Chuck Daughtrey, marketing director for Modern Coin Mart, designed the Augustus Saint-Gaudens coin struck at the Perth Mint. The coin includes the ANA Lamp of Knowledge on Saint-Gaudens' shoulder
Adam Crum, owner of Monaco Rare Coins, donated $50,000 to the American Numismatic Association on Saturday, Aug. 9, the final day of the 2014 World's Fair of MoneySM in Rosemont, Illinois. Accepting on behalf of the ANA was Executive Director Kim Kiick.
The American Numismatic Association was well represented in the activities of the 60th anniversary convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association held in Toronto, Ontario, on August 13-16, 2014. Leading the delegation from the ANA, in keeping with this year's joint ANA/RCNA "Hands Across the Border" promotion, was president Walter Ostromecki from California.
By now the entire numismatic world has heard ofÂ The Kennedy MadnessÂ that gripped thousands of people at theÂ ANAâ€™s Worldâ€™s Fair Of Money, 2014.
No, this is not going to be a piece about an airline.
We wanted to know if any of you who attended the World's Fair of Money in Rosemont found the sale of the gold Kennedy Half Dollar to be a distraction from the main show, or a welcome addition bringing publicity to the hobby?
There are a few too many people in this hobby we all love that treat business ethics with a hearty, "Oh well, whatever".
PLEASE NOTE: The photo accompanying this post is upside down and urine-colored intentionally. The upside down picture is in observation of the international distress signal. The urine color is to indicate that I am p1$$3d off about this breach of ethics. PCGS no longer meets my ethical standards, and I am finished with them. All my PCGS coins will be crossed over to NGC over the next few months and years.