Oded Paz is the ANA National Coordinator for the Club and
District Representatives Program. He writes a monthly message for
ANA Clubs. Here's the November edition:
What's going on at the ANA? -
Welcome to another monthly edition of"What's going on at the
Last month I attended the National Money Show in Dallas, Texas.
The show was good for me, as I was able to purchase a few good
finds, although I heard from friends and dealers that is was a
rather slow show.
We scheduled a last-minute Clubs & District Representatives
meeting on Saturday morning, but due to the last minute, it was not
on the schedule, and only a handful of participants attended the
After the above mentioned meeting, Sandy Pearl, Cary Hardy and I
sat for a while and discussed a few issues regarding the plan of
action for the advisory committee that was formed in Philly by
Executive Director Jeff Shevlin.
I repeatedly encourage you to send me any and all ideas,
requests, kudos and constructive criticism, which will be discussed
by this committee.
As I did in previous newsletters, I will continue
with the advantages of being an ANA member. This month's advantage:
The ANA's Young Numismatists Program.
Do you know of any youngster who likes money. Does this
youngster like history? Is the youngster's age 22 or younger? If
you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then YOU can sign up
a new Young Numismatist (YN) to become a member of the ANA and
discover how much fun coin collecting can be!
YN Programs offer a variety of opportunities for young
collectors to become engaged in numismatics and learn more about
the hobby. Becoming a YN ANA member is fun, affordable, and
provides many benefits.
Young Numismatists can sign up to receive Your Newsletter, an
electronic publication by and for young numismatists, complete with
updates on projects, events & activities. Your Newsletter is
available to anyone interested in coins, paper money, tokens or
medals by request to email@example.com.
For more info, go
So, what else is new & exciting? Please see the
Atlanta & Portland were selected for future National Money
Atlanta was selected as the host city for the 2014 National
Money Show and Portland, Ore., will be the location for the 2015
spring show following votes by the American Numismatic Association
Board of Governors during an Oct. 20 meeting in Dallas.
The board voted to permanently move the spring show back to
March, with some flexibility. This change begins with the Atlanta
show, which will be held Feb. 27 to March 1 at the Cobb Galleria
The Portland show runs from March 5-7 at the Oregon Convention
Center. The Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association and Willamette
Coin Club were selected as host clubs.
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This card is a great way to get the most from every purchase,
because you'll earn one reward point for every $1 in net purchases
spent with the card. Use your ANA Visa Signature Card for
everything from gas and groceries to dining and travel, and watch
your points add up! You can redeem your points for valuable rewards
including cash back, air travel, merchandise, gift cards, and many
other options. Rewards start at just 1,500 points! 0% Intro APR on
purchases and balance transfers for twelve billing cycles, and
after that a variable APR, currently 9.99% - 21.99%. Apply today.
Australian Holey Dollar Returned to ANA Money Museum
The 1813 Holey dollar was returned to the American
Numismatic Association's Edward C. Rochette Money Museum on Oct.
23. The Holey dollar is an 1813 Australian coin struck on a 1788
Spanish-American real piece of Charles III from Mexico City. It has
a large hole punched out of it; around the hole is an added legend
"NEW SOUTH WALES 1813" on the obverse and "FIVE SHILLINGS" on the
reverse. Australia's first domestic coin, around 350 Holey dollars
The Spanish real was widely used by many countries as
international currency because of its uniformity and milling
characteristics. Some countries, like Australia, countersigned the
Spanish dollar so it could be used as their local currency. The
Spanish dollar remained legal tender in the U.S. until the Coinage
Act of 1857.
Additional security measures
The ANA upgraded its security and surveillance systems following
the theft, and continues to enhance security measures. In the
coming months, the museum also will hire additional part-time staff
to catalog and photograph the ANA's museum collection and make
museum resources available online to members. "This project will
take several years, but it is intended to secure this valuable ANA
resource," said Jeff Shevlin.
Earliest Known Membership Certificate From 1894 Donated to ANA
by Dwight Manley
The earliest known surviving ANA membership
certificate, dated July 1, 1894, has been acquired by California
real estate developer and long-time coin collector, Dwight Manley,
and donated to the ANA. Manely's donation also includes 16 other
documents and materials dating back to the early years of the
association that was founded in 1891 by Dr. George F. Heath of
Monroe, Michigan. The 1894 ANA membership certificate was
originally sent to Joseph Potichke of Massachusetts, and it reads:
"Membership No. 196. Waltham, Mass. July 1, 1894. This is to
certify, that, Mr. Joseph M. Potichke, was admitted to membership
in the American Numismatic Association on the first day of July
1894. In witness whereof we have set our hand and seal." It is
signed by then-ANA President Heath and ANA Secretary O.W. Page with
a red wax seal affixed to the paper next to their signatures.
One of the Last Canadian Cents on Display at Money Museum
A new display at the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum marks the
end of an era and a major milestone in the history of money. The
second-to-last Canadian cent ever produced by the Royal Canadian
Mint was donated to the ANA and is on display at the Colorado
Springs museum through 2012. Canada recently retired its one-cent
piece, 154 years after its introduction in 1858. The last Canadian
cents were struck during a May 4, 2012 ceremony. This exhibit
incorporates a two-minute video about the final day of cent
production at the Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg, along with
examples of previous Canadian cent designs, the second-to-last cent
struck and a special presentation letter from the Royal Canadian
For additional information and details on many of the items
listed above, you can always go to the ANA's website and read the
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