Steven R Roach, JD, ISA CAPP, Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts, Fine Art

Steven R Roach, JD, ISA CAPP, Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts, Fine Art


Steven R Roach
ISA member since Jan 01, 2007

(214) 536-4309 (Office)

Address #1
PO Box 8268
Cincinnati, OH 45208 , United States map

Address #2
PO Box 77893
Washington, DC 20013 , United States map

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Steve Roach is an appraiser based in Washington, DC, and Cincinnati, Ohio. He is an expert in rare coins and medals with a secondary expertise in European and American paintings, sculpture and works on paper

He has published more than 600 articles and newspaper stories on rare coins and his opinions on the rare coin market have been sought by numerous publications and media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Week and others.  He has experience in a variety of challenging appraisal projects, from valuing individual collections, institutional holdings for public museums and private foundations, and entire coin shops.

Steve actively volunteers at coin shows across the country as an exhibit judge and frequent speaker. He teaches courses for the American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar at the Colorado College and helps new people discover what's often called, "The king of hobbies and the hobby of kings."

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Professional Experience:  Steve Roach Appraisal & Advisory (2009 to present); Coin World, Editor-at-Large (2015 to present), Editor-in-Chief (2012 to 2015), Associate Editor (2009-2012), Columnist (2006-present): Christie's, Associate Specialist, 19th Century European Paintings (2008); Heritage Auctions, Director of Trusts & Estates Department (2006-2007); ANACS Rare Coin Grading, Coin Grader (2004-2006); Heritage Rare Coin Galleries, Senior Specialist and Grader, Rare Coins (2002-2003); Summer internships: American Bar Association, Christie's/Spink America, Professional Coin Grading Service

Education: JD: The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law BA (History of Art, High Honors): University of Michigan

Appraisal Education: International Society of Appraisers, Core Course, University of Maryland, 2007; subsequent requalifications and USPAP certifications (7-hour update Nov. 2015); attended International Society of Appraisers annual conference 2007, 2011 (presenter), 2012 (presenter), 2013, 2014 (presenter), 2015, 2016; Appraisers Association of America annual conference, 2007; Foundation for Appraisal Education Annual Seminar, 2015, 2013; How to be an Effective Expert Witness (Appraisers Association of America, 2015); American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar 1993-1998, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 (co-instructor: rare coin grading; instructor: numismatic publishing). 

Memberships: International Society of Appraisers, Board of Directors 2011 to 2012; 2013 to 2016, Treasurer/Executive Board Member, Certified Member; Professional Numismatists Guild, (2015 to present); American Numismatic Association, Life Member (1991 to present); Numismatic Literary Guild, (1998 to present); Central States Numismatic Society, Life Member (1994 to present); Florida United Numismatists, Virginia Numismatic Association, ( Honorary Life Member), Michigan State Numimsmatic Society, Life Member (1990 to present); State Bar of Texas (inactive); Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, 2007 Leadership Class; American Bar Association, 2007 Chair of Arts, Sports and Entertainment Law Section.

Selected financial clients: State of Texas; Chase Bank, Dallas, TX; Frost Bank, Dallas, TX; Northern Trust Bank, Dallas, TX; Wells Fargo, Dallas, TX; Merrill Lynch, Dallas, TX; Bank of America, Dallas, TX; Internal Revenue Service, Detroit, MI. 

Selected institutions served: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (English coins and medals); American Numismatic Society, New York, NY (Coins and medals); American Numismatic Association, Colorado Springs, CO (Coins and medals); Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK (Paintings); George Washington University Gallery of Art, St. Louis, MO (Paintings); Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX (Paintings); Grace Art Museum, Abilene, TX (European Paintings); Dayton Art institute, Dayton, OH (Decorative Arts, Paintings). I've also collaborated with the U.S. Mint, British Museum, Smithsonian Institution and other leading organizations. 

Recent Lectures: American Numismatic Association World's Fair of Money, Anaheim, Ca., "Currents in Today's Rare Coin Market" (2016); Central States Numismatic Society, Schaumburg, Il., Numismatic Publishing (panel, 2016); ANA Legacy Series Interview moderator (Q. David Bowers, Ray Dillard, 2015); University of Warwick, United Kingdom, Currencies Across Cultures, "Globalisation, experimentation and foreshadowing: United States Coins in the 1870s" (2014); International Society of Appraisers, Kansas City, Mo., "Challenging Valuation Assignments" (panel, 2014); American Numismatic Association World's Fair of Money, Chicago, Il., "Ten Trends Shaping the Rare Coin Market Right Now" (2014).

Selected awards/honors:  International Society of Appraisers, Board of Directors, 2011 to 2012; 2013 to present, Media Award, 2015, Publication Award, 2013, 2012 Course instructor, American Numismatic Association (Numismatic Publishing, 2016; Rare Coin Grading, 2012, 2014; Rare Coin Authentication 2009); Glenn Smedley Award, 2016; Adna G. Wilde Award, 2016; Presidential Award, 2014; Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year, 1997;  Numismatic Literary Guild, Best Newspaper (Editor, 2013);  Best Magazine (Editor, 2014, 2013);  Best Article awards, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009;  Best Overall Portfolio, 2011, 2010; Best Article, Non-Coin Publication, 2012, 2011; Best Website Article, 2007;  Best Investment Book, 2007;  Best Article, Club Publications, 1999, 1998; Florida United Numismatists/Krause Publications, Numismatic Ambassador Award, 2016; Central States Numismatic SocietyElston G. Bradfield Literary Award, 2015; Society of Professional Journalists, Best Trade Publication (Editor, 2013); Best Trade Columnist (second, 2013, 2014); Full Page Profile in Texas Bar Journal, 2010;  Ohio State College of Law, Featured in its Fall 2013 alumni magazine; Public Service fellow with Dean's Special Recognition, 2006; University of Michigan Mortar Board, 2002; University of Michigan Henry P. Tappan Award for Outstanding History of Art Student, 2002; Michigan State Quarter Commission, Appointment by Governor John Engler. More than 100 numismatic exhibit awards including seven best-in-show awards. 


  • Collectibles
  • Collectibles - Coins & Currency
  • Medals & Medallions
  • Paintings
  • Paintings - 19th Century


  • Appraisal Review
  • Consultant
  • Damage Claims
  • Instructor
  • Speaker

Performs Appraisals Of

  • Collectibles - Coins & Currency
  • Gold
  • Medals & Medallions
  • Paintings - 19th Century
  • Sculpture
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