COLLECTORS UNIVERSE, INC.
FISCAL 2010 MANAGEMENT INCENTIVE PLAN
This FISCAL 2010 MANAGEMENT INCENTIVE PLAN (the “2010 Management Incentive Plan” or
the “2010 Incentive Plan”) of Collectors Universe, Inc, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”) is hereby
adopted and approved as of June 1, 2009, with reference to the following:
A. WHEREAS, in 2006 the Company’s Board of Directors adopted and its stockholders
approved the Company’s 2006 Equity Incentive Plan (the “ 2006 Equity Plan ” or the “ 2006 Plan ”), which
provides for the granting of options to purchase Common Stock, Restricted Stock Awards, Stock Appreciation
Rights and Restricted Stock Units (as defined in the 2006 Plan) to officers and other key employees and
directors of the Company or its Affiliates (as defined in Section 2.1 of the 2006 Equity Plan); and
B. WHEREAS, the Compensation Committee of the Board has determined that it is advisable and
in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders that this 2010 Management Incentive Plan be approved
and implemented to provide for the grant of Restricted Stock Awards, in accordance with the 2006 Equity Plan
and the terms and provisions of this 2010 Management Incentive Plan, to the Company’s three (3) executive
officers: Michael J. McConnell, its CEO, David G. Hall, its President, and Joseph J. Wallace, its CFO
(collectively, the “ Participants ” and each a “ Participant ”).
1. Purposes and Administration of the 2010 Incentive Plan .
1.1 Purposes of the Plan . This 2010 Management Incentive Plan has been adopted in
place of a cash-based annual management incentive plan of the types adopted by the Compensation Committee
in previous years, primarily for the following purposes: (i) to establish incentives that will focus management on
achieving a turn-around in the Company’s financial performance in fiscal 2010, as well as providing incentives for
them to remain in the Company’s employ thereaft