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Press Release - September 10, 2003

David Lisot Joins Heritage

David Lisot has joined the professionals at the world's largest coin and collectible auction company, Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc. in Dallas, Texas. Lisot will be in charge of a new outreach program created to assist coin clubs around the country promote the hobby of collecting. His duties will include numismatic research, assisting with consignment acquisition, and new project development.

According to Steve Ivy, Heritage Co- Chairman, "David's background in business management, computer technology, the coin and collectibles market, as well as his national reputation in television and videography, make him an excellent addition to the Heritage team. He is a valuable asset as we expand into other areas of the collectibles market.

"Lisot is active in the hobby's coin clubs. He served as a Governor of the American Numismatic Association from 1994-95, and was awarded the coveted Glenn Smedley Award. He has worked on numerous committees as well as contributing his videotaping services to the clubs to help promote the hobby and increase their membership. He is long-time member in the American Numismatic Association, American Israeli Numismatic Association, California State Numismatic Association, Central States Numismatic Society, Numismatics International, Florida United Numismatists, Numismatic Association of Southern California, Society of International Numismatists, Sociedad de Numismatica de Mexico, Texas Numismatic Association, and other chapters of various organizations.

Lisot has over three decades of experience in coins and collectibles. He has been a newsletter publisher, auction cataloger, researcher, and website developer. He has attended collector conventions in the United States and around the world since 1971. His expertise includes U.S. and world coins and paper money, as well as other areas of collectibles. He is a well-known personality on radio and television for his knowledge in collectibles. His recent achievements in video and television include being featured in the Public Television series, Money Moves, with Jack Gallagher, as on-air talent and segment producer for coins and collectibles. He produced the award winning video, Money, History in Your Hands, with veteran film star James Earl Jones, that also aired on Public Television.

He was the reporter for Financial News Network, (now CNBC), bringing the message of numismatics to countless viewers on Wall Street with his live news program, Coin Report, that aired daily for almost five years. Since the 1980s he has videotaped over 500 lectures and presentations about collecting. Lisot is a graduate of University of Colorado in Boulder, with a degree in philosophy. He was treasurer of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. He studied in Berlin, Germany where he became proficient in German language. He continued his education at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. He is a graduate gemologist, studying at the Gemological Institute of America in California. He has also attended classes for television and videography at various schools in Colorado and California. David is married with two children. He enjoys travel, history, martial arts, and religious studies.

Heritage is headquartered at 100 Highland Park Village, 2nd Floor, Dallas, Texas, 75205. You can reach David by calling him at 800 US COINS (872.6467) ext 303 or by emailing him at

The Heritage name is recognized worldwide for bringing unparalleled value to every consignor and bidder. Year 2002 sales exceeded $170 million ($92 million at auction) and assets were approximately $30 million. is the Internet's most popular and highly trafficked rare coin site, with over 92,000 registered members. is the only coin site chosen twice by's Best of the Web (1999 and 2001) as one of the 250 best websites on the Internet, and also won the most recent Numismatic Literary Guild award for Best Numismatic Internet Site and Catalog of the Year. For more information on how to consign your coins to our next Sale contact one of our consignment coordinators at 1-800-US COINS (800.872.6467). We also invite you to visit us on the web at

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