David Enders Tripp, American numismatist, art historian, cartoonist, author. Recipient Excellence in History award Daughters of the American Revolution, California, 1963, Extraordinary Merit award Numismatic Literature Guild, 1991, 2000, Best Auction Catalogue, Numismatic Literature Guild, 2002; named Outstanding Young Man of America, 1982, Community Leader of America, 1983.
Director coins and medals Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York City, 1973-1975, assistant vice president, director coins, tapestries, musical instrument, 1976-1979, Baltimore representative Baltimore, 1979-1980. Private practice numismatic and fine art consultant New York City, since 1980. Archaeologist, photographer British School at Rome/Cambridge University, Narce, Italy, 1969-1971, Her Majesty's Government, Braughing, England, 1971-1972.
Guest lecturer New York University, Johns Hopkins University, Sotheby's Institute, New York City, 1978—2003, Citizens Coinage Advisory Communications, 2003.
- Illegal Tender: Gold, Greed, and the Mystery of the Lost 1933 Double Eagle
- It is one of America's treasures -- the most valuable ounce of gold in the world, the celebrated, the fabled, the infamous 1933 double eagle.
- Tubby the Tuba (Book & CD)
- For sixty years audiences have been charmed by the adventures of a tuba named Tubby.
- Illegal Tender - Counterfeiting And The Secret Service In Nineteenth-century America
- In 1862 nearly 80% of American currency in circulation was counterfeit.
- The Manhattan Transfer Meets Tubby the Tuba
- A classic work for children and a new recording by Manhattan Transfer.
Fellow Royal Numismatic Society, American Numismatic Society (standing library committee). Member American Numismatic Association, Swiss Numismatic Society, Friends of the American Wing Baltimore Museum Art, American Friends of the British Museum, Player's Club (life), National Cartoonists Society, Authors Guild.
1973 - 1975
1979 - 1980