Rick Baugnon


Portfolio Manager



I entered the financial industry in March of 2000 and held a California life license as well as Series 7 and 66 licenses through the National Association for Securities Dealers (NASD). In the summer of 2008, I went to work with Blanchard and Company, Inc. because of its reputation for integrity and the strong support to maintain and build profitable portfolios for clients.

As a Portfolio Manager, I manage all aspects of client portfolios and pride myself with developing long-term relationships with my clients who are looking for asset protection and growth, while providing a legacy to pass on to future generations. I custom tailor diversified portfolios to meet the specific needs of each client. My expertise lies in key-date rare coins and early date gold, as these coins have a long and impressive record of appreciation.

I have strong family values and understand that in uncertain times such as these, holding physical precious metals and rare coins is critically important. Tangible assets are uncorrelated with the paper markets and provide true diversification.  There has never been a better time to invest in gold and rare coins than right now, in my opinion.

I specialize in commercial and individual gold accounts and consult with businesses, financial planners, registered independent advisors and fund companies. Whether you are an advanced collector/investor or brand new to precious metals and rarities, I can assist and direct you to coins that are best suited to meet and exceed your investment goals.


“While precious metals have been a hot news topic for the last several years, ultra-rare collectible numismatics have quietly continued to have strong investor demand as desired tangible assets,” ~Donald W. Doyle, Jr., Chairman of Blanchard and Company, Inc. 

Diversification Strategy – Realize the Highest Long-Term Return on Investment: Through decades of research and experience helping clients invest wisely in gold, we’ve identified an asset allocation strategy within gold that offers the best performance after five years.

The Lombra Report – Lombra Report Penn State conducted a 35-year study examining the long-term investment performance of tangible assets.

Search Our Inventory – Highlights some of our rare coin inventory, however, 
call 1 (866) 629-1974 for a more extensive listing.

CAC Coins – No one can beat our top quality inventory, see our CAC-stickered coins here. 


The Brasher Doubloon

Blanchard and Company, Inc. has placed the world’s most valuable rare gold coin for a record $7.395 million, adding to its résumé and legacy as America’s leading numismatic and precious metals firm.