Chris’ lifelong fascination with coins began with his grandfathers’ collections.
Assembled during and after Naval service in World War II, these captured his young imagination, and he spent many nights with his brother combing through silver British half crowns, Mexican pesos, and Philippine 10 centavos. They wondered aloud who might have handled these common coins.
While attending the Pingree School in South Hamilton, MA, he wrote his college essay on coin collecting, and graduated cum laude with honors from Trinity College in 2018, earning his BA in History. After college, he took an Associate Editor’s position at Coin World magazine, launching a career in numismatic media. He co-created and co-hosted the Coin World Podcast. His work has appeared in Coin World, CoinWeek, The Numismatist, and PCGS Rare Coin Market Report. He has also contributed to the fourth edition of Whitman Publishing’s American Silver Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Series and to the eighth edition of Mega Red. He was won multiple Numismatic Literary Guild Awards for his writing and podcasting.
His writing continues to appear in many of these publications and he writes Stack’s Bowers’ “U.S. Coin” and “Did You Know?” blogs.
He is a member of the ANA, ANS, New England Numismatic Society, Boston Numismatic Society, Stoneham Coin Club, the Society of Bearded Numismatists, and a life member of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, Civil War Token Society, and Society of Paper Money Collectors.
He is also a member of the Massachusetts Historical Society.
His collecting interest include Philippine coinage struck under U.S. Administration, Civil War Tokens, Boston-, Massachusetts, and World’s Fair-related exonumia. Notable counterstamps and Hard Times Tokens are also of interest.
Outside of numismatics, Chris collects vinyl records and gems and minerals. He loves running, skiing, sailing and boating, and biking. Sampling craft beer and small-batch bourbons rounds out his weekends nicely.