Joined Aug 24 2010
73 years old
Chapel Hill, NC
I began collecting Philippine coins in 1969 while being stationed at Wallace AS down the hill from Baguio. These coins were put away for nearly 30 years and I began collecting seriously in the late 90s. Today I have the complete US/PI set in slabs, primarily from ANACS. That said, like nearly all collectors about 15 or so coins are cleaned and marked "details". I also collect Philippine medals and Philippine tokens. My goal is to write a book about Philippine medals from 1650-2010, but this may have to wait until I retire in a couple of years.
My vocation is teaching. I am a professor at Elon University in NC and this allows me to take students to Asia--primarily the Philippines--for study abroad experiences. This allows me to buy coins both on the market and at the Central Bank. I also retired from the AF Reserve in 1997. My wife and I have one son and two grandchildren.