Outlook Newsletter, and gold market commentator for www.numismaster.com.
I began collecting coins in 1964, as did almost everyone in my family. My father worked in the foreign aid program, so we had access to interesting coins from many countries. After getting my BBA with Distinction from the University of Michigan in 1974, I worked for seven years as a Certified Public Accountant. I set the office record for a high score as I passed the CPA exam in my first attempt.
In 1975, I visited Liberty Coins for the first time. In 1981, after realizing sizeable profits on my coin investments, I became part owner of LCS, Michigan's largest rare coin and precious metals dealership. I have been sole owner since 1995.
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.
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.
Thomas Coulson, CPA, Senior Numismatist
I consider myself blessed to have a career that is so enjoyable and satisfying. My work entails numerous and diverse new challenges every day. My satisfaction comes from working with colleagues and interacting with customers who have many shared interests. I have had the opportunity to forge many lifelong friends in this business and consider them part of my extended family.
Barbara Robinson, Administrative Assistant, Office Manager and Customer Service
I have been an employee of Liberty Coin Service since 1994. Since that time, I have represented our company at the monthly meetings of the Frandor Merchants Association. In March 2005, the members of that association honored me by electing me president.
At Liberty, my primary task is to keep the office running smoothly. I answer phones, process mail order transactions, translate old documents, in addition to buying and selling jewelry and coins in our retail store. Previous experience includes 8 years as a buyer and seller for a local jewelry store.
David Hartung, Customer Service
I started working for Liberty Coins part-time sorting wheat cents in 1997 when I was fourteen years old. Then in 1999, I began working in the showroom helping retail customers. After I graduated high school in 2001, I left Liberty Coins for a few years to work for the Detroit Tigers baseball team as a clubhouse assistant during spring training. During the rest of the baseball season, I had the same job with the Toledo Mudhens, a Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers.
Greg Bates, Customer Service
I guess I am a rarity because I really do love my job. I joined the Liberty Coin Service family in March of 2006. Prior to that I worked in retail and wholesale sales and owned my own antique business. I started collecting coins when I was quite young and when I got older, my interests turned to collecting and refinishing antique furniture. I have furnished my home with antique furniture and lighting. I also collect cranberry glassware.
Augustine Green, Customer Service
Upon becoming a young adult, I discovered the love for collecting toys from my childhood and earlier years. I have spent the last 25 years collecting and researching older toys and other collectibles, including comic books and collectors cards. I recently discovered my latest passion, paper money, which I have also started collecting.
Matt Foltz, Customer Service
I began working full-time for Liberty Coins in 2008. Most of my day is spent working in our retail showroom, either purchasing scrap jewelry or buying and selling gold and silver bullion. Another one of my main responsibilities is managing our inventory of foreign currencies. Occasionally, I will handle some of the wholesale and mail-order sales as an additional trader for our trading desk.