Elizej is a co-founder and managing partner of the company. His fascination with coins and money began in his early childhood. He was introduced to systematic collecting by his grandfather, the founder of the family’s collecting tradition. His professional and expert focus covers a long period ranging from Celtic coins from the territory of Slovakia to modern 20th century coinage. His specialties are Renaissance and Baroque medals and pattern strikes. Elizej’s previous experience in financial market analyses, trading, and portfolio management makes him perfectly suited for his role of strategist and market risk manager in the Macho & Chlapovič Group.
Radoslav’s friendship with Elizej and their mutual passion for numismatics were the impetus for the founding of the company. His grandfather and passionate collector Gejza Chlapovič worked as a technical deputy in the Slovak state enterprise Mincovňa Kremnica. This meant that Radoslav regularly encountered collectors when he was still only a child. He started collecting at the age of 15, and not only collected coins, but also antiques, for which he ran a restoration workshop and shop in Kremnica. He specialises in Czechoslovak coins and their pattern strikes, as well as in Hungarian and Transylvanian coinage from the period of 1526–1792. Radoslav likes to say that by building a collection, you also build yourself.
In the past, Elizej worked for several banks and was in the finance and banking industry for almost 20 years. His interest in finance led him to alternative investment and, through his father and with the support of his son, to numismatics. He is mainly fascinated by the oldest coinage from the Celtic period. He admires how people living in the era before the birth of Christ managed to masterfully transform their artistic ideas into gold and silver. Elizej is one of the founding members of the company. He specialises in financial and economic management and precious metals trading.
Director of the Bratislava branch
Andrej has been with the company since its very beginning. He participated in its planning, establishing itself in the market, expanding in Slovakia and abroad, and in gradually building the business and auction house into what is an internationally recognised company today. He has a degree in foreign trade. He is the director of the Bratislava branch, of which he is the guarantor, and manages the preparation of auction catalogues. He is also the auction guarantor for medieval Hungarian coins from the period of elected kings and coins of the Arpad dynasty. Beside this, he is interested in Hungarian coins from the Habsburg era. In addition to numismatics, he also likes new technology and his knowledge in this field enables him to run the technological side of the company.
Legal & Compliance
Dušan studied law and is also a practising lawyer. His passion for exploring history and collecting coins, banknotes, stamps, and art has been with him since childhood, partly thanks to his classmate Elizej. Over time, this passion turned into an ambitious endeavour to collect rare historical coins from the territory of Slovakia. Within the Macho & Chlapovič group, he oversees corporate governance, general legal advice and his favourite topic is the creation of optimal tools for investing in numismatics and precious metals.
Director of the Prague branch
Jan has been with us since the opening of the Prague branch and currently ensures its smooth operation. He always gives his clients his full attention, regardless of whether they come in with an ordinary small coin or a truly unique piece. He encountered numismatics at an early age, as his grandfather used to collect coins and stamps and Jan, while visiting, would observe him taking care of them. In this way, he gradually gained valuable advice and experience. It taught him the patience and modesty he still has today. He specialises in coins of the Austrian Empire and the popular First Republic, as well as contemporary modern production. He is in charge of compiling our annual Catalogue of Czechoslovak, Czech and Slovak Coins. He is no stranger to older Habsburg coins and medals.
Radim is a professional guarantor for our Prague branch and also an auction guarantor for Habsburg Bohemian and Austrian coins and medals from the period of 1657–1848, including church and family coinage. He is also a guarantor for paper money across all periods, but especially Czechoslovakia. He has been actively involved in numismatics continuously since 2006. He studied law and holds a Doctor of Law degree, as well as a degree in antique studies from the Rudolphian Academy in Prague. In his own collecting pursuits, he focuses on Hungarian ancestral coinage and medals with anti-Turkish themes, while in the case of paper money, his favourites are Czechoslovak and Slovak banknotes. He is the author of two specialised publications on Czechoslovak, Czech, and Slovak banknotes, alongside several scholarly articles.
Tomáš is an auction guarantor for Celtic, Greek, and Roman coins, as well as Czech medieval coins and Habsburg coins until 1657 (with the exception of Transylvanian and Hungarian coinage), and also a guarantor for foreign coins up to the middle of the 17th century. He became acquainted with numismatics thanks to his grandfather, who, once retired, devoted his free time to collecting coins. During his grandson’s frequent visits, he introduced him to his modest collection and led him to read numismatic literature. Since then, Tomáš has been heavily involved in numismatics, even at an academic research level. He regularly lectures at conferences in the Czech Republic and abroad, and publishes scholarly articles. He is considered one of the leading experts in Central European Celtic coinage and Czech coinage of the 16th and early 17th centuries.
Front Office Manager
Anna is the first person you come into contact with at our Prague branch. She has worked with people all her professional life, so her position as the Front Office Manager suits her perfectly. She encountered numismatics for the first time at our floor auctions. At first, she only attended them as a silent observer, but later became actively involved in the smooth running of the whole event. At the beginning, she liked the “yellow Czechoslovak wheels” – St. Wenceslas ducats – the most, but gradually, she began to discover the beauty of numismatics. At present, she is most fascinated by the Jáchymov medals.
Front Office Manager
Zuzana studied political science and diplomacy. Maybe that is why she quickly adopted a pro-client approach in her previous jobs. Her good manners and welcoming mood, which you will undoubtedly notice every time you visit our Bratislava branch, all come naturally to her. Whether you are looking for an investment or a gift, and whether you are a collector or just struck by curiosity, she will always give you good advice and find an answer to all your questions. She came across numismatics by chance, and, as tends to be the case in life, it was love at first sight. What appeals to her in particular are medals and tokens minted on the occasions of coronations of Hungarian kings and queens.
Renáta is the one who keeps you up to date on our company’s events and other news and she also likes to share interesting things from the world of numismatics and investment. She has a degree in financial management, so the world of finance and investment is close to her. It was her husband Andrej who initially got her interested in history and numismatics. By his side, she observed the foundation and gradual growth of the company. Her favourite parts of history are the periods of the Celts and the Slavs, their ways of life, economy, jewellery, and in particular the customs and traditions they followed. In addition to Celtic coins, she is also interested in coinage from the Habsburg era, especially from the time of Maria Theresa.
Juraj originally discovered the magic of numismatics at preschool age when, while ill, he received an album from his mother, the aim of which was to collect the euro coins of the first twelve countries of the euro area. He took the album with him on all his holidays abroad until his quest was complete. Juraj gradually expanded his collection of euro coins with coins and banknotes from Czechoslovakia and Germany. With his father, he began to regularly attend numismatic auctions, at which the most valuable golden Hungarian and Czechoslovak ducats were his favourite. Currently, while studying at university, he ensures regular updates of our e-shop offer.