Born in New York City. Attended Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. Employed with the United Parcel Service.
He sold currency under his own name in 1976. Employed as cataloger for Lester Merkin, NASCA in 1979, H. I. M., and Stack's.
Gengerke is a specialist in paper money. Compiler of American Numismatic Auctions. 125 copies of the 8th edition were published in 1990. One hundred were GBC bound and 25 were hardbound with additional pages listing consignors. Author of U. S. Paper Money Records. 100 copies were published. Editor of The Asylum after 1995.
Gengerke collects fractional currency and credit cards. He has the only complete collection of regular issue fractional currency ever formed.
bio by correspondence, 1991; profile: NN:WW 9/11/2001Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies