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Summer Seminar 2009 Features More Choices, New Classes and Instructors

The 41st annual Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs will offer students a menu of two-day and five-day classes, introduce a number of new courses that reflect current trends in the hobby, and feature several new instructors, who are recognized as leaders in the hobby.


ANA to Host 2009-11 Board Candidates Forum at Portland National Money Show

The American Numismatic Association will host a 2009-11 Board of Governors Candidates Forum on Saturday, March 14 at the Portland National Money Show.™ The forum will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 119 of the Oregon Convention Center, and will be moderated by Beth Deisher, editor of Coin World.


“Lincoln’s Legacy: A Nation United” Chosen as Theme for 2009 National Coin Week

“Lincoln’s Legacy: A Nation United” has been chosen as the theme of the 86th annual National Coin Week, April 19-25. The theme, provided by Ryan Berman of Baltimore, will help the American Numismatic Association and collectors everywhere celebrate the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, and his impact on history and numismatics.


1804 Dollar, “Portland Penny” Headline 2009 National Money Show in the City of Roses

The American Numismatic Association’s 2009 Portland National Money Show™ gives visitors the opportunity to see rare coins and paper money, and interact with the country’s premier numismatists. The show, held March 13-15 at the Oregon Convention Center, features marquee and collector exhibits, educational presentations, and hundreds of top dealers.


ANA Board Approves Balanced Operating Budget

Executive Director also reports improvement in overall financial picture


ANA Introduces Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award

Nominations for the American Numismatic Association’s inaugural Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award are being accepted through April 30. To be presented annually, the award honors a professional numismatist who shows uncommon dedication to strengthening the hobby and the ANA, and displays exemplary ethical standards as a numismatic dealer. The award was formally established by a unanimous vote of the ANA Board of Governors on Feb. 18.


Exhibitors Recognized at Portland National Money Show

ANA member Henry Scott Goodman received the Best-in-Show Exhibit Award for his exhibit, "Ludwig Gies: Cast Art Medals from the Great War," at the American Numismatic Association's 2009 National Money Show™, held March 13-15 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.


Heritage Donates $1,500 for ANA Youth Memberships

Heritage Auction Galleries donated $1,500 in memberships for young collectors to the American Numismatic Association. As a result, more than 75 one-year memberships were given at the Portland National Money Show™, March 13-15.


ANA Board Sets New Membership Rates

New tiers provide more choice


Portland National Money Show Features Friendship Luncheon, Convention Medals

Everyone who attends the 2009 National Money Show™, March 13-15 in Portland, Oregon, is encouraged to register for the annual Friendship Luncheon and support the show’s host clubs by purchasing an attractive set of convention medals.


Austin Sheheen Appointed ANA Treasurer

Austin M. Sheheen Jr. of Camden, S.C. has been appointed treasurer of the American Numismatic Association, President Barry Stuppler has announced. An ANA member since 1958, he replaces Adna G. Wilde Jr., who passed away in November.


Sponsors Show Support for Portland National Money Show

Nine sponsors contributed $28,000 in support of the American Numismatic Association’s 2009 National Money Show™, March 13-15 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.


Olsen 1913 Liberty Head Nickel to be Displayed At Portland National Money Show

The Olsen specimen 1913 Liberty Head nickel, the most famous of five known specimens, will be displayed at the 2009 National Money Show™ in Portland, Oregon.


ANA Announces 17 Candidates for Nine Positions On 2009-11 Board of Governors

Seventeen members of the American Numismatic Association have accepted nominations for positions on the 2009-11 Board of Governors, Executive Director Larry Shepherd has announced.


Treasure Hunt, Club Activity Highlights 2009 National Coin Week

Alyssa Talbott of Vero Beach, Fla., is the grand prize winner in the American Numismatic Association’s 2009 National Coin Week Treasure Hunt. Talbott, 10, receives a 1918 Lincoln commemorative half-dollar and an ANA junior basic membership.


2009 ANA Board of Governors Election Ballots Will be Mailed May 27

Ballots for the 2009 American Numismatic Association Board of Governors election will be mailed May 27, Executive Director Larry Shepherd has announced.


Education Takes Center Stage at Los Angeles World’s Fair of Money

The 2009 World’s Fair of Money, August 5-9 in Los Angeles, has an array of educational offerings designed to meet a wide range of interests and expertise levels. Three preconvention seminars are led by prominent experts in the field; attendees can also take advantage of several free programs throughout the show.


Exhibitors Invited to Los Angeles World’s Fair of Money

Members of the American Numismatic Association are invited to showcase their collections, research and creativity with fellow hobbyists by presenting an exhibit at the 2009 World’s Fair of Money®, August 5-9 in Los Angeles.


Hotel Rooms Available for Los Angeles World’s Fair of Money

Hotel rooms priced at special convention rates are available for the American Numismatic Association’s 2009 World’s Fair of Money®, August 5-9 in Los Angeles. Attendance for the show is expected to be high, and everyone is encouraged to reserve rooms now before they sell out.


Official 2009 World’s Fair of Money Medals Now Available

The official medal for the American Numismatic Association’s 118th Anniversary Convention, August 5-9 in Los Angeles, is now available. Designed by Garrett & Michelle Burke and Alex Shagin, the medal celebrates the convention’s host city and the grandeur of numismatics.


ANA to Debut Museum Showcase in Los Angeles

World’s Fair of Money to Feature Smithsonian Institution Exhibit


World’s Fair of Money Tours Highlight History and Glamour of Los Angeles

Attendees of the American Numismatic Association’s 2009 World’s Fair of Money®, August 5-9 in Los Angeles, can take advantage of special tours that explore the glamour and culture of one of the world’s most exciting cities.


Get a Taste of the Best Education in Numismatics Attend a Two-Day Summer Seminar Class

Hobbyists of all abilities can participate in the best educational program in numismatics by enrolling in a two-day class at the 41st annual American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs, June 27-July 3 and July 4-10


Wide Range of Paper Money Classes Scheduled for Summer Seminar

Paper money classes offered at the American Numismatic Association’s 2009 Summer Seminar are designed for a wide range of interests and collector levels.


Bowers and Merena Donates $30,000 to ANA’s Florence Schook School of Numismatics

Company also sponsors more than 800 ANA memberships


Julian Leidman to Receive Inaugural Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award

Maryland dealer and ANA Life Member Julian Leidman is the inaugural recipient of the Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award.


John Eshbach to Receive Farran Zerbe Memorial Award

Decorated exhibitor and judge John Eshbach is the recipient of the American Numismatic Association’s 2009 Farran Zerbe Memorial Award.


Mark Olanoff Receives Government Service Award

Mark Olanoff of Reisterstown, Maryland, will be honored with the American Numismatic Association’s 2009 Outstanding Government Service Award. He will be presented his award Aug. 7 at the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money® in Los Angeles.


David Lange, Diane Piret to Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards

Hobby contributors and advocates David W. Lange and Diane Piret will both receive the American Numismatic Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award on Aug. 8 during the World’s Fair of Money® in Los Angeles.


Medals of Merit Awarded to Dillard, Swindling

The American Numismatic Association presents its Medal of Merit annually to members who have dedicated years of service to the ANA and the hobby.


Szasz to be honored With Numismatic Art Award

Merlin Szasz is the 2009 recipient of the American Numismatic Association’s Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture. The Rhode Island artist will accept the honor Aug. 8 at the ANA World’s Fair of Money® in Los Angeles.


Tom DeLorey Named Numismatist of the Year

Thomas K. DeLorey has been selected as the American Numismatic Association’s 2009 Numismatist of the Year. The 37-year member will receive the award August 7 during the ANA World’s Fair of Money® in Los Angeles.


Summer Seminar Scholarships Available for Exceptional Young Numismatists

The American Numismatic Association is seeking applications from talented young collectors ages 13 to 22 for scholarships to attend 2010 Summer Seminar in Colorado Springs. Dates for the two one-week sessions are June 26-July 2 and July 3-9.


Bressett, Sauvain Receive Honorary Doctorates at 2009 Summer Seminar

American Numismatic Association Past President Kenneth Bressett and former ANA authentication expert Mary Sauvain each were presented the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Numismatics at the ANA’s 41st annual Summer Seminar.


Cipoletti Arbitration Decision Upheld by District Court

Judge Confirms Former Executive Director Must Pay $53,550 Judgment


Winners Announced in 2009 Outstanding Club Publications Contest

The American Numismatic Association announced the winners of its 2009 Outstanding Club Publications Contest during its District Representative meeting on Aug. 8 in Los Angeles.


Dwight Manley donates $250,000 to Florence Schook School of Numismatics

Gift to be Used for Young Numismatist Summer Seminar Scholarships


Exhibitors Honored at Los Angeles World’s Fair of Money

The American Numismatic Association presented 61 competitive exhibit awards at the 2009 World’s Fair of Money® in Los Angeles. Winners were announced at the Exhibit Awards Presentation and Reception on Aug. 8.


Heritage to Serve as 2010 Official ANA Auctioneer

Heritage Auction Galleries will be the official auctioneer for the two 2010 American Numismatic Association shows, the Boston World’s Fair of Money® and the Fort Worth National Money Show™, ANA Executive Director Larry Shepherd has announced.


ANA Members to Receive Discounts On Krause Subscriptions

American Numismatic Association members will receive significant discounts on subscriptions to five Krause Publications numismatic titles as well as online subscriptions to Numismaster.com, effective August 1, ANA Executive Director Larry Shepherd has announced.


ANA Registers 565 New Members at Los Angeles World’s Fair of Money

Total marks record for ANA convention


Sponsors Contribute $111,000 For Los Angeles World’s Fair of Money

Twenty-four sponsors contributed $111,000 in support of the American Numismatic Association’s 2009 World’s Fair of Money®, Aug. 5-9 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.


Museum Showcase, World Mints Headline Los Angeles World’s Fair of Money

The American Numismatic Association’s 2009 World’s Fair of Money® gives visitors the chance to see some of the world’s most beautiful and valuable coins, interact with top numismatists, and explore one of the country’s most exciting cities.


ANA Offers “Fundamentals of Digital Photography” Seminar in New Hampshire, October 24-25

The American Numismatic Association’s Florence Schook School of Numismatics is coming to New Hampshire Oct. 24-25. “Fundamentals of Digital Photography” is offered in conjunction with the New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo in Manchester.


Wizard Coin Supply to Operate ANA MoneyMarket Enterprise

Wizard Coin Supply of Chantilly, Virginia, will take over operations of the American Numismatic Association MoneyMarket, direct mail and online store operations on an interim basis, ANA Executive Director Larry Shepherd announced today.


Clifford Mishler Elected ANA President

2009 Board of Governors to be Installed in Los Angeles


“Beautiful Places: Landmarks and Mintmarks” Chosen as Theme for 2010 National Coin Week

“Beautiful Places: Landmarks and Mintmarks” is the theme of 2010 National Coin Week, April 18-24. The theme celebrates the many landmarks and scenic places that have inspired the designs on coins and paper money.


Online Gallery Debuts Featuring ANA Bebee Collection of Paper Money

The American Numismatic Association Bebee Collection of paper money, one of the finest collections of United States paper money ever assembled, is available to view in an exciting new online image gallery. The collection, consisting of more than 800 notes, was donated to the ANA by Aubrey and Adeline Bebee in 1988.


ANA Board Approves Balanced Operating Budget

The American Numismatic Association Board of Governors has approved a balanced operating budget for the 2010 fiscal year (November 1, 2009 to October 31, 2010), signaling the continued financial turnaround in fiscal performance for the Association.


Register for Member Appreciation Barbeque, Friendship Luncheon at 2010 National Money Show

A member appreciation barbeque on March 24 highlights special events at the American Numismatic Association’s 2010 National Money Show™, March 25-27 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.


Members Encouraged to Reserve Rooms Now at Omni Hotel for 2010 National Money Show

Rooms at the Omni Hotel are selling out quickly for the American Numismatic Association’s 2010 National Money Show™, March 25-27 in Fort Worth. The Omni is serving as the convention’s host hotel, and is known as one of the finest hotels in the city.


ANA Seeks Numismatic Theatre Presentations for Fort Worth National Money Show

American Numismatic Association members are invited to share their knowledge, ideas and creativity with fellow collectors by delivering a Numismatic Theatre presentation at the 2010 National Money Show™, March 25-27 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.


Millions Lost From Coin Fakes, Hobby Leaders Warn

Chinese-made counterfeit coins pose a significant financial threat to unsuspecting consumers, according to leaders of five of the country’s most influential rare coin organizations.