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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.
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. 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.
Photo credit: Donn Pearlman​

(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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Numismatic Authors Will Share Their Knowledge at the 2016 PAN Show

September 23, 2016 in Books, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Seminars, USA Coins, World Coins

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

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(Atlanta, Georgia) — Four award-winning numismatic authors will appear as guest speakers at the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists Fall Coin Show, Thursday through Saturday, October 27–29, 2016. Clifford Mishler, Douglas Mudd, and Dennis Tucker are featured in the PAN Lecture Series, a free program starting Friday at 1:00 p.m. In addition, John Mercanti will speak at a dinner Friday evening. The show will be held at the Monroeville Convention Center outside Pittsburgh.

John Mercanti, retired chief engraver of the United States Mint, is the author of American Silver Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Program, recently released… Full article at the source>

More details about the show can be found online at www.PANcoins.org

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

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2015 Platinum Eagle Update and FS Medal Set Release

September 21, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Platinum, Platinum Coins, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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

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The U.S. Mint has released an image of the reverse of the 2015 American Eagle 1 oz. Platinum Proof Coin.

The designs for 2015 and 2016 Platinum Eagle Proof reverses have been given the theme of “Torches of Freedom,” and will each feature a depiction of Liberty carrying a torch. The above 2015 design was created by Joel Iskowitz and depicts Liberty approaching a bald eagle to illustrate the idea communicated by the design’s title, “Liberty Nurtures Freedom.”

The coin’s obverse features John Mercanti’s rendering of Liberty, first introduced on Platinum Eagles in 1997… Full article at the source>

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

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Former US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti Designs Australian High Relief Eagle Coins

January 8, 2014 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Design, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

January 7, 2014 By Coin Update (http://news.coinupdate.com)

John Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, has created the reverse design for the Perth Mint’s recently released 2014 Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle gold and silver high relief proof coins.

One of America’s most respected coin sculptor-engravers, Mercanti joined the US Mint in 1974 and held the position of Chief Engraver from 2006 until his retirement in 2010. He has been responsible for more coin and medal designs than any other employee in US Mint history. Among them is the American Silver Eagle, issued from 1986 to present, which features Mercanti’s re-interpretation of Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty design on the obverse and a stunning heraldic eagle on the reverse.

John Mercanti brought his extraordinary talents to bear on the Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle project on behalf of The Perth Mint. Despite being honored for so many outstanding achievements in American coin design, he described the opportunity to sculpt the image for an Australian legal tender issue as “one of the highlights of my career.”

Full article and pictures of the designs, coins at the source>

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