Liz Coggan

Longtime Coin Expert Launches Elizabeth Coggan Numismatics

Liz Coggan launches a new rare coin firm, Elizabeth Coggan Numismatics, LLC. The company will conduct appraisals, buy and sell rare coins wholesale as well as help with the acquisition of coins for collectors. Liz’s 35 years of experience in the business enables her to offer valued, professional advice to collectors, estate representatives, lawyers, banks, financial institutions and trust departments to assist with the liquidation of coin, paper money, gold and silver bullion collections. Liz’s negotiation skills and market knowledge will be put to work for you as she suggests the best avenue for liquidation of your coins for the strongest price. Be that outright sale, consignment, or public auction. Liz is available to collectors and dealers alike for collaboration and consultation about all numismatic endeavors.

Liz Coggan started her career in 1983 working at Bowers and Merena Galleries as executive secretary for Q. David Bowers, one of the world’s most preeminent numismatists and prolific numismatic authors. There she learned the ins and outs of the ANA while Bowers was its President. Additionally, she oversaw the advertising for the company before being promoted to the rare coin sales division. In that role she worked with collectors to assemble their collections and built the Want List Program from 25 customers to nearly 1,500 at the time of her departure. Her experiences at the company also included close work and collaboration with Dr. Richard A. Bagg, who was Auction Director at the firm. Under his tutelage and mentorship she learned the important skills of negotiating, obtaining, cataloguing, advertising and selling coins and collections through the public auction venue. Because of these experiences, Liz was able to handle some of the greatest rarities in American numismatics, including the 1894-S Norweb dime (she was given the task of cataloguing the Barber dimes in that storied collection), an 1804 dollar and the 1861 Paquet $20, to name a few.

In 1992 Liz began her 25 year career as Senior Numismatist with J.J. Teaparty, Inc. one of the oldest and most active coin shops in the country until 2012. This store was located off the Freedom trail in Boston, MA, and operated in the same location for nearly 50 years. There she expanded her knowledge of identifying varieties and honing her skills as a numismatic buyer of scare and rare coins for the company inventory, while also selling those pieces to collectors. She attended 20 or so shows per year where she kept her finger on the pulse of market conditions which enhanced her ability to accurately contribute prices to “A Guide Book of United States Coins,” referred to as the Bible of numismatics. She began contributing pricing data in 1999 and continues to this day. Liz is the only female price contributor to this illustrious volume. These skills also enabled her to provide accurate appraisals for many banks, law firms, museums and financial institutions throughout Boston and the surrounding area. Through her marriage to store manager and subsequently, co-owner of the firm, Miles Coggan, she learned how to run a retail coin shop and the complexities of trading precious metals.

All of these experiences have prepared Liz for her newest endeavor, the launch of her own rare coin firm, Elizabeth Coggan Numismatics, LLC DBA Liz Coggan Rare Coins. The same integrity, fairness, trustworthiness and personal care, you experienced when you worked with her at Bowers and Merena Galleries and J.J. Teaparty, Inc., is available to you once again.

If you would like her assistance and expertise with your collecting endeavors, need an appraisal for an estate, want her help with selling your collection for the highest possible price, or just want to reconnect with her, she welcomes your email at liz@lizcoggan.com. If your prefer you can call or text Liz at 508-513-8383.