Brother of Nancy Opitz Wilson. Married to Karen Attended University of Wisconsin. Owner of First Impressions Printing.
Authority on primitive money. Author of Odd and Curious Money: Descriptions and Values (1986).
Past president of the International Primitive Money Society. He received the Krause Publications Numismatic Ambassador Award.
His collection was sold by Heritage on December 5-6, 2019.
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Odd and Curious Money: Descriptions and Values by Charles J. Opitz. This is an in-copyright publication. "Snippet" results will appear in the Newman Portal search results.
A comprehensive guide to odd & curious money, listing hundreds of objects (besides currency and coin) historically used as a medium of exchange.