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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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Watch Pawn Stars’ Rick Harrison in Denver shave Miles Standish’s head to help sick children

August 3, 2017 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Books, Charity, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, Fun, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases

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Rick Harrison, of History’s popular Pawn Stars television program and the famous Las Vegas Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, will make the first pass of the electric cutter on the head of NGC vice president Michael “Miles” Standish, who is deliberately going bald to raise money for two nonprofit organizations. Heritage Auctions co-chairman Jim Halperin and CIT Mint executive Orlando Williams also will have their heads shaved to raise money. Members of the Denver Broncos cheerleaders squad will attend as special guests to lead cheers and sign autographs for visitors at the event on Thursday afternoon, August 3, 2017.

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The Numismatic Literary Guild Announces Its Annual 2014 Writers’ Competition and Its Subsequent August 7th, 2014 NLG Bash and Award Ceremony

May 16, 2014 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Clubs and Associations, Competition, Conventions, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, USA Coins

The Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) announced its rules and categories for the 2014 NLG Writers’ Competition. Members of the NLG who have written and published original numismatic work in print or other media between May 1, 2013 and April 30, 2014 are eligible to participate.

Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 16, 2014

Winners wanted. That’s the theme of the 2014 NLG Writers’ Competition, which is now under way.

As it has done for more than four decades, the Guild is preparing to honor the best books, articles, newsletters, auction catalogs, online publications and other works created in the realm of coins during the last year.

The entry deadline this year is June 17. That’s somewhat earlier than usual, but it was necessitated by the relatively early dates of the World’s Fair of Money, where awards are presented each year at the NLG Bash.

The 2014 ANA convention will take place Aug. 5-9 in Rosemont, Ill., and the Bash will begin at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, in a ballroom at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, the main hotel for this year’s convention. The exact ballroom is yet to be determined.

The program will open with a sumptuous hot buffet, so Bashgoers are advised not to have dinner before the show. The buffet will be followed by the evening’s entertainment – skits, songs and satire – and the award ceremony, topped by presentation of the Guild’s highest honor, the Clemy Award.

It would be hard to imagine a more deserving Clemy recipient than last year’s honoree, Michael R. Fuljenz. Besides being a leading coin dealer and market maker, especially in the area of U.S. gold coinage, Mike, a former teacher and school board president, has been a prolific author and dedicated champion of numismatic education. Over the years, he has led dozens of ANA seminars and forums designed to promote the hobby. He also has fought hard to protect collectors’ interests in the legal and legislative arenas. Recently, he helped win passage of legislation eliminating sales taxes on coins in Texas and Louisiana.

Mike has been a major patron of the Smithsonian Institution. He and his wife, Karen, made a generous donation to help finance establishment of an expanded exhibit area for coins from the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection.

As a writer, Mike has demonstrated not only great talent but also tremendous versatility. He has received NLG awards in more categories than almost any other writer and speaker, winning recognition for books, newspaper and magazine columns and articles, newsletters and online writings, as well as for forum presentations and television and radio programs. In 2013, he and Maurice Rosen were co-winners of the James L. Miller Award for best article in any medium, including both print and electronic.

Mike has been a supporter of the NLG for many years, and in recent years he has been, quite literally, the founder of the feast – for he has underwritten the cost of the lavish buffets provided at Bashes. He also has made his superb marketing director, Amy Powell, available as Bash coordinator.

In presenting the Clemy to Fuljenz, 2012 co-winner Jim Halperin described him as “a great advocate of the hobby and professional numismatics for decades” as well as “a great expert and researcher of many areas of numismatics, especially gold, and somebody who is responsible for attracting a lot of new collectors to the hobby.”

“But really,” Halperin said, “he’s just a really, really good guy and a great friend.”

In his acceptance remarks, Fuljenz expressed thanks to “the editors who have been very good to me over the years” and the professionals whose expertise has contributed to the success of his on-air appearances and video presentations.

“Your editors may not do the column, but they make it better, and they’ve been very special in helping,” he remarked. “There are a lot of people who make these things happen. They say it takes a village, and it does.

“And,” he added, “I appreciate what this means. I appreciate looking at the long list of people that have won this award and how special they are. They really are.”

Halperin and Steve Ivy, who are co-chairmen of Heritage Auctions, were joint winners of the 2012 Clemy. They chose Fuljenz as the 2013 honoree from a list of nominees supplied by the NLG Board of Directors. Similarly, Fuljenz will select this year’s recipient from a list prepared by the Board.

Wendell Wolka will serve again as host of this year’s Bash and Scott Travers will be presenter-in-chief of the awards. Scott is coordinator of the annual Writers’ Competition, with able assistance from Maurice Rosen, who helps him each year organize the hundreds of entries and distribute them to the judges.

An unsung hero in this labor-intensive process is Sal Germano, a coin dealer in Hawthorne, N.J., who graciously makes a storeroom available each year as reception point for the avalanche of entries sent by writers, editors and publishers.

The NLG Symposium will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, the same day as the Bash, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center – and a very special program is being planned. Based on the theme “The Great Ones,” the Symposium will feature a discussion of long-term trends in numismatic journalism and numismatic literature by a panel of distinguished experts. Tentatively scheduled to participate are Q. David Bowers, Harvey Stack and Larry Stack.

Anyone seeking further information about either the Bash or Symposium, or needing Bash tickets, should contact Scott Travers, Maurice Rosen or me at the convention or beforehand.

In addition to Heritage Auctions and Universal Coin & Bullion, the Beaumont, Texas, company headed by Mike Fuljenz, two other valued sponsors also are providing financial support for the year’s Bash. They are the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation of Sarasota, Fla., and the Certified Acceptance Corp. of Bedminster, N.J. Another good friend of the Guild, Ira & Larry Goldberg Auctioneers of Los Angeles, regularly provides significant support for ongoing NLG programs.

The financial contributions furnished by these sponsors have helped us maintain the Bash as a highlight of each midsummer ANA convention and also provide other services to members without any increase in dues.

 

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