A life-long collector, James Sego, owner of JMS
Coins, has been buying and selling coins professionally since 1986.
A Deans List graduate of the University
of Georgia with a bachelors degree in Economics and German and a minor in
Politcal Science, he went on to earn his Masters Degree in Business Administration
from Pepperdine University in California in 1997. He is an accomplished business
executive having spent over 21 years with The Quaker Oats Company managing
over $2 Billion in revenues. Most recently he was Executive Vice-President
of Sales for Lincoln Snacks LLC, a Chicago based food concern.
James has been nationally recognized for his
knowledge on Eisenhower dollars. He collaborated with John Wexler and Kevin
Flynn in The Authoritative Reference Guide to Eisenhower Silver Dollars.
He was recently inducted in the PCGS Registry
Set Hall of Fame along with Louis Eliasberg and John Jay Pittman. James feels
its quite an honor to be even spoken of in the same sentence as these
James has handled many of the top graded modern
coins and complete registry sets. Additionally, he has helped complete many
top registry sets. He currently owns the #1 Ike sets at both PCGS and NGC,
and has held the #1 position for over 4 years running.
Along with top grade modern coins, James has
handled many classical rarities as well, including a 1796 $10 graded AU55,
several 1916 Mint State quarters, many rare date gold coins and virtually
all dates of Morgan Silver Dollars in uncirculated condition. Currently a
unique 1859 cent struck over 1857 half dime is his most prized coin.
Other specialty areas include: Cameo Proof Coinage
from 1936-1970, spectacularly toned coins from every era, and proof sets and
high grade singles from 1936 to 1970.
JMS Coins is an authorized PCGS and an authorized NGC dealer
James is a 25 year ANA member. He is a member of the prestigious Professional Numismatists Guild and a member of FUN, CSNS, ILNA as well as
numerous other state numismatic clubs.