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Clifford Leslie Mishler, American publisher. Recipient The International Vreneli Preistrager: The "Friendly Prize" for lifetime numismatic achievements, Munzen-Revue, Basel, Switzerland, 2001, Numismatic Ambassador award, Numismatic News/Baltimore, Maryland, 2003.


Mishler, Clifford Leslie was born on August 11, 1939 in Vandalia, Michigan, United States. Son of Nelson Howard and Lily Mae (Young) Mishler.


Student, Northwestern University, 1957-1958.


Author, public annual edits, Annual Studies United States and Canada Commemorative Medals and Tokens, 1958-1963; associate editor, Numismatic News, Krause Publs., Iola, Wisconsin, 1963-1964; editor, Numismatic News, Krause Publs., 1964-1966; numismatic editor all publications, Numismatic News, Krause Publs., 1966-1975; executive vice president, public all numismatic publications, Numismatic News, Krause Publs., 1975-1978; executive vice president, public all products, Numismatic News, Krause Publs., 1978-1988; senior vice president, public all Numismatic products, Numismatic News, Krause Publs., 1988-1989; senior vice president operations, Numismatic News, Krause Publs., 1989-1990; president, Krause Publs., Iola, Wisconsin, since 1991. Board directors First State Bank Iola, 1972-1983, Scandinavia Telephone Сompany, 1981-1997, Telephone & Data Systems Telecom community board, since 1997. Ex-officio director Iola Old Car Show, Inc., since 1985.

Member coins and medals advisory panel American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, 1970-1975. Member annual assay commission United States Mint, 1973.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Standard Catalog of World Coins, annual 1972-2005. Contributor articles New Book Knowledge, annual 1969-1981.


Co-founder Iola Old Car Show, Inc., 1972, ex-officio director, 1985—2003. Member Wisconsin Commemorative Quarter Council, 2001—2003. Board directors William R. Higgins, Junior Foundation, since 1991.

Chairman fund drive Iola-Scandinavia Community Fitness and Aquatic Center, 1999—2001. Fellow American Numismatic Society (life, council member 1997-2003, trustee since 2003). Member American Numismatic Association (life, board governors since 2007, Merit medal 1983, Farran Zerbe Memorial Disting Service award 1984, Glen Smedley memorial dedicated services award 1991, Lifetime Achievement award 1997, named Numismatist of Year 2002, named to Hall Fame 2004, Burnett Anderson Memorial award for Excellence in Numismatic writing, 2005), Token and Medal Society (life, president 1976-1978, editor journal 1964-1968, Distinguished Service award 1966, 80), Numismatists of Wisconsin (life, president 1974-1976, Meritorious Service award 1972), Society International Numismatics (award of excellence 1981), Blue Ridge Numismatic Association (life, hall of fame 1994), Texas Numismatic Association (life, hall of fame 1993), Indiana State Numismatic Association (life, founders award 1993), Central States Numismatic Society (life, medal of merit 1984), Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (Exceptionally Meritorious Recognition award, 2008), Iola Lions (Melvin Jones fellow 1996, Lion of Year 2009).


Married Sandra Rae Knutson, December 21, 1963 (deceased July 8, 1972). Married Sylvia M. Leer, February 27, 1976. Children: Sheila, Sharon, Susan.

Nelson Howard Mishler

Lily Mae (Young) Mishler

Sylvia M. Leer

Sandra Rae Knutson

Susan Mishler

Sheila Mishler

Sharon Mishler