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Numismatics is more than just coins, paper money, tokens and medals, it's people.

To perpetuate and enshrine the names of the most important numismatists of all time, the American Numismatic Association established the Numismatic Hall of Fame at its headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The brainchild of Jack W. Ogilvie, a Hollywood film writer and editor who served as ANA historian from 1950 to 1970, the Numismatic Hall of Fame was created in August 1964. A constitution and bylaws were drafted that year, and the first inductees were named in 1969. The next group was enshrined in 1970, with subsequent honorees inducted every two years thereafter.

As trustee of the Numismatic Hall of Fame, the ANA ensures that the intent and purpose of the shrine is preserved without bias or prejudice. Prior to each induction year, nominations are accepted from the membership. After review by a five-member Hall of Fame council, the names and qualifications of the nominees are passed on to an elector panel. Members of the council, the ANA Board of Governors, and ANA appointed officers and staff are ineligible to serve as electors.

The Numismatic Hall of Fame at ANA headquarters features photographs and brief biographies of a selection of the honorees.

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Nominations come from ANA members.
PAST INDUCTEES BY YEAR
2010 -

2014

          Ludger Gravel

 

          Vladimir Clain-Stefanelli

2013

          Beth Deisher

 

          Alan Herbert

2012

          Al C. Overton (1906-1972)


          William C. Henderson (1916-1989)

 

          William Walter Coulthard Wilson (1869-1924)

2010

          No Inductees

2000 - 2009

2008

          Neil Shafer (1933-)


2006


          Catherine Bullowa-Moore (1919-)

 

          George J. Fuld (1932-)

 

          Robert Lovett, Jr. (1818-1879)

 

          Matthew Rothert (1904-1989)


2004


          Clifford Mishler (1939-)


2002


          Amon G. Carter, Jr. (1919-1982)

 

          William Ewing DuBois (1810-1881)

 

          Bill Fivaz (1934- )

 

          James Ross Snowden (1809-1878)

 

          Adna G. Wilde, Jr. (1920-)


2000


          Oscar H. Dodson (1905-1996)

 

          Robert L. Hendershott (1898-2005)

 

          Edward C. Rochette (1927-)

 

          Russell Rulau (1926-)

1990 - 1999

1998

          Harry W. Bass Jr. (1927-1998)

 

          R.W. Julian (1938-)


1996


          Aubrey E. Bebee (1906-1992)

 

          Kenneth E. Bressett (1928-)

 

          Adam Eckfeldt (1769-1852)

 

          George D. Hatie (1910-1997)


1994


           Q. David Bowers (1938-)

 

           Clyde Hubbard (1916-)


1992


           John Jay Pittman (1913-1996)


1990


          Chester L. Krause (1923-)

1980-1989

1988

     John S. Davenport (1907-)

 

     Maurice M. Gould (1909-1975)

 

     M. Vernon Sheldon (1902-1982)


1986


     Eva B. Adams (1908-1991)

 

     S. Wolcott Freeman (1906-1967)

 

     Robert Friedberg (1912-1963)

 

     Eric P. Newman (1911-)

 

     Margo Russell (1919-)


1984


     Sheldon S. Carroll (1914-1998)

 

     William T.R. Marvin (1832-1913)

 

     Leonel C. Panosh (1893-1967)

 

     J. Norman Shultz (1893-1988)


1982


     Herbert M. Bergen (1897-1988)

 

     Elston G. Bradfield (1906-1977)

 

     J. Douglas Ferguson (1901-1981)

 

     Abe Kosoff (1912-1983)

 

     Robert McLachlan (1845-1926)

 

     Glenn B. Smedley (1902-1987)

 

     Louis S. Werner (1894-1982)

1970 - 1979

1978

     Frederick C.C. Boyd (1874-1960)

 

     Victor D. Brenner (1871-1924)

 

     David M. Bullowa (1912-1953)

 

     Lee F. Hewitt (1911-1987)

 

     J. Henri Ripstra (1881-1961)

 

     Richard S. Yeoman (1904-1988)


1974


     Agnes Baldwin Brett (1876-1955)

 

     John W. Haseltine (1838-1925)

 

     Joseph H. Hooper (1835-1910)

 

     B. Max Mehl (1884-1957)

 

     Howard Newcomb (1877-1945)

 

     William Philpott Jr. (1885-1971)

 

     Benjamin P. Wright (1857-1922)

1972

      Ole P. Ecklund (1873-1950)

 

     Albert R. Frey (1858-1926)

 

     Barclay V. Head (1844-1914)

 

     John M. Henderson (1870-1942)

 

     Lyman H. Low (1845-1924)

 

     Waldo C. Moore (1874-1953)

 

     Stuart Mosher (1904-1956)

 

     Burton H. Saxton (1876-1958)

1970

     George H. Blake (1858-1955)

 

     Henry Chapman (1860-1935)

 

     Sylvester S. Crosby (1831-1914)

 

     Lewis M. Reagan (1904-1961)

 

      Moritz Wormser (1878-1940)

1960 - 1969

1969

     Edgar H. Adams (1868-1940)

 

     George J. Bauer (1870-1961)

 

     Frank G. Duffield (1867-1954)

 

     George F. Heath (1850-1908)

 

     Edward T. Newell (1886-1941)

 

     Wayte Raymond (1886-1956)

 

     David C. Wismer (1857-1949)

 

     Howland Wood (1877-1938)

 

     Farran Zerbe (1871-1949)