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“The Presidents Are Coming!” Exhibit Now On Display at ANA Money Museum

The American Numismatic Association’s new exhibit, “The Presidents Are Coming! The United States Mint Issues New Presidential Dollar Series,” is currently on display at the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum in Colorado Springs. The exhibit is presented in celebration of the 84th annual National Coin Week, April 15-21.


ANA Announces 18 Candidates for Nine Openings On 2007-09 Board of Governors

Eighteen members of the American Numismatic Association have accepted their nominations for positions on the 2007-2009 ANA Board of Governors.


ANA Seeks Applicants for Collections Manager Position

The American Numismatic Association Money Museum is seeking a professional to fill its Collections Manager position. Candidates should have a working knowledge of numismatics and familiarity of museum operations, including accessioning and cataloging procedures, artifact care, collection management standards, and volunteer management.


ANA, Local Coin Clubs Holding Event for National Coin Week, April 15-21

The American Numismatic Association (ANA), the Colorado Springs Coin Club and the Colorado Springs Numismatic Society are holding a special coin drop event to help celebrate the 84th annual National Coin Week, April 15-21. The event is part of a national effort sponsored by the ANA and involving over 50 clubs from around the country.


ANA and Contursi Extend Offer For New ANA Members

The successful two-years-for-the-price-of-one membership recruitment program is being extended by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) through mid-August.


Fanton Resigns From ANA Board of Governors

Brian Fanton has announced his resignation from the American Numismatic Association Board of Governors, effective April 1, citing the need to attend to family matters.


ANA Deadline for Grading Service Proposals Extended to April 26

The American Numismatic Association is extending the deadline to April 26 for proposals from qualified third party grading services to serve as the ANA’s “Grading Service of Choice.”


ANA Membership Continues to Grow

The number of members, clubs and subscribers to the American Numismatic Association increased by 327 to 31,544 in fiscal year 2006-07 compared with 2005-06, largely due to improved retention rates and successful recruiting efforts by ANA clubs, dealers and members.


ANA Announces PNG Credential Program

The American Numismatic Association will honor Professional Numismatists Guild dealer badges at its conventions, and will authorize PNG members to work behind bourse booths wearing both their PNG badge and an official ANA convention ribbon.


ANA Recognizes Six Staff Members with a Combined 140 Years of Service to the Association

The American Numismatic Association held a luncheon Monday at the Money Museum to recognize six staff members, each observing more than 15 years of service and celebrating a combined 140 years of service to the association.


ANA Presents Awards to Top Exhibitors at the 2007 World’s Fair of Money

The American Numismatic Association presented 79 competitive exhibit awards at its 116th Anniversary Convention in Milwaukee, Wis. Winners were announced at the Exhibit Awards Presentation and Reception Aug.11.


ANA Executive Director Placed on Administrative Leave Ken Hallenbeck Named Acting Executive Director

American Numismatic Association Executive Director Chris Cipoletti, on Sunday, was placed on paid administrative leave by unanimous vote of the ANA Board of Governors. He will be replaced on an acting basis by former ANA President Kenneth Hallenbeck.


International Artists Meet in Colorado Springs for Major Exhibition

Medallic sculptures from 32 nations to exhibit at Money Museum


David Harper Wins Anderson Award For Numismatic Writing

Numismatic News Editor David C. Harper will receive this year’s Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing. He will be presented the award Aug. 10 during the ANA Membership Award Presentations at the World’s Fair of Money® in Milwaukee, Wis.


ANA honors Neil Shafer, Leroy Van Allen with Lifetime Achievement Awards

Noted numismatists Leroy C. Van Allen and Neil Shafer are the 2007 recipients of the American Numismatic Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of their outstanding contributions to numismatics. Both men will be presented their awards Aug. 10 during the ANA Membership Award Presentations at the World's Fair of Money® in Milwaukee, Wis.


Steven Contursi to Receive 2007 Exemplary Service Award

Steven L. Contursi is the recipient of the 2007 American Numismatic Association Exemplary Service Award. He will receive the award Aug. 10 during the ANA Membership Award Presentations at the World’s Fair of Money® in Milwaukee, Wis.


Contursi, Rare Coin Wholesalers Pledge $1 Million to ANA Museum Projects

A $1 million donation pledge to the American Numismatic Association has been made by well-known rare coin collector, dealer and exhibitor, Steven L. Contursi, President of Rare Coin Wholesalers, Dana Point, California. It’s the largest financial pledge in the Association’s 116-year history, and the funds will be used to launch new ANA museum programs.


Smithsonian Celebrates America’s Numismatic Renaissance in Milwaukee

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will showcase iconic objects that represent the numismatic renaissance inspired by President Theodore Roosevelt between 1907 and 1921 as part of a special traveling display.


ANA Accepting Applications for New Executive Director

The American Numismatic Association is accepting applications for a new executive director to replace Acting Executive Director Kenneth Hallenbeck, who will step down once a replacement has been named.


Hotel Space, Bourse Tables Going Quickly for 2008 National Money Show in Phoenix

Hotel rooms and bourse tables are selling out quickly for the American Numismatic Association’s 2008 National Money Show™, March 7-9 in Phoenix. Better-than-expected interest points to an exciting, well-attended spring convention in Arizona.


Dwight Manley Donates World’s First Illustrated Numismatic Book to ANA

A rare, 490-year old original copy of the first illustrated, printed numismatic book, Illustrium Imagines (“Images of the Illustrious”), has been donated to the American Numismatic Association by well-known collector, sports agent and real estate developer, Dwight N. Manley, of Newport Beach, California.


ANA Seeking Numismatic Theatre Presentations for Phoenix National Money Show, March 7-9

All American Numismatic Association members are invited to share their expertise and creativity with fellow hobbyists by delivering a Numismatic Theatre presentation at the Phoenix National Money Show™, March 7-9.


Phoenix National Money Show Courses Give Collectors Valuable Skills, Information

American Numismatic Association School of Numismatics courses presented before and during the Phoenix National Money Show™, March 7-9, are a smart investment for collectors looking to advance their knowledge of the hobby.


Reward Given for Bringing Fugitive to Justice

Las Vegas man give $12,500 for helping solve a coin dealer's murder


ANA Convention Telephone and Fax Numbers for Charlotte

Following is contact information for the American Numismatic Association National Money Show™ March 16-18 in Charlotte.


Two More Historic Coins From "Walton the Collector" at ANA Charlotte Convention

Two previously unreported, historic coins from the legendary collection of George O. Walton-- an 1830's era Bechtler gold dollar and a 1921 Zerbe proof Morgan silver dollar-- will be exhibited along with his famous 1913 Liberty Head nickel at the American Numismatic Association's National Money Show in the Charlotte, N.C. Convention Center, March 16-18.


Exhibits at Charlotte National Money Show Offer Knowledge and Fun for Visitors

“Bechtler's Gold,” featuring the story of the famous North Carolina mint that produced the first gold dollars in U.S. history, is one of several outstanding exhibits at the American Numismatic Association’s 2007 National Money Show™. Visitors to the event, held March 16-18 in Charlotte, N.C., will be treated to a wide range of exhibits that appeal to everyone from experienced collectors to numismatic newcomers.


Sponsors Show Their Support For ANA National Money Show™

Thirteen sponsors contributed a total of $40,500 to support the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show™ March 16-18 in Charlotte, N.C.


Educational Programs Scheduled for ANA Show in Charlotte

An expanded offering of educational programs, catering to all ages and interests, will be offered before and during the American Numismatic Association National Money Show™ March 16-18 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C.


FIDEM Seeks Medal Designs

The Federation Internationale De La Medaille and the American Numismatic Association, host of the Art Medal World Congress FIDEM XXX, Sept. 19-22, in Colorado Springs, invites American medalists to submit designs for the official Congress medal and the U.S. delegation medal.


ANA Extends NGC Contract for Three Months

NCG will remain official grading service through May


ANA Proposal for Revised Bylaws Available for Members to Review and Comment

The American Numismatic Association’s Bylaws and Governance Task Force has made some modifications to its recommendations to revise ANA bylaws and seeks member feedback on the proposal, which will be discussed at the ANA Board of Governors meeting March 14 and 15 prior to the National Money Show in Charlotte.


ANA Accepting Papers For Sundman Lecture Series

The American Numismatic Association is accepting papers on “Communicating Through Money,” from authors who would like to make presentations at the third annual Maynard Sundman/Littleton Coin Co. Lecture Series.


ANA Seeks Nominations for Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture

The American Numismatic Association is accepting nominations for its 42nd annual Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture.


ANA Seeks Nominations for Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture

The American Numismatic Association is accepting nominations for its 42nd annual Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture.


ANA Reports Results of Cipoletti Evaluation

An independent performance evaluation of American Numismatic Association Executive Director Chris Cipoletti has concluded that ANA staff strongly supports his leadership and the direction in which he is taking the association.


Beware Of Fraudulent Cashier's Checks

It has come to our attention that several dealers have received fake cashier's checks from an individual in California. This individual has two known aliases and might have more we are not yet aware of: Marcus Smith dba Sunset Pointe Coin; Lawson, Colbert & Associates; and Williams, Smith & Associates; and James Gilmore dba Gilmore, Ellis & Associates. The various addresses used by this individual have all turned out to be mail box drop-off centers.


ANA Summer Internships Application Deadline Nears

The deadline for applications for 10-week summer internships at the American Numismatic Association in Colorado Springs is Feb. 16. Three summer internships are available to experienced young collectors, college or graduate students and numismatic professionals. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee, which will announce its decision in March.


The Course Catalog for Summer Seminar 2007 Now Available

The Course Catalog for the American Numismatic Association’s 39th annual Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs is available online and as a special pull-out supplement in the February Numismatist. It includes complete descriptions for 38 classes and 11 evening mini-seminars including nine offerings that are new for 2007.


Scholars Discuss Money’s Role as a Communication Tool at Sundman Lecture Series in Milwaukee

Money talks – just ask lecturers for the Maynard Sundman/Littleton Coin Company Lecture Series on Aug. 9 during the 2007 ANA World’s Fair of Money® in Milwaukee, Wis. The symposium will explore the ways money serves as a means of communication now and throughout history.


American Numismatic Association Announces Results of 2007 Board of Governors Election

BiggsKofford, auditing firm for the American Numismatic Association 2007 Board of Governors’ election, has reported the following election results:


World-Class Exhibits at ANA World’s Fair of Money

World-Class Exhibits at ANA World’s Fair of Money Eye-opening exhibits at the American Numismatic Association’s 2007 World’s Fair of Money® in Milwaukee will range from a multi-million dollar 1913 Liberty Head nickel to the world’s largest gold coin, weighing more than 220 pounds. The five-day convention in the Midwest Airlines Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., will be free and open to the public, August 8-12.


Heath Society Established to Create Innovative Educational Opportunities For New Audiences

Heath Society Established to Create Innovative Educational Opportunities for New Audiences The American Numismatic Association is introducing the Heath Society, a leadership giving program that recognizes individuals and families who contribute $10,000 or more annually.


Jeanne Stevens-Sollman to Receive ANA’s Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture

Jeanne Stevens-Sollman is the recipient of the American Numismatic Association’s 2007 Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture. This prestigious award will be presented Aug. 11 during the awards banquet for the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money in Milwaukee, Wis.


John Dannreuther Named ANA’s 2007 Numismatist of the Year

John Dannreuther Named ANA’s 2007 Numismatist of the Year John W. Dannreuther is the recipient of the American Numismatic Association’s 2007 Numismatist of the Year Award. He will be presented the award Aug. 10 at a membership reception in his honor during the World’s Fair of Money® in Milwaukee, Wis.


New Agreement Means Discounts for ANA Members Collateral Finance Corporation

The American Numismatic Association has selected Collateral Finance Corporation (CFC) of Santa Monica, Calif., as the exclusive official numismatic lender of the Association. As part of the agreement, ANA members will have the opportunity to obtain discounted rates on loans.


Exhibits, Mints & Family-Friendly Attractions Highlight ANA World’s Fair of Money in Milwaukee

Exhibits, Mints & Family-Friendly Attractions Highlight ANA World’s Fair of Money in Milwaukee Visitors to the American Numismatic Association’s Milwaukee World’s Fair of Money® can learn about rare and beautiful coins, use a mint passport to explore mints and countries across the globe, and see the finest collection of Wisconsin state bank notes ever displayed.


Sponsor Support Strong for Milwaukee World’s Fair of Money

Sponsor Support Strong for Milwaukee World’s Fair of Money Association’s 2007 World’s Fair of Money®, Aug. 8-12 at the Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee, Wis.


ANA Members Support Proposed Bylaw Revisions

Board to Act on Recommendations at Meeting in Milwaukee


Current ANA Journal Features Research on American Indians on Paper Money

Other articles in fifth edition focus on electrotypes and so-called dollars.


ANA Seeking Numismatic Theatre Presentations for Milwaukee World’s Fair of Money®, August 8-12


ANA Preliminary Financials Show Asset Growth of $1.3 Million

The American Numismatic Association’s unaudited financial report for fiscal year 2006-07 shows that the nonprofit Association realized net asset growth of about $1.3 million from $17.9 million to $19.2 million.


ANA Milwaukee Bourse Sells Out; Hotels Filling Quickly

All bourse tables have been sold out for the American Numismatic Association’s 2007 World’s Fair of Money®, Aug. 8-12 in Milwaukee. Hotel rooms for the event are filling quickly, with limited options now available in downtown Milwaukee. All indications are that a terrific, strongly attended ANA convention will be a highlight of the summer.


Brunner Leaves ANA to Found Pharmacy School at Regis University

Lane Brunner, deputy executive director of museum, library and research services at the American Numismatic Association, will leave June 15 to become the founding dean of the Regis University School of Pharmacy.


CCG Continues Relationship as ANA Grading and Conservation Services of Choice

The Certified Collectibles Group (CCG) has reached a written agreement with the ANA that provides for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation of America (NGC) to continue as the Association’s grading service of choice, Numismatic Conservation Services, LLC (NCS) to continue as the Association’s conservation service of choice and adding Paper Money Guaranty, LLC (PMG) as the paper money grading service of choice, ANA Executive Director Chris Cipoletti has announced.


Unprecedented Wisconsin Bank Notes Exhibit at Milwaukee ANA World’s Fair of Money

The most extensive collection of state bank notes ever publicly exhibited at one time will be featured at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money® 116th Anniversary Convention in Milwaukee, Wis., August 8 – 12.


ANA Expands Courses to Include Technical and Collector Series at Milwaukee World’s Fair of Money®

Numismatists visiting Milwaukee can take advantage of new technical and collector series courses and workshops, catering to all ages and interests, before and during the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money® Aug. 8-12.


The ANA Board will Meet in Charlotte

The American Numismatic Association Board of Governors will hold business meetings Wednesday and Thursday, March 14 and 15, at the Charlotte Convention Center, room 203A, in Charlotte, N.C. prior to the National Money Show™.


ANA to Host Board Candidates Forum and Town Hall Meeting in Charlotte

The American Numismatic Association will host a Board of Governors’ Candidate Forum at 6 p.m. Friday March 16, and a Town Hall Meeting at 6 p.m. Saturday March 17. Both activities will take place during the National Money Show™ in room 203A of the Charlotte Convention Center.


Theft Of Rare French Revolution Die And Medal

Two rare and possibly unique French Revolution numismatic items, one die and one medal, were recently reported stolen by ANA Life Member Stephen Abraham. The package containing both items was en route from France to California. The theft most likely took place when the package went through U.S. Customs in New York.


640 Mint OF Poland Coins Reported Missing And Presumed Stolen

The American Numismatic Association received a report that 640 Mint of Poland coins disappeared during transit between March 14 and March 16 and are presumed stolen. The coins were en route from the Mint of Poland to Cypress, Texas. Ziggy Serwecinski, ANA Life Member and owner of Coin Matrix, Inc., says his missing coins are valued at approximately $23,000.


Exhibitors Recognized in Charlotte

Simcha Laib Kuritzky of Silver Spring, MD, received the best-in-show exhibit award for his display entitled "Engraved Coins as Judeo-Christian/Neo-Pagan Amulets" at the American Numismatic Association 2007 National Money Show™ in Charlotte, NC, March 16-18. In recognition of his efforts, Kuritzky received an engraved Charlotte medal, a certificate, and a 1924 Saint- Gaudens $20 gold piece donated by Bill Shamhart and Pinnacle Rarities.


ANA To Launch New Online Job Service April 1

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) announces the April 1 launch of its interactive numismatic career service, the ANA Job Board. With its focus on numismatic companies and professionals, the ANA Job Board will offer its members—and the numismatic community at large—an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online employment connections.


ANA Offers Online Resources, Club Event & School Telecast for 2007 National Coin Week Celebration

The American Numismatic Association and the coin collecting community will celebrate the 84th annual National Coin Week April 15-21 with the theme, “The Presidents Are Coming!” a tribute to the U.S. Mint’s new Presidential $1 Coin Program.


New Washington Dollars Raise Questions

The American Numismatic Association has received a number of questions about the new Washington Presidential dollar coins. Since the mottos “In God We Trust” and “E Pluribus Unum,” the date and the mintmark are on the edge of the coin, these elements may at first appear to be missing. A quick examination of the third side, or edge, of the coin will reveal these features that are required by law to be on the coin.


John Albanese and Whitman Publishing Offer ANA Clubs Complimentary Book by Q. David Bowers

Renowned numismatist John Albanese and Whitman Publishing have offered all American Numismatic Association member clubs a complimentary copy of Q. David Bowers’ book, Obsolete Paper Money Issued by Banks in the United States, 1782-1866. This extraordinary offer is one of many worthwhile numismatic efforts Albanese has initiated.


ANA’s New Exhibit, “Coins, Crown and Conflict,” Set to Open June 7

As a brilliant general, political revolutionary and Lord Protector of England, Oliver Cromwell lived by the motto, “Let peace be sought through war.” Almost 350 years after his death, Cromwell is remembered by some as a great leader and hero for freedom, and by others as a vengeful dictator and hypocrite.


ANA Invites Exhibitors to Milwaukee World’s Fair of Money® August 8-12

The American Numismatic Association is inviting its members to showcase their collections, knowledge and creativity with fellow collectors by presenting a numismatic exhibit at the Milwaukee World’s Fair of Money®, Aug. 8-12.


Grand Prize Winner Announced for ANA National Coin Week Club Event

Sam Itzin from Tucson, Arizona, is the grand prize winner in the American Numismatic Association’s 2007 National Coin Week club event. Itzin won a First Spouse $10 gold coin, valued at more than $400 and generously provided by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC).


ANA Internships Available

The American Numismatic Association is accepting applications for two summer internships at ANA headquarters in Colorado Springs. Experienced young collectors, college or graduate students and numismatic professionals are encouraged to apply.


Summer Seminar Dates Set Through 2015

Know what you’re doing June 27, 2015? Enjoying the first day of the ANA’s annual Summer Seminar, of course.


ANA Announces 2008 National Coin Week Theme Contest

The American Numismatic Association is asking its members to provide the theme for 2008 National Coin Week, April 20-26. This contest is open to all ANA members, with the winning theme announced in early December. Individuals who submit the top three themes will win beautiful and valuable coins. Specific prizes will be announced in mid-November.


ANA, Contursi Amicably End Museums Project Pledge

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) and Steven L. Contursi, President of Rare Coin Wholesalers of Dana Point, California, have reached a cordial agreement to withdraw from the earlier announced $1 million funding for three ANA museum projects. The termination of Contursi’s financial pledge follows decisions by the ANA Board to cancel or delay the projects for which the funding was earmarked.


Cipoletti Dismissed as ANA Executive Director

The American Numismatic Association Board of Governors, on Tuesday, announced that Executive Director Chris Cipoletti has been terminated with cause, effective 5:01 p.m. Oct. 16.


ANA Cancels Washington, D.C. Museum Plans

The American Numismatic Association has halted plans for a previously proposed museum in Washington, D.C.


ANA Money Museum Receives Distinction From Colorado Springs Independant

The ANA’s Edward C. Rochette Money Museum was named the third best cultural attraction/museum in the Pikes Peak region by the Colorado Springs Independent. The distinction was announced Oct. 25 in the weekly paper’s “Best Of 2007” issue, featuring the city’s premier restaurants, shops, programs and attractions, as chosen by readers. The Independent is the city’s largest weekly publication and second largest newspaper.


ANA’s School of Numismatics Offers Die Varieties, Coin Collecting Courses During Whitman Baltimore Convention

The American Numismatic Association’s School of Numismatics is coming to the Whitman Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention, Nov. 16-18. The ANA will offer two courses of great value and interest to collectors: Understanding Die Varieties and Coin Collecting 101.


ANA and Collectica, Inc. Enter Agreement to Create a Safe Online Auction Community

Collectica, Inc., an online auction community and marketplace for collectors, has entered into a collaborative agreement with the American Numismatic Association. The relationship is designed to address online consumer protection issues and create a safer, more userfriendly online experience for collectors.


eBay Launches New Policy Within its Coins Category

ANA Applauds eBay Fraud Prevention Efforts


ANA’s School of Numismatics Featured at New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo

The American Numismatic Association’s School of Numismatics is coming to the New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo, Oct. 5-7 at the Wayfarer Inn and Convention Center in Bedford, N.H. The ANA will offer the two-day course, Introduction to Counterfeit Detection of United States Coins.


ANA’s School of Numismatics a Highlight of Whitman’s Atlanta Expo

The American Numismatic Association’s School of Numismatics is coming to the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Atlanta Expo, Oct. 11-13. The ANA will offer two courses of great value and interest to collectors: Fundamentals of Grading Paper Money, and Coin Care, Conservation and Preservation Methods.