Michael Fahey joined Independent Coin Grading as a senior numismatist in January after 25 years at ANACS.
Fahey has been a grader at a third-party service longer than anyone in history, according to a press release from ICG.
Having written for numerous hobby publications, including The Numismatist, and authored ANA counterfeit detection reports, Fahey will be rejoining J.P. Martin The two worked together at ANACS in Colorado Springs, Colo.
New services instituted by ICG, such as its guarantee to complete all economy and 15-day submissions in seven days, created the need for the hire, according to ICG.
ICG?s Keith Love stated, ?When I started ICG, I knew we had to have one of the top three graders/authenticators in the business. I was talking about J.P. Martin, Rick Montgomery or Michael Fahey. I have always felt fortunate that J.P. Martin joined me as my partner, but now I am simply ecstatic to have Michael Fahey working with us also. To have two of the top three grader/authenticators in the world under one roof really puts ICG in a leadership role in third-party coin grading.?
Fahey will work on all areas of coins, including classic U.S. coins, varieties ? including VAMS and Overtons ? world coins, and authentication issues. For more information regarding Fahey or the ICG Seven-Day Guarantee contact Paul DeFelice, ICG vice president of client relations and marketing at (877) 221-4424, Ext. 203, or firstname.lastname@example.org.