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Walter R. Perschke


Born in McHenry, Illinois. Graduate of University of Chicago. Owner of the Collector Den. President of Numisco Rare Coins, LTD. in Chicago, Illinois. Numisco conducted five auction sales 1980 to 1982. Perschke bought a Brasher Doubloon for $430,000 at Auction '79 and put it on tour in 1987. It sold at auction '79 and put it on tour in 1987. It sold at auction to Adam Crum for $4,582,500 in 2014. 

He also owned the 1783 Nova Constellatio Type II Quint pattern from the Garret collection. It sold at auction to Don Kagin for $1,175,000 in 2013. 

Finance writer for Chicago Daily News and host of "Ask an Expert" on PBS Wall Street Week. 

In 1969 he was indicted for smuggling Australian gold coins into the U.S. He pled guilty, paid a fine of $2500 and received a three year suspended sentence.

He was accused of failing to file IRS Form 8300 on two cash sales over $10,000 made to an IRS undercover agent. He pleaded guilty February 13, 1992, and on July 20, 1992, he was sentenced to a six month prison term.

He bought the Monthly Aspectarian magazine in 2014 and renamed it Conscious Community. He served as president of Chicago's Spiritual learning Center. 

He died in Chicago. 

Obit: CW 6/27/16

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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