Winners Announced for 2010 ANA National Coin Week Activities

Congratulations to ANA member Robert Thompson, the grand prize winner of the 2010 National Coin Week “Road Trip” treasure hunt. The California resident receives a $100 1976 Montreal Olympic Games commemorative gold piece. The Tyler (Texas) Coin Club won first prize in the ANA’s “Club Challenge” activity, and receives a wide selection of coins from 1872, the year Yellowstone was named the United States’ first national park. 

The ANA organized the “Road Trip” virtual treasure hunt, taking collectors on a cross-country adventure. Clues were provided for each of the 10 numismatic items needed to complete the hunt. More than 200 treasure hunters took part, and 113 qualified for a grand prize drawing. Other prizes, such as 2010 proof sets and ANA memberships, were also awarded. 

A “Club Challenge” testing the knowledge of ANA clubs was also presented. The 15-question challenge included difficult questions that required extensive research. The Cincinnati Numismatic Association won the second-place prize, a 1999 Yellowstone National Park silver dollar. Various other prizes were also awarded. 

The 87th annual National Coin Week took place April 18-24. The theme this year was “Beautiful Places: Landmarks and Mintmarks,” and clubs & collectors across the country presented educational programs, exhibits and special meetings to celebrate the beautiful and historic places that have inspired designs on coins and paper money. The ANA thanks the 60 clubs who registered to join the celebration this year. 

Promotional resources, including a brochure and proclamation, are available each year for clubs on www.money.org. The ANA has celebrated National Coin Week since 1924. The dates for 2011 National Coin Week are April 17-23 – mark your calendar! 

Originally Release Date: May 13, 2010
ANA Contacts: Phone: 719-482-9814
                       Email: pr@money.org
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