David McCarthy is the Senior Numismatist and Researcher at Kagin’s. After studying public communications at State University College in Buffalo, he worked as a producer and talent buyer in New York, producing concerts by such luminaries as Bob Dylan, Smashing Pumpkins, and Cher. Having a lifelong interest in numismatics, his career in the field began in 2000 when he accepted a position with Richard Nachbar Rare Coins. In 2003, he relocated to Northern California to continue his career with Kagin’s.
David has handled an astonishing array of major U.S. and world rarities, has acted as a consultant to banks, museums, and grading companies, and he has worked closely with the Smithsonian Institution, The United States Secret Service, Bank of California, Union Bank, The San Francisco Old Mint, and the American Numismatic Association (ANA). He is a contributor to the Red Book and CoinWorld, and has been featured in Rare Coin Market Report and The Numismatist. David has taught advanced numismatic classes for the ANA . He is especially sought after on the subject of Pioneer Gold coins, regulated gold, and in specialized areas of numismatics, history, and collecting.
David is a member of ANA, FUN, CSNS, and PCNS.