About Northeast
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Tom Caldwell founded Northeast Numismatics over 50 years ago. In the years that have elapsed since 1964, Tom has proven his expertise in every area of US coinage, from rare colonials and patterns to high grade proof type and gold. In addition to being an ANA life member since 1972 (#1318) and a member of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG), Tom is a life member of the Society for US Commemorative Coins, the Central States Numismatic Society, Florida United Numismatists, the Numismatic Association of Southern California, as well as other regional and national organizations. He has attended every major coin show and auction since the late 1960s, and can often be seen at shows out for a run in the early morning (he has completed several marathons). Tom's easy-going personality and casual manner have made him a favorite personality on the show circuit, both with dealers and collectors. Tom is a firm believer that an educated collector is necessary to a strong and sustainable rare coin market, and has taken great efforts to teach youngsters (and elders) the essentials of coin collecting. In his words, "There are a lot of dealers in this business for the long haul. I consider myself a lifer, and we should do what we can to enhance the hobby." Tom's email address is .

Chris Clements has been in the coin business since 1996, after obtaining his master's degree in International Business. He is the senior numismatist and a buyer of nearly every type of U.S. and world coinage. Chris travels to all major coin shows and many auctions, and is a Life Member of the ANA, the Central States Numismatic Society, and Florida United Numismatists. Chris manages Northeast's marketing efforts, and he is also the resident web specialist/IT expert. He is happy to help anyone who has questions about Northeast's website. In his leisure time, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and watching football. He has also begun the long journey of perfecting smoked meats. If you're looking for him, you'll likely find him on the porch by his smoker. Chris can be reached at .

Brian Alty is our Director of Sales. He’ll be able to answer most of your coin-related questions and any other inquiries you may have. Brian has over two decades of sales, technical and managerial experience and believes that the customer experience should be the number one priority of any business. Brian enters his fifth year with Northeast having much intensive classroom and on-the-job experience, and is developing into a top-notch numismatist. In addition to enjoying time with his son, Brian avidly supports all New England sports teams, and he is also a self-proclaimed chef who loves to be in the kitchen. Brian can be reached at .

Marne Gigante is our professional, in-house photographer. She is responsible for imaging all of the coins you see on our website. Marne has an extensive background in portrait photography, and also enjoys photographing weddings, scenery, and taking too many pictures of her cats. When she is not working, Marne enjoys crafting, reading, and swimming. She can be reached at .

Steven Plasse is our Office Manager. He will likely be the first one you talk to when you call, and he'll be able to answer most of your questions. Steven has a combined 20 years of experience in office management, customer service, and sales. He grew up in the coin business and is happy to be back working with coins, as both his father and grandfather did. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, as well as reading, playing guitar and drums, and working on cars. He can be reached at .

Mike Zabbo is our Shipping Manager. He joins Northeast after spending over twenty years working in a managerial position at Walgreens, as well as spending time at Citizens Bank working with clients. He understands the importance of customer service and is here to help you with any shipping and other order-related questions. In his free time, Mike enjoys making homemade jerky, as well as watching the Red Sox, Patriots, and Bruins. He also loves taking road trips. He can be reached at .






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