ANA seeks award nominations

November 1, 2001 By ekr

ANA seeks award nominations

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is seeking nominations for awards to be presented at the ANA World’s Fair of Money® in New York City next summer.

In his call for nominations, ANA Executive Director Edward C. Rochette says, “The Association seeks to promote numismatics through the education of its members, the general public and the numismatic community. Award nominations are vital to help the ANA identify and acknowledge those individuals and organizations who share our common goal and are exceptionally dedicated in helping us reach it.”

The deadline for ANA award nominations is January 18, 2002. All nominations must include date of submission; name; background of nominee, such as awards received, what they have done to support the hobby, etc.; and birth date (if known). Award nominees must be ANA members, unless otherwise indicated.

Nominations are being sought for the following ANA awards:

Farran Zerbe Memorial Award for Distinguished Service (Named for one of the Association’s early members and greatest supporters, it is the highest honor conferred by the ANA) –Honors an individual for numerous years of outstanding, dedicated service to numismatics. The nominee should be a previous Medal of Merit and Glenn Smedley Memorial Award recipient.

Medal of Merit – Recognizes individuals who have dedicated numerous years of service to the ANA, and promoted the hobby and numismatics. Nominees should be a previous Glenn Smedley recipient.

Glenn Smedley Memorial Award (created in memory of Glenn B. Smedley – a collector’s collector) – Recognizes individuals who have devoted his/her efforts to the betterment of the ANA. Nominees should be involved in volunteer service to the ANA either on a local, regional or national level. Nominees also should exhibit a positive attitude, strong communication skills, cooperation and dependability.

Lifetime Achievement Award – Presented to an individual, family, firm, or judicial entity that has made outstanding contributions to organized numismatics. Nominees also should have a strong record of professional involvement in the industry. (Not limited to ANA members.)

Outstanding Government Service Award – Recognizes individuals in public service – working for a government, governmental agency or international organization, or who have retired or been separated from such organization in the 12 months prior to the bestowal of the award who have helped advance the interests of collectors of coins, tokens, medals and paper money. (Not limited to ANA members.)

Exemplary Service Award – Recognizes individuals or entities (club, corporation, firm or association), that have performed services on behalf of the ANA that are “above and beyond” the call. Nominees should have attained goals of lasting significance to the ANA and the numismatic industry. (Not limited to ANA members.)

Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture – Recognizes an individual who exemplifies the fine art of designing, sculpting and engraving. Nominees should be artists whose cumulative lifetime achievements in the field of medallic sculpture have been of the highest order with respect to contributions to numismatic art. (Nominations MUST include biographical information on the artist and a list his/her work – include photographs or photo copies of artwork, if available.) (Not limited to ANA members.)

Terry Armstrong Memorial Award for Outstanding Regional Coordinator – Recognizes the Representative Program’s most outstanding Regional Coordinator for the year.

Nominees for this award will be judged on the following:
  • Participation in the local community, including exhibiting, numismatic talks, etc.
  • Active support of ANA membership at local shows and at the ANA conventions.
  • Number of new ANA members sponsored.
  • Number of club meetings attended.
  • Offices held in ANA member clubs.
  • Articles written for the ANA newsletter, “MintMark.”
  • Assisting clubs in increasing membership.
  • Recruiting and retention of clubs.
  • Comprehensive annual report submitted to the Membership Director, and suggestions or recommendations to improve the Representative Program.
  • Involvement and interaction with District Delegates and Club Representatives.
  • Active with District Delegates and the Club Representatives.
  • Assistance to clubs in planning club meetings, scheduling speakers, coordinating local coin club shows, utilizing ANA club benefits, etc.

Helen Carmody-Lebo Memorial Award for Outstanding District Delegate – Recognizes the 
Representative Program’s District Delegate who most fully promotes coin collecting, coin clubs and the ANA. The nominee should be outstanding in, but not limited to, two or more of the following categories: contributions to the hobby; promotion of the ANA; participation in National Coin Week; recruitment of new members; involvement in club activities, and local, regional and national committees.

Outstanding Club Representative Award – Recognizes those individuals who serve their coin club with exemplary enthusiasm and dedication. Nominees should meet the same criteria as the award above.

Outstanding Adult Advisor Award – Recognizes adult leaders and mentors who have devoted their efforts to recruiting beginning young numismatists, and aiding the development of intermediate to advanced YNs.

Nominees for this award will be judged on the following:
  • Advisor to a junior club.
  • Numismatic tours for Juniors – tour arranged by and/or conducted by an adult leader to coin shows, coin museums, educational forums, historic sites, and/or other educational tours.
  • Convention programs for Juniors – programs other than tours conducted and/or arranged by an adult leader for juniors, to include educational programs, special exhibits, meals and refreshments, etc.Numismatic talks to Juniors – to include presentations at coin clubs, schools and other junior groups, such as 4-H, Scouts, YMCA, etc.
  • Scout Merit Badge – as a Merit Badge Counselor, the number of Scouts aided and the number of merit badges earned by those aided.
  • Consideration also will be given to non-numismatic junior activities by the adult leader. 
  • These would include: Little League, Boy and/or Girl Scouts, Sunday School and so forth.
  • Recruitment of juniors as ANA members.
  • Recruitment of juniors to local club(s).
  • Articles written for the Junior Collector. Please list name of publication or include a copy of the article. Please list any assistance given to aiding junior writers.
  • Other – sponsoring awards, lobbying adult groups to aid juniors, etc.

Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year Award – Honors young numismatists for outstanding contributions to the numismatic hobby.

Criteria: Nominees for this award will be judged on the following:
  • This award is limited to members of the ANA under the age 22 and younger.
  • Nominees for this award are required to submit, in writing, no later than Monday, April 2, 2002, an official application describing his/her numismatic activities and accomplishments during the past year. Any junior member nominated for this award will promptly receive an official application directly from the ANA.
  • Nominees should be involved in, but not limited to, the following: Exhibits; Presentations; Articles; Research; Volunteer Service; and Personal Achievements
  • The nominee should exhibit a positive attitude, strong communication skills, cooperation 
  • and dependability, as well as an avid interest in expanding his/her knowledge of numismatics.

For more information or to obtain a nomination packet, contact the ANA Awards Department, 818 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3279; telephone 719/632-2646; fax 719/634-4085; E-mail; or visit the ANA Web site at

Originally Release Date: November 1, 2001
ANA Contacts: Phone: 719-482-9872
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