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Louis Benjamin Fauver


(b.4/16/1939 L2006)

Born in Elyria, Ohio. Received B.A. from Dartmouth in 1961, M.F. from Yale in 1963 and MBA from Harvard in 1965. Married Karen Leigh Kavanagh March 25, 1967. They have a son and a daughter. Self employed management consultant and exonumia dealer after 1970. F

auver collects American counters, British whist markers, 19th century unofficial farthings and Civil War tokens by die. He has written many articles on Civil War tokens. He has served as treasurer of the Civil War Token Society since 1966.

He is the author of nine books published by Oak Grove Publications:

Exonumia Symbolism & Classification: A Catalogue of Kettle Pieces and an Examination of the Symbolism and Classification of Kettle Pieces and of American Exonumia of the Hard Times, Compromise, and Civil War Periods (1981)

American Counters Part 1: Double Eagle & Eagle Gold (1988)

American Counters Part 2: Half Eagle Gold (1989)

American Counters Pt 3: Three Dollar & Quarter Eagle Gold (1989)

American Counters Pt 4: One Dollar Gold & One Dollar Silver (1990)

American Counters Pt 5: Minor Denomination & Miscellaneous (1990)

American Counters Part 6: Latin America & Canada (1990)

Early California Counters (1991)

A Trial Listing of Rechenmeister / A B C Counters of the 1500's (1990)

bio by correspondence, 1991

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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