2016 National Coin Week
Numismatists across America observed National Coin Week (NCW), April 17-23.
The theme of the annual event was “Portraits of Liberty: Icon of Freedom,” with
activities and promotional materials celebrating numismatic depictions of Liberty
ANA members and clubs around the country presented programs, exhibits and
meetings in conjunction with the observance. The Association provided
bookmarks, brochures, pinback buttons, and educational materials to the 86
ANA-member coin clubs who registered. An open house at the ANA’s Edward C.
Rochette Money Museum in Colorado Springs on April 23 drew more than 230
visitors, who enjoyed coining demonstrations in the “Mini-Mint” area and the
opportunity to spin a prize wheel for free numismatic gifts.
The ANA created trivia activities for members and clubs, challenging participants
to answer questions about Liberty. The grand-prize winners—ANA life member
Robert Maisch of South Dakota and the Wisconsin Valley Coin Club—each
received a proof 2016 American Eagle tenth-ounce $5 gold piece; a 2016 U.S.
Mint Silver Proof Set, and a 2016 ANA 125th anniversary Guide Book of United
States Coins (the “Red Book”) signed by editor Kenneth Bressett. Second-place
honors went to young numismatist Cole Hendrickson and the Cedar Rapids Coin
Club, while third place was awarded to ANA life member Dave Welch and the
Nashua Coin Club. Other clubs that earned high scores and prizes included the
Colorado Springs Numismatic Society, Dallas Coin Club, Stoneham Coin Club,
Honolulu Coin Club, Northwest Detroit Coin Club, Central Arkansas Coin Club
and Niagara Frontier Coin Club.
Every year during the third week of April, the ANA and its members celebrate
National Coin Week by inviting others to learn about the joys of collecting by
studying coins and other forms of money. Start making plans for next year’s
National Coin Week, scheduled for April 16-22.