About iCoins

Chip Scoppa, sole proprieter of iCoins coin shop, has been a numismatic collector for over 50 years.  He began collecting coins as a child through gifts and finds.  Throughout his life, his love for the intricacies and significance of coinage has only grown.  His background as a chemical engineer and project manager has helped him create a very systematic and well documented system for collecting.  Chip has also been an integral part of the Rochester Numismatic Association.  He served as the 100th president, as well as other executive positions, during his ongoing time as an active member there.

Chip has also written and created many articles and presentation on numismatics across the years.  Some of his published works can be found here.


Awards and Acclamations:

Chip received the RNA’s Charles RicardWriter’s Award in 2006 and 2007; Alphonse Kolb Speaker’s Award in 2006, 2007 and 2008; Alphonse Kolb Best-in Show Award in 2009 for his exhibit of Constantinian-era Campgate coins; and Numismatist of the Year in 2010. A graduate of the ANA’s “Coins in the Classroom” program, Scoppa collects ancient Roman Imperial coinage,WorldWar II-era coins and paper money, exonumia of the Army- Navy “E” Award Program, and experimental webpress notes.