Meet the Team

You will not find a more knowledgeable, professional, honest, ethical and experienced staff, but that’s not what sets our staff apart. We also have a strong commitment to the quality of our work and to the clients we serve. Loyalty and relationships link our staff to our clients. Our passion and compassion in what we do resonates to our clients and they realize this is more than a job; it is our commitment to provide the best advice and protect our client’s investments.  It is our goal to build long-term relationships with our clients.  We realize, as with any relationship, it takes communication, trust, and positive results to maintain you as our client!

Nick Grovich Owner/President_MG_2536-final-web-

Nick has been a professional coin dealer since 1980 and has owned American Federal since 1985.  Nick’s vast knowledge of the market and its history is what has made him an expert in the coin and bullion market.  He has written a book, numerous articles and publications and is world renown in the coin industry.

DonDon Gause – VP of Sales

Don has been Nick’s right hand man since 1986. He travels extensively throughout the US. Don diligently sorts and prices coins for clients. He is especially good at keeping his clients up to date in the fast paced bullion markets as well as offering excellent advice on numismatic coins.

carl american federalCarl Ladas – Broker

Carl joined the team in 2010 and is a great asset. Carl is great at listening to your needs and helping you realize your goals. Instead of pushing coins on you, he will expertly guide and educate you about the many options you have. As a life long collector Carl has extensive knowledge of coins and business skills. From being a licensed contractor and a licensed EMT to a small business owner, Carl has the people skills and knowledge of the market to help everyone from a novice investor to the most seasoned collector. With Carl you will receive the personal attention and detail you deserve.

Michele Sapero American FederalMichele Sapero, CPA –  CFO

Michele has been a CPA since 2000, holding her license with the State of Arizona.  She joined American Federal Rare Coin & Bullion in November 2011. Michele brings dedication and passion to our company with over 20 years of experience in financial, strategic planning and analysis. She also brings a wealth of experience from her consulting background, providing leadership, human resources and creative solutions to complex problems.




The Faces of American Federal – (Left to right) Brian, Carl, Nick and Don



The team behind the scene – (Left to right) Calley, Michele, Jen and Jill