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John Zug


Born in Washington D.C. Married with one daughter. He received an engineering degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1892. He was employed by the government in projects dredging the harbors at Grays Harbor, Washington, and Puget Sound. He went to Alaska in 1905 as a civilian contractor building roads. During the first World War he was commissioned captain with the Corps of Engineers. He was discharged April 22, 1920.

He began to collect stamps as a child. He had a fine collection sold at auction in 1907. In 1920 he began to deal in coins from his home in Bowie, Maryland. He received early encouragement from dealer B. H. Collins of Washington, D. C. He advertised inside the back cover of The Numismatist for 26 years. He was a member of the ANA, several local coin clubs and the Masons. He died at the home of his daughter in Towson, Maryland.

Coins from Zug were in the 1952 ANA sale  and a 1956 New Netherlands sale.

obit: NUM 62 Dec 1949 page 730 (drawing)

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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