Robert W. Hallam
Bob began collecting coins in 1960, working in coin shops since age thirteen. He attended 25 coin shows per year beginning in 1980 and founded ACI in 1995, running the operation solo until 2004. His specialties include ancients, all US coins including early coppers and all 19th century coinage, paper money, Mexican coins, diamonds and pocket watches. An ANA Life Member since 1976, Bob manages ACI’s eBay marketing, bullion positions, accounting and web blogs. An important part of Bob’s legacy is the many people that he has helped to get started as dealers in the coin business.
Joel Del Campo
Joel began collecting coins in 1974. He is a Life Member of the ANA and is an expert at detecting counterfeit coins. Joel began working for ACI in 2008 and has been a valued mentor to clients and “a leader by example” for staff members. Joel specializes in the entire gamut of precious metals and collector coins. Since joining ACI Joel has gained expertise in foreign coins, paper money and the scrap recycling business as well as wholesale marketing. Joel is a born teacher. His favorite motto is “Knowledge is power!” Joel is our “clean-up hitter”, the “glue” that binds together the ACI team.
Hired away from Bank of Stockton in early 2011, Jerry is ACI’s “young gun”. He has been on a fast track for learning the coin business by working around all the old-timers. Jerry is already an expert at coin grading and an experienced bullion trader. He manages numerous wholesale scrap accounts and has quickly mastered the recycling business. His banking knowledge combined with his youthful enthusiasm, energy and ability to do all tasks makes him an indispensable part of ACI’s team.
Darla is our diamond buying expert and scrap specialist. She also manages store supplies and acts as liaison for burglary victims and interface with law enforcement. Darla also is an accomplished bullion trader and helps to manage the shop’s thriving wholesale scrap business. Her friendliness and sharp-witted sense of humor is one of the big reasons for ACI’s success and why we enjoy such a loyal following of repeat customers.
Rich is an extremely popular and valuable member of ACI’s Saturday staff. He also fills-in during the week if anyone is sick or on vacation. Rich started collecting in 1958 and specializes in US paper money, including fractionals, colonial, obsolete, Confederate and national banknotes. Rich has a broad numismatic knowledge that covers virtually every aspect of collectible coins and paper money.