William John Atkinson
Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Received B.S. from Southern Illinois University in 1973 and M.S. in 1981. Married to Johna June 21, 1980. They have a son and a daughter. Self employed business reporter since 1976. He has had more than 2800 articles published.
Atkinson wrote the "Collector Profiles" and "Coinsumer Advocate" columns for Coin World running 1989 to 2000. Chairman of the ANA Consumer Protection and Education Committee. Founder of the National Coin Collectors Association (NCCA) in 1990. Editor and publisher of The U. S. Coin Collector, journal of the NCCA, 1990 to 1992. He stopped publication and disbanded the NCCA in January 1992. Author of The Consumer’s Guide to Coin Collecting in 1999.
bio by correspondence, 1991Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies