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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. 

Celebrating 25 years.

Howard C. Cook, Jr.

Howard C. Cook, Jr.: President

Andrew M. Fox

Vice President | Development and Client Relations
Andrew M. Fox: Vice President | Development and Client Relations

Travis J. George

Travis J. George: Numismatist

Brian Siden

Brian Siden: Numismatist

Angela L. Mocniak

Office Manager
Angela L. Mocniak: Office Manager

Stephanie A. Jones

Sales Consultant
Stephanie A. Jones: Sales Consultant

Zachary D. Bauman

Sales Consultant
Zachary D. Bauman: Sales Consultant

Cordell M. Kwiatkowski

Sales Consultant
Cordell M. Kwiatkowski: Sales Consultant


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. 

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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 Anderson, IN
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Appraiser: Howard C. Cook, Jr.

Anderson Southtown Office

4304 S. Scatterfield Rd.

Anderson, IN 46013

Ph: 765.649.1677

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MainSource Bank in Columbus, IN
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Appraiser: Brian Siden

Columbus West office

2310 W. Jonathan Moore Pike

Columbus, IN 47201

Ph: 812-378-1122

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First Bank of Berne in Bluffton, IN
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Appraiser: Howard C. Cook, Jr.

Bluffton Office

404 N. Main St.

Bluffton, IN 46714

Ph: 260.824.9982

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MainSource Bank in Hanover, IN
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Appraiser: Brian Siden

Hanover Office

136 Thornton Rd.

Hanover, IN 47243

Ph: 812.866.5044

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Independent Bank in Mt. Pleasant, MI
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Appraiser: Travis J. George

Mt. Pleasant Office

319 E. Broadway

Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Ph: 989.772.9405

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MainSource Bank in Versailles, IN
Thursday, November 30, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm

Versailles Office

1012 S. Adams St.

Versailles, IN 47042

Ph: 812.689.5022

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Independent Bank in Saginaw, MI
Thursday, November 30, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
Appraiser: Travis J. George

Saginaw - Center Office

1445 N. Center Rd.

Saginaw, MI 48638

Ph: 989.799.1673

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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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