World History, International Relation, American Diplomatic History, Numismatic Study.
Publications in English:
“Some Notable Die-Links among the Bactrian Gold Staters,” Numismatic Chronicle 173, London: Royal Numismatic Society, pp. 73-78, pl. 16-17.
“The Die-study of the Gold Staters in Diodoti Dynasty,” Numismatic Chronicle（Prepared）.
Topic: Ancient Greek Coins - Numismatic and the History Studies
Mr Bruce Thornton
Director of Banknote Grading, PCGS
Bruce Thornton joins PCGS family as the Director of Banknote Grading. His first undertaking will be focusing on China and Asia markets. Mr. Thornton is a highly qualified professional banknote expert with more than 20 years of experience working in the industry. He grew up in the industry working at his father’s business where he was exposed to banknote dealing and collecting from an early age. Bruce said: “I sold my first banknote years ago at the young age of 12 to a well-known banknote and coin dealer from China/Asia...I had a different childhood than most, I could look notes up in the Pick catalogue before I could tie my own shoes.” After graduating from University with a degree in International Politics, Bruce began working in the banknote industry full time, traveling to shows and shops around the United States as well as China and Asia and European markets. Bruce is also an educator of banknote grading where he shared his knowledges in giving lectures and seminars throughout the world, taught class on banknote grading at ANA, and is a member of PCDA (Professional Currency Dealers Association), IBNS, ANA, FUN, ICTA. He has sat on numerous boards including as a Governor of the PCDA.
Bruce is one of the world's foremost experts in grading and authentication of banknotes and is well known and respected throughout the collecting community for his knowledge and expertise in counterfeits. PCGS is excited about Bruce joining the grading team.
Mr Li, Founder of Silver House of Taiwan and Chairman of Chinese Numismatic Society, is a veteran collector. He has been exposed to coins, banknotes and stamps since the middle of the country and has a strong interest in it. After master graduation, he started its business immediately is now one of the leaders of the industry.