2002 Press Releases

  • ANA's 2002 Medal Of Merit Awards

    Each year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) awards its Medal of Merit in recognition of numerous years of dedicated, outstanding service to the Association.

  • 2002 Numismatic Literary Awards Presented at ANA New York Show

    The American Numismatic Association's (ANA) 2002 numismatic literary awards, recognizing articles published in the 2001 volume of the ANA's official journal - The Numismatist - were presented on Friday, August 2, during the Association's 111th Anniversary Convention in New York City.

  • ANA Names Top Club Publications

    Each year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) recognizes outstanding journals and newsletters produced by local, regional and specialty numismatic organizations published in 2001 and submitted in the annual competition. Winners of the 2002 Outstanding Club Publications Contest were announced at the ANA Club Representative meeting, held on August 2 during the ANA's 111th Anniversary Convention in New York City.

  • Cindy Grellman and Boston Numismatic Society Receive ANA's Exemplary Service Award

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) Exemplary Service Award is presented for services performed on behalf of the ANA.

  • ANA Names Cliff Mishler 2002 Numismatist of the Year

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) confers its "Numismatist of the Year" Award in recognition of overall devotion and dedication to the ANA and numismatics.

  • Glenn Smedley Awards Presented at ANA New York Show

    Acknowledging those who demonstrate the spirit of the late Glenn Smedley, a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and hobby enthusiast who was known as a "collector's collector," the ANA annually presents its Glenn Smedley Memorial Award medal.

  • Graham Dyer Receives ANA Government Service Award

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) presents its Outstanding Government Service Award in recognition of efforts to advance numismatics in the previous 12 months.

  • 2002 ANA Exhibit Awards

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) presented 43 competitive exhibit awards at its 111th Anniversary Convention in New York City.

  • 2002 ANA YN Exhibit Awards

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) presented 11 competitive exhibit awards for Young Numismatists (YN), age 17 and younger, at the ANA's 111th Anniversary Convention in New York City.

  • ANA Honors 90-, 60- And 50-Year Members And Clubs In New York

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) honored individuals and clubs celebrating their 90th, 60th and 50th anniversaries of membership at the ANA Awards Banquet at the Association's 111th Anniversary Convention in New York City.

  • Anthony J. Swiatek Receives ANA's 2002 Farran Zerbe Award

    Anthony J. Swiatek, this year's recipient of the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) Farran Zerbe Memorial Award for Distinguished Service, is a teacher, a counselor, and a friend to the hobby, science and business of numismatics.

  • Cameron Kiefer Honored As ANA's 2002 Outstanding YN

    At the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar Young Numismatists (YN) Auction in July, Cameron Kiefer of Visalia, California, was named the 2002 recipient of the ANA Award for Outstanding Young Numismatist. He also was recognized at the Abe Kosoff YN Awards Breakfast, sponsored by the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG), at the ANA's 111th Anniversary Convention in New York City, July 31 to August 4, 2002.

  • Five Inducted Into ANA Numismatic Hall of Fame

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) inducts the following individuals into the Numismatic Hall of Fame in recognition of their overall contributions to and outstanding achievements in numismatics. This year's inductees are divided in two groups - Category I, those who were deceased prior to 1960, and Category II, those who are living or deceased since 1960.

  • George Cuhaj Commended As Outstanding Adult Advisor

    Each year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) recognizes with its Outstanding Adult Advisor Award a member whose work in encouraging and assisting young numismatists (YNs) is particularly noteworthy. During the Abe Kosoff Young Numismatists Breakfast at the ANA's 111th Anniversary Convention in New York City, George Cuhaj of Iola, Wisconsin, was honored as this year's recipient.

  • ANA Honors George Fuld For Lifetime Achievement

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) confers its Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to organized numismatics.

  • Larry Gentile Sr. And Covina Coin Club Of California Receive National Coin Week Awards

    Winners of the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) 2002 National Coin Week Award were announced during the ANA 111th Anniversary Convention in New York City, July 31 to August 4.

  • R. W Julian Receives Numismatic Writing Award

    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 career contributions to numismatics and is judged on the recipient's body of work.

  • ANA Honors T. James Ferrell With Medallic Sculpture Award

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) confers its 2002 Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture in recognition of contributions to numismatic art.

  • ANA Salutes Its Top Member Recruiters

    Expanding its membership base has long been a goal of the American Numismatic Association (ANA). With this in mind, each year the Association tallies its new members and their sponsors, and honors the top recruiters in two categories - dealer and individual members. This year's most successful recruiters were recognized for their efforts at the ANA's 111th Anniversary Convention in New York City.

  • ANA Recognizes Top Volunteers In Representative Program

    On the occasion of its 111th Anniversary Convention in New York City, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced its annual awards to distinguished volunteers in the Representative Program.

  • ANA YN Literary Award Winners

    To encourage young writers to share their research and views on numismatics, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) recognizes them each year with a number of awards for literary accomplishments.

  • Dwight Manley Donates $250,000 To ANA Building Fund For Library

    At a special ceremony in New York on August 2, noted rare coin collector and sports agent Dwight N. Manley of Newport Beach, California, and his wife, Sahar, contributed a check in the amount of $250,000 to the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Headquarters Renovation Fund. The ANA Library in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been named in his honor.

  • Start Spreadin' The News, ANA's New York Show Was Great

    The American Numismatic Association's (ANA) World's Fair of Money® 2002 in New York City was some kind of wonderful.

  • ANA Board Member Barry Stuppler Joins Search For California Quarter Concept

    American Numismatic Association (ANA) Governor Barry Stuppler joined other numismatists, celebrities and California state officials launching a search for the design concept for the state's quarter, to be issued in January 2005.

  • ANA Seeks Dealer Opinions From Focus Group in Baltimore

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) will meet with a cross-section of dealers in Baltimore in an ongoing effort to improve and expand the ANA's convention bourse policy and procedures.

  • "Show Me The Money: The Dollar As Art" opens October 4 At Money Museum

    Featuring the works of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and others

  • ANA Officially Discontinues Authentication Service

    The American Numismatic Association Authentication Bureau (ANAAB) is no longer accepting submissions for authentication.

  • Nominations To Be Accepted For ANA Board of Governors

    Nominations for candidates to the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) Board of Governors will be accepted beginning December 1, 2002.

  • Young Numismatists Can Earn Free Early American Copper Coins In New ANA Program

    Junior and student members of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) can earn early American copper coins, reference books and supplies for activities and projects in numismatics.

  • National Coin Week Promoters Can Win ANA Summer Seminar Scholarships

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is offering two full scholarships to an ANA Summer Seminar at the Association's headquarters for the best promotions of the 80th observance of National Coin Week, April 20-26, 2003.

  • ANA National Money Show Bourse Nearly Sold Out

    The bourse floor at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) National Money Show in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 21-23, 2003, is nearly sold out.

  • Fall Issue of ANA's "Discovery Guide" Now Available

    The latest edition of American Numismatic Association's (ANA) "discovery guide" - The World of Money - offers more ideas for introducing the joys of coin collecting to the general public, young and emerging collectors, families and educators.

  • ANA Museum Receives Rare Military Payment Certificates From Anonumous Donor

    Two series of rare United States military payment certificates (MPCs) printed for use in Korea and Vietnam has been given anonymously to the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Money Museum.

  • ANA Museum Receives Rare Military Payment Certificates From Anonumous Donor

    Two series of rare United States military payment certificates (MPCs) printed for use in Korea and Vietnam has been given anonymously to the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Money Museum.

  • ANA Plays Bit Part in New Spielberg/Hanks Film

    The American Numismatic Association Money Museum supplied several French franc notes from the 1960s for use in Steven Spielberg's newest film, Catch Me If You Can, starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio.

  • ANA Receives Helping Hands for New Exhibit

    Numismatic publishing founder Chet Krause and New Jersey coin dealer Harry Garrison provided special support for the American Numismatic Association Money Museum's newest exhibit, "Rendezvous with Destiny: The Money of WWII" that opened today.

  • ANA's Charlotte Convention Medal Features City Skyline, City's Mint

    Images of the Charlotte Mint and the city's skyline are featured on the official medal marking the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) National Money Show in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 21-23, 2003.

  • Oldest Florida Paper Money to be Exhibited at ANA Show in Jacksonville

    Text here A unique note issued in 1817 on Amelia Island adjacent to the northeast coast of Florida, will be one of the many items on exhibit at the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) National Money ShowSM in Jacksonville, Florida, March 7-9.

  • ANA Names Chris Connell Museum Collections Manager

    Chris Connell will join the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Money Museum staff late this month as its new collections manager, overseeing the reorganization of the museum's more than 300,000 numismatic holdings.

  • ANA Assists Postal Service in Hunt for Missing Coins

    United States Postal Service inspectors are investigating missing registered-mail parcels, including four from the American Numismatic Association (ANA).

  • ANA Money Museum to Present "Una and the Lion" British Gold Coins Through the Ages

    A half millennium of British gold coinage will glitter in a spectacular exhibit at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Money Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado, February 8 to April 26, 2002.

  • ANA Convention Telephone and Fax Numbers for Jacksonville

    Telephone and fax numbers for the American Numismatic Association (ANA) National Money Show 2002, March 7-9, are:

  • ANA to Keep Security Room Open Sunday for Tour of St. Augustine

    The Security Room at the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) National Money ShowSM in Jacksonville, Florida, March 7-9, will remain open until 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, to accommodate those taking a special tour to the nearby historic city of St. Augustine, as well as those who just want to enjoy the many nearby beaches.

  • ANA and NGC Reach New Agreement

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation of America (NGC) have signed a new agreement that both extends NGC's term as the Official Grading Service of the ANA and guarantees the ANA greater revenue from coins submitted to the grading service.

  • ANA British Gold Exhibit Opens to Glittering Applause

    British Consul General John Maguire joined the opening ceremonies Friday, February 8, 2002, for the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) newest exhibit - "Una and the Lion: British Gold Coins through the Ages."

  • ANA Notifies Dealers of Consequences for Early Departure from Jacksonville

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has notified dealers who left before the close of its show in Jacksonville without prior approval or whose business presence there was substantially reduced that they will lose their tables at the ANA's next two shows unless they pay an early departure fee.

  • Former U.S. Mint Director Mary Brooks Dies

    Former United States Mint Director Mary Elizabeth Thomas Peavey Brooks, 94, of Hailey, Idaho, died February 11, 2002.

  • Carl W.A. Carlson, Past ANA Historian and Numismatic Researcher, Dies

    Former American Numismatic Association (ANA) historian, numismatic researcher, cataloger and writer Carl W.A. Carlson died on February 12, 2002, in a hospice in Lee, Massachusetts. He was 59 years old. Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease 10 years ago, he succumbed to pneumonia.

  • Educational Programs on Stage at ANA Show in Jacksonville

    From early Florida money to learning the value and caring for your coin collection, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) is offering free programs on these and many more topics at its National Money ShowSM 2002 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, March 7-9.

  • Sponsors Show Their Support for ANA National Money Show

    Thirteen sponsors have contributed a total of $37,000 to support the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) National Money ShowSM 2002 in Jacksonville, Florida, March 7-9.

  • USPS Suggests Ways to Protect Items from Effects of Irradiation

    The United States Postal Service (USPS) offers advice to protect items like collectable paper money from the harmful effects of electron irradiation.

  • ANA Names NCS Official Conservation Service

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has contracted with Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS), LLC to be the official conservation service for the Association.

  • Dealer Activity Strong at ANA National Money Show

    The American Numismatic Association's (ANA) National Money ShowSM in Jacksonville, Florida, saw strong dealer activity.

  • Let Us Show You The Money!

    Money Museum Celebrates National Coin Week

  • ANA's National Coin Week Honored by President Bush

    President George W. Bush has extended his best wishes to the American Numismatic Association (ANA) for National Coin Week, April 21-27, 2002.

  • British Gold Coin Exhibit Continues by Popular Demand at ANA Money Museum

    A spectacular exhibit of a half millennium of British gold coinage will glitter for another month at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Money Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • ANA Representative Program Is Getting A Face Lift

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) Representative Program is being revamped to nearly double the number of regional coordinators who provide the ANA with a closer connection with its nearly 500 member clubs.

  • ANA Welcomes Summer Interns

    Three interns have been selected to work and study at American Numismatic Association (ANA) headquarters this summer.

  • Exciting Educational Programs Scheduled for ANA Show in NYC

    More than 60 hours of educational programs, catering to all ages and interests, will be offered at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World's Fair of MoneySM at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City's Times Square, July 31-August 4.

  • Exhibit Judges Program Scheduled for New York

    To ensure the availability of qualified judges who support high standards of exhibit competition, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) sponsors the Judges' Familiarization and Certification Program.

  • Vast Majority of Dealers Pay Early Departure Fee

    Nearly 80 percent of the dealers who left before the close of the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) show in Jacksonville, Florida, agreed to pay the one-time early-departure fee.

  • ANA's New "Discovery Guide" Offers a Great Way to Spread the Word

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) Education Department has prepared a "discovery guide" that is great for introducing the joys of coin collecting to the general public, young and emerging collectors, families and educators.

  • Superior Galleries, ANA’s Official New York Auctioneer, Planning Big Sale in the Big Apple

    Superior Galleries of Beverly Hills, California, is preparing for what it calls "America's best auction" for the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World's Fair of MoneySM at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City, July 31 to August 4, 2002.

  • ANA Announces New Summer Hours; Money Museum Open All Week

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) Money Museum, at 818 North Cascade Avenue in Colorado Springs, Colorado, will be open seven days a week beginning June 2, 2002.

  • An Open Letter From the ANA

    To: The Winning Bidder of the 1933 Double Eagle

  • "Sing a Song of Sixpence" Monetary Melodies at Money Museum

    Money and music will rhapsodize in the new exhibit, "Sing a Song of Sixpence: A Harmony of Money and Music" at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., beginning Sunday, June 23.

  • ANA Museum and Library Not Threatened By Forest Fire

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) Museum, Library and headquarters building in Colorado Springs is not endangered by a Colorado wildfire that, in a week, has consumed more than 100,000 acres of forest land and more than 20 homes, and forced the evacuation of more than 5,000 people.

  • ANA Again Gives Away Coins for Children's Summer Reading Program

    For the second year, school-age children in the Colorado Springs, Colorado area will receive coins from the American Numismatic Association (ANA) for participating in the Pikes Peak Library District's award-winning Children's Summer Reading Program.

  • Dwight Manley to Donate $250,000 to ANA Building Fund for Library

    Noted rare coin collector and sports agent Dwight N. Manley of Newport Beach, California, will contribute a check in the amount of $250,000 to the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Headquarters Renovation Fund, and will have the ANA Library in Colorado Springs, Colorado, named in his honor.

  • ANA Negotiates Lower Hotel Rates for New York Convention

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has negotiated even lower room rates - as much as 13 percent - for the two New York City hotels the Association selected for its World's Fair of MoneySM, July 31 to August 4.

  • ANA NYC Convention Activities Throughout Marriott Marquis Hotel

    The myriad of activities planned for the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World's Fair of MoneySM, July 31 to August 4, will fill several floors of the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City's vibrant Times Square.

  • ANA's New York Convention Medal Features Skyline, Statue of Liberty

    Images of the Statue of Liberty and the New York City skyline are featured on the official, limited-edition medal marking the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) 111th Anniversary Convention in New York, July 31 to August 4.

  • ANA Convention Telephone and Fax Numbers for New York

    Telephone and fax numbers for the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World's Fair of MoneySM 2002, July 31 to August 4, are:

  • 18 Nations to Give Away Coins for ANA Mint Passport in New York

    The coins of 18 countries are featured in this year's American Numismatic Association's (ANA) World Mint Passport, available only at the ANA World's Fair of MoneySM in New York City, July 31 to August 4.

  • News Conferences Scheduled for ANA World's Fair of Money

    Five news conferences are tentatively scheduled for the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) 2002 World's Fair of MoneySM in New York City, July 31 to August 4.

  • Sponsors Show Support for ANA World's Fair of Money

    Twenty-three sponsors have contributed nearly $80,000 to support the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World's Fair of MoneySM 2002 in New York City, July 31 to August 4.

  • ANA Offers Dealers Options for Departing New York Show

    Bourse dealers holding tables at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World's Fair of MoneySM in New York City, July 31 to August 4, can leave the show as early as noon on Sunday, August 4, or remain until the show closes at 3 p.m.

  • David R. Cervin, Noted Collector and Promoter of Ancient Coins, Dies

    David R. Cervin, noted coin collector and longtime Amarillo, Texas, builder, died on July 11. He was 90 years of age. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

  • ANA Names Christopher Cipoletti It’s New Executive Director

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) Board of Governors has appointed Colorado Springs attorney and ANA General Counsel Christopher Cipoletti to succeed Executive Director Edward C. Rochette, who will retire next year.