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


Steve Roach is one of the leading rare coin expert appraisers in the world, being quoted by numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times in 2013.  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, with a particular expertise in challenging situations.

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."  

Steve helps clients and their advisors around the country with their rare coins, and can travel to work with clients in the midwest  (Dayton, Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo, Cleveland, Ohio; Grand Rapids, Lansing, Flint, Detroit, Michigan; Indianapolis, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois and Kentucky) and north Texas (Dallas, Fort Worth) on a variety of other fine art and collectible objects.  

His secondary focus is in Old Master through contemporary paintings, drawings and sculpture. He has particular expertise in 19th century European and American paintings, American Regionalist paintings, Abstract Expressionist paintings and medallic art. 

He has published more than 500 articles on rare coins and has won nearly two dozen major awards for his writing including the International Society of Appraisers' Publication Award in 2012 and 2013, 14 awards from the Numismatic Literary Guild and writing awards from the American Numismatic Association, Society of Professional Journalists and the National Federation of Press Women. 

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Professional Experience:  Steve Roach Online: 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; American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar 1993-1998, 2009, 2012 (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)

Awards/honors:  International Society of Appraisers, Publication Award, 2013, 2012;  Featured Speaker, International Society of Appraisers National Conference, 2014, 2012; Board of directors, 2011 to 2012; 2013 to present; Course instructor, American Numismatic Association (Grading), 2012, 2014; (Authentication), 2009; Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year, 1997;  Numismatic Literary Guild, Best Newspaper (Editor, 2013);  Best Magazine (Editor, 2013);  Best Newspaper Article, 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;  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, ISA AM, Antiques & Residential Contents, Fine Art


Steven R. Roach
ISA member since Jan 01, 2007

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