Steve Contursi is a family office principal who created his wealth over 46 years in the United States rare coin industry, with over $2 billion in transactions. Known as one of the most sophisticated high-end buyers in the market, Steve has amassed the largest active inventory of U.S. rare coins in the world and has sold several rare coins for world record prices. His son, Michael Contursi, has been mentored by Steve for the last 15 years and currently spearheads all operations and sales while serving as President of their rare coin firm. Steve, Michael, and Thomas Neptune, who has served as legal and business counsel to the Contursi family enterprise for the last 8 years, have identified a unique opportunity in the high-end market segment in which they specialize.
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The Arrow&Branch name pays homage to U.S. coinage, Americana, and the Contursi family’s success in the rare coin business. Found on the reverse of most United States coinage is an eagle holding arrows and an olive branch in its talons. This design signifies the United States as a peace-loving nation and the country’s ability to defend itself if that peace and freedom should be compromised
We are pleased to be recognized for our business practices and values. These awards recognize the accomplishments of our employees and remind us of the value we create through our work.
|2006 American Numismatic Association Presidential Award
Awarded to Steven Contursi for his achievements in the rare coin industry
2007 American Numismatic Association Award for Exemplary Service
Awarded to Steven Contursi in recognition of “a services on behalf of the American Numismatic Association that are above and beyond the call”
2018 American Numismatic Association Top Membership Recruiter Award
Awarded to Michael Contursi for his outstanding growth of membership in the association
|2010 World Record Coin Sale
Steve Contursi sold his 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar, believed to be the first silver dollar made for the U.S., for a world record $7.85 million. The coin was re-sold in 2013 for over $10 million.
|Annual Red Book Price Contributor
Steven Contursi is an annual contributor, for the past 10 years, to the Guide Book of United States Coins (Red Book) and provides pricing for rare U.S. coins. The book has been published for 66 years.
|Industry Council For Tangible Assets (ICTA) Member
National trade association for precious metals, rare coins, U.S. and foreign currency, and other numismatics. ICTA works to prevent laws that interfere with business and provides information on new laws affecting the industry. Steve Contursi was an inaugural member when it was founded in 1991.
|American Numismatic Association (ANA)
Founded in 1891, the American Numismatic Association is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to educating and encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. Steve Contursi is a lifetime member (#3041) of this organization.
|Certified Coin Exchange
Online trading market for rare coins. Rare Coin Wholesalers has been a seated member since the CCE was founded. Seat B17
|Numismatic Alliance Founding Member
Dedicates its resources and activities to the education and protection of the coin consumer and fights against consumer fraud.
|Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC)
NGC is one of the two largest third-party grading services focused on the objective of providing a standard of consistent and accurate grading. Every coin is examined by at least two professional numismatists, where NGC guarantees each coin’s authenticity and condition. They have graded over 33 million coins.
|Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS)
PCGS is the other third-party grading service that authenticates and grades coins that RCW recommends. They have graded over 32 million coins. PCGS also guarantees each coin’s authenticity and condition. RCW only carries coins graded by NGC or PCGS.