As a child growing up in Central Illinois, Jerry Williams, was an avid coin collector. As an adult and summer visitor in 1971 in Europe, he personally witnessed the effects of the first dollar devaluation since 1933. That event led to his studying the writings of Ludwig von Mises and the Austrian School of Economics and subsequently a life long occupation in the financial industry.
A Phoenix resident since 1961, Jerry has been specializing in precious metals and related investments since 1973. After 12 years in the securities industry, he started his own firm, American Precious Metals, in 1994 and has successfully operated it since then.
Jerry is widely known and respected in the metals business, has extensive knowledge of numismatic coins and has performed countless appraisals. He is authorized to submit rare coins for authentication and certification and has a spotless record for honesty and fairness.
Courtney Svendsen graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy and is a licensed CPA in the state of Arizona. While attending college, she worked part time for American Precious Metals, the family business, for four years. Upon graduation, she entered the workforce in the accounting field, where she spent 10 years working, primarily as an auditor and a controller. Over the years, she has expanded her knowledge of business operations in a variety of industries. She has been with APM since 2011 and has focused her efforts on implementing significant improvements in processes and procedures to help the company keep up with the growing volume of business.
Dave Platteter brings a diverse professional background to American Precious Metals. After studying engineering in college Dave worked several years as a software developer and over fourteen years in manufacturing and distribution. He moved to Phoenix to pursue his passion for precious metals and coins, working over three years for one of the largest coin and bullion dealers in the west. Throughout his career Dave has built a reputation for integrity and providing exceptional service to his clients. Dave is a member of the American Numismatic Association and the Rochester Numismatic Association. He looks forward to contributing to the continued success of APM and its customers.