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 (33) years. Over the past twelve 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, 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.
Expertise: Modern U.S. Coins
Specialties: Gold and Platinum Eagles, Presidential Dollars, and
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, studying at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) (2010-12) and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) (2012-2015). Justin is currently a Biochemisty major at UCLA and expects to obtain a BS Degree in Biochemistry in 2015.
Justin is also a very solid numismatic grader (screening about 500 coins an hour) having started grading coins at around the age of 7. Justin screened 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 is also published in Eric Jordan’s recent 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 over the past several years and is working on perfecting his numismatic photography skills. He has also personally assisted two great "Hall of Famers" with their PCGS registry sets and collections (Steve Heller and "Justhavingfun") both in the United States and Asia. Justin loves travelling and hopes that his numismatic pursuits can take him throughout the world in the years ahead.
Expertise: Modern U.S. Coins
Specialties: Gold and Platinum Eagles, State Quarters, and
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 seven years and, during that time, has uncovered numerous finest known (“top pop”) mint state Presidential Dollars and Statehood quarters. Lauren has also found many finest known gold and platinum eagles both in mint state and proof over the past seven years. 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. Since November, 2014, Lauren has been on assignment in Thailand and expects to return to the States later this year. Lauren 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 routinely attends coin shows in Long Beach (CA), Orlando (FL) and Hong Kong (China).