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Frank Albert Lapa


Born in Chicago. Proprietor of Coins of the World in Chicago. Coin dealer in Beverly Hills, California, author of:

Russian Wire Money, 16 pages (1967)

Check List of Siege and Necessity Money (1968)

Kandy Kings of Ceylon 1055-1295 A.D. (1968)

VaticanCity1929 (1969)

Convicted in 1977 for the 1975 murder of Raymund Yablun. He was released on parole after serving less than fifteen years for the murder. He was also an accomplished painter or copyist of paintings. He died in Santa Clara, California.

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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