Stephen Album Rare Coins is a numismatic auctioneer and retail company, founded by Stephen Album in 1976. Our firm is widely considered to have some of the top experts in the world for Indian, Islamic, Chinese and other Asian coinage. In addition we carry coins from all time periods including Ancient coins, European coins and coins of the Americas. Three major auctions are held each year in January, May and September. Smaller online auctions are held each month in addition to the larger auctions. We also have items on our website for direct sale, and set up at numerous coin conventions around the world.
The company attends many of the world`s major numismatic conventions.
Stephen Album began as a full time dealer in numismatics in 1976. The firm grew in 1981 when Norman D. Nicol joined the firm as Stephen's full time assistant. In 2001 Joseph Lang joined the firm and became a full partner in 2004. The firm has grown considerably since Michael Barry joined the firm in 2008, and in 2010 the company moved to a new much larger office in Santa Rosa, California. The addition of Paul Montz as partner in 2011 broadened the firm's scope to include more machine struck coins of Europe and Latin America. The years since then have seen steady growth and record-setting prices in the firm's thrice-yearly auctions.