Hall of Fame numismatist Neil Shafer will be presented with
the American Numismatic Association’s highest honor, the 2014 Farran Zerbe
Memorial Award, on Aug. 8 during the Awards Banquet at the Chicago World’s Fair
of MoneySM in Rosemont, Illinois.
The Farran Zerbe
Memorial Award is the highest honor conferred by the ANA and is given in
recognition of numerous years of outstanding, dedicated service to numismatics.
“I am very pleased and
honored to be given this prestigious award,” Shafer said. “Having been an ANA
member for over 60 years, I have tried to contribute to the numismatic hobby in
a meaningful way, and it is gratifying to know that my work has been
dedication to the hobby includes being an instructor at Summer Seminar and
authoring numismatic articles for major publications. He has also been a coin
club officer and exhibited and judged at numerous conventions, including ANA
shows, Central States and FUN. Shafer’s work with Young Numismatist and Scout
programs has helped to ensure the hobby is passed on to new generations.
Shafer has won many
awards for his contributions to the hobby, some of which include the ANA’s
Medal of Merit (1990), Adult Advisor of the Year (1993), Presidential Award
(1996), Lifetime Achievement Award (2007). Other awards he has won are the
Numismatic Literary Guild Clemmy Award (2004), and the Central States
Numismatic Society Elston G. Bradfield Writer’s Award (1989). In 2008, he was
enshrined in the Numismatic Hall of Fame.
He is a founding
member of the Milwaukee Midwest Chapter of the IBNS and is also a member of the
Numismatic and Antiquarian Society as well as a number of other numismatic
Read more about Neil
Shafer 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
CONTACT: Lauren Springli