Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to welcome Kevin Vinton, the newest expert to join our dream team. Kevin was born and raised in Connecticut and was introduced to coins at an early age by his parents who were both collectors. With an appreciation for history and a strong collecting gene, he was easily hooked and numismatics became a life-long pursuit. Throughout high school and college, he spent his summers working at local coin shops and became acquainted with the business side of the hobby. Upon his 2009 graduation from Wheaton College in Illinois, Kevin went to work for Sam Sloat Coins as numismatist and manager. There he gained a broad knowledge of all areas of numismatics, while developing a specialization in colonial and early American coinage. In 2013, he founded Inde Et Lib, Numismatists, becoming a highly respected expert and market maker in U.S. colonials and early federal copper, handling countless rarities and bringing several important collections to market. Kevin is well known for his talents as a grader and authenticator and has discovered several deceptive counterfeits that had gone undetected in the marketplace for years. Kevin is a life member of the American Numismatic Association, Early American Coppers, the Colonial Coin Collectors Club and many other organizations. He is an instructor on early American copper coins at the ANA Summer Seminar and has cataloged the annual Early American Coppers auction since 2015. He is a contributor to A Guide Book of United States Coins and to the Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins. As an author he has won awards for articles published in The Numismatist and the Penny-Wise journal.