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Pawn Stars’ Rick Harrison Helps “Shave Miles” Event Raise $10,000 For ANA and Sick Children

August 4, 2017 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Charity, Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Collecting, Conventions, Donations, Entertainment, Events, Fun, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases

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Pawn Stars’ Rick Harrison Helps “Shave Miles” Event Raise $10,000 For ANA and Sick Children

History’s Pawn Stars celebrity Rick Harrison makes the first pass of the electric cutter as NGC Vice President Miles Standish gets his head shaved at the World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado, August 3, 2017, to raise money for the Austin-based Standish Foundation for Child & Family Centered Healthcare and the American Numismatic Association. Photo credit: Donn Pearlman.

History’s Pawn Stars celebrity Rick Harrison makes the first pass of the electric cutter as NGC Vice President Miles Standish gets his head shaved at the World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado, August 3, 2017, to raise money for the Austin-based Standish Foundation for Child & Family Centered Healthcare and the American Numismatic Association.
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Accompanied by Denver Broncos cheerleaders Krista (left) and Brielle (right) the now-hairless Miles Standish holds a t-shirt proclaiming: BALD GUYS Never have a bad hair day. Photo credit: Donn Pearlman

Accompanied by Denver Broncos cheerleaders Krista (left) and Brielle (right) the now-hairless Miles Standish holds a t-shirt proclaiming: BALD GUYS Never have a bad hair day.
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Professional stylist "Dava" skillfully removed Heritage Auctions Co-Chairman Jim Halperin's hair at the 2017 Denver World's Fair of Money to help raise $10,000 for the ANA and the Standish Foundation for Child & Family Centered Healthcare. Photo credit: Donn Pearlman​

Professional stylist “Dava” skillfully removed Heritage Auctions Co-Chairman Jim Halperin’s hair at the 2017 Denver World’s Fair of Money to help raise $10,000 for the ANA and the Standish Foundation for Child & Family Centered Healthcare.
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(Denver, Colorado) August 3, 2017 – With the help of nationally known television celebrity Rick Harrison and two Denver Broncos cheerleaders, prominent numismatists Michael “Miles” Standish, Jim Halperin and Orlando Rodrigo Lorenzana Williams got their heads shaved at the American Numismatic Association 2017 World’s Fair of Money® in Denver to raise money for two nonprofit organizations. The event on August 3 generated $10,000 in donations that will be evenly divided between the American Numismatic Association (www.money.org) and the Standish Foundation for Child & Family Centered Healthcare (www.sf4c.org).

Immediately after his head was shaved, Standish held up a t-shirt printed with the words: “BALD GUYS Never have a bad hair day.”

Standish is an award-winning numismatic author and Senior Grader and Vice-President of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. Halperin is Co-Chairman of Heritage Auctions and also an author of numismatic books and futurist novels. Williams is Director of Sales at Coin Invest Trust in Liechtenstein.

Harrison, of the popular History’s Pawn Stars television program and the Las Vegas Gold & Silver Pawn Shop (www.gspawn.com), made the first pass of the electric cutter on Standish’s head and was among those who presented a donation check.  

Additional cutting was performed on Standish by coin hobby personalities including Lee Minshull, ANA President Jeff Garrett and former ANA President Ken Bressett.  

Broncos cheerleaders Brielle and Krista led cheers, signed autographs and posed for photos during the “Shave Miles” event.

A silent auction of a half dozen plaster sculptures by John Mercanti, who served as the 12th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, also helped raise funds for the Standish Foundation and the ANA.

Miles’ wife, Andrea Mangione Standish, a certified child life specialist, launched the Austin, Texas-based foundation in 2010.  The foundation assists healthcare providers around the world to provide the tools and training they need to minimize healthcare-related pain and suffering in children.

“The mission of the foundation is to have happy, healthy, resilient kids who haven’t been traumatized by healthcare experiences.  This event was to help children get better care and to help an important hobby organization dear to me and to so many others, the American Numismatic Association,” he explained.

The 25,000-member American Numismatic Association, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is dedicated to educating and encouraging people to study and collect coins and related items.  The ANA serves the academic community, collectors, and the general public.

A native of Michigan, Standish began collecting in 1973 at the age of nine.  In 2011, he was honored with the “Director’s Coin for Excellence” by then-Director of the United States Mint Edmund Moy.

He is co-author with former Chief Engraving of the United States Mint, John Mercanti, of the 2012 reference book, “American Silver Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Program.”  Standish’s 2014 book, “Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin,” received the 2015 Numismatic Literary Guild award for Best Specialized Book.  

Information about the Standish Foundation for Child & Family Centered Healthcare is at www.sf4c.org and information about the American Numismatic Association is at www.money.org.

 

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Marian and Abraham Sofaer Honored

February 5, 2014 in American Numismatic Society, Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Awards, Byzantine Coins, Coins, Collecting, Donations, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Roman Coins, World Coins

By: Masha Leon. On The Go. (http://blogs.forward.com/)

“We love the Forward!” Marian Scheuer Sofaer and Abraham Sofaer exclaimed in tandem when I was introduced to the husband-wife honorees at the American Numismatic Society’s 2014 Gala at the Waldorf-Astoria.

During our reception chat, the Sofaers confided, “Our favorite column is ‘Philologos.’ We’ve been Forward readers since we knew [about the paper]…. But, let’s talk later when we get back home [to California].”

The dinner notes informed: “Abe realized that coinage provided a unique opportunity to explore the rich cultural history of the Holy Land. Their collection includes coins from the early Persian period of the fourth century BC through the Macedonian, Seleucid, Ptolemaic, Roman, Byzantine, Jewish and Arab States to the Crusaders of the 13th century — a period of 1700 years…. Coins as manifestations of political and economic policy as well as religious and dynastic ideology which open a unique window on the past and present.”

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Mystery donor gives charity a gold coin worth $1,700

October 29, 2013 in Charity, Coins, Donations, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, News, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

By Diane Bell OCT. 25, 2013 (http://www.utsandiego.com)

Mysterious gift: Every year during the Kids NewsDay fundraiser for Rady Children’s Hospital, the same man pulls his truck to the curb of the NBC-TV building downtown long enough to hand off a generous and often unusual donation before he drives away. One year he gave a peanut butter jar full of silver dollars.

This week, the “mystery man” handed an envelope to NBC 7 weatherman Whitney Southwick stuffed with cash: a $100 bill, five $20 bills, and five old coins.

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“We’re now launching the Heart of Gold Challenge with the idea of inspiring others to continue to pay it forward,” says Rady spokesmanBen Metcalf. He is seeking online donations in coin-inspired increments of $1.76, $17.65, $176.50, and so forth, at: www.helpsdkids.org/heartofgoldchallenge

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Young Romanian gives museum largest silver coin treasure ever found in the country

September 9, 2013 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Coins, Donations, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Turkish Coins, World Coins

Turkish Silver Coins

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By: Romania Insider. September 6, 2013 (http://www.romania-insider.com)

A Romanian man who unearthed 47,000 15th century silver Turkish coins buried in a forest has donated his discovery, the largest find of its type in Romania and valued at EUR 500,000, to a museum.

Iulian Enache, 34, found the hidden treasure in the wilderness near the city of Ramnicu Valcea with the help of a metal detector he had recently bought.

The 54-kilo treasury, which was buried 30 centimeters in the ground, is worth some EUR 0.5 million at current market prices.

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Matt Lerner of Frederick Coin Exchange, Plays Secret Santa With Gold Coin In Salvation Army Kettle in Germantown, Md.

December 12, 2012 in Coins, Donations, Gold, Gold Coins, USA Coins

From: http://http://www.wusa9.com Dec 10, 2012

The Salvation Army Logo

The Salvation Army Logo

GERMANTOWN,  Md. (WUSA) – By now, you know the familiar ring, and the bright red kettle. It’s the time of year for Salvation Army bell-ringers to raise cash. But, apparently, one donated coin proved to be way more valuable than most, all thanks to a not-so-secret Santa.

It was Thursday evening, and Major Curt Sayre of the Montgomery County Salvation Army was back at headquarters, counting the donations from his kettle, along with several other bell-ringers. That’s when he found something he’d never seen donated before in his 22 years there: a gold coin with a note.'”We saw that note that said exchange it for a $1000 check, the whole atmosphere of the room changed, we were all grinning from ear to ear, it was just such a blessing,” he said.

Sayre followed the note’s instructions, and it brought him to 26-year-old Matt Lerner’s business, Frederick Coin Exchange. There, he exchanged the coin for the check. He says words can’t express how much Lerner’s generosity means. In a little more than a week, he’ll see that money go directly into the hands of those who need it. He said, “The most heartwarming thing about the job is when the parents come and pick up the toys – and I’m going to start to cry – and they’re just overcome.”

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Salvation Army discovers 2nd gold coin and 1st silver coin

December 12, 2012 in Coins, Donations, Gold, Gold Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

From http://www.news-press.com Dec, 11, 2012.

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The Salvation Army discovered two more anonymous donations today. Someone dropped a 2012 Liberty Eagle silver dollar coin into a red kettle at the Publix at Pelican Landing in Bonita Springs. It was accompanied by a note that reads “Inspired by: In Memory of Mimi

Last week, an anonymous donor dropped a $20 Liberty Eagle gold coin in one of The Salvation Army’s red kettles. The coin was given for the eighth year in a row and wrapped in a note that read, “In loving memory of Mimi.”

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Salvation Army red kettle nets gold coin on drive’s opening day

November 13, 2012 in Coins, Donations, Gold, Gold Coins

Nov. 13, 2012 (By: http://qconline.com Quadcities-Online)

Press release submitted by The Salvation Army

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The Salvation Army Logo

QUAD CITIES, USA: The first gold coin of the season was dropped in the red kettle at Bettendorf, IA’s Schnucks Market. That is the first time on record that a gold coin was found on the very first day of The Salvation Army’s most important fund raising activity of the year. The coin, a ¼ ounce American Gold Eagle, will be used for The Salvation Army’s work in the Quad Cities.

This single coin helps to make possible The Salvation Army’s life-transforming services, such as food and shelter, to people in the Quad Cities who have no where else to turn during their time of hardship.

The Red Kettle campaign runs from November 9th through December 24th and volunteer bell ringers are desperately needed. Please go to www.ringbells.org for easy sign up.

DID THE GOLD COIN TRADITION START in the Quad Cities or in Crystal Lake, IL?
Somebody beat us to Wikipedia, but here in the Quad Cities, we think it was a Quad Citian that started this tradition!

WIKIPEDIA STATES: A tradition has developed in the United States where, in some places, gold coins are anonymously inserted into the kettles in which the bell ringers collect donations. The tradition appears to have started in the Midwest when the first known drop of a gold coin was put into a kettle in Crystal Lake, Illinois in 1982.[2] Since this drop, many others have taken to dropping not only gold coins,[3] but also other bullion and rare coins, gold medals,[4] and jewelry.

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