Hannes Tulving, Jr.'s parents were immigrants who found and live the American Dream. Both mother and father came to the United States in 1949 from Estonia, a small country on the Baltic Sea, that had been taken over by Russia during World War II. They arrived in this country with no money, some clothes, and big dreams. In 1953, Hannes Sr. bought his first business, a Chevron service station. He would remain a Chevron dealer until he retired in 1985.
Hannes Jr. was born July 6th, 1955, and by age eight was already doing odd jobs around his father's service station. He worked on and off at the station through his teenage years, doing such things as working on cars, pumping gas, and doing the daily books. Hannes was the Prom King and also an avid basketball player, and in his senior year at Covina High School in Covina, California, earned All-CIF honors. He proceeded to go to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, in California, on a basketball scholarship.
Hannes Tulving, Jr. became a full time coin dealer in 1976. He began by selling coins at a local swap meet, and then started to attend local coin conventions. Early in his career he was fortunate enough to meet John Wayne, "The Duke." He became one of Mr. Tulving's largest customers, buying gold bullion from him.
In 1979, Mr. Tulving moved his operation down to Newport Beach, California, where it has been ever since. Mr. Tulving's professional accomplishments have been numerous over the years. In the 1982 edition of Wayne Miller's famous The Morgan and Peace Dollar Textbook, Mr. Tulving was listed as a major contributor to the book. Mr. Miller has called Hannes Tulving "the best dealer in the gem silver dollar business." In July, 1983, Hannes Tulving wrote an article for the Coin Dealer Newsletter (Grey Sheet). The editor had this to say of Mr. Tulving, "Mr. Tulving is among the small group of the country's leading silver dollar specialists; the knowledge and experience that he has gained by a nearly exclusive concentration on dollars over a number of years enables him to view the overall market in a very discerning manner."
PCGS is now one of the the largest independent grading services, as well as one of the two most reputable services. In late 1985, they wanted Hannes Tulving involved. In a letter from David Hall, founder of PCGS, to Hannes, it said "We invite your participation... as a member of the grading board. We want to be able to say, "seven of the world's top grading experts" instead of "six". You... can grade coins for us any time you want."
In 1986, Les and Sue Fox wrote Silver Dollar Fortune Telling. In the book the authors state "Hannes Tulving, Jr. is one of the most noted and successful silver dollar investment experts in the United States."
For 30+ years in the rare coin business, he has never had a commissioned salesperson on staff, nor does he believe in cold calling people. The Tulving Company has no telemarketing operation, nor will we ever. In the past 30+ years, Hannes has bought and sold over 1.1 million individual coins.
Sensing that the Internet may be the place to be, Hannes set up www.tulving.com, our website, in November, 1995. We now do all of our business over the internet, using our website, and have done in excess of 2.1 Billion Dollars in business from January 1st, 1999 to March 30th, 2013. We also have done business with over 28,000 different customers in all.
On June 17, 2005, Hannes had a major stroke (brain stem) and was rushed to Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach via ambulance (where he spent about 14 days-about 7 in ICU and about 7 in the stroke unit). According to the doctors, it was NOT caused by high blood pressure or high cholesterol, or any other problem, it was just a freak occurrence that could have happened to anyone. As of today, July 3rd, 2011, he goes to the office every day, and has since early May 2006. Now, because of working during the week, he exercises every morning. On July 7th, 2007, he started to ride a bike. On weekends he does other exercises. He has done his weekend routine on every holiday and has not missed his weekday or weekend routine since he started to walk in August 2005. He has not completely, yet, recovered from the stroke, as he can not write well with his right hand (he is right handed) nor can he type a long letter (such as long E-Mails), but is expected to in the future. His e-mails are short because of the stroke. 45 pounds lighter than before the stroke, he eats healthy food every day. On September 4th , 2007, he started to practice driving a car on private property. On May 7th, 2009, he got a driver's license. His goal is a complete, full recovery. His current vital signs are: blood pressure is 115/75, his pulse is 45 and his cholesterol is 132. As of 3-30-13, he is working on his balance skills, as they might be the only area in which he has not fully recovered. To help on the balance, he takes a yoga class, pilates class, and balance class. He works out six days a week.
Do you have any questions? Please e-mail Hannes at
firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
He answers all his own e-mail. The Tulving Company has been with the same bank since 1990.
We are also unique in that We Are Open 24 Hours A Day / 7 Days A Week, Including Holidays, and as far as we know, no one else is.
If you would like to begin a mutually beneficial relationship with The Tulving Company, just call us toll-free (United States And Canada) at 800-995-1708. International, please call us at 949-722-0290. Sorry, but we only ship to the U.S. addresses, including U.S. depositories. Ask to speak with Hannes Tulving, Jr., President, The Tulving Company.IMPORTANT NOTICE
RISK: The purchase of coins or
bullion items are highly speculative and involves substantial risk. As in
coin or bullion prices can be extremely volatile and will rise and fall depending upon market conditions.
Therefore, before purchasing coins or bullion, you should first have adequate cash reserves and other assets to absorb a potentially significant loss. Sorry, but we do not make recommendations, we think you should buy what you want.
HOLDING PERIOD: Historically,
few coins or bullion items have appreciated dramatically in the short term.
Therefore, purchasers should recognize that
it may well be necessary for them to hold coins for a 3 - 5 year period, or even a 5 - 10 year period, to have any chance of realizing a significant gain.
The Tulving Company (Since 1990)
Box 6200, Newport Beach, CA
800-995-1708 (U.S. And Canada), FAX 949-722-0296
International, call 949-722-0290
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