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Grand Prize Drawing Concludes Successful 2008 National Coin Week

Scott McNally of Colorado Springs, Colo., is the grand prize winner in the American Numismatic Association’s 2008 National Coin Week national treasure hunt grand prize drawing. McNally, 12, receives a 2008 half-ounce gold American Eagle proof coin.


Gail Baker to Chair ANA Membership Committee

Gail Baker, former education director for the American Numismatic Association, has been named chairperson of the ANA Membership Committee, President Barry Stuppler has announced.


ANA Baltimore Convention Dealers Exempt from Traders License

Hobby Friendly Legislation Supported by ANA and Whitman


Exhibits, Special Events and Educational Programs Highlight Baltimore World’s Fair of Money

The American Numismatic Association’s 2008 World’s Fair of Money® will give visitors a chance to see millions of dollars in rare coins, learn from the world’s top numismatists, and explore the history of Baltimore.


ANA, Bowers and Merena Sign Official Auctioneer Contract

Provisions include membership drive and sales incentives


ANA announces World’s Fair of Money Workshops and Seminars

The American Numismatic Association will offer a variety of classes, workshops and seminars, catering to all ages and interests, before and during the Baltimore World’s Fair of Money®, July 30 to Aug. 3.


ANA Board Acknowledges Lamp of Knowledge as Official Seal

The American Numismatic Association Board of Governors has voted unanimously to acknowledge that the “Lamp of Knowledge” is and remains the official seal of the Association.


ANA Seeking Numismatic Theatre Presentations for Baltimore World’s Fair of Money, July 30 to Aug. 3

All American Numismatic Association members are invited to share their expertise and imagination with fellow hobbyists by delivering a Numismatic Theatre presentation at the Baltimore World’s Fair of Money®, July 30 to Aug. 3.


The ANA School of Numismatics is Coming to Connecticut in November

The American Numismatic Association’s School of Numismatics will offer its Fundamentals of Grading United States Coins, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 8-9 during Coinfest in Stamford, Conn.


The Numismatist debuts new online edition

The American Numismatic Association has launched an online version of The Numismatist at www.money.org. Members now can access all current and future magazine issues over the Internet, anytime, anywhere.


ANA World’s Fair of Money Tours and Events Explore the History and Beauty of Baltimore

Attendees of the American Numismatic Association’s 2008 World’s Fair of Money®, July 30 to Aug. 3, are encouraged to take advantage of special tours and events scheduled in conjunction with the show. These activities showcase Baltimore’s rich history and highlight one of the country’s most beautiful harbors.


ANA Baltimore Convention Medal One of Few Known To Commemorate Edgar Allan Poe

Not many people understand the connection between Edgar Allan Poe and the City of Baltimore, home to the 2008 World’s Fair of Money®. But anyone purchasing a 117th Anniversary ANA Convention medal will own a striking collectible and gain a greater understanding of Poe’s connection to the city where he lived, wrote, died and was buried.


Test Your Presidential Trivia Knowledge with the ANA’s Presidential Quiz

In an election year, presidential words of wisdom often get drowned out by talking points and mudslinging. The American Numismatic Association’s new online Presidential Quiz cuts through the pandering and pork to deliver money-related quotes with the presidential seal of approval


ANA Presents National Treasure Hunt, Theme Song, Exhibit and Online Resources for 2008 National Coin Week

The American Numismatic Association and the coin collecting community will celebrate the 85th annual National Coin Week, April 20-26, with the theme, “Money Makes the World Go Round,” a tribute to numismatics, youth and world unity.


Life Member Larry Shepherd named ANA Executive Director

Former banking and investment executive and life-long coin collector Larry Shepherd has been named the new executive director of the American Numismatic Association, President Barry Stuppler announced today.


ANA Receives $447,095 Donation

Settlement from Francisco v. NGC Will Support Education


National Money Show Highlights Arizona’s Numismatic History

Register today to learn more about Arizona’s rich numismatic heritage with Collecting United States National Bank Notes, with an Emphasis on Arizona Notes and Arizona Mining Stocks, Ingots and Pioneer Minor Coinage. These are just two ANA School of Numismatics courses available before and during the Phoenix National Money Show™, March 7-9.


Exhibitors Recognized at Phoenix National Money Show

Anthony Tumonis of Tucson, Ariz., received the Best-in-Show Exhibit Award for his display, "1940 Arizona Movie Scrip," at the American Numismatic Association's 2008 National Money Show™ in Phoenix, March 7-9. In recognition of his efforts, Mr. Tumonis received an engraved medal, a certificate, and a 1928 Saint-Gaudens $20 gold piece donated by Robert L. Higgins and Donald Ketterling of Certified Assets Management, Inc.


Heritage Auction Galleries Offers Matching Year of ANA Membership to Young Numismatists

Heritage Auction Galleries is awarding a complimentary second year of membership with the American Numismatic Association to young collectors who become junior members at 2008 ANA conventions. The offer will be honored at the Phoenix National Money Show™, March 7-9, and at the Baltimore World’s Fair of Money®, July 30-August 3.


Hotel Rooms Now Available for Baltimore World’s Fair of Money

Hotel rooms priced at special convention rates are now available for the American Numismatic Association’s 2008 World’s Fair of Money®, July 30-August 3 in Baltimore. The event is expected to be one of the best-attended shows in ANA history, and everyone is encouraged to reserve hotel space now before rooms sell out.


Tours at National Money Show Feature Arizona’s History and Beauty

Visitors to the 2008 Phoenix National Money Show, March 7-9, can sign up for scenic tours of the surrounding area. A tour of the Superstition Mountain Museum and a post-convention trip to the Sonoran Desert provide the opportunity to explore the region’s mysterious mining history and beautiful desert landscapes.


ANA Convention Telephone and Fax Numbers for Phoenix

Following is contact information for the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show ™, March 7-9 in Phoenix.


World-Class Exhibits, Educational Programs Highlight Phoenix National Money Show

The American Numismatic Association’s 2008 National Money Show™ gives visitors the opportunity to see rare coins and paper notes worth millions of dollars and learn from some of the world’s foremost numismatists. The show, held March 7-9 at the Phoenix Convention Center, West Building, will feature marquee and collector exhibits, educational presentations, and hundreds of the nation’s top coin dealers.


Special Tours and Events Planned for Phoenix National Money Show

Attendees at the 2008 National Money Show™, March 7-9 in Phoenix, are encouraged to register now for the many special tours and events scheduled in conjunction with the show. These activities showcase the best that the Phoenix area has to offer, including beautiful art and landscapes, fine dining, and gold mining legends of the Old West.


Sponsors Show Support for Phoenix National Money Show

Eleven sponsors contributed a total of $35,500 in support of the American Numismatic Association’s 2008 National Money Show™, March 7-9 at the Phoenix Convention Center, West Building.


Winning Theme Announced for 2008 National Coin Week

“Money Makes the World Go Round,” an original song written, performed and produced by Mark Keefner of West Hills, Calif., was awarded first place in the American Numismatic Association’s 2008 National Coin Week theme contest. “Money Makes the World Go Round” is the theme of National Coin Week, held April 20-26.


Winners Announced in 2008 Club Publications Contest

The American Numismatic Association announced the winners of its 2008 Outstanding Club Publications Contest during the ANA Representative Program Breakfast on Aug. 2 at the World’s Fair of Money® in Baltimore.


Sam Deep to Receive Exemplary Service Award

Pennsylvania collector Sam Deep will receive the American Numismatic Association’s Exemplary Service Award Aug. 2 at the Baltimore World’s Fair of Money®. The ANA presents the award annually to recognize an individual or entity (club, corporation, firm or association) who has performed services on behalf of the Association that are “above and beyond” the call of duty.


Gene Hessler to Receive the Farran Zerbe Award

Gene Hessler is the 2008 recipient of the American Numismatic Association’s highest honor, the Farran Zerbe Memorial Award for Distinguished Service. He will be presented the accolade Aug. 2 during the Awards Banquet at the World’s Fair of Money® in Baltimore.


ANA Awards Medals of Merit to Gordon Donnell, Jim Majoros and William Rau

Gordon R. Donnell, Jim Majoros and William G. Rau will receive American Numismatic Association Medal of Merit awards at the World’s Fair of Money® in Baltimore, July 30-August 3. The annual award is presented to individuals who have dedicated numerous years of service to the Association and to promoting the hobby.


Jim Licaretz Receives 2008 ANA Numismatic Art Award

Philadelphia artist Jim Licaretz is the 2008 recipient of the American Numismatic Association’s Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture. He will accept the honor on Aug. 2 at the ANA World’s Fair of Money® in Baltimore.


Leon Hendrickson named Numismatist of the Year

Leon Hendrickson is the recipient of the American Numismatic Association’s 2008 Numismatist of the Year for his many contributions to the hobby. He will be presented the award during the ANA Membership Reception at 4 p.m. Aug. 1 during the World’s Fair of Money® in Baltimore.


ANA Board of Governors Votes to Hold 2011 World’s Fair of Money in Chicago

Previous vote to hold convention in Indianapolis is changed


ANA Resolves Litigation with Nebel, Former Employees

The pending litigation between the American Numismatic Association and John Nebel and former employees Susie Nulty, Lawrence Lee, Ph. D. and Wayne Abraham has been resolved to the mutual satisfaction of the parties, Executive Director Larry Shepherd announced today.


Paul Johnson, Jim Majoros and Michael Stanley Named Assistant National Coordinators of Club Representative Program

Paul Johnson, Jim Majoros and Mike “Steamer” Stanley have been appointed assistant national coordinators for the American Numismatic Association’s Club Representative Program. The announcement was made by National Coordinator Michael S. “Stan” Turrini on Aug. 2 at the Baltimore World’s Fair of Money®.


Central States Numismatic Society Donates $50,000 to the ANA

Funds to be used to help offset costs of Summer Seminar


ANA Recognizes Exhibitors at World’s Fair of Money in Baltimore

The American Numismatic Association presented 71 competitive exhibit awards at the 2008 World’s Fair of Money® in Baltimore. Winners were announced at the Exhibit Awards Presentation and Reception on Aug. 2.


ANA Governor Radford Stearns Dies

Dr. Charles Radford Stearns, a member of the ANA Board of Governors, died on Aug. 31 after a long illness. He was 67 years old.


Alan Herbert Accepts Seat on ANA Board of Governors

Herbert fills vacancy left from death of Radford Stearns


Heritage Donates $8,000 for ANA Club Representative Program

Heritage Auction Galleries is donating $8,000 in support of the ANA’s Club Representative Program. The gift was announced by Heritage President Greg Rohan on Aug. 1 at the ANA World’s Fair of Money® in Baltimore.


FIDEM Medallic Sculpture Exhibit to Close Sept. 15

Exhibit will be replaced by “Money of the Civil War” in October


New Money Museum Exhibit, “A House Divided: Money of the Civil War,” to Open Oct. 9

The American Civil War evokes many strong thoughts and emotions to this day – the end of slavery in our country, the great and terrible battles that saw more that 600,000 men perish, and the secession – and eventual reunion – of 11 states. Amid brilliant and incompetent generals, vast military campaigns and political turmoil, the impact of money on the war often gets overlooked.


ANA Announces Results of Convention Survey

Members Indicate Preference for Shows in Baltimore and Chicago


Swindling, Benoit Receive Outstanding District Representative Awards

Jeffrey Swindling and Bruce Benoit received the American Numismatic Association’s 2008 Outstanding District Representative awards. The announcement was made by Club Representative Program National Coordinator Michael S. “Stan” Turrini on Aug. 2 at the World’s Fair of Money® in Baltimore. The award is given annually to recognize commitment, leadership and a willingness to enthusiastically serve the ANA and its member clubs.


World Mint Theatre Set for Baltimore World’s Fair of Money

World Mint Theatre at the Baltimore World’s Fair of Money® will be held in a new format that is more convenient for visitors and members of the press. The 30-45 minute presentations will take place on the Hall A Stage, on the bourse floor between the main show entrance and the Mint Promenade. World Mint Theatre is a perfect opportunity for mints to talk about new issues and current trends in numismatic production.


ANA Announces 2009 National Coin Week Theme Contest

The American Numismatic Association is calling on its members to provide the theme for the 86th annual National Coin Week, April 19-25, 2009. The coming year’s weeklong event will celebrate the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln and his role in United States history and numismatics; all theme submissions should focus on the nation’s 16th President.


Applications Sought for 2009 ANA Summer Internships

The American Numismatic Association is accepting applications for two summer internships at its headquarters in Colorado Springs. Young collectors, college or graduate students and numismatic professionals who are members of the ANA are encouraged to apply.


Adna Wilde Receives Inaugural Adna G. Wilde Jr. Award for Excellence

American Numismatic Association Past President Adna Wilde received the inaugural Adna G. Wilde Jr. Award for Excellence in Colorado Springs on Oct. 15. The award, named in Wilde’s honor, was established by the Association’s Board of Governors in a unanimous vote during its meeting on Oct. 14. Wilde also received a Presidential Award from ANA President Barry Stuppler.


Adna G. Wilde Jr. Dies

Retired Lt. Col. Adna G. Wilde Jr., former president, Board member, executive director, treasurer and parliamentarian of the American Numismatic Association, died on the morning of Nov. 17 in Colorado Springs. He was 88.


Adna G. Wilde Jr. Funeral Arrangements and Scholarship Fund Announced

The funeral for Retired Lt. Col. Adna G. Wilde Jr., former president, executive director, treasurer and parliamentarian for the American Numismatic Association, will be held at 9 a.m. EST, Jan. 26 at Arlington National Cemetery. The ANA will hold a separate memorial service the same day at 10 a.m. MST at its headquarters in Colorado Springs.


ANA Seeks Nominations for 2009-11 Board of Governors

The American Numismatic Association will accept nominations for all nine seats on the 2009-11 Board of Governors, including the offices of President and Vice President, beginning December 1.


Florence Schook School of Numismatics Established

ANA Board Votes Unanimously to Honor Educational Icon


ANA Invites Exhibitors to Portland National Money Show

The American Numismatic Association is inviting its members to showcase their collections and expertise by displaying a numismatic exhibit at the 2009 Portland National Money Show™, March 13-15.


ANA Seeking Numismatic Theatre Proposals for Portland National Money Show

American Numismatic Association members are encouraged to share their creativity and research with fellow hobbyists by delivering a Numismatic Theatre presentation at the 2009 National Money Show™, March 13-15 in Portland.


Register for Seminars and Workshops at Portland National Money Show

The American Numismatic Association’s School of Numismatics is offering workshops and pre-convention seminars in conjunction with the 2009 National Money Show™, March 13-15 in Portland. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the wide range of educational offerings.


Adna G. Wilde Jr. Steps Down as ANA Treasurer

Adna G. Wilde Jr. has stepped down from his role as Treasurer of the American Numismatic Association. Wilde informed the Board of Governors of his decision on Sept. 9, and his resignation was made official at the Board’s teleconference meeting on Sept. 11. Former Assistant Treasurer Gerome Walton will assume the role of Treasurer on an interim basis until a permanent replacement is named.


Heritage Executives Donate $15,000 for ANA Education Programs

Heritage Auction Galleries President Greg Rohan and Co-Chairmen Steve Ivy and Jim Halperin donated $15,000 in support of educational initiatives offered by the American Numismatic Association. Rohan, Ivy and Halperin each presented personal checks in the amount of $5,000 on behalf of Heritage to ANA Executive Director Larry Shepherd on Sept. 20 at the Long Beach (Calif.) Coin, Stamp & Collectible Expo.