About Hudson Rare Coins

Hudson Rare Coins was established in 1998 and provides a broad range of numismatic services to collectors, individual clients, banks, government agencies, attorneys, trusts, and estates. We take pride in our professionalism and longstanding dedication to treating people with courtesy. Our goal is to offer fair dealing at all times.


Mitchell A. Battino, AAA has many years of experience as a professional numismatist, certified appraiser, and numismatic consultant specializing in buying, selling, and appraising gold and silver coins of the United States and the world, U.S. paper money, and other numismatic items. Based in New York and New Jersey, Mr. Battino owns and operates Hudson Rare Coins. He is an author, editor and contributor to several publications and pricing guides, and an experienced cataloguer. Mr. Battino is a member of numerous professional organizations, formerly serving as a Director of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG). Recognized by collectors and dealers for his integrity and expertise, Mr. Battino attends major coin shows and travels to purchase deals and collections

In January 1980, Mr. Battino began his professional career with the New York numismatic and bullion trading firm, Manfra, Tordella & Brookes, where he was chiefly responsible for daily U.S. Gold trading. In 1989 he joined Stack’s, where his responsibilities included buying, selling and cataloging United States and World coins, appraising collections and estates, obtaining auction consignments, and contributing to all aspects of the firm’s business. Mr. Battino has served as numismatic consultant to Christie’s and Spink, in New York and London, as senior numismatist for R.M. Smythe & Co. in New York, and as a consultant to other major numismatic firms.  He is qualified as an expert witness in New York State.


Certified Member
Appraisers Association of America      AAA
Professional Numismatists Guild         PNG
(former Director)
American Numismatic Association      ANA
Central States Numismatic Society     CSNS
Florida United Numismatists                FUN
Authorized Dealer
Certified Acceptance Corporation       CAC
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation     NGC
Paper Money Guaranty                       PMG
Professional Coin Grading Service     PCGS
PCGS Banknote                                  PCGS
Contributing Editor
How to Collect, Invest & Profit with Gold Coins
Appraising Art: The Definitive Guide to Appraising the Fine and Decorative Arts
A Guide Book of United States Coins, the Red Book
Friedberg’s Gold Coins of the World
Krause’s Standard Catalogs of World Coins