Whether you are new to the world of rare coins or an experienced collector, we invite you to become a valued client of HCC Rare Coins. If you are new to the process, we will help you develop a plan that works for you. If you are an experienced collector, you will be delighted by our continuously changing selection of significant rare coins, currency and bullion.

Based in northwest Ohio, HCC is a rare coin management firm with an impressive professional staff. We are the only rare coin firm to offer free written coin and currency appraisals and an offer to purchase to bank customers and the public. HCC appraisal days are regularly scheduled in bank branches throughout Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

We know our reputation is made at the point-of-contact with collectors, relatives or heirs. Customer satisfaction is paramount and has helped build our business through favorable word-of-mouth. HCC Rare Coins always offers fair value and will take the time to explain that value to those selling. 


HCC Rare Coins Inc. was founded in 1991 by Howard C. Cook, Jr., who has over three decades experience in rare coin management. Our continual growth is driven by a passion to be the finest rare coin dealer in the Midwest. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is absolutely committed to customer satisfaction, which we believe results from clear communication, integrity, fairness and trust.


Mr. Cook is a recognized national leader in the rare coin industry and one of very few individual members of the prestigious PNG (Professional Numismatists Guild). Backed by an experienced team that includes four professional numismatists, HCC Rare Coins has built a solid reputation for integrity and customer satisfaction. See for yourself why HCC is the most trusted name in rare coins. 

star Accredited Precious Metals Dealer

Howard C. Cook, Jr.

Howard C. Cook, Jr.: President

Travis J. George

Travis J. George: Numismatist

Richard F. Giedroyc

Richard F. Giedroyc: Numismatist

Angela L. Mocniak

Office Manager
Angela L. Mocniak: Office Manager

Jason W. Salley

Sales Consultant
Jason W. Salley: Sales Consultant

Stephanie A. Jones

Sales Consultant
Stephanie A. Jones: Sales Consultant


Over 25 years, HCC Rare Coins has built a reputation for integrity, experience and trust among thousands of clients. Our expertise in unrivaled in the Midwest and one reason we often work with financial planners and advisors to help them balance their clients’ portfolios with gold or silver bullion, rare coins or rare paper currency.

Howard Cook is a not only a member of the prestigious Professional Numismatists Guild, but also one of the very few individuals to be certified as a PNG Accredited Precious Metals Dealer. HCC clients can count on that expertise when purchasing silver or gold bullion.   

HCC is often engaged by probate and trust attorneys to appraise collections to help settle an estate. In addition, we do hundreds of free appraisals each month in bank branches across eight states. Our numismatists explain the valuation, offer fair price for collections, and purchase on the spot if interested. For us, it’s the primary source of our ever-changing inventory of rare coins.

We are also happy to do an appraisal in our office by appointment. Due to our appraisers’ busy travel schedules, we recommend you call our office first at 419-893-2200 or toll free at 800-422-4405 to make sure and appraiser is on site.

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Free Coin Appraisal Schedule

We'd love to appraise your collection and make you an offer. Review the schedule for an upcoming Appraisal Day at a bank near you. If you don't see one, call us at 800-422-4405 for alternatives. *Cleaning your coins may decrease their value.

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MainSource Bank in New Castle, IN
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
9:00am - 4:00pm
Appraiser: Richard F. Giedroyc

Memorial Drive Office

600 S. Memorial Drive

New Castle, IN 47362


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Home National Bank in Thorntown, IN
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
9:00am - 4:00pm
Appraiser: Richard F. Giedroyc

Thorntown Office

117 E. Main St.

Thorntown, IN 46071


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Sutton Bank in Tiffin, OH
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
9:00am - 4:00pm
Appraiser: Travis J. George

Tiffin Office

719 W. Market St.

Tiffin, OH 44883


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Alliance Bank in Winamac, IN
Thursday, June 2, 2016
9:00am - 4:00pm
Appraiser: Richard F. Giedroyc

Winamac Office

510 N. US Hwy 35

Winamac, IN 46996


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The Apple Creek Banking Co. in Wooster, OH
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
9:00am - 3:00pm
Appraiser: Richard F. Giedroyc

North Wooster Office

4500 Cleveland Rd.

Wooster, OH 44691


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ChoiceOne Bank in Sparta, MI
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
9:00am - 4:00pm
Appraiser: Travis J. George

Sparta Main

109 E. Division

Sparta, MI 49345


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Richland Bank in Mansfield, OH
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
9:00am - 4:00pm
Appraiser: Richard F. Giedroyc

Main Office

3 N. Main St.

Mansfield, OH 44902


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United Bank of MI in Byron Center, MI
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
9:00am - 4:00pm
Appraiser: Travis George

Byron Center Office

8301 Byron Center Ave.

Byron Center, MI 49315


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First Knox National Bank in Mt. Gilead, OH
Thursday, June 9, 2016
9:00am - 4:00pm
Appraiser: Richard F. Giedroyc

Mount Gilead Office

504 West High Street

Mount Gilead, OH 43338


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HCC Rare Coins people are professional, courteous, friendly, extremely knowledgeable and honest. Do not miss one of their appraisal days.
A.W. Frankfurt, KY
HCC is excellent—they answered all my questions, give fair prices, and act in a very professional manner.”
C.S. Huntington, WV
HCC was very easy to work with. Knowledgeable and friendly, appreciated working with this experienced person.
J.G. Evansville, IN
Very pleased with the entire process. Great service.
G.C. Johnsonburg, PA
I sold my entire collection. The HCC representative was exceedingly nice and knowledgeable. Thank you!
J.B. Fenton, MI
Very professional and a great experience compared to others I’ve used. Would recommend HCC to anyone.
L.B. Celina, OH
The HCC appraiser was knowledgeable, polite and pleasant, and explained the values very clearly. Would definitely recommend.
B.L. Geneva, NY


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My name is Howard Cook and am a proud member of the Professional Numismatists Guild and also a member under their Accredited Precious Metals Dealer Program. Please take a minute to go to their website at www.pngdealers.org and see exactly what this means. Additionally I have been a full time numismatist since 1984, started HCC Rare Coins in 1991 and was accepted as a PNG Dealer in 1998. This organization was established in 1954 and in all of these 61 years has had less than 750 members worldwide. In fact since my induction there have been fewer than 200 new members accepted. I happen to be member #563. There are currently 311 members wordwide. I am 1 of only 4 currently in the state of Ohio with only 2 of the others operating an actual storefront business. this is a big deal for me, but is a bigger deal for you. Because by becoming a member I have promised to practice under a strict code of ethics. You may review them on their website.

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