World Numismatics, LLC is located in Carefree, Arizona and owned by Kent Ponterio, Benjamin Bell, Max Keech and Cory Frampton. Our office is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday. Carlos Jara manages our Latin American operations and lives in Chile. Carlos travels throughout Central and South America and attends the major shows there and in the US.
We are a leading buyer and seller of World, Ancient and Mexican and Latin American coins and currency and we stock one of the largest inventories of these items in the world. Our primary focus is on quality material and rarities dated prior to 1930. Our inventory consists of more than a thousand certified coins and thousands of notes.
We recently published “Mexican Paper Money”, a 424 page color reference book on Mexican currency which is available on our website.
We attend many of the major shows, including Mexico City, Long Beach, New York International, FUN, Chicago International, the main ANA show and others.
Kent Ponterio is well known throughout the numismatic community for his writing, published articles and affiliation with various renowned numismatic organizations. Over the past three decades Kent has worked for some of the largest companies in the industry, including Ponterio & Associates (1993-2008), Bowers and Merena (2008-2010) and most recently Stacks Bowers Galleries (2010-2015) where he served as senior numismatist and consignment director of world and ancient coins. Kent’s knowledge of Mexican, Latin American and World Numismatics is the perfect fit for our company. Kent is currently an officer of the U.S. Mexican Numismatics Association where he publishes regular articles and has conducted lectures at the annual conventions.
Over the years Kent has expanded his knowledge into fields of European and Asian numismatics as well as ancient Greek and Roman coins. He makes regular trips to Europe and Asia each year and will continue to do so as a member and owner of this firm. It is our goal over the next year, to expand our numismatic offerings into these fields, becoming a full service world numismatic firm.
Kent can be reached at email@example.com
Max is a leading expert in Mexican War for Independence coinage and extremely knowledgeable in a variety of other areas including Latin American type coins and Mexican Republic gold coins.
Max’s expertise includes rarities from most other nations of the world. Max can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cory is a specialist in Mexican Paper Money and in 2010 authored, and our company published, the definitive work on the subject, Mexican Paper Money.
Cory has extensive knowledge in a variety of other areas of Mexican coinage and especially enjoys assisting customers in assembling collections of high grade Mexican type coins. Cory can be reached by email at email@example.com.
World Numismatics is pleased to announce that Benjamin Bell has joined our team as a full partner in the company. Ben is well known throughout the numismatics community. We take great pride in making this announcement and enthusiastically welcome Ben to our firm. He will be a key component as we continue to expand the company. He comes to us with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Museum Studies and a Master’s in Ethnography from the University of London: University College, London. Ben has worked as a numismatist at Classical Numismatic Group and was the co-founder, co-owner and President of Civitas Galleries, Ltd.
Ben has had a life-long passion for coins and proclaimed that he would collect coins at the age of 4. At 12, he brokered his first major deal which was a massive hoard of silver dollars, large-size paper money and world coins. He feels one of the greatest aspects of coin collecting is the fellowship enjoyed with kindred spirits sharing interests, spreading appreciation and knowledge of bygone times through education, and providing a service to those outside of the field by helping them gain an understanding of the coins they have or helping them convert their collections into modern money.
His experience, education and passion for numismatics make Ben an ideal addition to World Numismatics. He will be making numerous trips to Europe and will greatly contribute to our goal of becoming a full service world numismatics firm.
Benjamin can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carlos lives in Chile and travels throughout Central and South America. Carlos also attends the major US conventions with Cory and Max.
Carlos is a well know expert in Latin American Numismatics and has published a number of works in this field including his recent “The First Coinage of the Santiago Mint: 1749-1772“ and “Historia de la Casa de Moneda de Guatemala: 1733-1776“. Both of these are now the definitive references on their subject and the latter can be purchased on our website. Carlos can be reached by email at email@example.com. You can call him at a US number in his Chile office 480 999-0260.
EMILY VAN NIEL
Emily has been with World Numismatics since February, 2015. She brings a vast amount of knowledge of accounting, finance and inventory management to our company. Emily provides a fresh perspective to our operations and has helped streamline our business processes with her knowledge. She can be reached at Emily@worldnumismatics.com
Emily is a native of Ohio and has lived in Arizona with her husband since July, 2011.
We are members of the following trade associations:
International Association of Professional Numismatists
Professional Numismatists Guild
Professional Currency Dealers Association
American Numismatic Association
International Bank Note Society Member
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Authorized Dealer
Professional Coin Grading Service Authorized Dealer