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American Numismatic Association Honors Distinguished Numismatists with Awards

Every year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) recognizes members who go above and beyond with their service and dedication to numismatics. The following awards, which are typically presented at the World’s Fair of Money, will be awarded during the Service Awards Presentation virtual event on Sept. 2 at 12 p.m. MT. Adna G. Wilde Jr. […]

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Announcing the 2020 Numismatic Literary Guild Awards Competition

The Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG), a nonprofit organization composed of editors, authors, and writers who cover news and feature stories about all forms of money, medals, and tokens as collectibles, has announced its annual awards competition for 2020. This year’s competition is being overseen by David Lange, the new NLG Awards Coordinator. To be eligible […]

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IBNS 2019 Bank Note of the Year Award Goes to Aruba

Founded in 1961, the International Bank Note Society (IBNS) is a non-profit group dedicated to the collection and study of banknotes and other forms of paper money issued around the world. And since 2005, the Society’s thousands of members in numerous countries around the world have selected a new banknote released in the previous year […]

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PNG Now Accepting 2020 Awards Nominations

The Professional Numismatists Guild is now accepting nominations for its 2020 awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.
“Each year the PNG publicly recognizes outstanding achievements in the hobby and the profession by honoring deserving recipients with awards in a half-dozen categories. We cordially welcome and strongly encourage nominations from all collectors and dealers,” said Brueggeman

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James MaloneBeach Wins American Medal of the Year Award

James MaloneBeach’s medal “Suffer the Children” has won the coveted 2020 AMY (American Medal of the Year) award, sponsored by AMSA (American Medallic Sculpture Association). The announcement was made by Mel Wacks, chair of the committee of distinguished jurors ― Philip Attwood, President of FIDEM (Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d’Art); Dr. Ellen Feingold, Curator […]

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Exhibit Award Winners Announced for ANA 2020 National Money Show

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) presented 25 competitive exhibit awards at the 2020 Atlanta National Money Show. Winners were announced at the Exhibit Awards Presentation and Reception on Saturday, February 29. Dennis Schafluetzel received the Steven J. D’Ippolito Award for Excellence in Numismatic Exhibiting (best of show) for his exhibit, “Chattanooga Depression & Clearing House […]

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PNG Now Accepting 2020 Awards Nominations

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) is now accepting nominations for its 2020 awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman. “Each year the PNG publicly recognizes outstanding achievements in the hobby and the profession by honoring deserving recipients with awards in a half-dozen categories. We cordially welcome and strongly encourage nominations from all collectors and […]

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Heritage’s Mark Borckardt Named ANA 2020 Numismatist of the Year

Heritage Auctions Senior Numismatist Mark Borckardt received one of the highest individual honors within the hobby when he was named 2020 Numismatist of the Year by the American Numismatic Association (ANA). “This honor is important to me,” Borckardt said. “This award validates my numismatic work over many years.” A numismatist for 40 years, Borckardt has […]

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Heritage Auctions’ Mark Borckardt named 2020 Numismatist of the Year by American Numismatic Association

Award places Heritage Auctions senior numismatist in elite company among top numismatists
Dallas, Texas (March 16, 2020) — Heritage Auctions Senior Numismatist Mark Borckardt received one of the highest individual honors within the hobby when he was named 2020 Numismatist of the Year by the American Numismatic Association.
“This honor is important to me,” Borckardt said

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Heritage Auctions awards $10,000 to Pennsylvania coin collector

Collecting interest was passed down from father, uncle
Dallas, Texas (March 11, 2020) — Following a tradition that has grown for more than 20 years, Heritage Auctions has awarded a $10,000 auction credit to client Steven Wilson through a drawing among collectors who participated in the firm’s annual numismatic survey.
The Pennsylvania resident’s interest in collecting was born out of a childhood curiosity about the hobby shared by his father and uncle

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Submissions Accepted for ANA Young Numismatist Literary Awards

Submissions for the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) annual Young Numismatist Literary Awards competition are being accepted through April 1. The awards were established to encourage young writers and promote future numismatic ­authors and ­researchers. The contest is open to young writers in three age groups, all of whom will compete for cash awards and numismatic […]

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NGC Announces Most Prizes Ever for 2020 NGC Registry Awards

In 2020, the NGC Registry will award more than $25,000 in prizes — a 25% increase over last year! Ensure your set is at its best by 10 a.m. EST on December 4, 2020   Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has announced that it will give more than $25,000 in prizes in the 2020 NGC Registry […]

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Central States Convention Announces Programs for 2020 Show

The 313-booth Central States Numismatic Convention, with public bourse hours Wednesday through Saturday, April 22-25, has announced its schedule of educational programs, meetings and seminars. The convention will be held at the Schaumburg Convention Center and adjoining Renaissance Hotel, 10 miles from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport adjacent to the westbound I-90 freeway, at 1551 North Thoreau […]

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ICTA Gives Service Award to Kansas Dealer Dean Schmidt

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets …… Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) dealer-member Dean Schmidt (Dean Schmidt Rare Coins, Atchison, Kansas) was honored during the ICTA dinner and update at Tony Roma’s in Orlando, Florida, on January 8 as the recipient of the 2019 Diane Piret Memorial Outstanding Service Award for his efforts to […]

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Dean Schmidt receives service award for Kansas bill efforts

Industry Council for Tangible Assets dealer-member Dean Schmidt (Dean Schmidt Rare Coins, Atchison, Kansas) was honored during the ICTA dinner and update at Tony Roma’s in Orlando, Florida, on January 8 as the recipient of the 2019 Diane Piret Memorial Outstanding Service Award for his efforts to see Kansas House Bill 2140 passed. The bill provides a sales-tax exemption on sales of gold and silver coins and on all gold, silver, platinum, and palladium bullion

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Peter van Alfen Honored With ANA Burnett Anderson Memorial Award

Style and Substance Meet in Peter van Alfen’s Writings The Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing is presented annually to a researcher, author or journalist in recognition of his or her body of work and career contributions in numismatics. First conferred posthumously to its namesake in 1999, at the American Numismatic Association’s […]

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World Money Fair shines in Berlin as Mint of Japan hosts international event

Those who make up the coin industry gathered once again to attend the World Money Fair (WMF). The international event, which is the largest gathering of its kind, was hosted at the Estrel Convention Centre located in the eclectic Berlin borough of Neukölln (the 49th WMF has been at the same location for the 15th consecutive time)

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Van Alfen honored with ANA Burnett Anderson Memorial Award

Style and Substance Meet in Peter van Alfen’s Writings
The Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing is presented annually to a researcher, author, or journalist in recognition of his or her body of work and career contributions in numismatics. First conferred posthumously to its namesake in 1999, at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 108th Anniversary convention, the award is intended to recognize quality and integrity in numismatic wordsmithing of every kind

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American Numismatic Society Awards Medals and Honors at 2020 Annual Gala Dinner

On Thursday, January 16, 2020, some 180 friends of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) gathered to honor Richard M. Beleson with the Trustees’ Award at the Annual Gala Dinner, held at the Harvard Club in New York City. Mr. Beleson has been a steadfast supporter of the ANS since joining the Society in 1995, and […]

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Van Alfen honored with ANA Burnett Anderson Memorial Award

Style and Substance Meet in Peter van Alfen’s Writings
The Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing is presented annually to a researcher, author, or journalist in recognition of his or her body of work and career contributions in numismatics. First conferred posthumously to its namesake in 1999, at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 108th Anniversary convention, the award is intended to recognize quality and integrity in numismatic wordsmithing of every kind

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World Money Fair shines in Berlin as Mint of Japan hosts international event

Those who make up the coin industry gathered once again to attend the World Money Fair (WMF). The international event, which is the largest gathering of its kind, was hosted at the Estrel Convention Centre located in the eclectic Berlin borough of Neukölln (the 49th WMF has been at the same location for the 15th consecutive time)

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ANA and NGC to launch ANA Registry

Colorado Springs, Colorado (January 28, 2020) — The American Numismatic Association (ANA) and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) have partnered to launch the ANA Registry later this year.
The ANA is the country’s largest nonprofit coin-collecting organization, as well as one of the oldest and most prestigious

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ANA and NGC to launch ANA Registry

Colorado Springs, Colorado (January 28, 2020) — The American Numismatic Association (ANA) and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) have partnered to launch the ANA Registry later this year.
The ANA is the country’s largest nonprofit coin-collecting organization, as well as one of the oldest and most prestigious

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NGC Announces Winners of 2019 Registry Set Awards

The NGC Registry continues to grow and now includes more than 15,000 participants, 135,000 sets and 1.1 million coins. NGC Registry participants, we thank you for sharing your collections with us and the world! Each year, NGC recognizes the top collectors and collections in the NGC Registry. Ten winners were selected in each of our […]

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ANA college scholarships available to young collectors

Applications for college scholarships provided by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) are being accepted through March 13. The scholarship fund was established in 2014 to provide a graduating high school senior who is also a member of the ANA with $1,000 to use at the university, community college, or trade school of the student’s choice

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ANA Executive Director Kim Kiick to be Recognized as Numismatic Ambassador

Kim Kiick will be Honored as Numismatic Ambassador at FUN Convention During the Florida United Numismatists 65th annual convention (the FUN Show), American Numismatic Association (ANA) Executive Director Kim Kiick will be recognized as a Numismatic Ambassador. On Friday, January 10, Dave Harper, retired editor of Numismatic News, will present the award to Kiick during […]

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ANA executive director to be recognized as Numismatic Ambassador

Kim Kiick will be Honored at FUN Convention in January
During the Florida United Numismatists 65th annual convention, American Numismatic Association Executive Director Kim Kiick will be recognized as a Numismatic Ambassador. On Friday, January 10, Dave Harper, retired editor of Numismatic News, will present the award to Kiick during the Ambassador Award Breakfast

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PNG 2020 YN Scholarship Competition opens

Young Numismatists have until March 13, 2020, to submit an essay
(Temecula, California) December 2, 2019 — The annual Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) Young Numismatist (YN) Scholarship Competition has opened. The PNG will provide a scholarship to a deserving YN to attend one session of the 2020 American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 27-July 2 or July 4-9

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ANS Presents 2019 J. Sanford Saltus Award in Medallic Art to Mashiko Nakashima

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that Mashiko Nakashima is the recipient of the Society’s prestigious 2019 J. Sanford Saltus Award for Signal Achievement in the Art of the Medal. Mashiko grew up in her father’s home city of Kyoto, Japan. In 1962 she moved to the United States, and in 1964 […]

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Recognize Fellow Collectors and Nominate Deserving Hobbyists for ANA Awards

Deadline for Award Nominations is Jan. 15   Each year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) presents awards to deserving individuals in recognition of outstanding dedication to numismatics. The ANA is now accepting individual nominations for 2020 awards and Numismatic Hall of Fame “Historic Era” candidates. All nominations can be submitted in writing and online – […]

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American Numismatic Society Gives 2019 Archer M. Huntington Award to Dr. Oğuz Tekin

The Trustees of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) have voted to bestow upon Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tekin the 2019 Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition of his scholarly work on ancient Greek and Roman numismatics. The award ceremony will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019, at 6:00 P.M. at the American Numismatic Society, 75 […]

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Trask Family YN Summer Seminar Scholarship

In recognition of Susan Trask and her husband the late Frank Trask, the Civil War Token Society has created the annual Trask Family YN Summer Seminar Scholarship for young numismatists to apply for financial assistance to cover the cost of tuition, room, and board charged by the American Numismatic Association.
Susan and Frank Trask have been instrumental in supporting education and outreach in the collecting of Civil War tokens; pushing the envelope and inspiring great numismatists

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Trask Family YN Summer Seminar Scholarship

In recognition of Susan Trask and her husband the late Frank Trask, the Civil War Token Society has created the annual Trask Family YN Summer Seminar Scholarship for young numismatists to apply for financial assistance to cover the cost of tuition, room, and board charged by the American Numismatic Association.
Susan and Frank Trask have been instrumental in supporting education and outreach in the collecting of Civil War tokens; pushing the envelope and inspiring great numismatists

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Exhibitors Honored at ANA Chicago World’s Fair of Money

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) presented 53 competitive exhibit awards at the 2019 World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois. Winners were announced at the exhibit awards presentation and reception on August 17. Thirty-six exhibitors of all experience levels, showing 51 exhibits, competed in this year’s program. There were also five non-competitive individuals or clubs […]

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International event examines future for circulating coins

A new conference will examine the future role of coins as they continue to play an essential and intrinsic part of cash-based payments — which cannot function effectively without them.
With overcapacity, rising material costs, hoarding, the removal of low-value coins, and the growth of m-payments and contactless cards, which are chipping away at the use of coins for low-value payments, circulating coins are currently under pressure

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Numismatic influencers receive awards during World’s Fair of Money

Leaders in numismatics are essential for helping others to grow within the coin collecting hobby. Whether that leadership is provided through teaching, mentoring, writing, or leading conventions and shows, these activities help foster learning for all numismatists

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Numismatic Influencers Receive Awards During ANA World’s Fair of Money

Leaders in numismatics are essential for helping others to grow within the coin collecting hobby. Whether that leadership is provided through teaching, mentoring, writing or leading conventions and shows, these activities help foster learning for all numismatists. The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) biggest numismatic leaders and influencers were recognized in August during the World’s Fair […]

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Numismatic Literary Guild Announces Award Winners at 2019 ANA Show

Complete List of Award Winners By Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) …… The Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG), a nonprofit organization composed of editors, authors, writers, bloggers, and content producers who cover news and feature stories about all forms of money, medals and tokens as collectibles, presented its annual awards for 2019 at the ANA World’s Fair […]

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Whitman Publishing earns “Top Membership Recruiter” award at 2019 American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money

(Pelham, Alabama) — At the 2019 World’s Fair of Money, the American Numismatic Association recognized Whitman Publishing’s support in sponsoring ANA memberships. Whitman was presented the Dealer Booster Award for recruiting 177 members from November 2017 through October 2018

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ANA presents literary awards to exceptional writers

2019 Adult Numismatist Literary Award Winners
The American Numismatic Association’s 2019 literary awards — recognizing articles published in the 2018 volume of its official magazine, The Numismatist — is being presented today at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago. The Numismatist was launched by ANA founder and first editor Dr

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Whitman Publishing earns “Top Membership Recruiter” award at 2019 American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money

(Pelham, Alabama) — At the 2019 World’s Fair of Money, the American Numismatic Association recognized Whitman Publishing’s support in sponsoring ANA memberships. Whitman was presented the Dealer Booster Award for recruiting 177 members from November 2017 through October 2018

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ANA presents literary awards to exceptional writers

2019 Adult Numismatist Literary Award Winners
The American Numismatic Association’s 2019 literary awards — recognizing articles published in the 2018 volume of its official magazine, The Numismatist — is being presented today at the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago. The Numismatist was launched by ANA founder and first editor Dr

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ANA Members to Receive Awards at Chicago World’s Fair of Money

Numismatics is the study and collection of coins, paper money, tokens, and medals, but at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) it is the people who truly define the hobby. Several individuals will be recognized for their service and commitment to numismatics at the upcoming Chicago World’s Fair of Money, August 13-17. The ANA established the […]

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ANA Awards Given to Numismatists Making a Difference

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is honoring several numismatists who not only lead by example but pave new pathways within the numismatic hobby. Recognized for their dedication, hard work, passion and contributions, these recipients will be acknowledged at the World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois, August 13-17. Those being recognized are: Thomas Hallenbeck for […]

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ANA Honors Distinguished Numismatists With Awards

Every year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) recognizes members who go above and beyond with their service and dedication in numismatics. Awards are given to those who display a passion for the hobby, a willingness to expand it and a pride in being involved. The following awards will be presented at the Chicago World’s Fair […]

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NLG announces awards competition for 2019

The Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG), a nonprofit organization composed of editors, authors, and writers who cover news and feature stories about all forms of money, medals, and tokens as collectibles, has announced its annual awards competition for 2019.
This year’s competition is being overseen by David Lange, the new NLG Awards Coordinator

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Exhibit Winners Announced for ANA 2019 National Money Show

Twenty exhibitors displayed 27 impressive competitive exhibits at the 2019 National Money Show, held March 28-30 in Pittsburgh. The American Numismatic Association (ANA) recognized each exhibit winner on March 30 during the Exhibit Awards Presentation and Reception, along with two noncompetitive exhibitors who also displayed material. Michael Kodysz received the Steven J. D’Ippolito Award for […]

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Two lucky collectors split $5,000 PCGS reward for first submitted Lowell “W” quarters

April 12, 2019 — Two avid coin collectors, one in Kansas and the other in Virginia, have agreed to split the $5,000 bounty offered by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) for almost simultaneously submitting the first 2019 “America the Beautiful” Lowell National Historical Park quarter-dollars with a West Point mint mark. Both submissions arrived on the same day at PCGS headquarters

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Princeton-bound teen wins 2019 PNG YN Scholarship

Young Connecticut numismatist will attend a six-day session of the ANA Summer Seminar
(Temecula, CA) April 9, 2019 — The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) 2019 Young Numismatist Scholarship has been awarded to Christian Hartch, 18, of Greenwich, Connecticut. The scholarship will pay for him to attend one of the six-day American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar sessions this June

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Clash of the Coins winner selected

The results for the final matchup in the Clash of the Coins competition are in, and just like politics, economics is a winning platform. As a result, the title for the winner of the Clash of the Coins went to the Dahlonega Mint half eagle gold coin, which defeated its rival, the 1883 Liberty Head V nickel with No Cents

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Harvey G. Stack Awarded Honorary Life Fellowship From ANS

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, Harvey G. Stack, Co-Founder of Stack’s Bowers Galleries, received the Honorary Life Fellow Award from the American Numismatic Society (ANS) for 50 years of dedicated service, gifts and support for the Society. It is one of the foremost honors an American numismatist can receive. Approached for comment, Harvey Stack gave […]

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Nominate an anti-counterfeiting crusader for a prestigious honor

(Temecula, California) February 19, 2019 — Do you know someone who has actively helped in the fight against counterfeit coins, banknotes, and/or fake third-party encapsulation holders the past year? The Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) is seeking nominees for its third annual Alan Kreuzer Memorial Award.
“This
award is a prestigious honor to recognize the vigorous anti-counterfeiting
efforts of collectors, dealers, law enforcement agents or others who are
diligently trying to protect the numismatic marketplace,” said ACEF Executive
Director Robert Brueggeman

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Nominate an Anti-Counterfeiting Crusader for Prestigious Honor

Do you know someone who has actively helped in the fight against counterfeit coins, banknotes and/or fake third-party encapsulation holders the past year? The Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) is seeking nominees for its third annual Alan Kreuzer Memorial Award. “This award is a prestigious honor to recognize the vigorous the vigorous anti-counterfeiting efforts of collectors, […]

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Nominate an anti-counterfeiting crusader for a prestigious honor

(Temecula, California) February 19, 2019 — Do you know someone who has actively helped in the fight against counterfeit coins, banknotes, and/or fake third-party encapsulation holders the past year? The Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF) is seeking nominees for its third annual Alan Kreuzer Memorial Award.
“This
award is a prestigious honor to recognize the vigorous anti-counterfeiting
efforts of collectors, dealers, law enforcement agents or others who are
diligently trying to protect the numismatic marketplace,” said ACEF Executive
Director Robert Brueggeman

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PNG now accepting 2019 award nominations

(Temecula, California) February 11, 2019 — The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) now is accepting nominations for its 2019 awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman and President Barry Stuppler.
“Each year the PNG publicly recognizes outstanding achievements in the hobby and the profession by honoring deserving recipients with awards in a half-dozen categories

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PNG now accepting 2019 award nominations

(Temecula, California) February 11, 2019 — The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) now is accepting nominations for its 2019 awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman and President Barry Stuppler.
“Each year the PNG publicly recognizes outstanding achievements in the hobby and the profession by honoring deserving recipients with awards in a half-dozen categories

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Award recipients from COTY’s anticipated awards presentation at the World Money Fair in Berlin

The World Money Fair once again played host to this year’s Coin of the Year awards, which recognises excellence in world coin issues over a selection of 10 categories and topics. As part of the presentations during the World Money Fair, the COTYs are one of the most anticipated events during the nearly week-long event, and are attended by industry experts, media, and invited guests

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PNG Now Accepting 2019 Awards Nominations

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) now is accepting nominations for its 2019 awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman and President Barry Stuppler. “Each year the PNG publicly recognizes outstanding achievements in the hobby and the profession by honoring deserving recipients with awards in a half-dozen categories. We cordially welcome and strongly encourage nominations […]

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Coin Club News: American Numismatic Association Representatives Receive Honorary Awards

During the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention in January, ANA President Gary Adkins and ANA Executive Director Kim Kiick received the 2018 Corporate Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of the ANA from the National Silver Dollar Roundtable (NSDR). The award was presented at the NSDR Banquet at the FUN show on January 11. The award […]

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Alabama dealers honored with service award

Industry Council for Tangible Assets Chief Operating Officer David Crenshaw (left) and ICTA Treasurer Patrick Heller (right) present Phil Darby (center) with the organization’s Diane Piret Memorial Outstanding Service Award at the organization’s dinner and update.
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Darby (J&P Coins and Currency, Helena, Alabama) and Steve Caiola (Alabama
Gold Refiner, Homewood, Alabama) were honored during the ICTA dinner and update
at FishBones, Orlando, Florida, on January 9 as the recipients of the 2018
Diane Piret Memorial Outstanding Service Award

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Alabama dealers honored with service award

Industry Council for Tangible Assets Chief Operating Officer David Crenshaw (left) and ICTA Treasurer Patrick Heller (right) present Phil Darby (center) with the organization’s Diane Piret Memorial Outstanding Service Award at the organization’s dinner and update.
Industry Council for Tangible Assets dealer-members Phil
Darby (J&P Coins and Currency, Helena, Alabama) and Steve Caiola (Alabama
Gold Refiner, Homewood, Alabama) were honored during the ICTA dinner and update
at FishBones, Orlando, Florida, on January 9 as the recipients of the 2018
Diane Piret Memorial Outstanding Service Award

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Coin Industry News: 2018 Diane Piret Award, Promotion at Heritage Currency

Alabama Coin Dealers Honored With Diane Piret Service Award By Industry Council for Tangible Assets …… Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) dealer-members Phil Darby (J&P Coins and Currency, Helena, Alabama) and Steve Caiola (Alabama Gold Refiner, Homewood, Alabama) were honored during the ICTA dinner and update at FishBones, Orlando, Florida, on January 9 as […]

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ANS to Present 2018 Huntington Award at December Ceremony

The Trustees of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) have voted to bestow upon Dr. John M. Kleeberg the 2018 Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition of his scholarly work on modern numismatics. The award ceremony will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 6:00 P.M. at the American Numismatic Society, 75 Varick Street, floor […]

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Recognize Fellow Collectors, Nominate Deserving Hobbyists for ANA Awards

Deadline for Award Nominations is Dec. 15 Each year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) presents awards to deserving individuals in recognition of outstanding dedication to numismatics. The ANA is now accepting individual nominations for 2019 awards and Numismatic Hall of Fame “Modern Era” candidates. All nominations can be submitted in writing and online—300 words or […]

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Whitman author Jeff Garrett honored for Best Numismatic Investment Book of 2018

Whitman author and noted numismatist Jeff Garrett has received the Numismatic Literary Guild’s annual award for Best Numismatic Investment Book for his work, SILVER: Everything You Need to Know to Buy and Sell Today.
The Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG), a nonprofit organization composed of editors, authors, writers, bloggers, and content producers who cover news and feature stories about all forms of money, medals, and tokens as collectibles, presented its annual awards for 2018 on Thursday, August 16, in Philadelphia

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Numismatic Literary Guild 2018 award winners

The Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG), a nonprofit organization composed of editors, authors, writers, bloggers, and content producers who cover news and feature stories about all forms of money, medals, and tokens as collectibles, presented its annual awards for 2018 on Thursday, August 16, in Philadelphia. This year marked NLG’s 50th anniversary

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Don Bailey, dean of Mexican numismatics, has passed away

On August 10 the numismatic community lost one of its pioneers, Don Bailey, a prominent dealer and specialist in Mexican numismatics, who worked tirelessly to expand interest in this area of the hobby over the past half-century.
Born and raised in Michigan, Don left the state during the Korean War to join the U

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American Numismatic Association Honors Distinguished Numismatists with Awards

The American Numismatic Association has unveiled its slate of 2018 award recipients…. Every year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) recognizes members who go above and beyond with their service and dedication in numismatics. Awards are given to those who display a passion for the hobby, a willingness to expand it and a pride in being […]

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ANS Gives 2018 Saltus Award to Dutch Medallist Geer Steyn

Dutch artist Geer Steyn became the 57th recipient of the J. Sanford Saltus Award for excellence in medallic art at the biannual conference of the International Art Medal Federation (FIDEM) in Ottawa, Ontario on May 29, 2018. Donald Scarinci, Chairman of the Saltus Award Committee of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) presented the award at […]

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Geer Steyn receives the 2018 J. Sanford Saltus Award

Dutch artist Geer Steyn became the 57th recipient of the J. Sanford Saltus Award for excellence in medallic art at the biannual conference of the International Art Medal Federation (FIDEM) in Ottawa, Ontario on May 29, 2018

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NLG announces new award categories for 2018

The Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG), a nonprofit organization composed of editors, authors, and writers who cover news and feature stories about all forms of money, medals, and tokens as collectibles, has substantially revised its annual awards competition categories for 2018 and beyond.
“Working with awards coordinator Scott A

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Numismatic Literary Guild Announces New Award Categories for 2018

The Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG), a nonprofit organization composed of editors, authors and writers who cover news and feature stories about all forms of money, medals and tokens as collectibles, has substantially revised its annual awards competition categories for 2018 and beyond. “Working with awards coordinator Scott A. Travers and NLG board members John Albanese, […]

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ANA Literary Awards Competition Open to Young Numismatists

Entries are now being accepted for the 2018 American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Young Numismatist Literary Awards competition. The awards program encourages young writers and promotes future numismatic authors and researchers. All submissions must be postmarked by May 14. The contest is open to young writers in three age groups, all of whom will compete for […]

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Coin Industry News: Sack & Kiesselbach Receives World Money Fair Award

The producer of oil-hydraulic presses Sack & Kiesselbach, well-known in the numismatic world, has received the World Money Fair Award for their innovative power. The company has continued to meet new challenges for the last 127 years. On February 2, 2018 the company Sack & Kiesselbach has been distinguished by the World Money Fair Award […]

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North Carolina dealer honored with service award

Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) dealer member Mitch Hyatt (Hyatt Coin and Gun Shop, Charlotte, North Carolina) was honored during the ICTA dinner and update cruise aboard the Yacht StarShip II in Tampa, Florida, on January 3 as the recipient of the 2017 Diane Piret Memorial Outstanding Service Award.
In the fall of 2016, Hyatt started collaborating with ICTA on a campaign to obtain a state coin, currency, and precious-metals bullion sales-tax exemption

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Numismatic ambassadorship: Inspiration to keep serving the hobby

Last week I received (in absentia) a wonderful honor—a Numismatic Ambassador Award.
I remember first reading about these awards when I was a young collector back in the 1980s

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Australia: Young collector picks his own lottery number to strike first coin for 2018

For many coin collectors down under, the Royal Australian Mint plays a very important part of their routine in terms of eventful New Year’s Eve celebrations. For almost two decades, eager collectors have stood out in line overnight — even spending more than one night in front of the mint complex — in order to be the first Australian to strike the first coin for the New Year

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“One-man library” Q. David Bowers to contribute a weekly column starting on January 3

The late, great, Ed Reiter once called Q. David Bowers a “one-man library” due to his propensity to not only produce a massive amount of content, but to imbue each and every article, column, or book with quality as well

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Peruvian coin selected “Best in the World” by Real House of Coin

The Real House of Coin in Spain awarded this coin for having the “Best Design in History.”
Two years after announcing the creation of 5-sol coins, Peru has written a new chapter in their award-winning history when the 1-sol coin, the Ceramic Shipibo Konibo of Ucayaliwas, was awarded the 2017 Nexonum ”Best in the World” in the category of “Legal Course Currency of 2016

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American Numismatic Society Announces 2018 Gala Honorees

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce that on Thursday, January 11, 2018, it will honor the Rosen Family with the Trustees’ Award at the Annual Gala Dinner at the Harvard Club in New York City. The Rosen Family have been generous supporters of the ANS for over four decades and have greatly […]

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Recognize Fellow Collectors and Nominate Deserving Hobbyists: ANA

Deadline for award nominations is January 15 Each year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) presents awards to deserving individuals in recognition of outstanding dedication to numismatics. The ANA is now accepting individual nominations for 2018 awards and Numismatic Hall of Fame “Historic Era” candidates. All nominations must be submitted in writing–300 words or more for […]

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British Museum’s Roger Bland to Receive 2017 Huntington Award from ANS

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) awards its 2017 Archer M. Huntington Award for Excellence in Numismatic Scholarship to Dr. Roger Bland. The Trustees of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) have voted to award Dr. Roger Bland the 2017 Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition of his outstanding career contributions to numismatic scholarship. The award ceremony […]

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Donn Pearlman named NLG acting executive director

The board of directors of the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG), a nonprofit organization composed of over 400 writers, editors, authors, and content producers, has selected award-winning author, journalist, and former CBS broadcaster Donn Pearlman of Las Vegas, Nevada, to be its acting executive director. He succeeds legendary journalist Ed Reiter of Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, who served as NLG executive director from 1990 until his death this past August 24, 2017

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Donn Pearlman named NLG acting executive director

The board of directors of the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG), a nonprofit organization composed of over 400 writers, editors, authors, and content producers, has selected award-winning author, journalist, and former CBS broadcaster Donn Pearlman of Las Vegas, Nevada, to be its acting executive director. He succeeds legendary journalist Ed Reiter of Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, who served as NLG executive director from 1990 until his death this past August 24, 2017

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ANA honors distinguished numismatists with service awards

The following individuals were formally recognized at the World’s Fair of Money for their contributions to the hobby and the American Numismatic Association (ANA) on August 3 during the Member Donor Reception and at the August 4 Awards Banquet.
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Numismatic Exhibitors Honored at 2017 ANA Denver World’s Fair of Money

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) presented 49 competitive exhibit awards at the 2017 World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado. Winners were announced at the exhibit awards presentation and reception on August 4, and at the awards banquet that evening. Thirty-nine exhibitors of all experience levels, showing 51 exhibits, competed in this year’s program. There […]

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Beth Deisher Honored With 2017 PNG Lifetime Achievement Award

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) presented its 2017 PNG Lifetime Achievement Award to prominent hobby leader Beth Deisher. The award was announced during the PNG’s annual banquet held this year in Denver, Colorado on July 31, 2017. Deisher is the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) Director of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA). She was […]

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Three receive ACTF Al Kreuzer Memorial Award from ICTA’s Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force

The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) recognized three individuals on August 2 for their outstanding contributions in the effort to combat counterfeit coins and currency, and for their support of the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF).
Philip N

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Three in Coin Industry Receive Anti-Counterfeiting Al Kreuzer Memorial Award

By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ….. The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) recognized three individuals on August 2 for their outstanding contributions in the effort to combat counterfeit coins and currency, and for their support of the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF). Philip N. Diehl, Michael R. Fuljenz, and Chandra Kreuzer-Zell Rudd were the […]

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PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame adds to growing list of inductees

(Denver, Colorado)—On Friday, August 4, 2017, two more renowned numismatists joined the ranks of the PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame.
In the final days of this year’s World’s Fair of Money, during the PCGS Set Registry Luncheon, Kevin Lipton and the late David Proskey joined the esteemed list of numismatists who comprise the PCGS CoinFacts Hall of Fame

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Distinguished Numismatists Honored with American Numismatic Association Service Awards

Recipients recognized at Denver World’s Fair of Money® Awards Banquet The recipients of the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2017 Farran Zerbe Memorial Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Elvira Clain-Stefanelli Memorial Award, Numismatist of the Year Award, Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award, Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing, and the Numismatic […]

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Bank of Canada Gives Award to RCMP’s Counterfeit Enforcement Team

By Bank of Canada …… L to R: Richard Wall, Managing Director of Currency Department; Sgt. Marco Roy and Cpl. Vincent Roy, officers, RCMP-C Division; Mario Harel, President, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police; Gilles Michaud, Deputy Commissioner, Federal Policing, RCMP; and Bill Blair, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of […]

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ANA World’s Fair of Money Hits the Mile High City

Mark your calendar for the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado. The annual event offers access to hundreds of dealers, spectacular exhibits and fun social activities. The convention takes place August 1-5 in Hall F of the Colorado Convention Center, located at 700 14th St. Collectors are encouraged to explore […]

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NGC Research Director David W. Lange is ANA Numismatist of the Year

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is proud to announce that David W. Lange, NGC Research Director, has been named Numismatist of the Year by the American Numismatic Association (ANA). The Numismatist of the Year award honors a person from the numismatic community who has shown long-term leadership both to the field and the ANA, a congressionally […]

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NGC Research Director David W. Lange is ANA Numismatist of the Year

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is proud to announce that David W. Lange, NGC Research Director, has been named Numismatist of the Year by the American Numismatic Association (ANA). The Numismatist of the Year award honors a person from the numismatic community who has shown long-term leadership both to the field and the ANA, a congressionally […]

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Dillon Gage Metals Wins Industry Leadership Award

2017 Platts Global Metals Awards Committee Honors Company Dillon Gage Metals, an international precious metals wholesaler, was recently awarded the inaugural 2017 Precious Metals Industry Leadership Award by the Platts Global Metals Awards committee. Reserved for precious metals companies who exhibit the best in innovation and commitment to the industry, the honor was bestowed upon […]

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Coin Designer Joel Iskowitz Wins Award for Borinqueneers Congressional Gold Medal

By CoinWeek News Staff …. The prolific Joel Iskowitz, a Master Designer at the United States Mint, is responsible for over 30 coins and over 16 medals since joining as part of the Artistic Infusion Program in 2005. And, as of May 22, his design for the 2016 Borinqueneers 65th Infantry Regiment Congressional Gold Medal […]

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PNG Calls For 2017 Hobby Award Nominations

Nominations now are being accepted for the 2017 Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman and President Dana Samuelson. “Each year the PNG publicly recognizes outstanding achievements in the hobby and the profession by honoring deserving recipients with awards in a half dozen categories. We cordially welcome and strongly encourage […]

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Historic RittenhouseTown to Honor John Mercanti, 12th Chief Engraver of the US Mint

John Mercanti will receive the David Rittenhouse Award for his decades of service and outstanding work as the 12th Chief Engraver of the US Mint Calling John Mercanti an “important but somewhat unsung American artist,” the Board of Directors of Historic RittenhouseTown located in Fairmount Park, will be awarding the 2017 David Rittenhouse Award at […]

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CoinWeek’s Charles Morgan Honored for Van Allen Morgan Dollar Podcast

On Friday, January 6, the Society of Silver Dollar Collectors (SSDC) awarded CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan its prestigious A. George Mallis Memorial Award for the December 16, 2016 episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, “Talking Morgan Dollars with Leroy Van Allen”. In the Podcast, Morgan discussed the 1964 Morgan dollar hubs recently discovered at the United […]

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Krause Announces 2017 Coin of the Year Award Nominees

Australia and Canada have the most nominations in the annual Coin of the Year Award competition By Krause Publications ….. The first round of voting for the Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges must work through a list of 10 categories in which 98 nominated coins must be considered. All of […]

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Nominate a Notable Numismatist for an ANA Service Award

Deadline for service award nominations is January 15 Each year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) bestows a host of service awards to deserving individuals in recognition of outstanding, dedicated service to numismatics. The ANA is now accepting nominations for 2017 service awards. Nominate a worthy numismatist here, or download the nomination form. Nominations are due, […]

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Daniel Frank Sedwick’s The Cob Report – Notes from the 2016 U.S. Mexican Numismatic Association Convention

By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… Last week Dan, Connor Falk (our new employee) and I traveled to Arizona ahead of Hurricane Matthew to show auction lots for our upcoming Auction #20 (more to follow on that tomorrow!) and give some presentations. We were a little unsure about leaving with a […]

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Four Takeaways from Receiving the ANA Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award

By Littleton Coin Company ……….. Littleton Coin Company president shares what he’s learned from winning the prestigious award Recently the American Numismatic Association (ANA) honored me with the 2016 Dealer of the Year Award. This prestigious award goes to a dealer who has shown exceptional dedication to strengthening the hobby and the ANA and displays […]

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Michael Fuljenz Honored with Crime Fighting and Writing Awards at World’s Fair of Money

By Universal Coin & Bullion ….. Top awards for consumer protection crime-fighting efforts and outstanding numismatic writing were presented to Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion in Beaumont, Texas, at the 2016 American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money. He received four prestigious honors from two influential organizations, the Professional Numismatists Guild […]

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Numismatic Literary Guild Awards 2016 Prizes to Seven Whitman Publishing Authors

(Anaheim, California)—The Numismatic Literary Guild announced the awards for its annual Writers Competition at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, Thursday, August 11, 2016.
Seven Whitman Publishing authors received recognition in categories covering U

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2016 ANA Young Numismatist Literary Award Winners Announced

Whitman Publishing has shared the following press release:
Each year the American Numismatic Association recognizes young writers through the Young Numismatist Literary Awards, funded by Whitman Publishing. Awards of up to $1,000 are given in three age groups named after Whitman authors and longtime hobby leaders Bill Fivaz (entrants aged 8–12), Q

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Professional Numismatists Guild Calls For 2015 Award Nominations

(Temecula, California) — Nominations now are being accepted for the 2015 Professional Numismatists Guild awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman and President Terry Hanlon. “These annual and eagerly anticipated awards formally recognize achievements in various areas of the hobby and profession. We cordially welcome and strongly encourage nominations from collectors and dealers,” said […]

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Professional Numismatists Guild Calls For 2015 Award Nominations

(Temecula, California) — Nominations now are being accepted for the 2015 Professional Numismatists Guild awards, according to PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman and President Terry Hanlon. “These annual and eagerly anticipated awards formally recognize achievements in various areas of the hobby and profession. We cordially welcome and strongly encourage nominations from collectors and dealers,” said […]

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