Victorian Rare Coin is owned and operated by Andrew N. Seminerio. He began collecting coins in the mid 50s after being given some silver dollars by his great uncle, Boston North End resident Sabastiano Davire. His grandfather, methodist minister and antique book dealer, introduced Andrew at an early age to author Horatio Alger and titles including "Work and Win, Slow and Sure and Struggling Upward". The business was born in 1975. He worked for New England Rare Coin Galleries in Boston as a coin purchaser from 1980 to 1981. In 1987 he was one of the first market makers on the American Numismatic Exchange which later became the Certified Rare Coin Exchange. We are now the top ranked member firm on the exchange out of over 500 across the country. He is past president of the Stoneham Coin Club and has taught Numismatics at Newbury College in Boston.
The 1980s witnessed the emergence and growth of third party grading which standardized and improved the consistency of the quality of rare coins delivered to the public. Mr. Seminerio participated in the process of certifying coins through his position as Grader for the Hallmark Grading Services.
Born in Boston, he splits his time between the Massachusetts North Shore and coastal Maine. He graduated from Northeastern University in 1974 with a B.A. in history and continued graduate studies at Boston University earning a Masters Degree in Social Work in 1979. Before entering the field of numismatics full time, he worked as a recreational therapist for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and interned as a social worker for the Greater Lynn, Massachusetts Community Mental Health Center. He is married and has two children.
Mr. Seminerio spends much of his free time playing, coaching and watching basketball. He's a fan of all Boston sports teams and is a long time season ticket holder of the Boston Celtics. If he has any additional leisure time, he can be found shopping at antique shows and flea markets. His interest include Civil War memorabilia, sports memorabilia, antique photography and historical publications.
Victorian Rare Coin had taken part in the national coin show circuit for two decades. Today we supply both dealers and collectors through mail order and internet sales.
Through Victorian Rare Coin, Mr. Seminerio hopes to provide collectors and investors with one of the largest inventories of certified rare coins in the country. His business philosophy includes remaining large in terms of product but lean in terms of overhead. His skills at all levels of the rare coin industry should prove invaluable for all Victorian Rare Coin customers.
We look forward to assisting you in building your collection or supplying coins for your customers.