American Gold Exchange is one of the premier precious metals and rare coin companies in the U.S. Specializing in dealer-to-dealer trading and direct sales to the public, AGE enjoys an unexcelled national reputation for reliability, expert advice, and extremely competitive pricing. Compared to some of our huge competitors we're relatively small in size; but don't get the wrong idea: we do a large volume of business and draw upon a supplier network that is unsurpassed in our industry. Our smaller size enables us to keep our overhead and our prices low, which our customers love. But equally important, it allows us react to changing market conditions far more quickly than larger and more cumbersome dealers. The result for you, plainly put, is higher quality at a better price than our competitors can offer.
We sell value and performance
What else separates us from other coin companies? The main difference is this: we sell value and performance. Unlike most dealers, which have legions of telemarketers pushing "program" coins that are profitable for them, at American Gold Exchange we carefully monitor the coin market to find coins of exceptionally high value that will perform well as investments for you. For more on coin values, see our definition of value. We analyze historical performance trends, monitor ongoing nationwide supply and demand, and extrapolate from our twenty-three years of experience to present you with the best possible investments in the market at any given time. These practices truly set us apart, and have earned us our reputation as your reliable hard asset advisor.
AGE carries only the very finest coins within any given price-range and grade rating. All of our pieces are hand-selected by Dana Samuelson, AGEs owner and lead numismatist, for exceptional collector desirability. A grading specialist himself, Dana typically rejects six to ten coins for each one he accepts, thereby ensuring that only pieces exhibiting the finest eye-appeal and overall quality are offered to our customers.
Unlike some coin companies that have restrictive "supplier agreements" tying them to a few specific dealers, our reputation within the industry allows us to buy and sell with virtually all suppliers and dealers. This flexibility enables American Gold Exchange to offer a virtually unlimited supply of rare numismatic coins and bullion, and does not lock us into any imposed pricing structure. If you have a specific or unusual need, call us: with our network and inventory, the chances are excellent that we either have in stock or can quickly locate the finest pieces available, and at an exceptional price.
At AGE, our goal is to help you to build and manage a profitable, private, and enjoyable hard asset portfolioregardless of how much you plan to invest. Above all, our objective is customer satisfaction. Your prosperity is our prosperity; we intend to earn your trust and business for years to come.
American Gold Exchange is a Texas corporation operating out of Austin. We are an authorized Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and Numismatic Guarantee Corporation ( NGC) dealer. We are also members of the Certified Coin Exchange (CCE) and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA). Our bank is the Nations Bank of North America. Other professional references are available upon request.
Dana S. Samuelson -- Owner and President
A professional numismatist since 1980, Mr. Samuelson has personally traded more than $250 million in rare coins and precious metals. Before starting his own business in 1989, Dana occupied key positions in two of the most influential precious metals trading companies in the nation. For nearly a decade he was a personal protege of James U. Blanchard III, one of the true giants of the industry and the individual most responsible for re-legalizing the private ownership of gold in the U.S. Danas nationally recognized expertise in numismatics, along with his extensive experience in the metals markets, give him a unique and invaluable perspective into the complexities of hard asset investing. With a reputation for integrity and reliability unsurpassed in our industry, Dana has created a network of trading partners that allows American Gold Exchange to place virtually the entire U.S. supply of classic coins at your disposal. His electronic newsletter, AGE Gold Market UpdatesÔ, is a highly regarded running commentary on the state of the precious metals and rare coin markets, and is a must-read for every serious investor. Dana holds a B.A. from Washington and Lee University.
Dr. Bill Musgrave -- Vice President
A coin collector since the age of ten, Bill has held key positions in sales, marketing, and management with Procter & Gamble, Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, Lebhar-Friedman, and Miller-Freeman, Inc. Bill is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned a doctorate in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.