About the Author
David Hendin is known worldwide as an authority and Biblical and ancient Jewish coins. Hendin's Guide to Biblical Coins
is in its fourth edition and is the best-selling reference ever written for this series. Hendin is a fellow of the American Numismatic Society. In 2003 Hendin received the Presidential Award of the American Numismatic Association. In 2000 and 1993 he was awarded the Numismatic Literary Guild award for "Best Magazine Column" and in 1966 he received the Ben Odesser Judaic Literary Award for his writing. His scholarly articles are regularly published in the Israel Numismatic Journal. Hendin frequently teaches at the American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar, and has lectured widely in the United States as well as in Europe and Israel. In 1985 and 1986 he was chief numismatist of the Joint Sepphoris Project under the auspices of Duke University and Hebrew University. As consultant to the Jewish Museum in New York, Hendin worked with the late Ya'akov Meshorer to prepare and acquire coins for the exhibit and edited the catalog Coins Reveal.
Hendin also edited and published Meshorer's A Treasury of Jewish Coins
and Ancient Jewish Coinage I & II
. Hendin has visited Israel more than 70 times, including a year-long stay as a volunteer of the Six Day War in 1976-68. In addition to Guide to Ancient Jewish Coins
, Guide to Biblical Coins
, and Collecting Coins
, he has written eight other books and many hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. He has been listed in Who's Who in America since 1974.