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James L. Halperin (born October 31, 1952, in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American author and businessman. In 1985 Halperin authored a text on grading coins, How to Grade U.S. Coins, upon which the grading standards of the two leading third-party grading services PCGS and NGC were ultimately based. He is also author of two popular futurism fiction books, The Truth Machine (1996) and The First Immortal (1997), both best-sellers that were each cited in PC Magazine's 20th Anniversary Survey in 2001 as one of the 17 top science/technology fiction books of the previous 20 years. The Truth Machine is currently under development as a motion picture at Lions Gate.

Halperin graduated from Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts in 1970, then attended Harvard University between 1970-1971 where he majored in psychology and later philosophy. After three semesters, Halperin took a permanent leave of absence to pursue a career in numismatics. In 1976 he established a rare coin fund for investors, New England Rare Coin Fund (NERCF). Upon liquidation at auction in April 1980, each investor in NERCF received 460% of their initial investment after commissions and fees.

In 1982, he sold his coin company to a former employee, entered into a 50/50 business partnership with renowned numismatist-turned-businessman Steve Ivy and settled in Dallas, Texas. Halperin and Ivy still co-direct Heritage Auction Galleries, of Dallas, Texas, which advertises itself as the world's largest rare coin company and third largest auction house (2009 sales of about $650 million).

A profile on Halperin appeared in Forbes in 2004, to which Halperin posted an annotated (clarified and/or corrected in footnotes) version on Heritage's website.

Halperin also endows The James & Gayle Halperin Foundation, which supports health and education-related charities.

He has been married to his wife Gayle since 1984 and they have two sons, David (born 1991) and Michael (born 1995).
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Total Books: 23
The Collector's Handbook Tax Planning Strategy and Estate Advice from Collectibles Experts for Collectors and their Heirs 7th Edition 2013
Heritage Vintage Movie Posters Auction 7008
2009 - Heritage VIntage Movie Posters Auction 7008 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781599673776
ISBN-10: 1599673770

Heritage Vintage Movie Photography  Stills Auction 7003
2009 - Heritage VIntage Movie Photography Stills Auction 7003 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781599673455
ISBN-10: 1599673452

Heritage Important Fine Art Auction 5004
2008 - Heritage Important Fine Art Auction 5004 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781599672403
ISBN-10: 1599672405

Heritage Numismatic Long Beach Signature Auction 366
2005 - Heritage Numismatic Long Beach Signature Auction 366 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781932899528
ISBN-10: 1932899529

The Collector's Handbook
2000 - The Collector's Handbook (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780965104128
ISBN-10: 0965104125
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home

The First Immortal A Novel Of The Future
1998 - The First Immortal a Novel of the Future (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345421821
ISBN-10: 0345421825
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

The Truth Machine
1998 - The Truth Machine (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671010409
ISBN-10: 0671010409
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Truth Machine
1997 - The Truth Machine (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345412881
ISBN-10: 0345412885
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

1989 U S Coin Values
1989 U S Coin Values (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780897311656
ISBN-10: 0897311655

The Truth Machine A Speculative Novel
Y2K Three Scenarios
Y2k Three Scenarios (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780965104111
ISBN-10: 0965104117

The Collector's Handbook 6th Edition
The Collector's Handbook 6th Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781599675343
ISBN-10: 159967534X

The Jim O'Neal Collection of United States Currency Heritage Signature Auction 374
The Tom O'Mara Collection of Fractional Currency Heritage Signature Auction 374
Heritage Signature Auction 620 Fine Paintings Sculpture Photography and Illustration
La Maquina de La Verdad
La Maquina De La Verdad [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788440679932
ISBN-10: 8440679939
Genre: Literature & Fiction