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Rulau, Russell

Born in Chicago. Married Hazel Darlene Grizzell February 1, 1968. (She died June 1, 2008) They had 10 children and stepchildren. Served in U. S. Army 1944 to 1950; U. S. Air Force 1950 to 1962. He attended the University of Wisconsin 1946 to 1948.

Employed as assistant editor for Coin World 1962 to 1974; editor of World Coins 1964 to 1974; editor of Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine 1968 to 1974. He started working for Krause Publications in 1974. He was the editor of the Bank Note Reporter after October 1983 and World Coin News. He retired from Krause Publications August 31, 1984. Served as vice president of U. S. sales operations for the Pobjoy Mint 1985 to 1998. Active in Wisconsin Republican politics.

He was one of the founders of TAMS and editor of the TAMS Journal 1962 to 1963. He is credited with coining the word "exonumist." He served on the Assay Commission for 1973. Served as director for the NLG 1974 to 1978. In 1982 he created the Coin of the Year Award. He received the Glenn Smedley Memorial Award in 1994 and the Medal of merit in 1995. In 2000 he received an ANA Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the ANA Numismatic Hall of Fame.

Rulau was editor for Standard Catalog of World Paper Money in 1975 and contributing editor for Standard Catalog of World Coins in 1974.

Author of several books on exonumia:

American Game Counters (1972)

co-author Early American Tokens (1981) @ $4.95

Hard times Tokens (1981) @ $4.95

U.S. Merchant Tokens 1845-1860 (1982) @ $9.95

United States Trade Tokens 1866-1989 (1983)

Medallic Portraits of George Washington (1985)

Tokens of the Gay Ninties 1890-1900 (1987)

Discovering America The Coin Collecting Connection (1989)

He died at home in Iola, Wisconsin.

bio: WWAmPol 91-92; WWMW 92; obit CW 12/10/12, NUM January 2013

 



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    Hard Times Tokens, Second Edition 1981

    Hard Times Tokens, Second Edition

    Hard Times Tokens by Russell Rulau. This is an in-copyright publication. "Snippet" results will appear in the Newman Portal search results.

    Early American Tokens 1981

    Early American Tokens

    Early American Tokens by Russell Rulau. This is an in-copyright publication. "Snippet" results will appear in the Newman Portal search results.

    U.S. Merchant Tokens 1845-1860, Second Edition 1985

    U.S. Merchant Tokens 1845-1860, Second Edition

    U.S. Merchant Tokens 1845-1860, Second Edition by Russell Rulau. This is an in-copyright publication. "Snippet" results will appear in the Newman Portal search results.

    Tokens of the Gay Nineties: 1890-1900 1987

    Tokens of the Gay Nineties: 1890-1900

    Tokens of the Gay Nineties: 1890-1900 by Russell Rulau. This is an in-copyright publication. "Snippet" results will appear in the Newman Portal search results.

    Hard Times Tokens 1832-1844, Third Edition 1987

    Hard Times Tokens 1832-1844, Third Edition

    Hard Times Tokens 1832-1844, Third Edition by Russell Rulau. This is an in-copyright publication. "Snippet" results will appear in the Newman Portal search results.

    United States Trade Tokens 1866-1889 1988

    United States Trade Tokens 1866-1889

    United States Trade Tokens 1866-1889 by Russell Rulau. This is an in-copyright publication. "Snippet" results will appear in the Newman Portal search results.

    Standard Catalog of United States Tokens 1700-1900 1994

    Standard Catalog of United States Tokens 1700-1900

    Standard Catalog of United States Tokens 1700-1900 by Russell Rulau. This is an in-copyright publication. "Snippet" results will appear in the Newman Portal search results.

    Hard Times Tokens 1832-1844, Sixth Edition 1996

    Hard Times Tokens 1832-1844, Sixth Edition

    Hard Times Tokens 1832-1844, Sixth Edition by Russell Rulau. This is an in-copyright publication. "Snippet" results will appear in the Newman Portal search results.

    Standard Catalog of United States Tokens 1700-1900, Second Edition 1997

    Standard Catalog of United States Tokens 1700-1900, Second Edition

    Standard Catalog of United States Tokens 1700-1900, Second Edition by Russell Rulau. This is an in-copyright publication. "Snippet" results will appear in the Newman Portal search results.

    Medallic Portraits of Washington, Second Edition 1999

    Medallic Portraits of Washington, Second Edition

    Medallic Portraits of Washington, Second Edition by Russell Rulau and George Fuld. This is an in-copyright publication. "Snippet" results will appear in the Newman Portal search results.

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