Longtime collector, dealer and author, Charles “C.T.” Rodgers, 73,
died Oct. 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mr. Rodgers, of California, was attending the Southern Nevada Casino
Collectibles Club show when he became ill.
He started his mail order business (C.T. Coins) in 1954 when he was
only 13 years old, according to information from his biography on the
website of the Casino Chips & Gaming Tokens Collectors Club. As an
active member of the CC>CC, he served in a variety of positions
including advertising manager for the club’s journal.
Mr. Rodgers currently owned C.T. Coins and sold numismatic supplies
and casino chips. He was also the author of The History of Disney
Dollars: An Illustrated Guide in Color of All Notes Issued for Use
in Disneyland, Walt Disney World and the Disney Stores.
Mr. Rodgers was also a member of the American Numismatic Association
and “was a staunch contributor to the institution of ANA's new
exclusive exhibit category for casino items, which used to be
relegated to a miscellaneous category,” according to his biography. He
was an active casino tokens exhibitor and won several awards through
He is survived by his wife Margarita, daughter Barbara and
son-in-law Tom Hartell along with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A private funeral service was held for the family and close friends.