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Joel D. Rettew



Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He moved to California in 1960. Married to Barbara Newhart. They have a son and a daughter.

Dealer in Newport Beach, California. Owner of Downey Coin Center and the Numismatic Financial Corporation. Currently owner of Rare Coin Galleries, Inc. DBA Joel D. Rettew & Son. Consultant to the Federal Trade Commission after 1958. He contributed funds for the establishment of the ICTA.

He wrote a regular column for the Los Angeles Times after 1976. Barbara Rettew and Joel Rettew Jr. also contributed to the column.

He received the Glenn Smedley Memorial Award in 2007 and Medal of Merit in 2011.

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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