Life Member to be recognized at Awards Banquet
Ronald Guth, a scholar, author,
collector and volunteer, is the American Numismatic Association’s 2014
Numismatist of the Year. He will be presented with the award during the Awards
Banquet on Aug. 8 at the Chicago World’s Fair of MoneySM in
Guth has authored numerous books furthering
the hobby. Some of his most notable publications are: “Auction Prices Realized
for Certified German Coins, 2nd Edition,” 2013; “Auction Prices Realized for
PCGS-graded German Coins, 2nd Edition,” 2011; “100 Greatest U.S. Coins, 3rd
Edition” (with Jeff Garrett), 2008; “Coin Collecting for Dummies, 2nd Edition”
(with Neil S. Berman) 2008; “Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins 1795-1933, 2nd
Edition” (with Jeff Garrett), 2008.
“Numismatics is a school where one can
learn about people, history, geography, economics, politics and related
subjects simply by studying the coins themselves,” Guth said. “I am
particularly fascinated by this educational component of coin collecting
because it brings these subjects to life.”
Guth is a life member of the ANA as
well as a member of the Civil War Token Society, Florida United Numismatics,
Early American Coppers Club, American Numismatic Society, Colonial Coin
Collectors Club, John Reich Society and Numismatic Association of Southern
California. He is currently the president of PCGS CoinFacts and in the past was
president of the Professional Coin Grading Service and founder and president of
CoinFacts, Inc. (coinfacts.com).
Throughout his literary career, Guth
has received numerous awards. His work has been recognized multiple times by
the Numismatic Literary Guild with awards for Best U.S. Coin Book, 2006; Best
Investment Book, 2003; Book of the Year, 2003; Best All-Around Portfolio, 2003;
Extraordinary Merit, 2002; and Best Software, 2001.
Guth has also received the ANA’s Presidential
Award (2006), Glenn Smedley Award (2006), Olga & Wayte Raymond Award (1982)
and Heath Literary Award (1982).
More about Guth’s lengthy and
much-honored career can be read in the August issue of The Numismatist.
The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered
nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging people to study and
collect money and related items. The ANA helps its 25,500 members and the
public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of
education and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications,
conventions and seminars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or go to www.money.org.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 28, 2014
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