TFMR Podcast #29 - Patrick Heller of Liberty Coin Service
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On Thursday, I had an opportunity to visit with Patrick Heller of Liberty Coin Service in Lansing, Michigan. Pat is one of the world's foremost experts on rare and collectible coins and was recently named "Dealer of The Year" by the American Numismatic Association.
I met Pat at FreedomFest back in July. Besides being an outstanding coin dealer, Pat's a prolific writer whose articles are often featured on many precious metals sites around the internet. Being a fan of his writings for several years, I was very excited to finally make his acquaintance.
Dealings in bullion and rare coins can, occasionally, be tricky business and I knew that our community needed an expert, knowledgeable "go-to" guy. So, in this podcast, I wanted to introduce Pat to the group and query him for answers to several, commonly-asked questions.
He kindly offers his services and contact information at the conclusion of the interview and I suggest that all those with an interest in numismatics should seek out his services and counsel.
Patrick A. Heller owns Liberty Coin Service, in the Bank of America and Clippert Buildings in the Frandor Shopping Center in Lansing, established in 1971. It is Michigan’s largest rare coins and precious metals bullion dealership. He also owns Premier Coins & Collectibles founded in 2009 on Lansing’s west side. Heller writes a monthly newsletter, Liberty’s Outlook, posted at http://www.libertycoinservice.com and he was recently recognized by the American Numismatic Association as "Dealer of The Year" for 2012.
Pat has life memberships in the American Numismatic Association (ANA), Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS), Michigan State Numismatic Society (MSNS), Society for Paper Money Collectors (SPMC), and Florida United Numismatists (FUN). In 2007, he was voted into membership of the Professional Numismatists Guild, an exclusive association of the world's top coin dealers. He is a consultant for the Law Enforcement Numismatic Expert Network of the Numismatic Crime Information Center. He is also a member of numerous other numismatic organizations as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.
Pat is a frequent guest for television, radio, and newspaper media in Michigan and nationally. Over the years, he has received multiple awards for his efforts at introducing young collectors into the hobby and for other public service.
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