Lee Minshull named 2014 Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year
Lee Minshull will receive the Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award for his outstanding contributions to the numismatic community during the Kickoff Event at the World’s Fair of MoneySM on Tuesday, Aug. 5 in Rosemont, Illinois.
The award is given to an ANA-member dealer who shows uncommon dedication to strengthening the hobby and the ANA and displays exemplary ethical standards as a numismatic dealer.
Minshull has been a collector since he was 11, a Life Member of the ANA since 1973, and is a past ANA Young Numismatist of the Year. His dedication to the Association started at a young age when he asked former ANA Executive Vice President Ed Rochette if he could work as an intern. He worked in several departments and gained valuable experience and knowledge that would benefit him in the years to come.
Following his internship with the ANA, Minshull worked at Steve Ivy Rare Coin Company, Heritage Rare Coin Galleries and Kevin Lipton Rare Coins. Currently, he is the director of California C7B Merchants Association and he is a member of ICTA and a life member of PNG, CSNS, MSNS and FUN.
Each year, Minshull donates a one-ounce gold eagle coin to the ANA’s Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year, a deed that is not only generous but is encouraging to all young collectors. Minshull was instrumental in raising funds to launch the Robert Lecce Advanced Scholarship Program, which provides merit-based financial aid to Summer Seminar students.
In addition to his many contributions to the ANA, Minshull has raised close to $3 million for the World Trade Center Memorial Fund by selling recovered coins that have been certified by PCGS.
More about Minshull’s outstanding 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.