Hello my name is Andy Pappacoda the founder and President of Florida Coin & Jewelry, Inc. of Clearwater, Florida. After collecting coins since the age of five, my numismatic career started with employment in several local coin and stamp stores while attending High School in the Tampa Bay area. A tempting 1980 coin market lured me from studying Physics and Calculus in pursuit of an engineering degree at the University of South Florida to a lifelong career in numismatics. In 1982 I became employed by Gulfcoast Coin Brokers, Inc. of Naples, FL where I became very active on the "Show Circuit" and known throughout the country. At Gulfcoast I eventually became Vice-President and partner, and for several years attended more than 50 shows per year. In 1986 I left to become head numismatist for National Gold Exchange, Inc. and was instrumental in the company’s rapid growth and southern relocation. My experience has taken me abroad to purchase large quantities of United States gold coins (my specialty), as well as traveling to coin conventions on three continents. Since 1990 I have been self-employed and my company Florida Coin & Jewelry, Inc. has expanded from a predominately wholesale business to a blossoming retail business.
FLORIDA COIN & JEWELRY, INC.
P.O. Box 15835
Clearwater, FL 33766-5835
Phone 727-669-2646 (COIN) or 813-891-6834
Andrew Pappacoda, President
American Numismatic Association Life Member 3609
Florida United Numismatists Life Member 670
Prestigious Professional Numismatists Guild Member 551