Bradley S. Karoleff is the 2013 recipient of the American Numismatic Association Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award, presented Aug. 13 at the World’s Fair of Money Kickoff event.


The award is presented annually to an ANA-member dealer who shows uncommon dedication to strengthening the hobby and the Association. The award is named in honor of the late Harry J. Forman, a Philadelphia coin dealer, author and ANA life member.


Karoleff, who started as a dealer at the age of 16, is a partner in Coins Plus, a Cincinnati-area business that was first established in 1972.


“My dad always told me if you kept your nose to the grindstone and worked hard that in the end you’d be rewarded, and this is it,” Karoleff said. “Everyday I go to play; I never have to go to work.”


An ANA Life Member, Karoleff also holds memberships in the Professional Numismatists Guild, The John Reich Collectors Society, The Ohio State Numismatic Society and The Cincinnati Numismatic Association.


A prolific writer, Karoleff is a contributor to several publications, including:A Guide Book of United States Coins,Handbook of United States Coins,Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint 1796-1838,Coin WorldandThe Numismatist.


He is also the longtime editor of theJohn Reich Journal, which is the official publication of the John Reich Collectors Society.


Karoleff received the honor from ANA President Tom Hallenbeck and Executive Director Kim Kiick at Beyond the Ivy, a rooftop baseball venue located across from Chicago’s historic Wrigley Field.

Originally Release Date: August 21, 2013

ANA Contacts: Phone: 719-482-9872