Editor’s note: A previous version of this press release stated that John D. Wright had been an avid collector for nearly 50 years. He has been an avid collector for more than 60 years. This press release has been updated to correct the error.
Accomplished numismatist to be honored at World’s Fair of Money
Longtime numismatist John D. Wright will be honored with the American Numismatic Association’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chicago World’s Fair of MoneySM Awards Banquet on Aug. 14 in Rosemont, Ill.
This award is presented to an individual, family or organization that has made outstanding contributions to organized numismatics.
Wright published his most notable work, The Cent Book, 1816-1839 in conjunction with the 25th
Anniversary of Early American Coppers in 1992. He has been an avid collector
and enthusiast for nearly 60 years. During that time he has written numerous
articles for Penny-Wise, Coin World, and The Numismatist.
His works can also be seen in the 1979 edition of the “A Guide
Book of United States Coins: 2009” and in Perspectives
in Numismatics, in which he wrote the chapter, “It Makes Cents.”
During his extensive career, Wright was awarded the Heath Literary
Award for his work, “Study on Overdated U.S. Large Cents.” He has been a member
of the ANA since 1966. He also holds
memberships in Early American Coppers (EAC) and the Numismatic Literary Guild
(NLG). Wright served on the original ANA grading board and consulted for ANACS.
The August issue of The
Numismatist will feature additional information about Wright’s remarkable career.
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.
CONTACT: Jessica Fletcher