Welcome

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. 

ABOUT US

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.

CREDENTIALS

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. 

Howard C. Cook, Jr.

President
419.865.8461
howard@hcc-coin.com
Howard C. Cook, Jr.: President

Travis J. George

Numismatist
419.865.8461
travis@hcc-coin.com
Travis J. George: Numismatist

H. Carl Cook

Numismatist
419.865.8461
carl@hcc-coin.com
H. Carl Cook: Numismatist

Kelly E. Cook

Purchasing/Sales Consultant
419.865.8461
kelly@hcc-coin.com
Kelly E. Cook: Purchasing/Sales Consultant

Richard F. Giedroyc

Numismatist
419.865.8461
gedroyc@yahoo.com
Richard F. Giedroyc: Numismatist

Stephanie A. Jones

Sales Consultant
419.865.8461
stephanie@hcc-coin.com
Stephanie A. Jones: Sales Consultant

Angela L. Mocniak

Office Manager
419.865.8461
angela@hcc-coin.com
Angela L. Mocniak: Office Manager

Jason W. Salley

Sales Consultant
419.865.8461
jason@hcc-coin.com
Jason W. Salley: Sales Consultant

Jeffrey M. Dillin

Sales Consultant
419.865.8461
jeff@hcc-coin.com
Jeffrey M. Dillin: Sales Consultant

Showroom

We invite you to stop and visit our beautiful showroom, located just three minutes from the I-23/US 2 (Airport Highway) interchange. Here you’ll find an impressive collection of rare coins and currency as well as special collectibles and gift items. We know you’ll enjoy your visit and may even learn something new about American history.

Our staff will be happy to assist with your purchase of any item or appraisal of your coin collection. In addition to individual rare coins, we have many U.S. Mint proof sets, uncirculated silver dollars, a large collection of commemorative proofs, silver certificate bills, bank notes, rolls of uncirculated coins and bullion.

Our showroom is open Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and by appointment. HCC Rare Coins is located just off Airport Highway at 7151 Spring Meadows Dr. W. in Holland, Ohio. 

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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.

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MainSource Bank in Hope, IN
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
9:00am - 4:00pm
Appraiser: Richard F. Giedroyc

Hope Office

8475 State Road 9

Hope, IN 47246

812.546.6425

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Independent Bank in Charlotte, MI
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
9:00am - 4:00pm
Appraiser: H. Carl Cook

Charlotte Office

129 Lansing St.

Charlotte, MI 48813

517.543.4994

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MainSource Bank in Alexandria, IN
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
9:00am - 4:00pm
Appraiser: Richard F. Giedroyc

Alexandria Office

202 N. Harrison

Alexandria, IN 46001

765.724.4494

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First Federal Bank in Hudson, MI
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
9:00am - 4:00pm
Appraiser: H. Carl Cook

Hudson Office

539 S. Meridian Hwy.

Hudson, MI 49247

517.448.2341

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Twin Valley Bank in West Alexandria, OH
Thursday, August 28, 2014
9:00am - 4:00pm
Appraiser: Richard F. Giedroyc

Main Office

2 East Dayton St.

West Alexandria, OH 45381

937.839.4628

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First Federal Bank in Adrian, MI
Thursday, August 28, 2014
9:00am - 4:00pm
Appraiser: H. Carl Cook

Adrian West

1701 W. Maumee St.

Adrian, MI 49221

517.266.5009

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The Union Bank Co. in Gibsonburg, OH
Friday, August 29, 2014
9:00am - 4:00pm
Appraiser: Travis J. George

Gibsonburg Office

230 W. Madison

Gibsonburg, OH 43431

419.637.2124

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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

News

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Baseball Hall of Fame Coins Draw Interest

By Richard Giedroyc

Want to knock one out of the park? Try collecting the innovative cup-shaped Baseball Hall of Fame coins.

It may sound simple. There are only three coins to be obtained. But, just like the baseball game these coins honor it isn’t that simple.

The 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame coins were issued in denominations of 50 cents, silver dollar, and gold $5. In addition the coins are available in either Brilliant Uncirculated or in Proof conditions. Coins that are graded by third party certification services are available with additional labels identifying them as an early release, or with facsimile or genuine signatures of baseball players who have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Some of the labels appearing on the grading slip for certified coins include first strike, opening day ceremony, or the signature of Cassie McFarland, who designed the coin.

Nolan Ryan’s signature on the copper-nickel composition Uncirculated half dollar is proving to be popular. Among the silver dollars accompanied by autographs the genuine signatures are outpacing the facsimiles in popularity.

What has integrated the baseball craze into coins? Baseball has always been popular. After all, it is billed as the great American pastime. Past commemorative coins on which baseball is the subject have always sold well.

The US Mint went one step further than usual, issuing a cup-shaped coin for the first time. This, coupled with the subject matter, is creating an unexpected demand for these interesting coins.

While the cup-shaped concept is innovative for the US Mint it isn’t without a precedence. Monnaie de Paris, the French Mint, developed the idea several years ago. The French Mint, in turn, borrowed the idea from the medieval Byzantine Empire. About a thousand years ago the Byzantine Empire struck what are called scyphate coins in gold or in copper for reasons unknown. The coins stack nicely, but since the reverse of these hand-hammered coins is typically almost impossible to read the real reason they were made isn’t known.

The challenge faced by the US Mint was to have the capability of striking coins on which both sides are clearly visible, and to be able to strike multiples of them at a reasonable pace using modern coining presses.

The challenge for the third-party certification services assigning grades to these coins was to find an encapsulation or “slab” in which the coins will fit.

The challenge for collectors is to find the nicest example possible, while considering if you want the coin encapsulated or not, in a special US Mint Proof or Uncirculated set or not, and if the coin is certified, whose signature or facsimile would you prefer?

Remember the classic comment from the movie ‘A League of Their Own?’—“There’s no crying in baseball!”

Has the US Mint hit a home run with this coin? The collecting public certainly thinks so!

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