The Wondercoins Team
Expertise: Classic and Modern U.S. coins, U.S. Philippine Coins
Specialties: Washington Quarters (1932-date), Patterns, and
Mitchell Spivack is one of the nation's leading experts in the area of Modern United States coinage (1932-date) having focused his study in that area of numismatics for the past roughly (34) years. Over the past thirteen years, he has assisted collectors in building top/world class sets of Mint State or Proof Memorial Cents, Jefferson Nickels, Roosevelt Dimes, Washington Quarters (silver and clad), State Quarters, National Park Quarters, Franklin Half Dollars, Kennedy Half Dollars, Eisenhower Dollars, Susan B. Anthony Dollars, Sacagawea Dollars, Presidential Dollars, Silver and Gold Modern Commemoratives and all Gold Eagle and Platinum Statue of Liberty coins, to name just a few. Yet, Mitchell's numismatic expertise crosses over to classic coins as well, where he has assisted collectors with building world class/"Hall of Fame" sets of Two Cent pieces, Shield Nickels. Liberty Nickels, Standing Liberty Quarters, Silver Classic Commemoratives, patterns and classic rarities, such as acting as agent for the purchase and sale of the finest known PCGS graded 1894-S Dime for a record $1,900,000 in 2008.
Mitchell is an avid collector as well, with over (40) PCGS registry sets ongoing at this time spanning a variety of coin series from U.S. Patterns to National Park Quarters. Mitchell's 1932-date Mint State Washington quarter collection received a Hall of Fame award from PCGS in 2012. Mitchell has been PCGS' outside Modern expert for the Price Guide since 2007 and serves as a member of PCGS' Advisory Board as well as its prestigious Board of Experts. Mitchell received his B.A. from Rutgers University in 1980 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1983 and is currently an inactive member of the California State Bar.
Expertise: Modern U.S. Coins
Specialties: Modern Silver, Gold, and Platinum Coins, Eisenhower
Presidential Dollars, Cherrypicker Varieties
Justin has been collecting coins since the age of five and has been working extensively in the numismatic field since 2006 while attending High School and, later, college. Justin studied at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) (2010-12) and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) (2012-2015). Justin graduated from UCLA in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry in 2015.
Justin started his numismatic career as a "coin screener" beginning at the age of 7, and now, after years of experience, screens about 500 coins an hour. At around 8 years old, Justin made his first dollar assessing the quality and value of a toned Washington Quarter collection where he was representing one of PCGS's very first Hall of Famers. Beginnging in 2007, Justin began screening tens-of-thousands of "raw" Presidential Dollar coins to create the #1 Business-Strike Presidential Dollar set in the PCGS Registry for which he was bestowed PCGS’s coveted “Young Numismatist of the Year” award at the age of 17 in 2009. Justin has also "cherry-picked" some of the rarest known modern coins, including a Type 1 Reverse 1971-S Eisenhower Dollar in top PCGS grade. Justin is also published in Eric Jordan’s landmark book, Modern Commemorative Coins: Invest Today – Profit Tomorrow, where he is cited for his knowledge of the Presidential Dollar series.
Justin has also been studying photography for over 10 years and has been working over the past several years on perfecting his numismatic photography. He has also personally assisted two great "Hall of Famers" with their PCGS registry sets and collections ("Justhavingfun" and "The Heller Collection") both in the United States and Asia. Justin has been working to expand MonsterCoinMart globally, and has recently began introducing MonsterCoinMart's products into Asia. In his spare time, Justin loves travelling and hopes that his numismatic pursuits can take him throughout the world in the years ahead.
Justin is the founder and owner of MonsterCoinMart, established in March, 2016. If you would like to get in touch with him or see what he is currently selling, feel free to check out his website monstercoinmart.com or check out his eBay Store!
Expertise: Modern U.S. Coins
Specialties: Mint Sets, Proof Sets, State/ National Park
Quarters, and Presidential Dollars
Lauren is a modern coin screener/grader with the natural ability to screen upwards of (800) coins per hour. She has been screening modern mint state and proof coins for the past eleven years and, during that time, has uncovered numerous finest known (“top pop”) mint state Presidential Dollars, Statehood quarters, and National Park quarters. These coins are a proud part of some of the finest PCGS Registry sets out there in their respective series.
Lauren majored in Psychology while attending both Saddleback College and the University of California San Diego (UCSD). From 2014 - 2015, Lauren was on assignment in Bangkok, Thailand. She is also a contributing author to the article It’s Ladies Night And Two Hot Numbers Are Already At The Party, an analysis of the Lucy Hayes and Lucretia Garfield Mint State Gold Spouse coins. Lauren is expanding her knowledge of the “Coin Show” circuit and attends coin shows whenever possible.