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Michael S. Fey, Ph.D.
RCI P.O. Box C, Ironia, NJ 07845
973-252-4000; 973-252-0481 FAX

Positions: President, Rare Coin Investments (RCI)-Present
Founder, "Institute of Silver Dollar Education and Research", a Delaware Not-For-Profit Corporation (2022)
  • Formed World Class Board of Advisors on Silver Dollars
  • Installed John Baumgart as Executive Director
Member ANA Advisory Board (August, 2007 to Current)
Member ANA Mediation Committee (August 2007--Current)
CONECA Attributor, Trade, Morgan & Peace Dollars (December, 2007--Current)
Board of Governor, American Numismatic Association--ANA (July, 2005 - August, 2007)
Member ANA Consumer Protection Committee (August, 2001-2005; 2007)
President, New Jersey Numismatic Society (January 2002-December 2002)
Vice President, New Jersey Numismatic Society (January 2000-December 2000)
Active As: Acquired the "Leroy Van Allen" numismatic Estate which included the Copyrights to "The Comprehensive Catalog and Encyclopedia of Morgan & Peace Silver Dollars", and about 20 Monographs on Silver Dollars (2022)
Awarded American Numismatic Association (ANA), Medal of Merit (2021)
CONECA Literary Award (2021)
Gave 1st 2 hour Zoom ANA Summer Seminar on Collecting and Investing in Morgan Silver Dollars to over 400 participants (2020)
ANA Medal of Merit Award (2020)
Author, eBook The Complete Virtual Guide to Pricing Morgan Silver Dollars 1878-1921 at
Numismatic News Numismatic Ambassador Award, 2010
Co-Author, Top 100 Morgan Dollar Varieties: The VAM Keys-books & CD
Senior Instructor, ANA Summer Seminar on Morgan Silver Dollars
Speaker, ANA Colorado Springs Summer Conf.—Morgan Dollar Varieties
Speaker, ANA Annual Conventions and Regional & Local Shows
ANA Summer Courses-Grading and Advanced Grading.
Developer/Manufacturer for the Certified Coin EstateTM line of Albums & Displays
Editor, Quarterly Newsletter, Top 100 Insights and Value Guide since 1997
Discovered and published more than 50 new Morgan and Peace dollar varieties
Discovered and published Indian cent, Seated and Barber varieties.
Recipient of the NJNS Charles F. Nettleship Award 2007
Recipient of 3 ANA Presidential Awards, 2007, 2005, 2003
Recipient of the ANA Glenn B. Smedley Award, 2001
Recipient Presidential Award National Silver Dollar Roundtable 2001
Contributing Author To: * A Guide Book of United States Coins. The Official Red Book. Jeff Garrett, Q. David Bowers and Ken Bressett. Whitman Publishing, LLC.
* A Guide Book of Morgan Silver Dollars. A Complete History and Price Guide. The Official Red Book. Q. David Bowers. Whitman Publishing, LLC
* A Guide Book of Shield and Liberty Head Nickels. Complete Source for History, Grading and Prices. The Official Red Book. Q. David Bowers. Whitman Publishing, LLC
* Cherrypicker's Guide to Rare die Varieties of United States Coins. Volume II. Bill Fivaz and J.T. Stanton. Whitman Publishing, LLC
Athletic Achievements: 2022 National Senior Olympics (70-74 age group), Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Silver medal, 50 yard Freestyle
  • Silver medal, 50 yard Backstroke
  • Bronze medal, 50 yard Breastroke
  • Bronze medal, 50 yard Butterfly
2021-2022 NJ State Swimming (70-74 age group)
  • Broke 9 all-time state swimming records, various strokes
2021 US Masters Swimming (70-74 age group)
  • Held 7 Top 10 times, various strokes
2019 FINA Masters World Championships, Gwanjgu, S. Korea
  • 7th place 50 meter backstroke
  • 10th place 100 meter breaststroke
  • 12th place 50 meter freestyle
  • 13th place 50 meter butterfly
2019 Senior Olympic National Championships, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Silver medal 50 yard Butterfly
  • Bronze medal 50 yard Backstroke
  • Bronze medal 100 yard Individual Medley
  • Sixth place ribbon 50 yard Freestyle
2019 U.S. Masters Swimming Championship, Mesa, AZ.
  • Sixth place 50 yard Breaststroke
  • Ninth place 50 yard Backstroke
2018 NJ Senior Olympics, Woodbridge, NJ.
  • Four gold medals, 50 yard Backstroke, Butterfly, Freestyle, and 100 yard Individual Medley
2018 US Masters Top 10 times in 50 meter backstroke.
Member of Major Numismatic Organizations
  American Numismatic Association (#158740)
New Jersey Numismatic Society
Numismatic Literary Guild
Society of Silver Dollar Collectors
Liberty Seated Collectors Club
John Reich Collectors Society
Early American Coppers (EAC)
Fly-in Club
Florida United Numismatists
Member of Local and State Organizations
  Roxbury Coin Club
Hackettstown Coin Club
Garden State Numismatic Association (GSNA), Advisor to the Board
Collecting Since 1960 with Interests in:
  All U.S. and Type, including varieties; Morgan Dollar varieties and errors
Canadian, Mexican, and Philippines coins; Tokens and Medals
Non-Numismatic Background
  • Founder & President, New Life Health Products Corp. (Awarded Two U.S. Patents)
  • Chairman of the Board, Venture Match of New Jersey (Not-For-Profit)
  • Founder & Member of the Board of Trustees, Venture Association of New Jersey
  • Director, Rutger’s University Technical Assistance Program
  • Director, Food Division, Radiation Technology Inc.
  • Technical Brand Manager, The Proctor & Gamble Company
  • Ph.D. Cornell University (1980); MBA Marketing Coursework Xavier University;
  • M.S. Louisiana State University (1976); B.S. St. John’s University (1972)
  • Vietnam Era Officer, U.S. Army Chemical Corps
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