These are selections from the David Lisot Video Library that feature news and personalities from the world of coin collecting. David has been attending coin conventions since 1972 and began videotaping in 1985. The Newman Numismatic Portal now lists all David’s videos on their website at:
Here's one on PandaAmerica founder Martin Weiss.
Numismatic Personality: Martin Weiss Interview, Long Beach Expo, September 19, 2008.
Marty Weiss was one of the most innovative and creative marketers in the coin industry. He started out as a coin collecting pharmacist and branched into international coin distribution for the mints of China, Macao, Australia, Singapore and more. He was a true Renaissance man with other interests that included photography and music. Marty was one of the first sponsors of the Coin Report on the Financial News Network with David Lisot in 1987. He and David became good friends and business associates. David called Marty "Napoleon Weiss" because of his dominance in world coin marketing.
In this video taken at the Long Beach Expo on September 19, 2008, David interviews his longtime friend about the current gold market, how he started out as a pharmacist collecting coins, how he started distributing modern coins that evolved into PandaAmerica. Marty tells the story of how in 1984 the director of the Shanghai Mint came to the ANA Convention in San Diego which resulted in the creation of the first 12 ounce gold Panda. Marty relates how he was in the Hong Kong Airport when he conceived the "Inventions of China" as a coin series. He talks about when he started a television network and what came from it and much more. Martin "Marty" Weiss passed away on November 1, 2020. His marketing brilliance and positive attitude will be missed.
Martin David Weiss
April 3, 1939 – November 1, 2020
An excerpt of the video is available for viewing on the Coin Television YouTube Channel at:
Wayne Homren, Editor
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