Krause Publications was founded in 1952. Charles Krause first published Numismatic News, a magazine catering to coin collectors, in that year. In 1972, Krause published the "Standard Catalog of World Coins," an authoritative 800-page guide that was followed by some 750 titles currently in print from the publisher.
In 2002, Krause Publications merged with F+W Publications, Inc. F+W is also in the content and e-commerce business. Krause serves a wide range of collectors and hobbyists with information and instruction. Its publications are targeted to antique collectors, comic book collectors, old automobile fans, hunters, shooters, sewers and quilters. In addition, it continues to market to the coin collecting community.