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Johnson, Richard

He writes under the name D. Wayne Johnson for serious material and Dick Johnson for brief material.

Born in Kansas City, Missouri. Married to Shirley. They have three children. Graduated from Washington University in St. Louis. Served with the Air Force and National Security Agency.

Editor and publisher of Pace  and Coin Wholesaler. Published the Numismatic Directory  in 1957. Employed as advertising manager for the Kansas City Kansan  prior to joining the staff of Amos Press in 1959. Served as first editor for Coin World  1960 to May 1962. He was a founder of the Middle Atlantic Numismatic Association, past president of the St. Louis Numismatic Society, and a governor of the CSNS. Editor of MANA News  in 1963. Sales promotion and research director with Medallic Art Company after March 15, 1967. Curator of Numismatic Art at the Museum in Closter, New Jersey. Company historian and senior consultant for Medallic Art Company after May 1, 2010.

Partner with Chris Jensen in Johnson & Jensen. They conducted 27 auction sales 1978-85. Co-founder of Signature Art Medals in 2008.

Author of Monograms of American Coin and Medal Artists (2010); Who’s Who Among American Medalists (2015) and An Encyclopedia of Coin and Medal Technology (2016).

Founding member of the Rittenhouse Society. He died in Connecticut. In 2021 he was inducted into the ANA Hall of Fame.

obit: CW 1/25/2021


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    The Way to Make Money 1/23/1853

    The Way to Make Money

    Extracts from the Philadelphia Dispatch of January 23, 30, and February 6, 1853, a three-part article entitled "The Way to Make Money: A Visit to the Philadelphia Mint."

    Transcribed and annotated by D. Wayne Johnson.

    The Numismatic Directory for 1957 1957

    The Numismatic Directory for 1957

    The Numismatic Directory for 1957 by D. Wayne Johnson. This is an in-copyright publication. "Snippet" results will appear in the Newman Portal search results.

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