Founder & President
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.
Recently, Silvano opened a new segment of the company that focuses on offering aggressive loan-to-value ratio same-day service loans ranging from $2,500 to $10,000,000.
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.