The pursuit of happiness takes form in many ways. For the crew at American Historic Coins & Collectibles, their happiness found roots in the pursuit of coin collecting. Terry and Mark not only share a passion for coin collecting, they also share an entrepreneurial spirit and a fondness for sharing this educational hobby with others.  So, it was only natural they would conceive the idea of American Historic Coins & Collectibles, a culmination of their passion, entrepreneurship and wish to share their beloved hobby with others.  In 2015 they launched American Historic Coins & Collectibles in Bellingham, Massachusetts.

Your American Historic Coin & Collectibles Team

Terry O’Connor was the Massachusetts Director for the New England Numismatic Association (NENA), a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and was the Treasurer for the Blackstone Valley Coin and Collectibles Club. Terry had a wide range of numismatic interests from his love for the Lincoln “Wheatie” penny to Allied Military currencies.

Terry was an avid amateur photographer who loved to kayak and photograph wild animals in their natural habitats. He often could be found on local waterways.

Unfortunately, Terry’s journey ended on February 6, 2017. He will always be remembered for his stories and how he always made efforts to spread his passion for coins and his love of history. 


Mark Bruni has been collecting coins, stamps and paper currencies for over 40 years.  His interest in this educational hobby was started by his father who was paid by a customer at his small business with a 1957 “Blue Seal” Silver Certificate $1.00 bill.  Mark’s father brought the note home and asked Mark to find out why it had a blue seal and not the traditional green seal.  That was it!  Mark was hooked and has never looked back since that day as a nine year-old boy.

After attending the American Numismatic Association (ANA) University for Grading & Counterfeit Detection, Mark has earned a reputation for being a conservative Coin Grader. During the past 20+ years, Mark has gained extensive experience and expertise in preparing appraisals for insurance policies, estates, collectors, trusts and family wills.

Tyler O’Connor is following in his father’s footsteps and has joined the American Historic Coins & Collectibles team as the General Manager. Tyler is a member of the American Numismatic Association as well as the New England Numismatic Association.

It would appear that Terry’s passion for collecting is in the family. Tyler’s favorite coins are the American Silver Eagle and the Morgan Silver Dollar.