Grover Criswell Remembered: Paper Money Expert, Small-Town Mayor, ANA President, and Big Personality

Mr. Criswell led a colorful life which included a sensational theft of his shop to being sued for theft by his own mother.

by John Feigenbaum l Published on September 23, 2020

The cover of Grover C. Criswell's highly regarded reference catalog of Confederate Paper Money.

This fascinating news story by Bill DeYoung in the St. Pete Catalyst about Grover Criswell popped up in my Google searches this morning. I never met Mr. Criswell in person but his reference books are extremely well known in the hobby and still the standard reference for the controversial, but historically interesting subject of Confederate paper money. [link to the article]

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Author: John Feigenbaum

John Feigenbaum image The President, CEO and managing partner at CDN Publishing, John Feigenbaum, has been a professional numismatist since 1979. Formerly president of David Lawrence Rare Coins, John has taken on Publishing and executive responsibilities for CDN Publishing. John has written for numerous trade publications and published "The Complete Guide to Washington Quarters" in 1991. In 2014, John received the PNG Abe Kosoff Founders Award for "his steadfast dedication to the entire numismatic community".