Adam Crum began collecting coins at the age of five when his father gave him Whitman Books for Lincoln Cents, Jefferson Nickels and Mercury Dimes. His passion cultivated into a full-time career in numismatics at the age of 22.
Today, he is widely known and respected in the numismatic industry with over 30 years of hands-on experience as one of the top rare coin experts and traders in the nation. As a world-class Numismatist, seasoned auction buyer and seller, he has facilitated over $1 billion in rare coin transactions. Adam assisted in the assembly of building the only complete Type I $20 gold piece set ever assembled which included one of only two specimens known to exist of the 1861 Philadelphia “Paquet Reverse,” as well as all of the excessively rare proofs.
In addition, he has handled most of the finest numismatic rarities known, including the 1787 Brasher Doubloon, America’s first gold coin and considered by many to be the most valuable gold coins extant. Adam is considered one of the foremost experts on Type I Gold and Shipwreck Treasure worldwide.
He has been a key advisor and financial contributor to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History’s “Stories on Money Exhibit.” He is a pricing contributor to the The Official Guide Book of U.S. Coins (Redbook), Member of the Professional Numismatist Guild, a life member to the American Numismatic Association and most other nationally-recognized numismatic organizations. His contributions can be seen throughout many best-selling numismatic texts including the Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins, the 100 Greatest United States Coins and countless others. He is a best-selling author of numismatic books including Carson City Morgan Dollars and An Insider’s Guide to Collecting Type I Double Eagles.
Books by Adam Crum
An Insider’s Guide to Collecting Type I Double Eagles
By Adam Crum & Douglas Winter
Struck from 1850 to 1866, the Type I double eagles from Philadelphia, New Orleans and San Francisco form one of the most popular and collectable groups of United States gold coins. These coins span the most formative years of America, encompassing the Gold Rush, Historic Shipwrecks, and the Civil War. This best-selling book is a comprehensive guide to this series. Each Type I issue is described in detail with an analysis of strike, surfaces, luster, color and eye appeal and includes a list of major varieties with an estimate of rarity. This wonderfully illustrated book is certain to be an important reference for gold coin collectors.
Carson City Morgan Dollars
By Adam Crum, Selby Ungar & Jeff Oxman
Adam Crum tells the story of the Carson City Morgan dollars and presents a rich study of each coin with a detailed analysis for collectors, investors, and historians alike. This best-selling book is fully updated in its 3rd edition, and includes new photographs, ongoing research and market information.