Jacob Lipson to speak at next week’s Lakeshore Coin Club banquet

Collector and dealer Jacob Lipson, who’s an independent numismatic consultant for the Texas-based Heritage Auctions, is slated to speak about his experience at the Lakeshore Coin Club’s banquet next week.

Lipson, the owner of Jacob Lipson Rare Coins, is a life-long numismatist who worked as a dealer in his hometown Montréal before accepting the position with Heritage Auctions. In that role, he has handled countless rarities, including nearly half of the “100 Greatest U.S. Coins,” and worked with the most notable collections to have come to market in recent years, totalling tens of millions of dollars altogether (these include the Eric P. Newman and Eugene H. Gardner Collections, each of which realized in excess of $50 million USD).

“He is a skilled writer, an astute researcher and a great younger professional in our industry—and is not even 30,” said Lakeshore Coin Club President Mike Joffre.

“Jacob will discuss how Heritage came to be one of the worlds largest auction houses and the many types collectibles, coins, and art offered in these auctions.”

In Canada, Lipson is a member of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association, Ontario Numismatic Association, Montreal Numismatic Society, Ottawa Numismatic Society, Lakeshore Coin Club and Association de Numismates et Philatelistes de Boucherville.

Last year, he also won the Georgia Stamm Chamberlain Award for promising research in the field of medallic art from the Medal Collectors of America, of which he’s also a member.

The purchase a ticket to the banquet, which will be held May 21 and includes a catered buffet, is $30.

“Please do bring a friend, partner, spouse or even a couple guests,” said Joffre. “Last year, we had a low turnout, and we want to do better this time. It is a fun way to socialize and a nice way to end our club season.”

To buy a ticket, contact Joffre at 514-289-9761 or medievalcoins@gmail.com.

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