Paul Song is the Director of Rare Coins & Banknotes at Bonhams in Los Angeles. He joined the company in 2009 and has taken on such responsibilities as business getting, valuations and day-to-day management of the department, which holds three sales annually in Los Angeles and New York.
Song has more than 20 years of experience in numismatics, with special expertise in appraising and selling 19th and 20th century American coinage. Throughout the course of his career, Song has been privileged to participate in the sale of more than $250 million worth of numismatics internationally.
Prior to his position at Bonhams, Song was Senior Vice President of Auctions at a California-based auction house, with a focus upon rare coins, jewellery and timepieces. He was responsible for business development, infrastructure and growth of new auction categories.
From 1994 to 2001, Song was Vice President of an international auction house in New York. Song played an integral role there in organising impressive sales. Examples include one of the world's most valuable collections of ancient coins ever to be offered at auction, formed by Nelson Bunker and his brother, William Herbert Hunt, as well asthe famed treasures from the SS Central America - one of the most valuable salvaged shipwrecks in history.
Song holds an MBA from New York University Stern School of Management in International Finance and Marketing and a BA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. In addition, he is a graduate of the American Works of Art course at an international auction house in New York.