Central States has announced its 2023 awards. Here's the press release.
Congratulations to the winners!
The Central States Numismatic Society
(www.CSNS.org) presented its annual Q. David Bowers Award this year to prolific
numismatic researcher, acclaimed author, and well-known dealer John Dannreuther.
The prestigious award was presented at the CSNS annual convention in the Chicago
suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois on April 29, 2023.
Born in Mississippi, Dannreuther is President of John Dannreuther Rare Coins
(JDRC) in North Hollywood, California and was a co-founder of the Professional Coin
Important reference books he authored or co-authored include The Official Guide
to Coin Grading and Counterfeit Detection; Proof Gold Coinage of the United States;
Early U. S. Gold Coin Varieties, a Study of Die States, 1795-1834; and United States
Proof Coins, Volume IV: Gold.
Among the previous honors he has received, Dannreuther was named the 2007
Numismatist of the Year by the American Numismatic Association, and in 2022 he
received the Clemy Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Numismatic Literary
When I proposed the creation of the Q. David Bowers Award in 2019, I thought it
was important that Central States also recognize the contributions made by the
numismatic professionals of our hobby, explained CSNS President Mitch Ernest.
like to think of this as a Lifetime Achievement Award. John Dannreuther epitomizes who
we want our award to recognize and what it stands for.
Named after prominent dealer and esteemed numismatic author Q. David
Bowers, recipients of the Bowers Award are chosen by the Central States Numismatic
Society Convention Committee led by Convention Manager Larry Shepherd.
Ernst also presented CSNS 2023 Medal of Merit Awards to David Heinrich of
Ohio and Bill Brandimore of Michigan.
For additional information about the Central States Numismatic Society and its
annual conventions visit
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