1939 - 1996
Jack Collins (1939-1996) was a coin dealer, cataloger, and numismatic photographer born in Detroit, Michigan. His given name was Charles Meredith Brainard. Collins cataloged sales for Pine Tree Auctions and conducted sales under the name Hillcrest Enterprises from 1968 to 1970. He also held two sales of numismatic literature. He was editor, designer, and photographer for Walter Breen’s Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents and co-founder of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society, serving as the first editor of its publication The Asylum. He was president of American Institute of Numismatic Research in 1982.