COLLECTORS UNIVERSE, INC.
RESTRICTED STOCK AGREEMENT
THIS RESTRICTED STOCK AGREEMENT (the “Agreement”) is entered into as of July 31, 2009 by and
between MICHAEL J. MCCONNELL (hereinafter referred to as “Executive”), and COLLECTORS
UNIVERSE, INC., a Delaware corporation (hereinafter referred to as the “Company”), pursuant to the
Company’s 2006 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”).
R E C I T A L S :
A. Executive is the Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company and in those capacities
has rendered and is continuing to render services to, for and on behalf of the Company.
B. The Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Committee”) (i) has
adopted the Fiscal 2010 Management Incentive Plan (the “Management Incentive Plan”), which provides for
awards of restricted shares of the Company’s common stock, under the Company’s 2006 Equity Incentive Plan
(the “Plan”), to be made to the three most senior executives of the Company and (ii) by action of its members,
has granted to Executive, effective as of July 31, 2009, as award of 101,034 shares of the Company’s common
stock, on the terms and subject to the conditions and restrictions set forth hereinafter, to provide incentives for
Executive to remain in the Company’s service and to devote his utmost efforts to the achievement by the
Company, of the Performance Goal (set forth hereinafter), all as more specifically provided in this Agreement.
C. Executive was notified, on July 31, 2009, of the aforementioned award of such shares to him
by the Committee.
A G R E E M E N T :
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants hereinafter set forth, and for other good and
valuable consideration, the adequacy and receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties agree as follows:
Definitions . For purposes of this Agreement, the terms set forth below in this
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