Rick Tomaska is a numismatic expert, coin scholar and an award-winning author. With over thirty-five years immersed in the coin world, Rick has not only made his mark as a highly respected figure in the numismatics community, but has also been coined the “Cameo King” by coin dealers around the country. With a numismatic career spanning over three and a half decades, Rick has specialized in high-grade U.S. coins and has helped his clients build rare and valuable collections, including some of the finest known Morgan Dollar and Half Dollar sets in existence.
Rick has authored five books which focus on rare coins, including Cameo and Brilliant Proof Coinage of the 1950 to 1970 Era and TheComplete Guide to Franklin Half Dollars. His Guide to Franklin Half Dollars became the catalyst for establishing the Full Bell Line Standard for Mint State Franklin Half Dollars. Rick worked directly with David Hall, President of PCGS , to create new Cameo and Deep Cameo designations for Proof coins and even developed his own label, ECC, for Exceptional Cameo Contrast.
In 2014, Rick became one of the founding partners of Rare Collectibles TV, and is the inspiration behind Rick’s U.S. Coin Show. Rick’s vision was to create a TV experience where knowledge, facts, and history could be shared and explained to coin novices as well as numismatic experts. With his exceptional eye for rare coins and decades of experience, Rick is undoubtedly one of the top coin buyers in the nation. Viewers of Rick’s U.S. Coin Show on Rare Collectibles TV benefit from receiving the absolute best deals on the highest quality coins, hand-picked and presented by Rick Tomaska.
Jack McNamara was born with a love for coin collecting deeply embedded in his DNA. Raised in a small town in New Jersey, coin collecting has been a part of his family history since his great-great-grandfather collected and sold coins in the late 1800s. Jack’s Grandpa Howie honed that passion for collecting when Jack was just seven years old by playing Lincoln Cent coin bingo with him.
Jack graduated from Rutgers University in 1996. Finding his way to a career utilizing his numismatic passion, Jack was offered a position at Stacks in New York City, one of the largest auction houses in the world. Jack soon became one of the top coin buyers, and made personal connections with the leading coin vendors across the country.
In 2014, Jack became one of the founding partners of Rare Collectibles TV, and is a strong contributor to Rick’s U.S. Coin Show. Jack is the Senior Coin Buyer here at RCTV. When he’s not researching and buying the best coin deals in the country, Jack also enjoys creating television numismatic presentations that educate and explain the significance of coins to the numismatic novice or expert. Jack brings only the highest quality standards when he personally inspects each and every coin that is offered at Rare Collectibles TV. Jack’s mission is to bring the same excitement for coin collecting to RCTV customers as Grandpa Howie instilled in him.