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Why is Scotsman able to pay so much for collections? Because of our talented staff’s diverse abilities. Please allow us to introduce ourselves.

Jay & John Woodside John J. email jay@scoins.com and
John B. Woodside email johnw@scoins.com
President and Vice President

John "Jay" Woodside, owner/president of Scotsman Auction Co., began collecting coins at the age of seven and has actively traded in numismatics since 1977 when he started working with his father, Robert Woodside. Five years later, Robert passed away and Jay, at the young age of 26, purchased Scotsman from Robert's two partners.

Today, Jay is considered a leading authority in U.S. coins; specializing in authentication, grading, and evaluation. His extensive knowledge has earned him the respect of his peers, and many of today's top numismatists credit their own success to Jay's tutelage. Editors for all the major numismatic newspapers, magazines, and journals frequently assign their staff writers to interview him for his knowledge and opinions on important industry issues. He is a member of the ANA (American Numismatic Association), PNG (Professional Numismatic Guild), PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation), SLNA (Saint Louis Numismatic Society), MNS (Missouri Numismatic Society), CSNS (Central States Numismatic Society), FUN (Florida United Numismatists), and several other reputable organizations.

John Woodside is a graduate of the intensive, hands-on ANA Advanced Coin Grading course and is a life member of many National numismatic organizations. John possesses the knowledge and the integrity to evaluate and to purchase U.S. coin collections of any extent. Working full-time with his father Jay since graduating in 2001 with a degree in business from Missouri State University, he is the third generation of Woodside's affiliated with the coin buying tradition at Scotsman Auction Co.

John served as the Corresponding Secretary for the Missouri Numismatic Society; was an intern for the Missouri State House of Representatives, where he successfully lobbied to exempt coins and precious metals from sales tax; and was also the recipient of the Silver Dollar Roundtable President's Award for his leading role in resurrecting Missouri coin shows.

Janice Woodside Janice Woodside email janice@scoins.com
Jewelry Manager

Scotsman Coin and Jewelry, Inc. has been in the rare coin business since 1959, but it was Jay's sister Janice, as a teenager, who expanded the company's scope to include Jewelry. There is nobody more familiar with Scotsman's overall operations than Janice, as she has worn many hats at the company during her tenure. She is the ultimate trainer, the go-to person when unfamiliar situations arise, and the thread that keeps the Scotsman cloth intact. Oh, and she saves people a ton of money on their Jewerly purchases too.

Julie Woodside Julie Woodside email juliew@scoins.com
Chief Financial Officer

Julie Woodside has been in the collectibles industry since age 10, working with her father and brother on a daily basis at Scotsman. After graduating from Incarnate Word Acadamy High School in 2000, Julie temporarily left her father's business to attended The University of Missouri, Columbia (Mizzou) where she majored in Business Administration and Management and graduated with honors. Today, Julie is implementing her business and financial skills at Scotsman, primarily for financial planning and record-keeping, and with the overall authority and responsibility for the collection, disbursement, and daily management of funds.

Denny Warner Denny Warner
Master Craftsman/Jewelry Sales

Denny began his career in jewelry design and repair as an apprentice in 1986. Today, he is considered one the best Master Craftsmen in Missouri. His meticulous attention to details, efficient work habit, and artistic abilities results in the highest quality of work “done fast and done right.” It is common for Denny to work late completing jobs for his customers, which he doesn’t mind doing because he understands that each and every piece of jewelry he works on is special to someone.

Mark Mamelian Mark Mamelian email markm@scoins.com

Since graduating from the Missouri Auction School, Mark has quickly risen to become one of the industry's favorites, just as many predicted. His extemporaneous style entertains, informs, and delights the bidding audience; thereby creating an atmosphere that encourages bidding activity and keeps the attention of the participants. In between sales, Mark is one of Scotsman's main precious metals traders and jewelry purchasers.

Clay Teague Clay Teague email clay@scoins.com
Office Manager

Clay Teague is always "in tune" with the coin and precious metals markets, and he gives a weekly report on the radio as an industry-expert guest on the popular "Money Talk" radio program heard on WIL, 1430 AM St. Louis. He is well schooled in all areas of U.S. numismatics and daily shares this knowledge with potential investors. Clay also serves as a numismatic instructor at many seminars. As a buyer, he is one of the best around, which is probably why he receives so many "Thank You" letters.

Cas Koziatek Cas Koziatek email cas@scoins.com
Senior Buyer, Numismatic Sales

Cas Koziatek began working for Scotsman when he was just 13 years old. The grandson of former Scotsman owner, Robert Woodside, Cas was drawn to the hobby after hearing stories about his late grandfather's business from his mother. Cas was a quick study. By the time he was 14 years old, he already knew which coins came well struck, moderately struck, and weakly struck. By age 15, he could recite the better date coins for most US coin issues. By age 16, his grading accuracy was such that he could advise sellers if it would be advantageous for them to send a coin to be certified. Now in his mid-20s, and armed with a degree in Business and Finance from the University of Missouri, Cas acts as one of Scotsman's main buyers, advisors, and graders.

James M. Garcia James M. Garcia

Due to unexpected circumstances, as of October 20, 2014, James Garcia has separated from Scotsman for an indefinite period. Until further notice, auction correspondence intended for Mr. Garcia will be handled by Mark Mamelian. Personal correspondence will be forwarded as required.

Don Wertenberger Don Wertenberger email don@scoins.com
Precious Metals Trader

Don is a long-time, trusted friend of Scotsman president Jay Woodside. In the early 2000s, when more and more Scotsman employees were dedicating their time to the growth of our rare coin and currency auction business, a void was created in our day-to-day operations. Jay and John Woodside considered potential candidates for the position of a dedicated sales associate. The job required someone who was trustworthy, dedicated, positive, and hard-working. Their #1 choice was Don, but they had to convince him to take the job. At the time, Don was already in a comfortable position with another company. They called Don in for a meeting and requested he spend just a few Saturdays at the company and observe the operations. If he didn’t think the job was for him, no hard feeling. Don agreed, and at the end of the observation period, he quit his other job to join Scotsman full time. Since then, he has been exactly the employee Jay and John envisioned, and more. He now handles a large portion of our day to day bullion transactions

Mary Woodside Mary Woodside email mary@scoins.com
Assistant Jewelry Manager

Mary started working part-time for Scotsman when she was in high school. At the time, our Jewelry department was growing rapidly, so having an extra smiling face around the store on Saturday was greatly needed. Mary filled that role, but she turned out to be much more than just a smiling face. Before long, customers were coming by during the week asking for Mary. It got to the point to where we had to have a sign made that stated: "Mary only works on Saturdays." We are fortunate that Mary chose to work FULL TIME for Scotsman after graduating college. Her friendly attitude, ability to adapt, and awareness of style continues to make “heroes” out of men who visit us to do their jewelry shopping.

Nikki Hendricks Nikki Hendricks email nikki@scoins.com
Fine Jewelry Specialist

Nikki has been with the Scotsman family since 2005, and a friend for even longer. She graduated with a degree in education from Lindenwood University, but luckily for us, she decided to stay on as a key member of our jewelry department. While the majority of Mrs. Hendrick’s time is spent helping couples find their dream piece, it is not uncommon to see her appraising jewelry for sellers, or even pitching in on the coin side of our business. All of our customers love Nikki, and you will too.

Dave Brink Dave Brink email dave@scoins.com
Retail Sales

Dave has been a positive presence at Scotsman since his very first day on the job in 2005. While hired to assist buyers build their collections, Dave has since gained the knowledge and experience needed to be a top buyer -- grading skills, variety identification, and market values. In addition, he is one of Sctsman's main jewelry buyers.

Robert Koziatek Robert Koziatek email robert@scoins.com
Retail Sales

Robert’s friendly, calm, charismatic personality has been paying dividends for Scotsman since his first month on the job, when he, at one point, was thrust in the position of single-handedly having to man the lot viewing booth for Scotsman’s 1904 World’s Fair auction. An unforeseen emergency forced Robert to have to work alone for one of the busiest half hours of lot viewing, and he performed amazingly! The companies learned on that day that Robert could be put in just about any situation and meet or exceed customer’s expectations. Robert now deals with customers face-to-face on a daily basis and, and he is a bona fide numismatist.

Jay Laws JL Laws
Paper Currency Administrator

Jay "JL" Laws was the leading appraiser and purchaser of the renowned "Bank One Hoard," reported in the Saint Louis Post Dispatch as, "the largest (currency) hoard to come on the market..." JL has written numerous articles for the GREEN SHEET, the market guide on currency pricing, and he has done extensive research on National Bank Note rarities. He is a graduate of Missouri State University with a degree in History and a member of the Professional Currency Dealers Association, Society of Paper Money Collectors, ANA, SLNA, CSNS, and FUN.

Bob Brandt Bob Brandt
Senior Buyer, Scotsman Estate Buyers Manager

Bob Brandt, a 20+ year veteran of Scotsman, is knowledgeable in all areas of U.S. Coinage. This allows him to buy entire collections, including everything from $100,000.00 rarities to modern issues. He represents Scotsman at many of the major coin shows, and his opinion of coin values are often sought out by collectors and dealers alike. Bob is the manager of Scotsman Estate Buyers and, with his wife Lisa and other members of the Scotsman team, he travels across the Country to Scotsman sponsored buying events.

Frank Jaromack Frank Jaromack email robert.jaromack@scoins.com

Tom Brown Tom Brown
Retail Sales

Tom Brown is a former police officer who loves to make people happy, and collectors are always happy with their dealings with Tom. He, like all Scotsman employees, is very thorough and attentive when assisting customers. As with his favorite pastime, golf, Tom is always on the top of his game when it comes to numismatics.

Scotsman Coin and Jewelry, Inc.
11262 Olive Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63141
Business Hours: Monday through Friday from 8a to 5p ct, and Saturday from 8a to 4p ct, closed Sunday.
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