Steven R Roach, JD, ISA AM, Antiques & Residential Contents, Fine Art


Steve Roach is an expert in rare coins with a secondary expertise in European and American paintings, sculpture and works on paper. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the International Society of Appraisers and helps clients in the midwest region and nationally.

He has published more than 500 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.

Much of Steve's work involves correcting the work of other appraisers, bringing to mind the phrase: "Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten."  

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Professional Experience:  Steve Roach Appraisal & Advisory (2009 to present); Coin World, Editor (2012 to present), Associate Editor (2009-2012), Columnist (2006-present): Christie's, Associate Specialist, 19th Century European Paintings (2008); Heritage Auction Galleries, 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; attended International Society of Appraisers annual seminars 2007, 2011 (presenter), 2012 (presenter), 2013, 2014 (presenter); Appraisers Association of America, 2007; Foundation for Appraisal Education Annual Seminar, 2013; How to be an Effective Expert Witness (Appraisers Association of America, 2015); American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar 1993-1998, 2009, 2012, 2014 (Instructor: rare coin grading). 

Memberships: International Society of Appraisers, Board of Directors 2011 to 2012; 2013 to present, Treasurer, Accredited Member; 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, Society of Professional Journalists; 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

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 (Paintings).

Recent Lectures: 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).

Awards/honors:  International Society of Appraisers, Board of directors, 2011 to 2012; 2013 to present, Publication Award, 2013, 2012 Course instructor, American Numismatic Association (Grading), 2012, 2014; (Authentication), 2009; 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; 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.























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Steven R Roach, JD, ISA AM, Antiques & Residential Contents, Fine Art


Steven R Roach
ISA member since Jan 01, 2007

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