Tag: The Numismatist

Coin Collecting Philosophy from Virgil M. Brand

Coin Collecting Philosophy from Virgil M. Brand

By Q. David Bowers – Founder, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   One of my favorite numismatic experiences was working with Norman Neubauer, the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, the heirs of Virgil M. Brand, and David E. Tripp in the sale by auction of many coins from the Brand estate. If you are an old-timer, you […]

By November 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
ANA Selects Host Cities for 2020 and 2021 World’s Fair of Money

ANA Selects Host Cities for 2020 and 2021 World’s Fair of Money

Site selection for the 2020 and 2021 World’s Fair of Money was a major topic of discussion during meetings of the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Board of Governors at the Anaheim World’s Fair of Money in August. Pittsburgh was selected as host city for the 2020 show, while the 2021 show is slated to return […]

Farran Zerbe: Numismatist – Promoter – Hustler

Farran Zerbe: Numismatist – Promoter – Hustler

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….   Historians state that “Everybody was Somebody” in the small population of the Thirteen Colonies at the time of the American Revolution. People who would be lost in a population of 300 million had a vastly greater opportunity to shine in a population of 10 or 12 million. […]

By September 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Club News: Michigan State Senate Honors ANA

Coin Club News: Michigan State Senate Honors ANA

The Michigan State Senate has passed a resolution recognizing the 125th anniversary of the American Numismatic Association (ANA). The concept of an American Numismatic Association was born in the state of Michigan. ANA founder George F. Heath, M.D., of Monroe, Michigan, was one of the first to suggest the establishment of a national association of […]

Coin Board News – Number 40

Coin Board News – Number 40

By David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.net ….   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 40 — Fall 2016 DRY SPELL CONTINUES Though I picked up a few boards for my own collection (see BOOK UPDATES below), there was very little in the way of items to place with my customers. A couple of pieces […]

By September 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Market Whimsy: Mothers of Invention

Market Whimsy: Mothers of Invention

Innovative ideas – from architectural marvels to trendsetting bank notes – can occur in unlikely places By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker ….   Charles and Hubert’s column Market Whimsy, which originally appeared in the American Numismatic Association (ANA) magazine The Numismatist, won the 2016 Numismatic Literary Guild’s award for Best Column, Non-Profit Large Publications. The […]

CoinWeek Wins Record Nine Numismatic Literary Guild Awards

CoinWeek Wins Record Nine Numismatic Literary Guild Awards

Numismatic Literary Guild Awards include Best Website, Best Video & Best Podcast By CoinWeek News Staff …..   On Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) announced the winners of its annual writing competition at the NLG Bash, a dinner banquet attended by […]

By August 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Classic US Coins: The 1913 Liberty Nickel Through the Years

Classic US Coins: The 1913 Liberty Nickel Through the Years

By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek …..   There are several theories associated with the creation of the 1913 Liberty (V) nickel. One tells us that the Liberty Head nickel bearing that date was produced–unauthorized by the United States Mint–by Mint employee Samuel W. Brown or someone else on his behalf. It’s even possible that he […]

John Kraljevich Wins ANA Numismatist of the Year Award

John Kraljevich Wins ANA Numismatist of the Year Award

John Kraljevich is the 2016 recipient of the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) Numismatist of the Year Award. The award honors an individual within the numismatic community who has demonstrated long-term leadership in the field and to the Association. He will be presented with the award on Friday, August 12, during the awards banquet at the […]

Harvey Stack Remembers Chet Krause

Harvey Stack Remembers Chet Krause

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers ……   It was with great sadness and a feeling of personal loss that I learned of the recent passing of my dear friend Chet Krause. I remember first meeting him when he visited Stack’s in New York City. He was there to sit down and talk to […]

Coin Club News – Larry Baber Appointed ANA Treasurer

Coin Club News – Larry Baber Appointed ANA Treasurer

Long-time ANA member Larry Baber was re-appointed treasurer of the American Numismatic Association during a teleconference by the nonprofit organization’s Board of Governors held on June 7. Baber precedes/succeeds Gerome Walton, who served as the ANA’s treasurer for two years while Baber was overseas on a church-related mission in the Marshall Islands. Walton is returning […]

Mark, Myrna Lighterman Awarded ANA 2016 Farran Zerbe Award

Mark, Myrna Lighterman Awarded ANA 2016 Farran Zerbe Award

Mark and Myrna Lighterman are the 2016 recipients of the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) highest honor, the Farran Zerbe Memorial Award. The Association’s most prestigious award is given in recognition of numerous years of outstanding, dedicated service to numismatics. The Lightermans will be honored at the Anaheim World’s Fair of Money during the ANA awards […]

108 Years Ago Today: ANA Co-Founder Dr. George F. Heath Passed Away

108 Years Ago Today: ANA Co-Founder Dr. George F. Heath Passed Away

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   108 years ago today, Dr. George Francis Heath died in his home in Monroe, Michigan. He was 57 years old. Heath was a larger-than-life figure, both in physical stature (numismatic writer Jack Ogilvie once wrote that the doctor was “big, fat, and good natured”) and […]

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Book Auction Certain to Turn Pages and Heads

Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Book Auction Certain to Turn Pages and Heads

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek …….   Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers will be offering a two-part sale on June 24-25, 2016 that includes a huge selection of old and rare texts, including books on ancient coins, world coins, and United States coins. Sale 142 is divided into two segments: –The first portion consists of […]

Vintage Numismatic Books – U.S. Coin Values and Lists by C. H. Shinkle

Vintage Numismatic Books – U.S. Coin Values and Lists by C. H. Shinkle

Photo Credit: American Numismatic Association; CoinWeek By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek …..   The numismatic hobby at the turn of the 20th century was much different than it is today. The pages of the American Numismatic Association’s Numismatist were filled with familiar faces and names. It was a club magazine in the truest sense. This […]

ANA: The Numismatist Adopts HTML for Online Viewing Platform

ANA: The Numismatist Adopts HTML for Online Viewing Platform

On May 12, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced that it is shifting the online viewing platform for its flagship publication, The Numismatist, to HTML5 Viewer. The viewer is a compatibility upgrade and brings a new look and a new menu. Readers don’t need any plugins (such as Flash or other software) beyond their modern […]

Coin Board News – Number 39

Coin Board News – Number 39

By David W. Lange – www.coincollectingboards.net ….   For Collectors of Antique Coin Boards Number 39 — Summer 2016 SPECIAL INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE! Several issues of CBN have gone by without a list of boards for sale, but the drought is finally over. In the absence of significant new purchases, I’m taking this opportunity to […]

US Coin Pattern –  1913 Buffalo Nickel

US Coin Pattern – 1913 Buffalo Nickel

Mint documents indicate that Philadelphia Mint Superintendent John Landis informed Mint Director George Roberts on March 3, 1913 that 17 pattern Buffalo Nickels had been struck. The documents also list to whom they were distributed. Of the 17 struck, six pieces went to John Landis on February 28 and are assumed to have been destroyed. […]

Numismatic Education – ANA Activities Celebrate National Coin Week

Numismatic Education – ANA Activities Celebrate National Coin Week

From the nation’s founding to the modern era, depictions of Liberty have been fundamental to American coin design. Because 2016 marks the centennial anniversary of three popular U.S. coin designs featuring Liberty–the Mercury (or Winged Liberty) dime, the Standing Liberty quarter and the Walking Liberty half dollar–the American Numismatic Association (ANA) selected “Portraits of Liberty: […]

Coin Clubs – ANA Club Publications Contest Features New Prizes

Coin Clubs – ANA Club Publications Contest Features New Prizes

Each spring, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) calls for submissions in its Outstanding Club Publications competition. The contest is open to clubs that are current with their ANA dues and do not have an elected or sal­aried ANA ­officer as editor or assist­ant editor. Club publications must have been ­issued on a regular basis, and […]

Submissions Accepted for ANA Young Numismatist Literary Awards

Submissions Accepted for ANA Young Numismatist Literary Awards

Submissions for the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) annual Young Numismatist Literary Awards competition are being accepted through May 16. The awards were established to encourage young writers and promote future numismatic ­authors and ­researchers. The contest is open to young writers in three age groups, all of whom will compete for cash awards and numismatic […]

Kolbe & Fanning: Reminiscences of a Numismatic Bookseller – The Faistauer Collection

Kolbe & Fanning: Reminiscences of a Numismatic Bookseller – The Faistauer Collection

By George Kolbe – Kolbe & Fanning Numismatic Booksellers …..   Over the past three-and-a-half decades I have traveled far and wide to acquire numismatic libraries. A story could be told about a number of these acquisitional forays but none, perhaps, is more exotic than the one that follows. In the late 1990s, an advertisement […]

The TYPE B Proof Reverse Washington Quarters of 1956-1964 An Unprecedented Variety Part 2

The TYPE B Proof Reverse Washington Quarters of 1956-1964 An Unprecedented Variety Part 2

By Dr. Richard S. Appel – UniqueRareCoins.com …… In PART I of this series I presented background information regarding the unique nine-coin series of Washington Quarters coined at the Philadelphia Mint from 1956-64. They were struck with the historic regular issue obverse Washington artwork, but simultaneously possessed reverse design elements identical with those only found […]

By February 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Technical Seminar, Money Talks Schedule Finalized for Dallas National Money Show

Technical Seminar, Money Talks Schedule Finalized for Dallas National Money Show

Attendees of the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) National Money Show in Dallas are encouraged to sign-up for the ANA’s pre-convention, two-day Technical Series Seminars. From the fundaments of grading United States coins to the more advanced grading of world paper money, the technical seminars offer proven tips and tools to enhance any collector’s numismatic skills […]

Tickets on Sale for Inaugural Legacy Series Dinner at Dallas National Money Show

Tickets on Sale for Inaugural Legacy Series Dinner at Dallas National Money Show

Join the American Numismatic Association (ANA) in celebrating two of the hobby’s titans — Steve Ivy and Jim Halperin, founders of Heritage Auctions — at the inaugural Legacy Dinner, a fundraising event to benefit the ANA Legacy Series. The event will take place at the National Money Show in Dallas, Thursday, March 3, 2016 starting […]

Numismatic History –  Coin Dealer B. Max Mehl –  A Texas Master of Coins

Numismatic History – Coin Dealer B. Max Mehl – A Texas Master of Coins

By Pete Smith for CoinWeek….   Max Mehl claimed that he spent a million dollars advertising to buy a 1913 Liberty nickel for $50. Unfortunately his expensive ad campaign was a total failure. He was never able to buy that $50 1913 nickel. Yet somehow he became the most successful coin dealer of his era. […]

By February 3, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
ANA Offers New Online Educational Features

ANA Offers New Online Educational Features

What makes someone an accomplished numismatist? Experience and knowledge are essential. To help hobbyists grasp these complexities and become smarter collectors, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) recently launched an array of online educational programs. The featured lineup includes: Video Vignettes, The Numismatist Reading Room and Ask the Curator. The Video Vignettes series combine the convenience […]

American Numismatic Association Celebrates 125th Anniversary

American Numismatic Association Celebrates 125th Anniversary

In the 19th century, information about specialized subject matters was hard to obtain, particularly about something as curious as numismatics – the study of coins, paper currency, tokens and medals. Meeting fellow collectors was nearly impossible, especially for those who lived too remote to take advantage of numismatic societies in large cities. Such was the […]

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan: “Now is the Right Time to Join the American Numismatic Association” – Video: 3:41

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan: “Now is the Right Time to Join the American Numismatic Association” – Video: 3:41

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan believes now is the right time to join the American Numismatic Association. For a limited time, the ANA will give new members a free copy of Scott Travers landmark Coin Collector’s Survival Manual – in its recently published Revised Seventh Edition – just for joining. But Charles thinks that potential members […]

By December 15, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Digital Numismatist a Tangible, Valuable New ANA Membership Benefit

Digital Numismatist a Tangible, Valuable New ANA Membership Benefit

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek …..   “This is the age of collections and the spirit of gathering together and classifying is abroad” – Dr. George F. Heath The media landscape has changed drastically since Dr. Heath posed the question “What is the matter with having an American Numismatic Association?” In recent years, collectors have […]

 
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