Born in Toledo, Ohio. Graduated with a B.S. in Physics from John Carroll University, University Heights, OH in 1973; M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA in 1992.
Married to the former Judy Butscher in Neu Ulm, Federal Republic of Germany, in 1979. No children. U.S. Army Signal Corps Officer from 1973 to 1996; Senior Satellite Systems Engineer and Program Manager, Northup Grumman from 1996 to 2007; independent consulting and part time jobs.
Bugert is a lifelong collector and has collected and researched Liberty Seated Halves since the mid-1970s. Other interests include information on Martin Luther Beistle, whom Bugert has extensively researched and written.
Authored with Randy Wiley of The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Half Dollars (1993). Author of A Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Varieties, Volume I, San Francisco Branch Mint (2009); A Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Varieties Volume II, Carson City Branch Mint (2010); A Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Varieties Volume III, New Orleans Branch Mint - 1840 thru 1853-O No Arrows (2011).
Vice President of the Liberty Seated Collectors Club and Editor of the LSCC monthly electronic newsletter, The E-Gobrecht. Recipient of numerous awards from the LSCC, John Reich Collectors Society, Numismatic Literary Guild, and the Numismatic Bibliomania Society.
Bio by email 11/28/12
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"The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Half Dollars" Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert.
Bill Bugert's Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Varieties, volume 1, describing die varieties of San Francisco half dollars from 1855 to 1878.
Bill Bugert's Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Varieties, volume 2, covering seated half dollars of the Carson City Mint from 1870-1878.
Bill Bugert's Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollars, vol. 3, covering New Orleans seated half dollars from 1840 to 1853 No Arrows.
A Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Varieties, Volume IV, New Orleans Branch Mint 1853-O WA to 1861-O
Bill Bugert's Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Varieties, vol. 4, covering New Orleans Liberty Seated half dollars from 1853 With Arrows to 1861.
Identification guide for obverse and reverse dies, and die marriages, of U.S. Liberty Seated half dollars (1839-1891). Volume 1, covering the branch mint (Carson City, New Orleans, and San Francisco) pieces.
Volume 5 of the series, covering die varieties of Liberty Seated half dollars struck in Philadelphia from 1839 to 1852.
Census of 1878-S U.S. half dollars, with illustrations and pedigree information for 51 specific examples.