Michael Miles Standish Obituary News: Vice President of Numismatic Guaranty Company, Michael Miles Standish dies by suicide aged 58

Michael Miles Standish NGC Obituary News: Vice President of Numismatic Guaranty Company, Michael Miles Standish dies by suicide aged 58.

American businessman, author, rare coin expert, sports memorabilia expert and philanthropist, Michael “Miles” Standish has passed away.

According to an online obituary on Wednesday, Michael Standish died unexpectedly by suicide. He was 58 years old.

Standish is co-founder of Collectors Universe. He currently serves as vice president of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC).

Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on November 13, 1964, Standish became interested in numismatics at a young age. He is a 1983 graduate of Portage Central High School in Portage, Michigan, where he lettered in football and was a disc jockey of the school radio station. Standish first became involved in selling coins at the age of 17, when he set up his first table at the National Silver Dollar Show (1982) in Houston, Texas.

Standish Career

Standish began his career in the coin industry as he traveled to regional and local coin shows. He was hired by ANACS, America’s Oldest Grading service, to be a grader in 1984. While at ANACS, Standish began to write a monthly column called “Under the Loupe”, which was published in Coin World from 1984 until 1988.

Standish left ANACS in 1985 and went to work for Michael G. DeFalco, a notable dealer specializing in silver dollars, toned coins, and commemoratives. He also worked for Wayne Miller and Steve Contursi, where he served as a coin buyer.

In 2015, Standish joined NGC and currently serves as vice president.

Standish is an active participant in a non-profit organization that works with hospitals and healthcare providers to instill family and child friendly healthcare practices around the world. Standish’s wife Andrea Mangione Standish is the founder and president.

Social Media Tributes

“It is with great sadness that we write this post about the loss of such an amazing man. Michael Miles Standish lived his life to impact so many. We are truly better because of the impact and influence you had in our lives. Anthony and I will forever be grateful. Andrea Mangione Standish, we are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts and our prayers are with you. You are such an incredible person. We are so thankful for you and the amazing impact you have in this world as well. This is what I love about the two of you. Miles will continue to live on and have a significant impact for many generations.”

“It’s been a rough day. My ears heard the news but my heart couldn’t embrace it. I still can’t believe it. Michael Miles Standish, you were an amazing man. Your heart was larger than life and you left a little of it everywhere you went. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and vision with us. Heaven has gained an angel and we’re left with our magical memories. Rest in peace, my friend. You will be missed,” another post read.