Paul Montgomery is a 30 year veteran metals trader and professional numismatist. He has transacted or supervised more than $5 billion in precious metals and numismatic business. Named Executive Vice President in August 2010, Montgomery has contributed to many aspects of APMEX operations including: business development, purchasing, merchandising, marketing and sales. Mr. Montgomery currently heads the APMEX purchasing, sales and business development operations and is our executive sponsor for the newly launched APMEX Bullion Center on eBay.
Mr. Montgomery’s professional experience includes:
A lifetime member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), Montgomery was honored by the president of the ANA in 2008 for his dedication and service to the precious metals and numismatic community with the ANA Presidents Award. Mr. Montgomery is also the immediate past president of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG), an industry group formed to establish and maintain high standards and serve as the ethical guardian for the numismatic trade. In 2001, Montgomery was awarded the coveted Sol Kaplan Award. This award, jointly presented by the PNG and the Lewis M. Reagan Foundation, recognizes those who work to rid the profession of fraud and thievery, and for upholding the PNG’s ethical standards. In 2011, Montgomery received the Abe Kosoff Founders Award, the highest honor in the precious metals and numismatic trade for his enthusiastic leadership and steadfast dedication to the entire precious metals and numismatic community. He is also a past chairman of the board and still serves on the board of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA), the legislative watchdog and lobbyist for the hobby and industry.
A respected editor and author of award-winning publications and books, Montgomery co-authored the book “Million Dollar Nickels: Mysteries of the Illicit 1913 Liberty Head Nickels Revealed,” which was honored by the Numismatic Literary Guild for Extraordinary Merit in 2006.