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Frank Krause aka Broadstruck has passed away

coinsarefuncoinsarefun Posts: 21,656 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited May 24, 2023 9:46AM in U.S. Coin Forum

I have been trying to reach him since April 23rd. We spoke briefly on the night of the 22nd. I am told by a very close friend of his that it was very sudden.
I know he meant so much to so many people on this forum and his personal life. The hobby has lost another great person. Frank was a walking dictionary on all things coins..........everything from eye appealing coins, errors and tokens, medals.
I am beside myself as I was close to him and still don't know how to process this. :/
I never thought that I would be writing about Frank as I always thought it might be him to report about me.
RIP my dear freind and you will never be forgotten!


This is the last picture I have of him and his son May of last year.


He wrote some of the best bst listings. I always told him he needs to write descriptions for the auction sites as he did it so well.

His favorite images he would include in each listing.






  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,338 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Rest in peace.

    This has been happening too much lately.


    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
  • zippcityzippcity Posts: 870 ✭✭✭✭

    Very sad news indeed. May he rest in peace. Condolences to family and friends

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  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,228 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thx for the update. Sad news. :'(

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 44,840 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,010 ✭✭✭✭✭

    my condolences :'(

  • ctf_error_coinsctf_error_coins Posts: 15,262 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow, so sorry to hear, Frank was a great numismatist.

  • robecrobec Posts: 6,387 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oh no!! Truly one of the good guys here. I always enjoyed reading his posts, always an upbeat and positive poster. He will be greatly missed on these boards. RIP!! Gone far too soon. My condolences to all his friends here and at home. :'(

  • RelaxnRelaxn Posts: 814 ✭✭✭✭

    Son of a ....
    This one hurts. Please someone post his bandage wrapped piggy bank....
    He was a knowledgeable and great guy. Helped me so much when I was just starting.

  • fastfreddiefastfreddie Posts: 2,650 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great guy who will surely be missed! I spoke to him a few times and he was kind and always insightful!


    It is not that life is short, but that you are dead for so very long.
  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I hate to lose a good forum member. This really has been too frequent lately.

  • Pnies20Pnies20 Posts: 1,862 ✭✭✭✭✭

    RIP 😞

    BHNC Associate member #AN-07 … 88 and counting.

  • Batman23Batman23 Posts: 4,991 ✭✭✭✭✭

    So sorry to hear this. I always liked his posts and his coins. A well respected member here. My condolences.

  • The_Dinosaur_ManThe_Dinosaur_Man Posts: 744 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The other side gained a great mind. Condolences for the loss.

    Custom album maker and numismatic photographer, see my portfolio here: (http://www.donahuenumismatics.com/).

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,288 ✭✭✭✭✭

    RIP, Frank.

    I met Frank numerous times over the years at the larger shows such as Baltimore, FUN or the ANA. He always had cool coins, lots of information and was quite affable. Given recent posts mentioning his absence, I had been concerned that perhaps prior health issues had overtaken him.

    Again, RIP.

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    In honor of the memory of Cpl. Michael E. Thompson

  • joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,590 ✭✭✭✭✭


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  • CoinRaritiesOnlineCoinRaritiesOnline Posts: 3,629 ✭✭✭✭

    So sad to hear this - RIP Frank.

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,477 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very sad news... RIP... :'(

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  • bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 3,692 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Soo sad! I've read his posts for years. Condolences to his family and friends!!

  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,264 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oh Damn! So saddened by this news. Such a great forum member.

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,264 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @coinsarefun Is there an obituary you can share?

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
  • divecchiadivecchia Posts: 6,459 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My deepest condolences to his family and friends. I did not know him personally, but I always enjoyed his posts.


    Hobbyist & Collector (not an investor).
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  • coinsarefuncoinsarefun Posts: 21,656 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Catbert said:
    @coinsarefun Is there an obituary you can share?

    No, I haven’t been able to find one but was told it was a very close and small ceremony.
    It’s been a month so I do not think there will be anything. If I do find it or someone lets me know I will post it.

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,709 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Frank will certainly be missed! We joined the same year and his prolific posts were always informative, yet offered a genuine and affable presentation that all could enjoy and learn from. My condolences to his family.

    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

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  • IcollecteverythingIcollecteverything Posts: 1,021 ✭✭✭

    Sad news. He liked copper and tokens so I knew he had to be a cool guy.

    We have to keep his "Copper for the Weekend" thread going in memory.

    Successful BST deals with mustangt and jesbroken. Now EVERYTHING is for sale.

  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,264 ✭✭✭✭✭

    He was also the "go to guy" for standing liberty quarters. He had a keen mind.

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
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  • Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,239 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow. This is very sad news. He was truly a bright light in this forum. While I never met Frank personally, I felt like I knew him because of his great posts and PMs. Condolences to his family...far too young. :'(

    RIP Frank - you will be missed.


    Always looking for original, better date VF20-VF35 Barber quarters and halves, and a quality beer.
  • BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,593 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oh wow. What a gentleman he always was here on the forum. That is much too young. Condolences to his family.

  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,356 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Damn ... very sad to hear this.

    RIP Frank ... may your best AU's always 64, and my your FJ take you on journeys far off the beaten path.

    Condolences and prayers for his family and closest friends.

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  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,179 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is sad and unfortunate news. He will be missed.

    Collector, occasional seller

  • sparky64sparky64 Posts: 7,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    So sad.
    My condolences to you @coinsarefun , his friends and family.

    "If I say something in the woods and my wife isn't there to hear it.....am I still wrong?"

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  • ElcontadorElcontador Posts: 7,373 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've DMed him back and forth for I think a good 20 years+ about this, that and the other thing, but never was lucky enough to actually meet him. Always knowledgeable, and a very thoughtful guy and a genuinely class act. I'll miss him.

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  • NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,940 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oh no!! So sad to hear that. Never met him but we corresponded several times over the years. Will miss you Broadstruck.

  • TrampTramp Posts: 614 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 24, 2023 1:55PM

    I'm fairly new to the forum and didn't have the time to know Frank. My condolences to his friends here on this forum and to his family. Definitely gone too soon. RIP!

    USAF (Ret.) 1985 - 2005. E-4B Aircraft Maintenance Crew Chief and Contracting Officer.
    My current Registry sets:
    ✓ Everyman Mint State Carson City Morgan Dollars (1878 – 1893)
    ✓ Everyman Mint State Lincoln Cents (1909 – 1958)
    ✓ Morgan Dollar GSA Hoard (1879 – 1891)

  • fishteethfishteeth Posts: 2,229 ✭✭✭✭✭

    that is so sad, I wondered why I never heard back after he messaged me in the middle of april about a coin he knew I had at one time and was wondering if I could locate it for him. Makes sense now

  • bigmarty58bigmarty58 Posts: 1,987 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My condolences to his family and friends, RIP Frank.

    Enthusiastic collector of British pre-decimal and Canadian decimal circulation coins.
  • heavymetalheavymetal Posts: 566 ✭✭✭✭

    Sorry for the loss and condolences to the family.

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 4,850 ✭✭✭✭✭

    So sad to hear. 🥲

  • FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,495 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is very saddening news. May he rest in peace.

  • hchcoinhchcoin Posts: 4,821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very sad to hear. RIP

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  • gonzergonzer Posts: 2,972 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Another good guy taken way too early.

  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,077 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It always seems the good die young
    RIP Frank

  • BullsitterBullsitter Posts: 5,112 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sorry for him and his family...RIP

  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,396 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very sad, condolences to his family and friends. An inexpensive coin that I bought from Frank on the BST, I asked him if I could use his images as I thought he captured the coin very well.

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  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 10,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very sad to hear this!
    He was a wonderful person and great forum member here.

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