RONALD G. WAYNE – Born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 17, 1934 is a true “Renaissance“ man. He is best known as one of the co-founders of the Apple Computer Company, along with the principle movers of that enterprise, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. It was an adventure that occupied only a small part of his life – as compared to the times he was engaged in the designing and building of slot machines, and other professional gaming products. He’s a well-credentialed inventor, holding nearly a dozen U.S. Patents covering a range of fundamental concepts.

Philately (stamp collecting)

It all began in my pre-adolescent years, when at one point (I well remember) I became fascinated by so trivial an object as a postage stamp. I can still recall being amazed at how a president’s photo-perfect portrait could actually be made up of jillions of incredibly tiny lines! And that’s when it all began - I was hooked! On and off, over the next several decades, I found my enthusiasm for this hobby expanded, as I discovered more and more elements which seemed to link to other aspects of my own nature.

Numismatics (coin collecting)

As is evident through my writing of Insolence of Office (my opus magnum) the early years of my adulthood encompassed another passion - a drive to understand the essence and the true nature of currency. And of course, in the process, I discovered what it was, in the nature of silver and gold, that enabled these metals to function so reliably as the basis for a viable currency, for more than 3000 years. It seemed quite natural therefore, that my passion for collecting stamps would so easily expand to collecting coins as well.