The American Numismatic Association’s Numismatic Hall of Fame will gain two new members at the World’s Fair of Money awards banquet on August 14 in Rosemont, Illinois. James Edward Charlton and David E. Schenkman will be inducted in recognition of their prolific careers as writers and numismatists, joining the elite group of eighty-six inductees previously admitted to the Hall since its creation in 1964.
James Charlton, who died in 2013 at the age of 102, was a life member of the ANA and the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association. His research, writing, and publishing contributions are considered to be of singular importance in the development of Canadian numismatics. The recipient of many accolades, including the Royal Canadian Mint Award for Numismatic Education and the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association’s Paul Fiocca Award, Charlton wrote roughly fifteen books, including The Catalogue of Canadian Coins, Tokens & Fractional Currency, Charlton’s Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, and Coin Guide with Premium List of Canadian and US Coins and Bills Fully Illustrated. His titles have been issued in more than one hundred editions.
David Schenkman has written eight books and hundreds of columns and articles over the course of his six-decade career. He is the former president of both the Token and Medal Society and the Civil War Token Society; he has received dozens of awards and appointments from those organizations, as well as awards for National Scrip Collectors Outstanding Member and Virginia Numismatic Association Man of the Year. Schenkman remains active in the Token Medal Society, the Civil War Token Society, the ANA, the Numismatic Literary Guild, and the American Vecturist Association, among others, while serving as a contributing editor and columnist for The Numismatist.
Learning of his selection, Schenkman responded, “Being inducted into the ANA Hall of Fame means I will become part of a select group of numismatists, several of whom I’ve been privileged to know and learn from over the years. It is a humbling realization and a great honor.”
For more information on the Numismatic Hall of Fame, visit the ANA’s website.
(photo credit: American Numismatic Association)