Author and Summer Seminar instructor David E. Schenkman received the American Numismatic Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award Aug. 10 during the World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia.
Schenkman has shared his knowledge of tokens with collectors since his first article was published in 1964. He has written eight books. He has been a columnist and contributing editor for The Numismatist for many years and won an ANA Heath Literary Award in 1994.
He edited the Token and Medal Society publications for 27 years, the Civil War Token Society journal for five years and he 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 Seminar students about U.S. tokens and Civil War-era numismatics for 17 years, Schenkman has presented many talks at the association’s conventions. He has prepared competitive exhibits at state, regional and national shows, taking home a number of awards. He received the ANA Glenn Smedley Memorial Award in 2003 and Medal of Merit in 2007.