James has been a collector for 26 years, and has been a coin dealer for
the past 15 years.
Born and raised in Madison, James attended several colleges including
UW-Madison and eventually graduated
from University of California at
Berkeley. James financed his education by buying and selling coins at
national shows, gaining depth in knowledge of issues involved in coin
collecting and dealing.
James got his start in Numismatics at age five by going with his dad to
the bank to visit the safety deposit box which held a small collection
of gold coins that have been passed down in the family. When James was
12, Len opened the doors to his shop in Madison.
Since those early days Len encouraged James' enthusiasm in numerous ways
and became a significant mentor in all areas of numismatics.
Over the years James has served the numismatic hobby in many ways. He
is past vice-president of the
Madison Coin Club,
served as dealer
chairman of the Madison coin show, and has won numerous national exhibit
and literary awards. James has also been interviewed on
National Public Radio, as
well as local TV and radio stations covering various topics of
In 2002 James began working for Len at his shop with the idea to
eventually purchase the business which occurred in 2003. Since then Len
and James have been serving the Greater Madison area in all their coin
and stamp collecting needs.