Christopher Henry Perkins was born and grew up in South East London. He has always had an interest in collectables (especially British coins) and has run a successful website as a professional coin dealer for over 15 years. He is a member of the British Numismatic Trade Association and has long been associated with BBC Three Counties radio as half of the Coins and Medals specialist team (with his father Steve, dealing with the medal enquiries).
In late 2004 he took over the long established publishing house Rotographic Publications and since then has been involved as an author or editor on over 30 titles. He is the current author of the popular British Coin Price guide "Collectors' Coins GB 1760 - 1970" (in its 43rd edition), the best-selling "Collectors' Coins - Decimal Issues of the UK (Check Your Change)" and has published/written many other books on related subjects involving coins, banknotes, medals and history.