2003 Press Releases

  • William H. "Bud" Nugent III, ANA Regional Coordinator, Dies

    William H. "Bud" Nugent III, an active coin collector and promoter of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), died January 4. He was 82 years of age. Services will be held January 9 in Panama City, Florida.

  • Colonial Williamsburg's Numismatic History Comes To Life in Special ANA Seminar and Tour

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is offering a special seminar on 18th-century numismatics at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, immediately following the ANA World's Fair of MoneySM in Baltimore this summer.

  • Family Event Days Planned For ANA Show in Charlotte

    Special family events are planned for the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) National Money ShowSM in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 21-23.

  • ANA Candidate Forums Planned For Long Beach, Charlotte & St. Louis

    Members of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) can meet and learn more about candidates for the ANA's Board of Governors at three forums scheduled for Long Beach, California, Charlotte, North Carolina, and St. Louis, Missouri.

  • Coins In Classrooms And Museums Focus Of ANA Summer Seminar Classes

    "Coins in the Classroom" and "Numismatics for the Museum Professional" are two specially designed classes offered at the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) Summer Seminar 2003, June 28-July 11, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Ruthann Brettell, ANA CFO, Announces Her Retirement

    After a long and distinguished career, Ruthann Brettell, the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) chief financial officer, has announced her retirement.

  • ANA Begins Search for Controller/Finance Director

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is looking for a controller/finance director to handle accounting and budgetary duties for the world's largest, nonprofit, educational organization chartered by Congress for collectors of coins, paper money, tokens and medals.

  • Wide Variety of Educational Programs Set for ANA Show in Charlotte

    Educational programs will cover topics from local to international interest for new and seasoned collectors at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) National Money ShowSM in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 21-23.

  • The Little King Comes Home To the "Queen City" For ANA Show

    The "King of Southern Gold Coins" - a tiny, 1849-C "Open Wreath" gold dollar - is returning to Charlotte, North Carolina - the "Queen City" - for the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) National Money ShowSM March 21-23.

  • Sponsors Show Their Support For ANA National Money Show

    Fourteen sponsors have contributed a total of $32,500 to support the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) National Money ShowSM 2003 in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 21-23.

  • Hilton Selected As New Host Hotel for ANA Show in Charlotte

    The Hilton Charlotte and Towers will serve as the host hotel for the American Numismatic Association (ANA) National Money ShowSM in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 21-23.

  • ANA Convention Telephone and Fax Numbers for Charlotte

    The following contact information is provided for the American Numismatic Association (ANA) National Money ShowSM 2003, March 21-23.

  • Reservation Transfers to Hilton Charlotte & Towers to Be Automatic

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has confirmed that those holding reservations at the Charlotte Westin Hotel for the ANA National Money ShowSM March 21-23, will automatically be transferred to the Hilton Charlotte and Towers.

  • Don Bailey Named ANA Coordinator For New Region

    Don Bailey, an expert Mexican numismatist, has been named to represent the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) clubs and members in Mexico, Central and South America.

  • Special Souvenir Card Planned For ANA Show In Charlotte

    A limited-issue, souvenir card featuring a rare, 19th-century National Bank note is being prepared by one of the organizations hosting the American Numismatic Association's National Money ShowSM in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 21-23.

  • ANA Selects New Controller

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has selected Carol Shuman, a Colorado Springs accountant with an extensive background in non-profit and for-profit financial work, as the Association's new controller.

  • Heritage to Auction Finest at ANA Show in Charlotte

    Heritage Numismatic Auctions of Dallas, Texas, is set to offer some of the finest coin rarities at its sale at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) National Money ShowSM in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 21-23.

  • Dealer Activity Strong at ANA National Money ShowSM

    The American Numismatic Association's (ANA) National Money ShowSM in Charlotte, North Carolina, was a good show.

  • Exhibitors Recognized in Charlotte

    David W. Boitnott of Apex, North Carolina, received the Best-in-Show Exhibit Award for his display entitled "Wanted: A Few Oddball North Carolinians: North Carolina Statehood Quarter Errors" at the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) National Money ShowSM 2003 in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 21-23. In recognition of his efforts, Boitnott received a Saint-Gaudens $20 gold piece donated by Richard Nachbar Rare Coins of Williamsville, New York.

  • Fifteen Names on Election Ballot for ANA Board of Governors

    Fifteen members of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) have accepted their nominations for positions on the 2003-2005 ANA Board of Governors.

  • "Mountains of Money: A Colorado Story" Exhibit Opens April 26 at Money Museum

    Gold and silver extracted from the mountains and minted into coins, tokens and medals in mining camps, towns and cities transformed the wilderness of the Colorado Territory into the booming Centennial State. The story of the people and the state they shaped is told in "Mountains of Money: A Colorado Story," an exhibit opening April 26 at the Money Museum at 818 North Cascade Avenue in Colorado Springs.

  • ANA World's Fair of MoneySM Bourse Near Capacity

    The bourse floor at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World's Fair of MoneySM in Baltimore, Maryland, July 30-August 3, is nearly booked.

  • Former Mint Director Johnson and Zerbe Award Winner Fivaz Consign to ANA Baltimore Auction

    For the first time in the history of the American Numismatic Association (www.money.org), a former director of the United States Mint has personally consigned coins to an ANA public auction.

  • 1804 Bust Dollar Consigned to Official ANA Baltimore Auction

    For the first time in the history of the American Numismatic Association, an 1804 Draped Bust silver dollar - known as the "King of American Coins" - has been consigned to the Association's official public auction.

  • ANA's Baltimore Convention Medal Features Two of City's Historic Names

    Images of the author of the national anthem and one of America's oldest warships are featured on the official, limited-edition medal marking the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) 112th Anniversary Convention in Baltimore, July 30 to August 3.

  • ANA Launches New Branding Image

    The American Numismatic Association is stepping forward with a new, unified approach to make the ANA name and logo instantly recognizable.

  • Million-Dollar Nickel Reunion at ANA Show in Baltimore Four 1913 Liberty Head nickels to make first joint appearance in 60 years

    Four of the five fabled and valuable 1913 Liberty Head nickels will make an historic, once-in-a-lifetime joint appearance at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World's Fair of MoneySM in Baltimore, July 30-August 3.

  • It Won't Cost a Cent to See Once-in-a-Lifetime Billion Dollar Display During World's Fair Of Money

    Four rare, 1913 Liberty Head nickels with a combined value of $10 million will be publicly displayed together for the first time since 1920 during the World's Fair of MoneySM, in the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 West Pratt Street, July 30 through August 3, 2003.

  • ANA Money Museum Open Sundays

    The American Numismatic Association Money Museum now is open seven days a week to accommodate a growing number of visitors.

  • ANA Convention Telephone and Fax Numbers for Baltimore

    Telephone and fax numbers for the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World's Fair of MoneySM 2003, July 30 to August 3, are:

  • ANA Convention in Baltimore Filled with Activities

    The myriad of activities planned for the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World's Fair of MoneySM, July 30 to August 3, will fill the Baltimore Convention Center.

  • ANA's "Discovery Guide" Honored by Colorado Society of Association Executives

    The American Numismatic Association's (ANA) biannual "discovery guide"--The World of Money--has received an achievement award from the Colorado Society of Association Executives (CSAE).

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

    Twenty-three sponsors have contributed $66,550 to support the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World's Fair of MoneySM 2003 in Baltimore, July 30 to August 3.

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

    Six news conferences, two open forums and a coin launch tentatively are scheduled for the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) 2003 World's Fair of MoneySM in Baltimore, July 30 to August 3.

  • World-Class Collection of U.S. Paper Money to Premiere at ANA Show in Baltimore

    One of the most extensive private collections of United States paper money, featuring extremely rare and unique pieces, will be on exhibit for the first time at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World's Fair of MoneySM in Baltimore, July 30-August 3.

  • Charles J. Ricard, Charles N. Ricard and the Lighthouse Family Receive ANA's 2003 Farran Zerbe Award

    The medal for this year's recipient of the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) Farran Zerbe Memorial Award for Distinguished Service is inscribed to Charles J. Ricard, Charles N. Ricard and the Lighthouse Family. When Charles J. Ricard accepts the Association's highest honor on August 2, he will proudly represent three generations of collectors and a century of contributions to the ANA.

  • Gary E. Lewis and William H. Horton Jr. Elected New ANA President and VP; Three New Governors to Join Board

    A new president, vice president, and three new governors, and four incumbents have been elected to the American Numismatic Association (ANA) nine-member Board of Governors, with 8,544 ballots cast in the biennial election.

  • 2003 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.

  • 2003 Numismatic Literary Awards Presented at ANA Baltimore Show

    The American Numismatic Association's (ANA) 2003 numismatic literary awards, recognizing articles published in the 2002 volume of the ANA's official journal--The Numismatist--were presented on Friday, August 1, during the Association's 112th Anniversary Convention in Baltimore.

  • ANA Names Ed Rochette 2003 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.

  • Darryl Davis Receives ANA Government Service Award

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) presented its Out standing Government Service Award to Darryl Davis on August 1 during the ANA World's Fair of Money in Baltimore. First conferred in 1991, the ANA Outstanding Government Service Award is presented to an individual working in or retired from public service who has helped advance the interests of the hobby.

  • Q. David Bowers Receives ANA's Exemplary Service Award

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

  • Clubs Recognized for Outstanding Publications

    Each year, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) recognizes outstanding journals and newsletters produced by local, regional and specialty numismatic organizations published in 2002 and submitted in the annual competition. Winners of the 2003 Outstanding Club Publications Contest were announced at the ANA Club Representative meeting, held on August 1 during the ANA's 112th Anniversary Convention in Baltimore.

  • Glenn Smedley Memorial Awards Presented at Baltimore 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.

  • Palm Beach Coin Club Receives National Coin Week Award

    The winner of the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) 2003 National Coin Week Award, presented to the club or individual who best promotes the annual observance, was announced on August 1 during the ANA's 112th Anniversary Convention in Baltimore.

  • 2003 ANA Exhibit Awards

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) presented 60 competitive exhibit awards at its 112th Anniversary Convention in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • 2003 ANA YN Exhibit Awards

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) presented 13 competitive exhibit awards for Young Numismatists (YN), age 17 and younger, at the ANA's 112th Anniversary Convention in Baltimore.

  • ANA Honors 75-, 60- and 50-Year Members and Clubs In Baltimore

    At its 112th Anniversary Convention in Baltimore, July 30-August 3, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) honored individuals and clubs celebrating their 75th, 60th and 50th anniversaries of membership. An asterisk donates those who were present to receive recognition.

  • ANA Honors Ron Landis with Medallic Sculpture Award

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) confers its 2003 Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture in recognition of contributions to numismatic art.

  • ANA Honors the Albert L. Baber Family for Lifetime Achievement

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

  • ANA Recognizes Top Volunteers in Representative Program

    On the occasion of its 112th Anniversary Convention in Baltimore, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced its annual awards to distinguished volunteers in the Representative Program.

  • Swindling Honored as ANA's 2003 Outstanding YN

    At the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) 112th Anniversary Convention in Baltimore, July 30-August 3, Jeffrey Swindling of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, was named the 2003 recipient of the ANA Award for Outstanding Young Numismatist.

  • Mark Hotz 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. At the ANA's 2003 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Mark Hotz of Brooklandville, Maryland, was honored as this year's recipient.

  • Edward C. Rochette 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.

  • YN Literary Award Winners Announced In Baltimore

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

  • ANA'S Baltimore Show is Historic!

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) World's Fair of MoneySM 2003 in Baltimore was one for the history books.

  • The Sculpture of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, "American Michelangelo,"Comes to Colorado Springs

    The first major traveling exhibit of works by the American Renaissance sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens will open at the American Numismatic Association Money Museum and neighboring Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center on August 28 as part of an 11-city United States tour.

  • Rediscovered 1913 Liberty Nickel Comes to ANA Money Museum

    The 1913 Liberty Head nickel, out of sight since 1962 and reunited with its four sisters at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World's Fair of MoneySM in Baltimore this summer, is on temporary loan to the ANA Money Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • ANA Seeks to Fill New Staff Positions: Numismatic Researcher and Educator

    The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has created two new staff positions in the museum and education departments in order to expand its services.

  • NGC Confirms Authentication of Recovered 1913 Liberty Nickel "This coin would likely grade Proof-62" - Rick Montgomery

    Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the official grading service of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), has confirmed the authenticity of the 1913 Liberty Head nickel that was rediscovered at the ANA convention in Baltimore this summer after being out of sight for more than 40 years.

  • Middle School Teachers Offered "Coins in the Classroom" Course in Florida

    Expense-paid opportunity offered to first 25 qualified applicants The innovative new course for middle school teachers--"Coins in the Classroom"--introduced this year by American Numismatic Association (ANA) will be offered over the year-end holidays in sunny Clearwater Beach, Florida.

  • ANA Museum Curator Lends Hand to Nevada State Museum at Carson City Mint

    American Numismatic Association (ANA) Money Museum Curator Lawrence Lee visited the Nevada State Museum and is assisting in the development of its numismatic exhibits.

  • ANA Rewards Dealer for His Role in Numismatic Theft Convictions

    John T. Abbott has been honored by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Board of Governors for his assistance leading to the convictions of two people involved in the theft of numismatic material.

  • Two 1913 Liberty Head Nickels to be Exhibited at National Money Show

    Two 1913 Liberty Head nickels--one of America's great numismatic rarities--will be displayed together in Portland, Oregon, at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) National Money ShowSM March 26-28, 2004.

  • ANA Library Officially Dedicated in Honor of Dwight N. Manley

    The American Numismatic Association Library in Colorado Springs, Colorado--the world's largest circulating numismatic library--will be dedicated October 17 in honor of Dwight N. Manley, recognizing his generous contribution to the ANA's Headquarters Renovation Fund.

  • "¡Viva la Revoluciôn!" New Money Museum Exhibit Tells Story of Mexico's Revolution

    "¡Viva la Revoluciôn!" Words that echoed throughout Mexico's chaotic, decade-long revolution in the early part of the 20th century will resound in a new exhibit opening November 20 at the American Numismatic Association Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Applications Being Accepted for Intaglio Engraving Course at ANA Summer Seminar

    Applications for a one-of-a-kind course on intaglio engraving are being accepted for the 2004 American Numismatic Association (ANA) Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Demand for More Services, Economic Realities Affect ANA, Staff Reorganization Announced

    Confronting the same tough choices faced by nonprofit organizations and commercial businesses across the country during the current economic downturn, the American Numismatic Association (www.money.org) today announced a staff reorganization which will allow it to expand its program services to its 31,000 members yet reduce administrative expenses.

  • ANA Hires Two Employees to Provide Creative Services to Members and Museum

    As part of the recently announced re-organization and ongoing efforts to improve services to its 31,500 members, the American Numismatic Association has hired a Graphics Director and a Registrar/Museum Collection Manager, according to Christopher Cipoletti, ANA Executive Director.

  • ANA Unveils 2004 Plans for Collectors' and Clubs' Benefits

    The American Numismatic Association has announced a five-point plan to increase programs and services to collectors in the New Year. The program is part of an on-going restructuring launched in October by the ANA Executive Director and Board of Governors, and described as "A Vision for 2004."

  • Top Member Recruiters Recognized

    Expanding its membership base always is 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.