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



Steve Roach
ISA member since Jan 01, 2007

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Steve Roach is an appraiser based in Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland. He is an expert in rare coins and medals with expertise in European and American paintings, sculpture, prints and drawings. 

He has published more than 1,000 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, BBC, Business Week, Smithsonian Magazine 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's taught courses for the American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar at the Colorado College on rare coin grading, coin writing and authentication. He is certified by the The Appraisal Foundation's Appraisers Qualifications Board to teach 7-hour and 15-hour USPAP courses and has taught both of these classes for the ISA. He is also a co-instructor for ISA's Fine Art courses. 

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; USPAP teacher training, 2015; attended International Society of Appraisers annual conference 2007, 2011 (presenter), 2012 (presenter), 2013, 2014 (presenter), 2015, 2016, 2017 (presenter), 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 (presenter), 2023; Appraisers Association of America Art Law day, 2007, 2015, 2017; Foundation for Appraisal Education Annual Seminar, 2013, 2015, 2018; How to be an Effective Expert Witness (Appraisers Association of America, 2015); American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar 1993-1998, 2009, 2012, 2014-2016, 2018, 2022 (co-instructor: rare coin grading; instructor: numismatic publishing); AKMED (Koç University, Turkey) Monetary History and Numismatics Summer School 2020.

Memberships: International Society of Appraisers, Board of Directors 2011 to 2012; 2013 to 2016, Treasurer/Executive Board Member, Certified Member, Bylaws and Governance Committee chair, 2015-2022; The Print Club of New YorkAmerican Numismatic Association, Life Member (1991 to present); Numismatic Literary Guild, Life Member (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, Frick Collection, Smithsonian Institution and other leading organizations on educational materials. 

Recent Lectures and Classes: International Society of Appraisers, "7-hour USPAP update and 15-hour USPAP course online instructor," (2017 to present); Fine art appraising on-site and online instructor, 2018 to present; American Numismatic Association Sundman Lecture Series, "Considering 'Hobo Nickels' as a Form of Folk Art" (2022); ANA World's Fair of Money, Chicago, Il, "Current Trends in Today's Rare Coin Market" (2022); New Jersey American Society of Appraisers (ASA) Chapter, "Introduction to Coin Valuation" (2022); ANA Sundman Lecture Series, "Visual Strategies of Suffrage, the 19th Amendment & American Coin Design" (2020), National Capitol Area ISA Chapter, "Fine Art Appraisals: Identifying Comparables for Paintings" (2020), ISA, Online Webinar, "USPAP and Fine Art Appraisals" (2020); ANA World's Fair of Money, Philadelphia, Pa., "Current Trends in Today's Rare Coin Market" (2018); ISA, Online Webinar, "When it's not a Masterpiece: Appraising Fine Art in the Middle Market," (2018); National Capital Area Chapter, ISA, "Appraising Rare Coins" (2017); Raleigh Coin Club, "Introduction to Rare Coin Grading (two 3-hour courses, 2017); ISA Annual Conference, Kansas City, Mo., "Working with Gatekeepers in Your Appraisal Practice" (Panel moderator, 2017); ANA World's Fair of Money, Denver, Co. (2017); Anaheim, Ca., "Current Trends in Today's Rare Coin Market" (2016); Central States Numismatic Society, Schaumburg, Il., Numismatic Publishing (panel, 2016); Michigan State Numismatic Society, "Introduction to Rare Coin Grading" (3-hour course, 2015 & 2016); ANA Legacy Series Interview moderator (Q. David Bowers, Ray Dillard, 2015); Bluegrass Coin Club, Lexington, Ky., "Holiday Banquet Keynote: The Future of the Hobby" (2015);  University of Warwick, United Kingdom, Currencies Across Cultures, "Globalisation, experimentation and foreshadowing: United States Coins in the 1870s" (2014); ISA Annual Conference, Kansas City, Mo., "Challenging Valuation Assignments" (panel, 2014); ANA World's Fair of Money, Chicago, Il., "Ten Trends Shaping the Rare Coin Market Right Now" (2014) "The State of Numismatic Publishing NLG Forum" (2014); Virginia Numismatic Association, "Banquet Keynote: The Future of Rare Coins" (2014).

Selected awards/honors:  International Society of Appraisers, Board of Directors, 2011 to 2012; 2013 to 2016, Outstanding Instructor, 2021; Lamp of Knowledge Award, 2018; Leadership Award, 2017; Media Award, 2015; Publication Award, 2013, 2012; Guide Book of United States Coins "The Redbook" Pricing Contributor, 2016 to present; American Numismatic Association, Contributing Editor, "The Numismatist," 2019 to present; John and Nancy Wilson Membership Award, 2023; Century Club, 2023; 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, 2023, 2020 (2), 2019 (2), 2017 (3), 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009;  Best Overall Portfolio, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 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, 2018, 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 in 2001. More than 100 numismatic exhibit awards including ten best-in-show awards. 


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


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  • Gold
  • Medals & Medallions
  • Paintings - 19th Century
  • Sculpture


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