VAuctions is a sister site of VCoins, the leading ancient coin and antiquities ecommerce site on the net, with more than 150 dealers and 25,000 registered collectors. VAuctions began operations in 2004, and has held more than 300 successful sales. From 2008 to 2010, Bill Puetz, the founder of VCoins and VAuctions, partnered with Barry Murphy to provide a professional auction format for the ancient coin hobby. Barry has once again joined with Bill to make VAuctions the premier auction marketplace for ancient numismatics.
Barry Murphy, Vice President and Director of Auctions
Barry has been a dealer since 1991, and spent 11 years with Classical Numismatic Group, a leading international numismatic firm, where he was Senior Numismatist. Acknowledged as a leading expert on ancient coins, including ancient coin forgeries, Barry personally catalogs and photographs all VAuctions consignments.
Bill Puetz, Founder
Bill has been developing software for 30 years. He graduated from Illinois State University with Honors in Applied Computer Science, founded a software development company that became the largest independent software development company in Houston, and was the Vice President of Information Technology for a national retailer. He has also been interested in ancient coins since 1978, when he was a part-time dealer of US and Canadian coins and discovered ancient coins quite by accident. Bill is a founding board member and past president of the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild.