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Heritage Auctions announced Aug. 20 the promotion of Warren Tucker to vice president of its world coins division.
“Warren is one of the best known numismatists in the business and his reputation is second to none,” said Greg Rohan, president of Heritage. “This promotion is in recognition of his tireless promotion of world coins at Heritage.”
Tucker became a full-time coin dealer in 1964. In 1968 he joined Jack Boozer and Doug Weaver in business in Waco, Texas, where he first met Steve Ivy. After moving back to Georgia, Tucker became a partner with John Hamrick at WorldWide Coin Investments of Atlanta.
In the 1970s, he began more extensive travel throughout Europe and Asia to buy coins before joining forces with Steve Ivy in 1979 and opening an office in Atlanta. Associations with Richard Nelson and Ronald J. Gillio followed thereafter. From 1985-1995, Tucker spent a great deal of time in the Orient. He moved to Dallas in 1999, where he lives today, working at Heritage headquarters.
“Working with Warren on a daily basis is like getting free tuition at ‘Numismatic University,’” said Cristiano Bierrenbach, vice president of international numismatics at Heritage. “There are but a handful of numismatists worldwide with his experience and knowledge of world coins. He’s also one of the most well-liked and respected coin professionals in the market.”
During his tenure at Heritage, Tucker has been instrumental in the consignment and subsequent auction of numerous international numismatic rarities and collections that have realized record prices.
“I’m fortunate to be able to work every day in a field that I love, for a company that I’m dedicated to and with colleagues that I very much respect,” said Tucker.