Born in Armatofta, Skane, Sweden. He built a cabin in Idaho and logged the land. Later he built a home in Spokane. The house had no electricity. Unmarried.
Author of many articles for The Numismatist. He owned more than 30,000 numismatic books and 40,000 world coins, specializing in copper coins. In 1945 the ANA named him the "Leading Collector of Copper Coins of the World." In 1972 he was inducted into the ANA Numismatc Hall of Fame.
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1962 reprint from The Numismatist. Eklund originally published a series of articles on Portuguese copper coins in the April through July issues of the 1929 Numismatist. Courtesy of Tom Babinszki. This is an in-copyright publication and not available for full view. "Snippets" will appear in NNP search results.