Q. David Bowers recieves numismatic writing award

The Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing is presented annually to a researcher, author or journalist in recognition of their career contributions to numismatics and is judged on the recipient’s body of work.

First conferred posthumously in 1999 to its namesake – a newsman’s journalist – the award is sponsored by Krause Publications. The recipient is selected in a cooperative process by the American Numismatic Association (ANA), American Numismatic Society (ANS) and Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG).

The 2000 recipient of the award for excellence in numismatic writing is Q. David Bowers. The award was presented by ANS Executive Director Ute Wartenberg at the ANA’s 109th Anniversary Convention Awards Banquet in Philadelphia, August 12.

Perhaps more than for any modern-day numismatist, Bowers’ research and commentary as a cataloger, columnist and author demonstrate his outstanding and continued support of the numismatic community. With his casual style and sense of what is important, Bowers has educated thousands of collectors during his many decades in the hobby, effectively communicating both the historic and entertaining.

An award-winning columnist for the ANA’s monthly journal, The Numismatist, for more than 20 years, Bowers has authored more than 35 books and scores of articles. He also produces his company’s Rare Coin Review, one of numismatics’ most popular and informative publications of its kind.

A past president of the ANA, Bowers has earned the Association’s highest honors, including the Farran Zerbe Memorial Award for Distinguished Service. In 1994 he was inducted into the ANA Numismatic Hall of Fame.

In bestowing the Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in Numismatic Writing on Q. David Bowers, the American Numismatic Association, American Numismatic Society and Numismatic Literary Guild express the sincere appreciation of their members.

Originally Release Date: August 12, 2000
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