Neil Shafer writes:
"Just recently I found out that this great pioneer in the paper money field had passed away in mid-2018 at the age of 92. Older collectors may remember his high profile
activity in his first love, the emergency notes of Germany from the post-World War I period, generally referred to as Notgeld. He was a true master of the field, with his years of
the highest activity in the 1960s and 1970s. He delved into every conceivable aspect of these colorful little pieces, publishing a wide variety of pamphlets and articles on the
In his later years he lived in West Virginia and steadily decreased his numismatic activity. Glaucoma put a virtual end to his work with notes, though he was in communication
with a number of folks by phone. He was also given some well-deserved recognition by the IBNS through installation into their Hall of Fame. Dwight was a true gentleman who did his
best to bring life to this enormous series of notes."
Thanks. Here's an excerpt from Musser's online obituary. -Editor
Dwight L Musser departed this earthly plane to continue the great journey on August 11, 2018.
He is survived by his loving wife of seventy years, Norma Lee (Bradley), four children; David (Janine), Marisa, Cynthia (Stan), Timothy (Sue); five grandchildren; and eight
Dwight was born on May 10, 1926, in Plymouth, Indiana, during a brief ministerial posting of his father, Rev. J. C. Musser and wife Edna (Phillips), but his roots were deep and
forever in the hills of West Virginia. Dwight spent his early years in Glenville and from there to Dunbar where he graduated from High School. He received two undergraduate
degrees from Morris Harvey College and his Master of History degree from Marshall University. Dwight, a World War II veteran, served in the US Air Force.
While serving overseas, Dwight became fascinated by the development and myriad manifestations of world-wide forms of currency. His teaching profession transformed into a
full-time business selling foreign paper money and he is called, "the Father of World Paper Money Collecting." He became an expert in the field and contributed many
articles to numismatic publications. In 1990, Dwight received the prestigious Numismatic Ambassador Award...
Dwight’s primary intellectual pursuits were in American history and religious philosophy with an emphasis on the development of the various expressions of American Christianity
as it emerged from the turbulent European experience.
To read Dwight's online obituary, see:
Dwight L. Musser
Wayne Homren, Editor
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