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Numismatic News

The “Num News,” in coinspeak, was founded by Chet Krause as a monthly trader newspaper for U.S. coin collectors in 1952. The two dollar per year subscription fee included free classified ads, a long time hallmark of the publication. News was added as the 1950s progressed and the frequency increased, though it did not become a weekly until 1969. Tom Fruit served as the first editor, though it was Ed Rochette, holding the post from 1960 to 1966, who made it a true newspaper. Coverage broadened to include world coins and paper money, and this in turn spawned sister titles such as World Coin News, Bank Note Reporter, Coins Magazine and Coin Prices Magazine. Writers have included R.W. Julian, Paul Green and David Ganz. Cliff Mishler joined the staff in 1963 and forty years later retired after serving as CEO. Other editors include Mishler, David Harper, Ed Reiter, Arnold Jeffcoat and Aryln Sieber.

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    Numismatic News [10/15/1952] 10/15/1952
    Numismatic News [11/03/1952] 11/3/1952
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