Ronald Guth named 2014 Numismatist of the Year

July 25, 2014 By ekr


Life Member to be recognized at Awards Banquet


Ronald Guth, a scholar, author, collector and volunteer, is the American Numismatic Association’s 2014 Numismatist of the Year. He will be presented with the award during the Awards Banquet on Aug. 8 at the Chicago World’s Fair of MoneySM in Rosemont, Illinois.
Guth has authored numerous books furthering the hobby. Some of his most notable publications are: “Auction Prices Realized for Certified German Coins, 2nd Edition,” 2013; “Auction Prices Realized for PCGS-graded German Coins, 2nd Edition,” 2011; “100 Greatest U.S. Coins, 3rd Edition” (with Jeff Garrett), 2008; “Coin Collecting for Dummies, 2nd Edition” (with Neil S. Berman) 2008; “Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins 1795-1933, 2nd Edition” (with Jeff Garrett), 2008.
“Numismatics is a school where one can learn about people, history, geography, economics, politics and related subjects simply by studying the coins themselves,” Guth said. “I am particularly fascinated by this educational component of coin collecting because it brings these subjects to life.”
Guth is a life member of the ANA as well as a member of the Civil War Token Society, Florida United Numismatics, Early American Coppers Club, American Numismatic Society, Colonial Coin Collectors Club, John Reich Society and Numismatic Association of Southern California. He is currently the president of PCGS CoinFacts and in the past was president of the Professional Coin Grading Service and founder and president of CoinFacts, Inc. (
Throughout his literary career, Guth has received numerous awards. His work has been recognized multiple times by the Numismatic Literary Guild with awards for Best U.S. Coin Book, 2006; Best Investment Book, 2003; Book of the Year, 2003; Best All-Around Portfolio, 2003; Extraordinary Merit, 2002; and Best Software, 2001.
Guth has also received the ANA’s Presidential Award (2006), Glenn Smedley Award (2006), Olga & Wayte Raymond Award (1982) and Heath Literary Award (1982).
More about Guth’s lengthy and much-honored 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

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