The following press release is from the Industry Council
for Tangible Assets:
At the Georgia Numismatic Association’s annual banquet on April 16,
special guest and American Numismatic Association president Jeff
Garrett recognized an individual who has made numerous contributions
to the hobby and to the American Numismatic Association.
“When David Crenshaw was 10 years old, he picked out his first blue
Whitman folder and discovered the wonder of numismatics,” said
Garrett. “No one who has the pleasure of knowing him will be surprised
to hear that he was an unusually determined and well-organized boy.
Just three years after starting that first blue folder, David began a
mail-order business selling error coins, along with a catalog he
titled Nobody’s Perfect. This adolescent business venture
helped support him all the way through high school and college.
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“After earning a degree in business administration, David spent a
few years working in an Atlanta coin store. The rising importance of
computers was not lost on him, and he began to apply himself to the
study of computer programming and analysis. His expertise in the
field, along with his good nature and commonsense outlook, led him to
a successful career as a programmer with Honeybaked Ham and other
businesses. Meanwhile, he maintained his involvement in numismatics,
participating in coin clubs, editing newsletters, and volunteering
wherever his help was needed.
“Then, in 2004, his vocation and his avocation came together when he
was hired as a programmer for Whitman Publishing. He was soon tasked
to help out with the largest privately run coin shows in the country,
the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, and was eventually made
“After nine years with Whitman, David took a position as chief
operating officer at the Industry Council for Tangible Assets, where
he has been a resounding success. He works tirelessly on behalf of
numismatic dealers and hobbyists, traveling around the country to meet
with coin clubs and other groups, deliver presentations, and provide
legislative testimony on matters of great importance to our industry.
“Meanwhile, David continues to share the wealth of his experience
and the gift of his time with other collectors, Young Numismatists,
the ANA Summer Seminars, and coin clubs. He continues to pen
numismatic articles, and has won awards from the ANA and others for
his service to the hobby.
“For his service to our hobby, it is my pleasure to honor David
Crenshaw with the ANA Presidential Award.”