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Fred Reinfeld


Born in New York City. He also wrote under the pseudonym Edward Young. Married Beatrice Levine December 10, 1932. They had a son and a daughter. Attended New York University and the College of the City of New York. Employed as an author 1932 to 1964.

He was a champion chess player and author of chess books. They appear to have included more than 100 titles. Reinfeld was the author of:

Coinometry with Robert V. Masters in 1952 republished as Coin Collecting in 1960.

Treasury of the World's Coins (1953) @ $3.95.

Coin Collector's Handbook (1954) @ $2.50 with later editions.

Cash for Your Coins (1956).

Catalog of the World's Most Popular Coins (1956) @ $5.95.

Story of Paper Money (1957) @ $3.95.

It was republished as A Simplified Guide to Collecting American Paper Money (1960).

How to Build a Coin Collection (1958).

Story of Civil War Money (1959) @ $2.95.

Coin Dictionary and Guide (1960).

A Treasury of American Coins (1961).

Pictorial Guide to Coin Conditions (1962) @ .75.

Manual for Coin Collectors and Investors (1963).

Picture Book of Ancient Coins (1963).

U. S. Commemorative Coins and Stamps (1964) w/ Burton Hobson @ $1.

Catalog of the World's Most Popular Coins (1967) @ $5.95.

bio: ConAut P1

obit:: NN 6/22/64; NYT 5/30/64; NUM 77 Sep 1964 p1214

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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