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Schenkman receives ANA Zerbe Award

SchenkmanNoted token professional David E. Schenkman is the 2013 recipient of the American Numismatic Association&#8217s Farran Zerbe Memorial Award.

The Association&#8217s most prestigious award is provided in recognition of several years of outstanding, devoted service to numismatics.

He will be presented with the award at the Planet&#8217s Fair of Funds during the ANA banquet Aug. 16 at the Hyatt Regency O&#8217Hare, Rosemont, Ill.

Schenkman has shared his understanding of tokens with collectors given that his 1st article was published in the early 1960s. His eight books are every deemed a regular reference. He has been a columnist and contributing editor for The Numismatist for many years, and he received ANA Heath Literary Awards in 1994 and 2013.

&#8220I got absorbed in numismatics at a young age, and I&#8217m nevertheless really absorbed nowadays,&#8221 Schenkman stated. &#8220It&#8217s like I inform men and women when I teach classes: It&#8217s not having anything, it&#8217s discovering it. No matter what a numismatist collects, there&#8217s constantly a goal. And as soon as that aim is reached, you need to have yet another objective.&#8221

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He edited the Token and Medal Society publications for 27 years, the Civil War Token Society journal for five years, and served as president of both clubs.

Schenkman also is a member of the American Vecturist Association, National Scrip Collectors Association and Numismatic Literary Guild.

In addition to teaching ANA Summer season Seminar students about U.S. tokens and Civil War-era numismatics for 18 years, Schenkman has presented a lot of talks at the Association&#8217s conventions. He has ready competitive exhibits at state, regional and national shows, taking home a quantity of awards.

He received the ANA Glenn Smedley Memorial Award in 2003 and Medal of Merit in 2007. He received the ANA Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2012 Planet&#8217s Fair of Cash.

Schenkman is at the moment operating on two books. One particular is a catalog on obsolete paper notes connected to the mining sector. The other is the second edition of his book &#8220Virginia Tokens,&#8221 which was initially published in 1980. Schenkman notes that the second edition will nearly double the size of the original publication with new material.

&#8220You can&#8217t learn it all, you can&#8217t know it all. There are often new collector paths to go down,&#8221 Schenkman mentioned. &#8220I&#8217ve collected a lot of diverse issues. There&#8217s just no end to the way you can method numismatics.&#8221

(Image courtesy ANA Archives/Brad Armstrong.)

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