Our Family

Based in Laguna Beach and Napa, California, the Contursi family’s foundation is built on the values of integrity, honesty, and hard work. It all started when Steve Contursi was a paperboy to help....(Expand Text)

Based in Laguna Beach and Napa, California, the Contursi family’s foundation is built on the values of integrity, honesty, and hard work. It all started when Steve Contursi was a paperboy to help support his single mother while using the remainder of his proceeds to collect coins. This early childhood hobby fueled Steve’s passion for owning a tangible piece of American History. As a teenager, Steve learned how to arbitrage professional coin dealers in The Bronx, where he grew up. Steve borrowed $5,000 over 40 years ago to open his first coin shop, and since then has parlayed his childhood hobby into one of the most well-respected rare coin firms in the world. Steve and his wife Seanne’s other passion is food and wine. In the early stages of their romance in the mid-1980s, the couple travelled through Bordeaux and fell in love with the culture of phenomenal food and wine. Since then, they have fulfilled their dream of producing world class wine in Napa Valley. While primarily focused on their two core operating businesses, the Contursi family is actively networking with other multi-generational families to learn best practices and explore future opportunities for co-investment.

Contursi Family Businesses

Rare Coin Wholesalers

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With over 50 years of combined experience and $2+ billion in rare coin transactions, the Contursi family is a world-renowned leader in acquiring, managing, and selling historic, irreplaceable United States rare coins.
In 2010, Steve Contursi made international headlines when he sold his 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar for a then-world record price of $7.85 million. The coin is believed to be the first silver dollar struck by our young nation, symbolizing the birth of our economy....(Expand Text)

Arrow&Branch

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Steve and Seanne Contursi sought out their vineyard with an eye to producing top-quality Bordeaux blend wines from Napa Valley. In 2007, they purchased the organic estate vineyard from renowned winemaker Tony Soter.
Arrow & Branch sources its fruit from unique and exquisite vineyard sites with exceptional Napa Valley terroir. In concert with Jennifer Williams, one of the rising stars of Napa Valley winemaking, the Contursi family produces only the finest quality of wine, which has been critically acclaimed....(Expand Text)