Born in Wichita, Kansas. Married to Dolores Joan Hart December 29, 1953. They have a son and daughter. Employed in retail firearms sales 1955 to 1969. Owner of real estate rental business after 1969.
Baum served as president of the Wichita Coin Club and first president of the Society of Ration Token Collectors. He claims the largest collection of U. S. sports schedule tokens and second largest collection of soap tokens.
He wrote for Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine and TAMS Journal. Author of A Primer of American Exonumia in 1973 and Baum's Checklist and Album of Office of Price Administration Tokens.
bio by correspondence, 1992 DOD:SSDI
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A Primer Of American Exonumia by J.W. Baum. This is an in-copyright publication. "Snippet" results will appear in the Newman Portal search results.