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This 4 minute and 42 second video presents an over view of one of the country’s leading rare coin shops – Tangible Investments in Laguna Beach, California. The company also deals in precious metals, fine estate jewelry, antiques, and fine art.

Rare coin expert and CEO of TANGIBLE INVESTMENTS of Laguna Beach, Silvano DiGenova, talks about the origins of the Certified Acceptance Corporation (CAC) and explains why a certified coin having this “good house keeping seal of approval” adds “another of layer of protection” for the buyer and seller of rare coins.

Silvano DiGenova talks about the origins of the Professional Numismatic Guild ( and why it is a good idea to work with a PNG accredited coin dealer.

The world of gold and silver bullion coins and investment grade ultra-rarities can be a bit daunting for the small, mid-size, or large investor. Silvano DiGenova explains why it’s better to put your money into pre-1933 U.S. Gold coins than in modern day gold (or silver) bullion coins even when they are in a slab signed by the chief engraver of the mint in question.

Before you purchase another bullion coin, gold or silver round, or even a rare numismatic coin, do yourself a favor. Watch this video.

In this brief 5 minute video, Silvano DiGenova presents an investing strategy that can help protect and preserve your wealth. It’s not a ground breaking idea, but it’s surprising how too few take advantage of the information that is available to them. Especially the small investor who needs this kind of protection the most.

Financial experts recommend that portfolios made up of dollar denominated assets, such as equities and money markets, should be balanced with gold, silver, and/or rare coins. There’s a perfect storm brewing that makes it essential to diversify into tangible assets. These tangibles buffer the fluctuations and provide insurance against chaos and turmoil. Our team are experts in providing private, portable and liquid diversification.

Silvano DiGenova has devoted his entire life to the study of rare coins. Specifically, he is an expert on early American US coins and currency. “He’s a prodigy, there’s no question about it, “ says one of his employees. Coins are DiGenova’s life. He’s never worked outside the business once he started coin trading as a young man.

The story of Silvano DiGenova’s meteoric rise to one of the top coin traders in the country is a classic American saga.


Moving America Forward is a series, hosted by William Shatner and Doug Llewelyn, spotlighting the entrepreneurs who create company’s that strengthen the economy of the United States. The series celebrates the achievements and contributions of business and entrepreneurs across America.

This episode features rare coin expert Silvano DiGenova, CEO of Tangible Investments in Laguna Beach, California.

“United States Rare Coins is one investing market where insider trading is not only perfectly legal, but necessary.”

So begins this highly informative and insightful 45 minute presentation by U.S. rare coin expert and PNG member Silvano DiGenova. Mr. DiGenova, now an internationally recognized expert in Rare Coin Trading, made his first million before his 20th birthday and has personally earned over 25 million dollars in rare coins over the past 20 years.

Over his long career he has traded over 2 billion dollars in transactions. He is a member of every numismatic organization including the prestigious Professional Numismatic Guild, or PNG. As a co-founder of PCGS, he authored the standard by which all coins are graded.

The subject of Silvano DiGenova’s presentation is RARITY & VALUE INVESTING. The material offers a unique powerful insight into the complex world of rare coin trading from one of the most successful dealers in the history of rare coin collecting and investing.

Listed on this Day in History, the historic $1.2 million auction sell, the first of its kind, to Tangible Investments (then known as Tangible Asset Galleries) happened on June 16th, 1999. It was a great way to close out the century. It was big news in the Rare Coin industry certainly but also big news in general. Local and regional news media covered versions of the story.

Watch as the complete story unfolds in great detail even recounting key points of the dramatic struggle between President Roosevelt and Augustus Saint-Gaudens against the engraving team at the United States Mint. It was a coin, minted posthumously (Saint-Gaudens died in 1907) and pushed the limits of the engraving technology at the time.