American Numismatic Association Veteran Joins Staff
Renowned bibliophile David Sklow has joined the American Numismatic Association (ANA) staff as the manager of the Dwight N. Manley Library. Sklow will oversee and manage the library and its assets.
During his previous employment, he served in a similar capacity as Director for the ANA Library and Research Center, and was responsible for coordinating publications of the ANA Journal, a scholarly numismatic periodical. He has served as the ANA Historian, a position he held for more than 11 years. Sklow continues to inspire junior collectors at the annual ANA Summer Seminar as the Numismatic Literature instructor.
“It’s great to be back, and moving forward,” said David. “Books are the pathway to knowledge.”
Involved in coin collecting for more than 50 years, Sklow started in the hobby as a casual collector but ultimately became a renowned historian, and an expert of numismatic literature.
Sklow holds a degree in applied Avionics from the Community College of the Air Force at Maryland, and is a graduate from the Eastern Military Academy, Cold Springs, New York. Upon graduation, he went on to serve as a Flight Engineer for the U.S. Air Force. With more than two decades of service in aviation, Sklow maintained and coordinated all in-flight systems, calculated the takeoff, in-flight and landing data, and oversaw emergency procedures.
His numismatic career took flight in 1992 when he opened Treasured Books. As owner, Sklow produced numismatic literature mail bid sales, and fixed price lists. In 1998 he became partner of The Money Tree, where he produced numismatic literature auction catalogs. Most recently, Sklow owned Fine Numismatic Books, a full-service numismatic literature auction business.
An ANA life member, Sklow is a Charter and Life member of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS). His other memberships include the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG), the Early American Coppers (EAC), and the American Philatelic Society. He is the past President for the Ocala Coin Club, and the former Secretary/Treasurer for the Token and Medal Society (TAMS).
Sklow is a recipient of the Numismatic Ambassador Award, ANA Glenn Smedley Award, ANA Century Club Award, ANA Presidential Award, and the ANA Medal of Merit Award. He was awarded the Aaron Feldman Memorial Award for his first place exhibit displaying ANA Membership Directories in 2001.