Born in Galesburg, Illinois. Married Maxine Meyer August 9, 1953. They had a daughter and two sons. Received A.B. from University of Chicago in 1953.
Employed as manager of coin and stamp department for Marshall Field & Co. in Chicago 1953 to 1961. Sales manager for Sterling Publishing Company in New York City 1961-66, vice president 1966-72, executive vice president 1972-79, president 1979 to 1995 and Chairman 1995 to 2003. Also with President Coin Corporation in New York City after 1961.
He was the author of:
Getting Started in Coin Collecting in 1961, revised in 1967.
Pictorial Guide to Coin Conditions in 1962 @ $.75, revised in 1968.
Manual For Coin Collecting and Investing in 1963
Picture Book of Ancient Coins in 1963
U. S. Commemorative Coins and Stamps w/ Fred Reinfeld, 1964 @ $1.
Coin Collecting as a Hobby in 1964 @ $3.39.
Coins and Coin Collecting in 1965 @ $.50.
Hidden Values in Coins in 1965
What You Should Know About Coins and Coin Collecting in 1965
Catalogue of the World's Most Popular Coins in 1965
Coin Identifier in 1966
International Guide to Coin Collecting in 1966
Coins You Can Collect in 1967
Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Coins in 1970
Catalog of Scandanavian Coins in 1970
Historic Gold Coins of the World in 1971
Catalogue of North, South and Central American Coins in 1980
bio: ConAut 2R, 2NR; WWA 88, 04; WWEast 77
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