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Coin Update contributor Louis Golino wins a Numismatic Literary Guild award

August 9, 2017 in Awards, Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Competition, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, History, News, Numismatic Literary Guild, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Prize Winners, USA Coins

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During the 2017 Numismatic Literary Guild (www.nlgonline.org) awards ceremony, held during the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado, on August 4, Coin Update contributor Louis Golino won his second NLG award to date.

The award for the best article in a non-numismatic publication was given for his story “Liberty Centennial Designs,” published in the magazine Elemetal Direct, about the 2016 trio of gold Liberty coins.

Louis has been writing about coins since 2010 for a wide range of publications and websites. He began by writing for Coin Update on modern U.S. coins. He then wrote a weekly… Full article at the source>

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Mike Fuljenz Honored At 2017 World’s Fair of Money

August 8, 2017 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Education, Events, History, Investing, News, Numismatic Literary Guild, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Prize Winners

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Mike Fuljenz Honored At 2017 World’s Fair of Money

Mike Fuljenz with his ICTA medal

Mike Fuljenz with his ICTA medal

(Denver, Colorado) August 7, 2017 – Rare coin and precious metals expert Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion of Beaumont, Texas (www.UniversalCoin.com), received an important national award at the recent American Numismatic Association 2017 Denver World’s Fair of Money® for his decades of anti-counterfeiting efforts.  

The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (www.ICTAonline.org) presented him with the Al Kreuzer Memorial Award medal for “outstanding contributions in the efforts to combat counterfeit coins and currency.”

Fuljenz is a long-time member of the ICTA Board of Directors and a member of their recently-formed Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force.  Since the 1980’s he has taught many counterfeit detection and rare coin authentication seminars for collectors, dealers and law enforcement officers.

“I am proud and honored to receive this award, and look forward to additional work with ICTA and other organizations to combat counterfeits and educate the public about the needs to buy and sell rare coins and precious metal bullion coins only with reputable, knowledgeable dealers, such as members of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG),” said Fuljenz.

Fuljenz is a member of the PNG’s Accredited Precious Metals Dealer program that requires all members to adhere to a strict code of ethics in the buying and selling of gold, silver and other bullion products. He now has won major awards from the four top organizations in the rare coin hobby and profession: the American Numismatic Association (ANA), Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG), Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets.

2017 NLG Ribbit Award winner David Hall with 2016 winner Mike Fuljenz, are distributed on behalf of Mike Fuljenz and Universal Coin & Bullion.

2017 NLG Ribbit Award winner David Hall with 2016 winner Mike Fuljenz, are distributed on behalf of Mike Fuljenz and Universal Coin & Bullion.

A strong consumer advocate, he received the prestigious PNG Sol Kaplan Award in 2016 in part for assisting an 84-year man recover the $84,000 he had paid to two unscrupulous dealers who sold him counterfeit American Eagle gold coins. Earlier, Fuljenz assisted a group of New Orleans physicians recover $750,000 after they unsuspectingly purchased counterfeit coins from a local attorney.

Summing up the rare coin marketplace during the ANA show in Denver, August 1 – 5, he commented:

“Really nice coins and important coins were in short supply, and highly desired by leading dealers and collectors at the show. These types of coins often brought impressive prices at auctions this week.   The United States Mint had long lines of customers wanting to buy their new products. The U.S. Treasury Department exhibits by the United States Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing are always popular and educational.”

In addition to receiving an award at the World’s Fair of Money, Fuljenz presented two of them. As 2016 recipient of “The Ribbit,” an important honor presented annually by the NLG for outstanding service to the hobby, he presented the 2017 award to David Hall, co-founder of Professional Coin Grading Service.  “David is one of the top professional leaders of the hobby who certainly deserves recognition for all he has done to promote numismatic education,” explained Fuljenz.

As sponsor of the ANA’s top honor, the Farran Zerbe Memorial Award, Fuljenz co-presented it with ANA President Jeff Garrett to Brian Fanton of Iowa. “Brian surprised me at the ceremony by telling me he recalled how much he enjoyed taking one of my ANA coin grading seminars back in the 1980’s,” said Fuljenz.

Known as America’s Gold Expert®, Universal Coin & Bullion President Michael Fuljenz has won more than 60 prestigious national and regional awards and honors for his consumer education and protection work in rare coins and precious metals. His weekly Metals Market Report is available free at www.UniversalCoin.com.

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Beth Deisher Honored With 2017 PNG Lifetime Achievement Award

August 1, 2017 in Awards, Collecting, History, News, Numismatic Crimes, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Press Releases, Prize Winners

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Beth Deisher Honored With

2017 PNG Lifetime Achievement Award

Former Coin World Editor Beth Deisher received the Professional Numismatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award from PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman (left) and PNG President Barry Stuppler (right) at the organization's awards banquet in Denver, Colorado on July 31, 2017. Photo credit: Donn Pearlman

Former Coin World Editor Beth Deisher received the Professional Numismatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award from PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman (left) and PNG President Barry Stuppler (right) at the organization’s awards banquet in Denver, Colorado on July 31, 2017.
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(Denver, Colorado) July 31, 2017 – The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) presented its 2017 PNG Lifetime Achievement Award to prominent and influential hobby leader Beth Deisher.  The award was announced during the PNG’s annual banquet held this year in Denver, Colorado on July 31, 2017.

Deisher is the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force Director of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (www.ictaonline.org).  She was the award-winning Editor of Coin World for 27 years until her retirement in 2012. Over the years Deisher also has conducted workshops and classes on the problems of counterfeit coins produced in China.

These are the other 2017 awards and winners announced at the PNG Denver banquet.

The Robert Friedberg Award for an outstanding book or other literature was jointly presented to authors Pete Smith, Joel J. Orosz and Leonard Augsburger for their reference book, 1792: Birth of a Nation’s Coinage, published by Ivy Press.

           The Sol Kaplan Award was presented to four people this year: Bill Walker, a Senior Numismatist at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas, and jointly to three Missouri law enforcement officials: Sheriff Cory Hutcheson, Chief Deputy Branden E. Caid and Captain Barry Morgan, all of the Mississippi County Missouri Sheriff’s Department.

In early 2017 while in Florida, Walker recovered and subsequently returned to their grateful owner five rare coins that had been stolen a year earlier, apparently while in transit in the United States Postal Service mail.  The coins had a combined value of about $30,000.

In a separate case, Sheriff Hutcheson, Chief Deputy Caid and Captain Morgan successfully tracked down a collector in Florida whose rare coins were stolen four decades earlier when he was a youngster in Charleston, Missouri in 1972.  During a January 2017 search of the Southeast Missouri home of a drug case suspect, the officers discovered and recovered about two-thirds of the coins stolen 45 years earlier. Through perseverance and solid detective work the officers were able to return the coins, some still housed in their familiar blue Whitman folders, to the now adult and quite surprised collector.  

The Kaplan Award recognizes efforts and contributions in combatting crimes against the numismatic community, and is jointly presented by the PNG and the Lewis M. Reagan Foundation.  It is named after a former PNG President and Ohio dealer who was personally responsible for the apprehension of several people suspected of committing numismatic-related crimes.  

John Maben of JFM Trading, LLC in Lakewood Ranch, Florida received the Significant Contribution Award. It is given to those who have made exceptional, beneficial efforts over the years on behalf of PNG and the profession, and added to the hobby.

Christine Karstedt, Executive Vice President of Stack’s Bowers of Stack’s Bowers Galleries, received the Art Kagin Ambassador Award. This award is named after a former PNG President and nationally-known Iowa dealer who provided distinguished service as an advocate of numismatic goodwill.  

PNG Legal Counsel Armen Vartian of Manhattan Beach, California, was recognized during the banquet for 25 years as a PNG Affiliate Member.

The Professional Numismatists Guild is a nonprofit trade association composed of the country’s top rare coin and paper money dealers who must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise.  The organization also has an Accredited Precious Metals Dealer program (http://apmddealers.org).  For additional information, contact Robert Brueggeman, PNG Executive Director, 28441 Rancho California Road, Suite 106, Temecula, CA 92590. Phone: (951) 587-8300. Email: info@PNGdealers.org.  Online: www.PNGdealers.org.

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David Lange awarded ANA’s Numismatist of the Year Award

July 8, 2017 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Collecting, Competition, Conventions, Education, Events, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Prize Winners

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David W. Lange is the 2017 recipient of the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) 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 4, during the awards banquet at the World’s Fair of Money in Denver.

As an author and researcher, David Lange is adept in a wide variety of numismatic areas. The longtime collector specializes in U.S. type coins, Philippine coins and notes from 1903 to 1945, and British coins from 1816 to 1970. Full article at the source>

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California Teenager Named PNG 2017 Scholarship Recipient

May 10, 2017 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Competition, Conventions, Education, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Press Releases, Prize Winners, Seminars, Young Collectors

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California Teenager Named
PNG 2017 Scholarship Recipient

 

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(Temecula, California) May10, 2017 – A Southern California teenager whose jubilant coin collecting passion has enthralled his family and high school friends has been selected to receive the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) 2017 Young Numismatist Scholarship.

“This year’s PNG scholarship is being awarded to Grant Shobar, 17, of Laguna Niguel, California. It will cover airfare, tuition for one of the two week-long American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar (www.money.org/summer-seminar) sessions, meals and five nights of dormitory accommodations on the campus of Colorado College, site of the ANA headquarters,” announced PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

As a youngster, Grant collected an assortment of items ranging from hotel room keys to football cards, marbles and stamps. He began collecting coins five years ago and has been an avid young numismatist since then.

“My passion for coin collecting never ends, and every hour I spend, whether organizing or analyzing a coin I am interested in buying, flies by and I enjoy every moment of it,” Grant explained.

Grant Shobar, PNG 2017 YN scholarship winner. (Photo courtesy of Shobar Family.)

Grant Shobar, PNG 2017 YN scholarship winner. (Photo courtesy of Shobar Family.)

“I was so thrilled when I learned that I won this year’s scholarship.  I went to the Summer Seminars the past two years, and the experiences were incredible.  It definitely brings collecting to a whole new level. This scholarship will help me expand my interest in the hobby and collecting,” added Grant who wants to take a Summer Seminar class on Seated Liberty coinage.

He will be a Senior this fall at Dana Hills High School in Dana Point, California. He started the Numismaniacs Coin Club at the school during his Freshman year.  Grant also has written articles for various hobby publications, including the ANA’s magazine, The Numismatist, and enjoys attending the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show.

His parents, Mark and Cathy Shobar, and his sister, Hayleigh, have been delighted with Grant’s enthusiasm for collecting.

“We were excited (when Grant was notified about the PNG scholarship).  He literally lives and breathes coins; that’s all he talks about. He’s so passionate about the hobby.  His sister loves to listen to Grant talk about coins.  He teaches us all.  Now we’re always looking at all the coins and currency that come through our hands.  We learn from him,” said Cathy Shobar.

“I think this scholarship is a great opportunity for kids, a win-win for parents and their children. Not only are they learning about coins, a very valuable hobby, it teaches them more about many other topics.  We’re very blessed that he has such a passion for coins,” she added.  

Grant offers this advice for prospective collectors: “Everyone considering collecting should delve into the hobby.  Knowledge is key. Coins are really the best hobby because it is so diverse, there’s an option for everyone.”

This is the 13th consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational Summer Seminar programs.  

“The money to pay for the annual PNG YN Scholarship is administered from PNG’s Gerald Bauman Memorial Fund.  Bauman, who died in 2001, served for many years as a prominent coin dealer with Manfra, Tordella & Brookes in New York City,” explained PNG President Dana Samuelson.

            The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the top rare coin and paper money dealers in the United States and six other countries.  PNG member-dealers must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise.  For additional information about PNG, visit online at www.PNGdealers.org or call (951) 587-8300.

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United States Mint awarded two top honors for Coin of the Year

February 8, 2017 in Awards, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Competition, Conventions, Events, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Prize Winners, US Mint, USA Coins

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(Washington)—The United States recently earned top honors in two coin-design categories at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. United States Mint officials accepted two Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards on behalf of the nation. The U.S. won in the category of Best Circulating Coin for its America the Beautiful Program quarter honoring Kisatchie National Forest, and in the category of Most Inspirational Coin for its March of Dimes silver dollar commemorative coin.

“The designers, sculptors, and engravers of the Mint comprise the very best talent in the numismatic industry,” said David Motl, acting principal deputy director of the Mint… Full article at the source>

Source: Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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Mike Fuljenz Honored With Crime Fighting And Writing Awards At World’s Fair of Money

August 13, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, History, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Prize Winners

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Mike Fuljenz Honored With Crime Fighting
And Writing Awards At World’s Fair of Money

Michael Fuljenz with two of the numerous awards he received at the 2016 World's Fair of Money.

Michael Fuljenz with two of the numerous awards he received at the 2016 World’s Fair of Money.

(Anaheim, California) – Top awards for consumer protection crime-fighting efforts and outstanding numismatic writing were presented to Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion (www.UniversalCoin.com) in Beaumont, Texas, at the 2016 American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money.  

He received four prestigious honors from two influential organizations, the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) and the (NLG) Numismatic Literary Guild, during awards ceremonies conducted in Anaheim, California, August 8 through 12.

The PNG presented Fuljenz the Sol Kaplan Award for efforts in combatting crimes against the numismatic community and the NLG honored him with three awards for writing, broadcasting and his strong support of the hobby. The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the country’s top rare coin and currency experts, and the NLG is a nonprofit organization composed of prominent editors and writers in the numismatic community.

Fuljenz along with co-winners of the PNG’s Kaplan award, former Police Chief Doug Davis and investigative journalist Jerry Jordan, jointly worked for nine months to provide valuable assistance to law enforcement agencies in four states that helped detectives coordinate their investigations into a series of numismatic-related crimes.

Their persistent work successfully led to the arrests earlier this year of three suspected con artists who allegedly targeted elderly victims and their coin collections in California, Colorado, New York and Texas. Fuljenz assisted one of the victims get back the $84,000 he spent on purchasing counterfeit gold American Eagles from two of the suspects.

Davis, the City Manager and former Police Chief of Pantego, Texas, is Founder and President of the Numismatic Crime Information Center (www.NumismaticCrimes.org).  Jordan is Editor of SETinvesigates.com, an online investigative news organization in Southeast Texas.

The winners of the prestigious Professional Numismatists Guild's 2016 Sol Kaplan Award for fighting numismatic-related crimes, (left to right) Jerry Jordan, Michael Fuljenz and Doug Davis.

The winners of the prestigious Professional Numismatists Guild’s 2016 Sol Kaplan Award for fighting numismatic-related crimes, (left to right) Jerry Jordan, Michael Fuljenz and Doug Davis.

Fuljenz won a Best Article award for his informative story, “Treasury Moves to Redesign $10 Bill, Add Portrait of an American Woman,” published in The Examiner newspaper in his hometown of Beaumont. He also received a Best Radio Report award for his weekly broadcasts, “The Coin Show,” on KLVI 560 radio in Beaumont, and was named recipient of the NLG’s 2016 “Ribbit” Award for his service to the hobby and the Numismatic Literary Guild.  Since 1986, he has been honored with more than 60 awards from the organization.

Fuljenz also was a featured speaker at the World’s Fair of Money, presenting an educational lecture about the history of the national motto, In God We Trust, and the ongoing efforts to defend it against lawsuits that seek to remove the familiar motto from American’s currency and public buildings.

Known as America’s Gold Expert®, Michael Fuljenz has won dozens of prestigious national and regional awards and honors for his consumer education and protection work in rare coins and precious metals.  He recently received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from McNeese State University.  A respected community leader in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas, Mike also has served with distinction as a consultant to the Federal Trade Commission, United States Mint and Royal Canadian Mint, and is on the Boards of Directors of the Jefferson County Texas Crime Stoppers organization, the Numismatic Literary Guild and the Industry Council For Tangible Assets.

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Numismatic Literary Guild Awards 2016 Prizes to Seven Whitman Publishing Authors

August 12, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Bank Notes, Books, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Competition, Conventions, Education, Events, Exunumia, History, Investing, News, Numismatic Literary Guild, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Prize Winners, Rare Coins, Reference, Tokens, U.S. Notes, USA Coins, World Coins

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(Anaheim, California)—The Numismatic Literary Guild announced the awards for its annual Writers Competition at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim, Thursday, August 11, 2016.

Seven Whitman Publishing authors received recognition in categories covering U.S. coins, U.S. paper money, world coins, numismatic investments, and tokens and medals. They were:

Michael Moran and Jeff Garrett: “Best Specialized Book, U.S. Coins,” for 1849: The Philadelphia Mint Strikes Gold, a chronicle of the trials and tribulations of the U.S. Mint in the first half of the 19th century and the tremendous impact that the 1848 discovery Full article at the source>

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Gary Adkins Receives 2016 PNG Lifetime Achievement Award

August 8, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Prize Winners

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Gary Adkins Receives 2016
PNG Lifetime Achievement Award

Gary Adkins (center) received the 2016 Professional Numismatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award from PNG President Dana Samuelson (left) and PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman (right).<br /> Photo by Donn Pearlman

Gary Adkins (center) received the 2016 Professional Numismatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award from PNG President Dana Samuelson (left) and PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman (right).
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(Anaheim, California) – Gary Adkins of Minneapolis, Minnesota, who served as President of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) from 2007 to 2009 and is the current Vice President of the American Numismatic Association, is the recipient of the PNG 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award.  Adkins received the award during the PNG annual banquet on August 8, 2016 in Anaheim, California.

“Gary has been actively involved in numismatics for a half century as a collector, as a dealer, as an educator and mentor and as a dedicated, forward-thinking leader of the Professional Numismatists Guild, the American Numismatic Association and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets,” said PNG President Dana Samuelson who presented the award to Adkins.

“Gary created the Professional Numismatists Guild ‘Collectors Bill of Rights,’ the pledge that PNG members must follow regarding consumer protection and education. He also was a hard-working leader in the recently successful fight to rescind some of the onerous tax policies and regulations in his home state of Minnesota,” added Samuelson.

A half dozen other major awards, honors and recognitions were also announced at the annual banquet.

The Abe Kosoff Founders Award for steadfast dedication to the entire numismatic community was presented by PNG Vice President Barry Stuppler posthumously to Chet Krause of Iola, Wisconsin, founder of Numismatic News and numerous other publications. Krause passed away on June 25, 2016. Numismatic News Editor David C. Harper accepted the award on Krause’s behalf.   

The Sol Kaplan Award for efforts in combatting crimes against the numismatic community was presented by PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman jointly to Doug Davis, Michael Fuljenz and Jerry Jordan.  

“Davis, Fuljenz and Jordan worked for nine months to provide valuable assistance to law enforcement agencies in four states that helped detectives coordinate their investigations into a series of numismatic-related crimes. Their persistent work successfully led to the arrests earlier this year of three suspected con artists who allegedly targeted elderly victims and their coin collections in California, Colorado, New York and Texas,” explained Brueggeman.

Davis, the City Manager and former Police Chief of Pantego, Texas, is Founder and President of the Numismatic Crime Information Center, and previously received a Kaplan Award in 1988.  PNG member Fuljenz is President of Universal Coin & Bullion in Beaumont, Texas, and Jerry Jordan is Editor of SETinvesigates.com, an online investigative news organization in Southeast Texas.

The Robert Friedberg Award that recognizes outstanding literary achievement in numismatics and is not automatically given each year was announced by PNG Secretary James Simek.  The 2016 recipient is author Hugo Vanhoudt for his reference book, “The Coins of the Burgundian, Spanish and Austrian Law Countries and of the French and Dutch Periods, 1434-1830” (published in Belgium, 2015).

The Art Kagin Ambassador Award for distinguished service as an advocate of numismatic goodwill was presented to Anthony Swiatek of Saratoga Springs, New York, a former ANA president (1997 – 1999).  PNG Board member John Maben chaired the Kagin Award selection committee.

The Significant Contribution Award for years of dedication and significant contributions to numismatics was presented by PNG Board member James Sego to Paul Whitnah of Arlington, Texas.  Whitnah, who assists dealers and collectors nationwide with travel arrangements through M&M Travel, provides on-site communications services at the PNG/ANA Numismatic Trade Show and was a volunteer at ANA conventions for over 30 years.

PNG leaders recognized Dean Oaks of Iowa City, Iowa for 50 years as a member of the guild.

Eight other members were saluted for reaching 25 years of membership: Daniel Avena Jr. of Vineland, New Jersey; Sheridan Downey of Oakland, California; Bret Leifer of Wayland, Massachusetts; Warren Mills of Milford, New Hampshire; Donn Pearlman of Las Vegas, Nevada; Thomas Schell of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; David Sundman of Littleton, New Hampshire; and Anthony Swiatek of Saratoga Springs, New York.

The Professional Numismatists Guild is a nonprofit trade association composed of the country’s top rare coin and paper money dealers who must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise.  Members of the PNG Accredited Precious Metals Dealer (APMD) program must follow strict code in the buying and selling of numismatic bullion items.

For additional information about the awards, the PNG or APMD, contact Robert Brueggeman, PNG Executive Director, 28441 Rancho California Road, Suite 106, Temecula, CA 92590. Phone: (951) 587-8300. Email: info@PNGdealers.org. Online: www.PNGdealers.org.

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American Numismatic Association to Grant Service Awards to Numismatists at World’s Fair of Money

August 5, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Coin Dealers, Coins, Collecting, Education, Events, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Prize Winners

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The American Numismatic Association has shared the following press release:

 

The recipients of the American Numismatic Association 2016 Elvira Clain-Stefanelli Memorial Award, Farran Zerbe Memorial Award, Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Numismatist of the Year Award will be formally recognized at the upcoming World’s Fair of Money, which takes place Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Anaheim in the California D Ballroom. Elvira Clain-Stefanelli Memorial Award

Mary Counts Burleson, president of Whitman Publishing, LLC, will receive the Elvira Clain-Stefanelli Memorial Award for Achievement in Numismatics. Established in 2013, the award recognizes women… Full article at the source>

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David Sundman Receives ANA’s Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award

July 14, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Clubs and Associations, Coin Dealers, Coins, Collecting, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Prize Winners, USA Coins, World Coins

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The American Numismatic Association has shared the following press release:

Tuesday, July 12, 2016—David Sundman, president of Littleton Coin Company in Littleton, NH, is the 2016 recipient of the American Numismatic Association’s Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award. The award honors a professional numismatist who shows uncommon dedication to strengthening the hobby and the Association and displays exemplary ethical standards as a numismatic dealer.

Unlike many numismatists, David Sundman grew up with a mail-order stamp and coin business, which was founded by his parents, Maynard and Fannie. By age five, David was sorting bags of Indian Head cents… Full article at the source>

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2016 ANA Young Numismatist Literary Award Winners Announced

July 13, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Collecting, Competition, Education, Events, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Prize Winners, Young Collectors

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Whitman Publishing has shared the following press release:

Each year the American Numismatic Association recognizes young writers through the Young Numismatist Literary Awards, funded by Whitman Publishing. Awards of up to $1,000 are given in three age groups named after Whitman authors and longtime hobby leaders Bill Fivaz (entrants aged 8–12), Q. David Bowers (ages 13–17), and Kenneth Bressett (ages 18–22).

First-place winners receive a $500 cash prize and a $500 voucher to build a personal library of numismatic books from Whitman Publishing. Second place receives a certificate and a book voucher for $200. Third place receives a… Full article at the source>

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Chester L. Krause, Founder of Numismatic News, Dies at Age 92

June 28, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Books, Collecting, Education, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Prize Winners, USA Coins, World Coins

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Chester L. “Chet” Krause, founder of Numismatic News and Krause Publications, died on Saturday from congestive heart failure at the age of 92. A significant force in the world of numismatics who received the American Numismatic Association’s highest honors, he was also a World War II veteran and noted car collector.

Born in Waupaca County, Wisconsin on December 16, 1923, he eventually moved to nearby Iola, where he would pursue his life’s work. He launched Numismatic News in 1952 as a means of communicating with other collectors.

His work and interests are credited with leaving an indelible mark on the… Full article at the source>

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Ohio Teenager Wins PNG 2016 YN Scholarship

May 12, 2016 in Awards, Coins, Collecting, Competition, Education, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Press Releases, Prize Winners, Scholarships, Young Collectors

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 Ohio Teenager Wins PNG 2016 YN Scholarship

 

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(Temecula, California) – Spencer Kinkelaar, a 16-year old honor roll student from Morrow, Ohio who enjoys collecting Franklin half dollars and silver American Eagle coins, has been selected as this year’s winner of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) Young Numismatist Scholarship.

The scholarship will cover airfare and tuition for him to attend a week-long session of the 2016 American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar (www.money.org/summer-seminar) in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Kinkelaar is one of triplet boys, and he credits his father with initially sparking an interest in coin collecting in all three boys.

“As a young child, I was always interested in numismatics.  At a young age, my father showed me his collection, which he started as a child,” Kinkelaar wrote in his application essay.

Last summer, while he and his family were preparing to move from Philadelphia to the Cincinnati area, he rediscovered his old coin collection in the closet.

“Remembering my past, I began to review my collection, excitedly noting my old pastime. I began to research collecting again and went to the bank to search half dollar rolls.  Shortly afterwards, I joined the ANA as a YN,” he wrote.

Kinkelaar said he was “quite surprised” when the PNG notified him about the scholarship award:  “It was quite exciting that the PNG thought I’d be a good candidate to come out to Colorado Springs to learn about numismatics.”

His father, Mark, happily responded, “It didn’t surprise me too much.  He’s quite competitive and I was pleased to learn about it.  I think he’ll enjoy it.  It’s the kind of experience a young man needs.”

“We appreciate what the PNG is doing and the opportunity for Spencer.  It’s a wonderful learning opportunity,” stated Mark Kinkelaar who has enjoyed going to coin shows with him.    

Spencer Kinkelaar will be a Junior this fall at Kings High School in Kings Mills, Ohio.  His plans for college include studying economics and finance as an undergraduate, then attending business and law school for post-graduate degrees.

“When I learn about enthusiastic young numismatists, such as Spencer, I feel confident about the future of the hobby,” said Dana Samuelson, PNG President.  “The PNG is happy to provide young collectors with these annual scholarships so they can be part of the outstanding learning experience the ANA offers with its Summer Seminars programs.”

The money to pay for the annual PNG YN Scholarship is administered from the PNG’s Gerald Bauman Memorial Fund. 

“Mr. Bauman served for many years as a prominent coin dealer with Manfra, Tordella & Brookes in New York City, and he was a mentor to some of today’s outstanding numismatic professionals.  After he died in 2001, the memorial fund was created as an on-going legacy to him and his mentoring,” explained PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

The Professional Numismatists Guild is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the top rare coin and paper money dealers in the United States and seven other countries.  PNG member-dealers must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise.  For additional information, visit online at www.PNGdealers.org or call (951) 587-8300.

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U.S. Mint Breaks Record with 5th Coin of the Year Award

February 10, 2016 in Art, Awards, Blogs, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Competition, Design, Half Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Prize Winners, US Mint, USA Coins, World Records

By: Mint News Blog Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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The 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative half dollar won the top prize at the Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards last week at the World Money Fair in Berlin. This if the fifth time the U.S. Mint has brought home the accolade, surpassing Italy’s four wins to set a new world record.

A Mint press release points out that while the Baseball Hall of Fame $5 gold issue won a COTY for Best Gold Coin, the clad version ultimately took home the overall prize because of the increased difficulty of striking a cupped coin in a copper-nickel clad composition. So… Full article at the source>

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The Perth Mint shines among a field of gold

October 19, 2015 in Australian Coins, Awards, Blogs, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Prize Winners, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

Premier of Western Australia Colin Barnett (right) with The Perth Mint's Neil Vance.

Premier of Western Australia Colin Barnett (right) with The Perth Mint’s Neil Vance.

The Mint has won the top prize in the 2015 WA Industry and Export Awards, securing the Premier’s Award for Excellence, as well as the Marketing and Design Excellence Industry Award.

Paying tribute, Premier Colin Barnett, said: “The Perth Mint is a leading example of excellence with its reputation for product innovation, advanced manufacturing capabilities and marketing excellence through traditional and digital promotion of its products in a highly competitive global industry.”

Now in its 27th year, the WA Industry and Export Awards promote and acknowledge the achievements of the… Full article at the source>

 

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Austrian Schoolgirl’s Winning Design Features on New Coin

October 12, 2015 in Austrian Coins, Circulating Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Competition, Copper, Copper Coins, Design, Education, Euro Coins, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Prize Winners, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Mint of Austria has unveiled their latest coin in the series, “Austria by its Children”. This charming series began three years ago and has given Austrian 9- and 10-year-olds the opportunity to depict something important to them about their home town or province.

The series, which includes two coin issues per year, has been well received both in and out of Austria. The new coin is the eighth release overall in the series and the second of 2015; it features the province of Burgenland, Austria’s most eastern administrative region.

Burgenland bills itself as “the sunny side of Austria” and is best… Full article at the source>

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Congratulations Nick!

August 29, 2015 in Awards, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Prize Winners, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

By: American Federal American Federal Rare Coin and Bullion

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Nick Grovich was honored with the prestigious “Moving America Forward” Award by William Shatner and Doug Llewelyn for helping everyday people make money and avoid the pitfalls of investing in rare coins and bullion. This award is given to innovative entrepreneurs that have distinguished themselves in their industry and, as a result, are “Moving America Forward”.

Click here to find out more about Nick’s award and to watch his interview with William Shatner and Doug Llewelyn.

The post Congratulations Nick! appeared first on… Full article at the source>

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Whitman Photo Contest Winners to be Revealed at ANA World’s Fair of Money

August 5, 2015 in Coin Shows, Collecting, Competition, Events, Fun, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Photography, Prize Winners

By: Coin Update News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Whitman Publishing will reveal the winners of its 2015 “Share Your Hobby” numismatic photography contest next week at the American Numismatic Association‘s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money. The winning photographs will be displayed at the Whitman Publishing booth, #303, from Tuesday, August 11, through Saturday, August 15, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

The “Share Your Hobby” contest was open to anyone over the age of 18 and sought photos celebrating numismatic hobbyists. Entries ranged from portraits of collectors examining rare coins to glimpses of children attending their first coin show. With prizes totaling $1,350… Full article at the source>

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Chaplin coin the ‘People’s Choice’ in Russia

June 29, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Competition, Events, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Prize Winners, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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The Perth Mint’s 2014 silver tribute to Charlie Chaplin is the ‘People’s Choice’ at Russia’s most prestigious coin awards.

The winners of the 2015 Coin Constellation were announced overnight at the Sixth International Coin Conference and Exhibition in Moscow.

Organisations from 29 nations, including the United States, Germany, France Italy, Poland, Switzerland and the Czech Republic participated at this year’s event.

Representing The Perth Mint, Andrey Ignatchenko, Manager for the CIS Region, said it was extremely gratifying to win the People’s Choice as it is the only one of the 10 award categories chosen by the Russian public.

Charlie Chaplin was controversially linked to… Full article at the source>

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New Jersey Teenager Wins PNG 2015 YN Scholarship

May 5, 2015 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Clubs and Associations, Collecting, Education, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Press Releases, Prize Winners, Scholarships, Young Collectors

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New Jersey Teenager Wins PNG 2015 Young Numismatist Scholarship

 

(Temecula, California) —  Christopher Maisano, a 17-year old New Jersey high school student, has been selected as the winner of the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) 2015 young numismatist scholarship.  The PNG will provide tuition, dormitory accommodations, meals and airfare to and from Colorado Springs, Colorado for him to attend one of the week-long sessions of this year’s American Numismatic Association (www.money.org) Summer Seminar.

PNG scholarship winner Christopher Maisano of New Jersey

PNG scholarship winner Christopher Maisano of New Jersey

“I am so happy and grateful for this opportunity!  It still hasn’t sunk in yet,” Maisano said.

He began collecting two years ago while on vacation with his parents when he saw coins in the window of an antique shop.

“I was captivated by the old U.S. coins.  I entered the store with my parents and spent hours looking at all the coins in their inventory.  With my own allowance money I purchased my very first coin, an 1873 With Arrows Seated Liberty half dollar from the Philadelphia Mint,” Maisano recalled.

He said it is in poor condition and the least valuable coin now in his collection, but it “is the most beloved and prized coin in my collection because it was my first.”

Family members and friends soon responded to his interest in numismatics.

“My grandmother gave me her father’s coin collection.  It included mostly Morgan dollars.  None of the coins were very valuable but I found it so interesting to research them and learn about how my great-grandfather loved collecting coins,” he explained.

He also credits Ridgewood Coin & Stamp in Ridgewood, New Jersey for nurturing his interest in coins and mentoring him about buying and selling.   Last October his parents took him to the PNG show in New York City where he met PNG member-dealer Donald Kagin and associate member David McCarthy of Kagin’s, Inc. who showed him gold coins from the Saddle Ridge Hoard.  McCarthy and another PNG associate member, John Brush of David Lawrence Rare Coins, told him about the annual ANA Summer Seminars.

Maisano attended a young numismatists meeting at the New York International Numismatic Convention this past January and submitted his ANA membership application.

“I love to read and learn about the history of coins, the mintage and the history of various mints in the United States,” he said.

Maisano will be a senior this fall at Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, New Jersey.  He wants to get an internship with a coin dealer/auction house when he attends college.  He plans on majoring in accounting.

“This is the 11th consecutive year of PNG YN scholarships for the popular, annual ANA educational programs.  We’ve been delighted to help young numismatists,” said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

“On behalf of the ANA, I’d like to thank the PNG for its continued support of the Summer Seminar and for promoting numismatic education,” said ANA Education Manager Susan Mc Millan.

“Young collectors are the future of the hobby,” said PNG President Terry Hanlon.  “The annual ANA Summer Seminar is an excellent way to learn more about the hobby.  Congratulations to our latest scholarship recipient.”

The money to pay for the annual PNG YN Scholarship is administered from PNG’s Gerald Bauman Memorial Fund.  Bauman, who died in 2001, served for many years as a prominent coin dealer with Manfra, Tordella & Brookes in New York City.

The PNG is a nonprofit organization composed of many of the top rare coin and paper money dealers in the United States and seven other countries.  PNG member-dealers must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics in the buying and selling of numismatic merchandise.  For additional information, visit online at www.PNGdealers.org or call (951) 587-8300.

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Nick is to receive the “Moving American Forward” Award

April 28, 2015 in Awards, Blogs, Gold, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Prize Winners, Rare Coins, Silver

By: American Federal American Federal Rare Coin and Bullion

William Shatner

We are excited to find out that Nick will be awarded the “Moving America Forward” Award. This award is presented by William Shatner and Admiral Delaney. Nick will be interviewed by both about American Federal and his knowledge of the Rare Coin and Precious Metals industry. We are very excited to see the interview!!!! Check back and we will post dates and time or maybe the actual interview!!!… Full article at the source>

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2015 Coin of the Year Award Category Winners

November 19, 2014 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Prize Winners, World Coins

By: Michael Zielinski world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

Austria Red Deer Coin

Krause Publications has recently announced the ten category winners for the 2015 Coin of the Year Awards. Each year, the nomination and award process provide a nice look at the diverse themes, technologies, and styles employed by mints around the world.

The original slate of nominees included 94 different 2013-dated coins from 45 countries across ten categories. Winners were selected for each category and an overall winner will be selected through an additional round of Full article at the source>

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Perth Mint recognised for design excellence

October 29, 2014 in Awards, Blogs, Events, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Prize Winners

By Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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The Perth Mint has won the Marketing Design Excellence Award at the 2014 WA Industry and Export Awards.

Now in their 26th year, the WA Industry and Export Awards are the State’s most prestigious business awards with categories including agribusiness, marketing and design, minerals and energy, biotechnology and small business.

Ron Currie, Sales and Marketing Director, accepted the Marketing Design Excellence Award on behalf of the Mint at the presentation dinner which was held on Friday 24 Full article at the source>

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Prize winners named in The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series competition

August 19, 2014 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Competition, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Prize Winners, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Blog Team (Perth Mint Blog)

Congratulations to the following people who have won coin prizes in The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series competition.

1st prize – The ANZAC Spirit 2014 1/2oz Silver Three-Coin Set and a copy of the Sydney Morning Herald dated the 4 August 1914.

WINNER: Margaret Dachan

2nd prize – The ANZAC Spirit 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin

WINNERS: Dianne Procopio, James Sharpe, Melicia Mah, Shane Martin

Correct answers to the competition questions were as follows:

  1. Andrew Fisher
  2. German Full article at the source>Source:: Perth Mint Blog
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