About the Author
Sobre el Autor
David S. Plowman was born in Bristol, Pennsylvannia on September 13, 1961. His
parents became missionaries for an independent Bible mission and moved to the Republic
of Panama when David was about four. David's father shares a birthday (August 15th)
with the Panama Canal, which attracted his attention to Panama when he first started
to think about missions.
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David was raised in the province of Chiriqui, first in the town of Potrerillos and then
in the town of Puerto Armuelles. Puerto Armuelles is a port, and until 2009 Chiquita bananas were
shipped from there.
David was home-schooled first and second grade (in Potrerios), was
in Bristol, Pennsylvannia public school for third grade, and then attended Las Palmas
School in Puerto Armuelles for fourth through eighth grades. Las Palmas
was a small private school used primarily by children of English-speaking employees of
the United Fruit Company (owner of the Chiquita Banana brand).
After eighth grade, David moved back to the United States to pursue his education, and
lived near Chicago, Illinois. There he attended high school and college. Today he
works as a computer systems analyst in the Chicago area, where he lives with his wife Diane,
and children Gabrielle, Malachi and Nyola.
He has visited Panama several times since leaving in 1975. One visit was in 1979 and
he was there for President Carter's visit to the Panama Canal after signing the treaty
that would transition the canal to Panama. Another visit was in 1994 for a family
reunion in Panama at Christmas time with his parents and four brothers. The most recent
visit was for the Feria de Collecciones in 2019 and the launch of his first book.
During his time in Panama David first started collecting coins. Initially he collected
coins of the United States and then he started collecting coins from around the world.
Finally, realizing he could not collect everything, David decided to specialize in
collecting the coins of Panama.
David has continued to collect coins and numismatic items of Panama. He decided
to use his computer skills to create a web site about his hobby, which is the site
you are now browsing. You can also read about the purpose
of this web site.