Barry Stuppler

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Barry Stuppler
A bespectacled Barry Stuppler in a tan suit, blue shirt, and gold tie.
Barry Stuppler
ResidenceWoodland Hills, Los Angeles, California
OccupationProfessional Coin Dealer
Known forServing as President of the American Numismatic Association and serving on the California State Quarter Commission
Board member ofAmerican Numismatic Association, Industry Council for Tangible Assets, and Professional Numismatists Guild

Barry Stuppler is former President of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and a professional coin dealer. He served on the California State Quarter Commission that created the California State Quarter.


Stuppler has been a coin dealer for over 50 years; he is the owner of Barry Stuppler and Co. Inc. and Mint State Gold.[1] He has appeared on or in news programs and publications such as Fox Business Network[2] and CNBC.[3]

In 1989, Stuppler made a bid to purchase the Berlin Wall.[4] He bid $50 million and stated that he had planned to sell the pieces.[4] At the time, he was also the President of the Gold and Silver Financial Group.[4]

Stuppler was a member of Governor Gray Davis' 20-person California State Quarter Commission in 2003.[5][6] The commission created 5 concepts from which Arnold Schwarzenegger chose the final design.[7]

He co-founded and serves on the board of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets.[1] He also served on the board of the Professional Numismatists Guild[1], and in July 2017 was elected to a two-year term as President of the PNG 10. He is also President of the California Coin and Bullion Merchants Association.[1]

Gold & Silver Political Action Committee[edit]

Stuppler serves as Chairman of the Gold & Silver Political Action Committee, a PAC founded in 2010 and designed to help elect public officials with a better understanding of the numismatic and precious metals community and pending legislation and regulatory issues that could positively impact or adversely affect the hobby and profession, according to Stuppler.[8]

American Numismatic Association[edit]

Stuppler joined the American Numismatic Association in 1968.[1] He served on its board from 2001–2005 and served as Vice-President from 2005–2007.[1] In 2007, he became President of the ANA and served in that position until 2009.[1]


In 2004, he received the Century Club Award from the American Numismatic Association (ANA) for recruiting new members[1] and the Abe Kosoff Founder's Award.[9] He received the Exemplary Service Award in 2011 for going "above and beyond" the call of his duties for the ANA.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Coin World Staff (August 20, 2011). "Barry Stuppler receives ANA Exemplary Service Award". Coin World via Amos Press. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
  2. ^ Gustke, Constance (March 14, 2012). "Five Tips to Shine When Investing in Gold Coins". Fox Business. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
  3. ^ Thompson, Cadie (August 31, 2009). "Coins: Precious Metals, Rare Mints And Adventuresome Tales". CNBC. Retrieved June 14, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b c "Los Angeles man wants Berlin Wall". The Modesto Bee. The Associated Press. November 12, 1989. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
  5. ^ "ANA BOARD MEMBER BARRY STUPPLER JOINS SEARCH FOR CALIFORNIA QUARTER CONCEPT" (PDF). American Numismatic Association. Retrieved June 14, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "John Muir-Yosemite California State Quarter". Sierra Club. Retrieved June 21, 2012.
  7. ^ "State Quarter". California State Library. State of California. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
  8. ^ "PNG honors Bowers, Milas & Brueggeman With Major Awards". Today's Must Read. Professional Numismatists Guild. August 17, 2004. Retrieved June 21, 2012.

10“Barry Stuppler Selected As New PNG President.” Professional Numismatists Guild news release, August 1, 2017.