Chet Krause Claims Numismatic Ambassador Award Founder of Numismatic News Chester L. Krause was given the paper’s highest honor, the Numismatic Ambassador Award, Aug. 9 during the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Milwaukee,
IOLA, Wis. (Aug. 30, 2007) — Founder of Numismatic News Chester L. Krause was given the paper’s highest honor, the Numismatic Ambassador Award, Aug. 9 during the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Milwaukee, Wis.
The presentation occurred during the annual Numismatic Ambassador Breakfast, an annual event that all award holders and their guests are welcome to attend.
Krause was given the award by Numismatic News editor David C. Harper, because, as he said, Krause set in motion a chain of events on Oct. 13, 1952, when he founded the paper. Harper said that chain of events touched him as it did everyone in the room.
The Ambassador Award was created in 1974 and for obvious reasons was not bestowed on Krause until now, long after he has retired.
Reaction to the presentation was enthusiastic applause by those assembled.
Harper said afterward that “everybody in the room knows Chet Krause, respects Chet Krause and couldn’t be happier to see him finally get the award for his many hobby achievements.”
About Krause Publications
Krause Publications, based in Iola, Wis., is the world's largest publisher of leisure-time periodicals and books on collectibles, sewing and quilting, hunting, and fishing. Chet Krause, a long-time collector of coins, published the first issue of Numismatic News on Oct. 13, 1952, with nearly 1,000 readers. Today, Krause Publications, owned by F+W Publications, offers over 40 periodicals, 10 hobby shows, 750 reference and how-to books, and web properties such as NumisMaster.com, the online coin price database. F+W Publications, an ABRY Partners, LLC company, also operates book clubs, conferences, trade shows, interactive media and education programs.
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