Q. David Bowers (left) and David Sundman

Q. David Bowers has been in the rare coin business since he was a teenager in 1953. The author is a recipient of the Pennsylvania State University College of Business Administration’s Alumni Achievement Award (1976); he has served as president of the American Numismatic Association (1983-1985) and president of the Professional Numismatists Guild (1977-1979); he is a recipient of the highest honor bestowed by the ANA (the Farran Zerbe Award); he was the first ANA member to be named Numismatist of the Year (1995); and he has been inducted into the Numismatic Hall of Fame (at ANA Headquarters in Colorado Springs).

Bowers is a recipient of the highest honor given by the Professional Numismatists Guild (The Founders’ Award) and has received more “Book of the Year Award” and “Best Columnist” honors given by the Numismatic Literary Guild than has any other writer. In 2000 he was the first annual recipient of the Burnett Anderson Memorial Award, an honor jointly sponsored by the American Numismatic Society, the American Numismatic Association, and the Numismatic Literary Guild.

He is the author of over 40 books, hundreds of auction and other catalogues, and several thousand articles including columns in Coin World and The Numismatist. Regarding currency, he has studied obsolete notes since the 1950s, in the early 1970s donated a collection of over 500 $3 notes to the American Numismatic Association Museum, and has collected New Hampshire currency as a specialty since the late 1970s.

David Sundman, president of the Littleton Coin Company, first learned about the fascinations of the rare coin field during his grade school years in the mid-1950s. From then through the 1960s he spent many afternoons working after school and many Saturdays and each summer vacation for this father, dealer Maynard Sundman. Maynard had founded the family firm, Littleton Stamp & Coin Co., in 1945. Graduating from Gettysburg College with a Bachelor’s Degree in History, David rejoined the family firm full time in 1972.

David Sundman is a life member of the American Numismatic Association and a recipient of the ANA’s Glenn Smedley Award (2001). A member of the Professional Numismatists Guild, he is a recipient of the PNG Significant Achievement Award (2001). He is also a member of other organizations including the American Numismatic Society.

A native of Littleton, New Hampshire, a town with a National Bank that issued currency (remarkably difficult to find today!), David Sundman enjoys New Hampshire history and the state’s paper money, and the opportunity to assist his fine friend, Dave Bowers , with the current research and publication project.

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