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David (Carl) Harper


Received B.S. from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh in 1977. Employed by Krause Publications after April 17, 1978. His position included staff writer for Numismatic News 1978 to 1980; editor of Coins magazine 1980 to 1983; editor of Numismatic News 1984 to 1988; editor of Bank Note Reporter 1989 to 1991; editor of World Coin News 1990 to 1991. He testified before Congress for the coin redesign campaign in 1988. He was an unsuccessful candidate for public office in 1988.

Harper began collecting coins in 1963. He collects political convention admission tickets. He served on the board for the NLG 1989 to 1991. Received the ANA Medal of Merit in 2002 and Burnett Anderson memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing in 2007.

Retired from FW publications in 2019.

bio by correspondence, 1991

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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