David R. Cervin
Born in Rock Island, Illinois. Received B.S. from University of Illinois in 1934. Married to Mary April 19, 1941. They have two children. Employed as an architectural engineer building more than 600 homes in Amarillo.
He specializes in collecting pre-1500 Anno Domini dated coins. In 1993 he claims the largest privately held collection of these.
He independently created the Roman Coin Project (RCP) in 1974. He contributed Roman, Byzantine and Greek coins to participants who met specified criteria. He contributed articles to The Numismatist including regular reports of progress in the RCP. The monthly report was dropped by The Numismatist in 1988.
He received the ANA Howland Wood "Best in Show" Award in 1971, the Heath Literary Award in 1974, the Medal of Merit in 1984, and Presidential Awards in 1996 and 2000.
He died in Amarillo, Texas bio by correspondece, 1993
obit: NN 7/30/02; NUM 9/02Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies