The Exchange : Donation will create new exhibit award for U.S. commemoratives

Donation will create new exhibit award for U.S. commemoratives

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(Photo by Mark Lighterman)


Anthony Swaitek, representing The Society for U.S. Commemorative Coins, passes a check for $11,000 to ANA Executive Director Jeff Shevlin during the FUN Show in Orlando earlier today.


The society announced at the World's Fair of Money in Philadelphia earlier this summer that it was donating $7,500 to endow an exhibits award for the display of U.S. commemorative coins at the ANA summer convention. The society also donated $3,500 to the ANA Library Fund as well as 50 copies of the "Encyclopedia of the Commemorative Coins of the United States" to the Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library.


Swiatek, a past ANA president, authored the book. It's currently being sold at the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum store at $89.95; all proceeds from the sale go to the Library Fund.


"The Society for U.S. Commemorative Coins, which is disbanding after 30 years, has always felt that the ANA is the most important numismatic organization on the planet," Swiatek, the society's president, told The Numismatistin the December edition. "When the decision was made to dissolve the club, our board felt it ­appropriate to give what we have to the ANA to support the library and numismatic research. Endowing the exhibit award also provides a lasting remembrance of our society."


And speaking of past ANA presidents, they're all over the place at the FUN Show, apparently. Here's a picture of Cliff Mishler, William Horton and Barry Stuppler at the show, taken earlier today (they're holding chocolates in the photo, which they no doubt received from the always-sweet Myrna Lighterman, who also took the picture):


Past Presidents At FUN



(Photo by Myrna Lighterman)
Written by Jake Sherlock at 00:00


3129541 said...
Shoot! I wish I had held off and bought Mr. Swaitek's book at the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum store. I paid way too much on Amazon.....
May 2, 2013 07:48


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