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Our Team

Tangible Investments is about integrity, transparency, and customer service. Our expert staff is not only highly knowledgeable and experienced at what they do, but will communicate honestly and openly in their dealings with you. Additionally, we realize the importance of building a unique relationship with each and every one of our clients.

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Silvano DiGenova

Founder & President

(949) 715-5333 ext. 101

Tangible Investments founder and president Silvano DiGenova is an authority on the rare coin market, grading, authenticity, and appraisals. In fact, since Silvano co-founded the renowned Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and designed the PCGS coin grading standards, you could actually say he wrote the book on coin grading.

 

About Silvano

Tangible Investments founder and president Silvano DiGenova is an authority on the rare coin market, grading, authenticity, and appraisals. In fact, since Silvano co-founded the renowned Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and designed the PCGS coin grading standards, you could actually say he wrote the book on coin grading.

A budding numismatist from a young age, Silvano was also a rare coin prodigy. In 1984, during his college years, Silvano took a leave of absence from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School to incorporate Tangible Investments of America, Inc. Through his unique ability to identify, valuate, and trade rare coins, young Silvano became a self-made millionaire at age 21. In 1986, he co-founded PCGS and was assigned the task of developing the first grading set. With its completion, Silvano had created “the standard by which certified grading was established”--the standard still used by most coin experts to this day.

In 1991, Silvano moved himself and his company from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Laguna Beach, California, where he opened a gallery of rare coins and fine art called Tangible Asset Galleries. Years later, he acquired Keystone Coin in Pennsylvania and also the 70-year-old Superior Galleries in Beverly Hills, and became CEO of a newly merged company known as Superior Galleries of Beverly Hills. This merger put Silvano at the head of what was then the largest rare coin auction house in California.

In 2005, Silvano sold Superior Galleries in order to make a fresh start with the Tangible Investments name. He opened a gallery in Newport Beach and in 2012 purchased new headquarters for the company in Laguna Beach, when a prime building and location became available.

Millions of collectors and investors depend on Silvano DiGenova’s expertise every day. He has been featured in Fortune Magazine’s “People to Watch,” quoted on the front page of The Wall Street Journal, interviewed in hundreds of U.S. newspapers, and has appeared several times as a commentator on CNN, FNN, CNBC, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and more.

Besides owning and running Laguna Beach-based Tangible Investments, Silvano is a proud member of the gallery’s surrounding community. He lives in beautiful south Laguna with his wife of thirty years and their two sons.

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Mike Bonham

SR. VICE PRESIDENT

mike@gocoins.com

(949) 715-5333 ext. 106

For nearly 30 years, Mike Bonham has been helping serious coin collectors and investors achieve their numismatic goals. Prior to his successful career as a buyer and seller of rare coins, Mike acquired extensive experience in the bullion markets trading tens of millions of dollars in gold, silver, and platinum.

 

About Mike

Mike’s diligence, knowledge, and commitment to personal service have earned him strong loyalty from old and new clients alike. These include attorneys, CPA’s, financial planners, registered investment advisors, and stockbrokers, many of whom have been with Mike since his start in the industry and know from years’ experience they can trust his advice on asset diversification.

Mike’s expertise and passion for coins informs a watchful eye, which he uses to manage numerous six and seven-figure numismatic portfolios and to alert clients to profit opportunities. Mike was specifically acknowledged by Dr. Robert J. Loewinger in Proof Gold Coinage of the United States for helping the author start and maintain his proof gold collection.

Among many notable acquisitions, Mike has completed or was critical to assembling the following sets and individual rarities:

  • Many of the rarest pattern coinage in existence, including unique & semi unique coins
  • Complete Proof gold sets from 1865-1915.
  • Several $4 Stellas in PR64, 65, and 66 grades, including two Proof 67 examples.
  • A seven-figure collection of superb Proof Bust & Seated dimes from 1820-1848.
  • One of the finest known $20 Proof Saint Gaudens sets from 1908-1915, including 1909 & 1910 in PR68.
  • Several complete sets of early Bust $10 gold pieces from 1795-1804 in MS condition.
  • One of the finest Peace dollar collection, which was rated #1 by PCGS at that time (average grade MS66).
  • One of the finest complete Proof Barber half dollars sets at the time.
  • The finest known 1855 Proof sets at the time (half dime through dollar).
  • The finest known Proof 1853 Arrows and Rays quarter at the time.

Mike is an active member in the community, regularly volunteering at the Somebody Cares Soup Kitchen. He and Tangible Investments are proud to be involved with several charitable organizations including With this Ring, Saddleback Church and Tender Ministries.

Mike is a proud member of the prestigious Professional Numismatist Guild (PNG), an authorized dealer for the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, and a life member of the esteemed American Numismatic Association (ANA). He also serves as an active member of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA).

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Gary Carlson

Senior Numismatist/Buyer

gary@gocoins.com

Some people have an almost infectious enthusiasm for what they do. Enter into their midst, and prepare to catch the fever! That’s the case with Tangible Investments Senior Numismatist and Buyer Gary Carlson, whose “true love” has always been rare coins.

 

About Gary

Though his specialization is early Bust coinage and early U.S. gold issues, Gary is well-versed in all areas of the numismatic marketplace. He has assisted many sophisticated collectors in building outstanding collections throughout his decades in the business.

Gary began his professional numismatic career in the early 1980’s, when he represented Bower’s and Ruddy Auction Galleries in the sale of the famed Garrett and Eliasberg collections. His exceptional grading skills and talent for identifying premium rare coins led to positions as a guest grader for the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and as an expert witness in numismatic fraud cases involving various governmental agencies. Gary has also contributed to several numismatic references for early U.S. silver dollars, including the renowned Martin A. Logies “The Flowing Hair Silver Dollars of 1794” published in 2010.

Gary holds an undergraduate degree in Business Finance from the University of Illinois and pursued graduate studies at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. He’s had the privilege of working with Tangible Investments founder and CEO Silvano DiGenova since 1985.

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Jack S. Huang

Inventory Control Manager

jack@gocoins.com

Part of what makes Tangible Investments so successful is always knowing what incredible collectibles we have on hand, and what’s about to arrive at our gallery. Inventory Control Manager Jack S. Huang is the staff member who’s always on top of both.

 

About Jack

Through exceptional purchase management and impeccable sales reporting, Jack enables us to effectively market items in our inventory and pipeline. Plus, because of Jack’s efforts, Tangible is constantly poised to acquire items our clients desire to complete their personal collections of coins, fine art, and jewelry.

Jack oversees a sales team that skillfully handles all sales logistics at Tangible Investments, including security and insurance compliance. He has a professional background in marketing and accounting which, along with previous experience working for Superior Galleries in Beverly Hills, make him a tremendous asset to our team.

Jack holds a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and has studied Mandarin at Peking University. Outside his duties at Tangible Investments, he is proud to serve as Vice-President of the Chinese American Association.

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Jeanne McDonald

CFO

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Curt Mease

Senior Buyer

curt@gocoins.com

Tangible Investments Senior Buyer Curt Mease is right where he wants to be. Born and raised in the Greater Lehigh Valley area of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Curt now treasures the outdoor life of southern California, traveling the U.S. for various trade shows and coin collections, and working alongside Tangible CEO and Founder Silvano DeGenova. But, his first love has always been coins and collectibles.

About Curt

Curt started collecting coins in high school, after trading his grade school stamp collection for an 1834 U.S. Half Eagle. His career with coins and collectibles began in his teens, as soon as he was old enough to drive to local antique markets and trading events and set up tables for business. Before and during college, Curt worked for a coin exchange in Allentown, Pennsylvania and for a local metallurgist, recovering and processing precious metals. After graduation, he temporarily changed professional direction, working as an annuity specialist for the Guardian Insurance & Annuity Company, an independent registered investment advisor with Mass Mutual Financial Group, and a financial consultant for PNC Bank.

But Curt’s original passion for coins and collectibles came back strong in 2005, while attending a trade show in Baltimore, Maryland. It was there Curt became reacquainted with well-known numismatist Silvano DiGenova, whom he had first met in the 1980s. The Baltimore encounter led DiGenova to offer Curt a job at Superior Galleries in Beverly Hills, where DiGenova was then CEO. With Curt’s acceptance came the move that took him from his small, home town in Pennsylvania to sunny SoCal. After DiGenova’s highly profitable sale of Superior Galleries in 2007, Curt followed DiGenova to Newport Beach to assist in opening Tangible Investments’ original gallery and to serve as its General Manager. Today, Curt relishes the narrower focus of being Senior Buyer at Tangible’s newest location in Laguna Beach.

In his free time, Curt enjoys hiking, biking, and other outdoor sports and volunteering with racing Greyhound rescue groups. He has a B.A. in financial economics from Moravian College, a post-baccalaureate degree in accounting from Muhlenberg College, and will soon complete his MBA through Phoenix University.

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Ron Remmer

Private Client Sales

ron@gocoins.com

(949) 715-5333 ext. 109

If you’re a rare coin collector who’s serious about acquiring specific items and maximizing profit potential, you need someone who loves the numismatic hunt and has a great track record for success. Tangible Investment’s Ron Remmer, who specializes in fulfilling private collection needs, fills the bill.

About Ron

As a “want list specialist,” Ron has an ever-growing clientele made up of investors and collectors of classic numismatic rarities and bullion. All appreciate Ron’s skills, connections, and tenacity when it comes to finishing the hunt! Ron takes pride in keeping detailed, private records of his clients’ acquisition needs. He’s also there to assist when clients wish to sell their holdings.

Prior to joining the staff at Tangible Investments, Ron held positions with North American Certified Trading/Bowers & Merena, Premium Numismatics, and Superior Galleries. Ron particularly enjoys handling numismatic coins from 1792 to the 19th century. He is dedicated to achieving and maintaining overall client satisfaction and has trained in Total Quality Management/Kaizen Principles.

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