Born in Manhattan. Member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. During World War II he performed for soldiers under the name “The Great Raphael.” Married to Florence with two sons. He specialized in coins of Israel. Received the Numismatic News Numismatic Ambassador Award in 1998.
He died in Columbus, Ohio.
Obit NUM April 1999 DOB: SSDISource credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies