Alan V. Weinberg submitted this update on former U.S. coin dealer Jay Parrino. Thanks.
For those of us who remember Jay Parrino's numismatic prominence more than a decade ago and wonder what he's doing right now : I was surfing eBay this week and to my surprise I encountered a vintage photograph being offered by Jay Parrino.
I delved into the listing further and discovered Jay is in Overland Park, KS and sells on eBay under JP-The Mint with a feedback of 93,950, one of the highest feedbacks I've seen. His firm name is still Jay Parrino's The Mint and he claims to be "eBay's oldest and largest dealer of Certified Vintage Photographs and Certified Archive Photos".
So evidently Parrino still seeks prominence in the field in which he specializes. It is still a mystery to most why he so abruptly left numismatics, tried his hand prominently in rare stamps, rare comics, rare movie posters and now...
On another note, we all wondered how anyone could get out financially from the prices Parrino used to charge and get for extraordinary top quality rare coins. Now we look back nostalgically at those prices. Who wudda guessed?
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