Don Ketterling was appointed president and chief executive officer of Superior Galleries, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of DGSE Companies, Inc., located in Beverly Hills, Calif. He assumed his duties Jan. 1, 2009.
Superior said Ketterling brings a wealth of experience to the position.
He has been involved in the rare coin business as a collector and professional since the 1950s. His background includes serving as vice president of Gold & Silver Emporium, a major California retail rare coin marketing company, during its fastest growth periods and later he served as director of numismatics for Goldline International.
As vice president of the rare coin wholesale firm, Certified Assets Management, in addition to co-managing the Rare Coin Alliance rare coin fund, he has represented or had high-level relationships with virtually all of the major rare coin firms in America.
Ketterling has been a full-time professional numismatist since 1977 and is a member of the Professional Numismatists Guild and a life member of the American Numismatic Association.
“The appointment of Don Ketterling is a singular event for Superior Galleries,” noted William H. Oyster, president and chief operating officer of DGSE Companies, Inc. Mr. Oyster continued, “His specific mission is to significantly expand Superior’s auction activities and to broaden the rare coin services provided by SG and DGSE.”