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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.
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

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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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

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

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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“Pawn Stars” Casting Team, United States Mint And Chinese Dealers At June 2014 Long Beach Expo

May 7, 2014 in Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Grading, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Press Releases, USA Coins

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“Pawn Stars” Casting Team, United States Mint And Chinese Dealers At June 2014 Long Beach Expo

(Long Beach, California) — In addition to the usual “Meet the Expert” opportunities for the public to have their coins personally examined by PCGS Co-Founder David Hall, visitors to the June 2014 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo will have a chance to show their interesting collectibles and historic artifacts to representatives from Leftfield Pictures, the company that produces the History Channel program, “Pawn Stars.”

There also will be daily “Meet the Chinese Coin Expert” sessions with top dealers from mainland China and Hong Kong.

The three-day Long Beach Expo will be held in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave., Thursday, June 5, to Saturday, June 7.  Admission is free for visitors who register in advance online at www.LongBeachExpo.com and use the “Get Passes” Promo Code PAWNSTARS.

A “Pawn Stars” item information sheet also is online at www.LongBeachExpo.com and it should be filled out before bringing items to the casting event.

“Casting representatives from Leftfield Pictures, the company that produces the popular show about the colorful world of the pawn business, will be at the Long Beach Expo from 11 am to 2 pm on Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7, to talk with visitors about vintage items they might want to consign or sell at the famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas,” said Expo President Cassi East.

“Sellers of all types of historical items are encouraged to come meet the casting director and producer.  This will be an exciting opportunity for anyone to bring in items for evaluation and for a possible appearance on a future ‘Pawn Stars’ episode,” emphasized East.

Additional attractions at the upcoming June Long Beach Expo include the United States Mint displaying and selling its latest products, and 20 PCGS-Authorized Dealers from mainland China will be attending the show to buy and sell.

There also will be appearances each day by former United States Mint

Chief Engraver John Mercanti, Baseball Hall of Fame coin designer Cassie McFarland and engraver “Rocky” Zhao who has created designs for over 40 Chinese commemorative coins and medals including the 2014 gold Panda.

“The United States Mint will have a special display about the popular, new 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coins.  McFarland won a nationwide competition with her baseball glove design for the common obverse of the gold, silver and clad Hall of Fame coins,” explained East.

Mercanti served as the Mint’s 12th Chief Engraver and created over 100 U.S. coin and medal designs, more than any employee in Mint history.  The designs include the 1984 Olympic $10 gold coin, the 1986 Statue of Liberty dollar and the reverse of the American Eagle silver bullion coins.  Mercanti also is co-author with PCGS Vice President Miles Standish of a new book, American Silver Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Program.

Mercanti will conduct three public seminars, one each day at 1 pm in Room 102-B. The topics are: Thursday, “Development of the Ultra High Relief Gold Coin;” Friday, “Creation of the Australian Wedge Tailed Eagle Artwork;” and Saturday, “Audrey Munson the Queen of Manhattan.”

“We’re launching impressive new initiatives and working hard on must-see special attractions to make the Long Beach Expo a must-attend event for collectors, dealers and the general public,” emphasized East.

“With all of the excitement, tremendous activity, and soaring prices in the emerging Chinese coin market, as part of our celebration this year of the 50th anniversary of the Long Beach Expo, the upcoming show will feature a focus on the Chinese numismatic market.  Twenty dealers from China, including some of the most prominent in the Chinese rare coin market, will be at the show,” said East.

Visitors can have their Chinese coins appraised free at “Meet the Chinese Coin Expert” sessions (at booth #1249) on Thursday and Friday, June 5 and 6, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, and on Saturday, June 7, from noon to 2:00 pm.

To meet the increasing demand for certified coins in Asia, PCGS has opened coin submission centers (www.PCGSAsia.com) in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou, and has a network of more than 90 PCGS Authorized Dealers in mainland China.

There will be two educational seminars at the upcoming Long Beach Expo to provide collectors, dealers and the general public an opportunity to learn about the growing numismatic marketplace in mainland China.  Both sessions will be in Room 102-A of the Long Beach Convention Center, and admission to the seminars is free.

PCGS Set Registry Manager BJ Searls will present “An Introduction to the PCGS Chinese Set Registry” on Friday, June 6, from 11 am to noon.

The second China-related numismatic seminar, “Introduction to Grading Chinese Coins,” will be presented by PCGS expert Mike Sherman on Saturday from 10:00 am to noon and it will be open to the public.

There will be additional educational seminars and club meetings, and special coin and stamp collecting activities for children on Saturday.  Information about the upcoming show’s special attractions is online at www.longbeachexpo.com/visitors/attractions.

Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com), the official auctioneer of the Long Beach Expo, will conduct a U.S. Coins Signature® Auction in conjunction with the show.

Heritage also will feature (at booth #400) a multimillion dollar display of vintage Chinese coins and other Asian highlights from the upcoming Platinum Night Auction at the Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money on August 9. Items will include over 20 Chinese vintage issues in gold, including a 1916 $1 Pattern by L Giorgi and many silver highlights, including an 1867 Shanghai Tael (Hong Kong).

Many of the more than 500 collectibles dealers attending the Long Beach Expo will offer free, informal appraisals for the public’s coins, bank notes, stamps, sports memorabilia, estate jewelry and other items.  However, the “Pawn Stars” casting team will not be doing appraisals, only evaluating items to see if they are appropriate to appear on the show.

“The Pawn Stars are always on the lookout for sellers of unique and interesting historical items.  If you have a rare item that you want to sell or pawn, this could be your chance to be part of the show and eventually have Rick, Corey or ‘The Old Man’ assess your valuable items and make you an offer you can’t refuse!,” said Martin Hardy, Casting Director of “Pawn Stars.”

“If you have sports memorabilia, coins, stamps, antiques, autographed documents or collectibles that you want to sell, then we want to meet you in Long Beach,” Hardy stated.

Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and children aged 8 to 16.  However, free admission coupons are available in advance online.  Show hours are Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 7 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.

“Simply go to our website, www.LongBeachExpo.com, click ‘Get Passes,’ enter the special Promo Code, PAWNSTARS, and print out the coupon to present at the show’s registration desk,” said East.

For additional information about the June 5 – 7 show, visit online at www.LongBeachExpo.com, call the Long Beach Expo at (888) 743-9316 or email at LBExpo@collectors.com.

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‘Pawn Stars’ Shop May Have Melted Stolen $50,000 Coin Collection

March 11, 2014 in American Buffalo, Antique Coins, Burglaries, Coins, Gold, Gold Buffalo, Gold Coins, Morgan Silver Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Theft, USA Coins

By ALAN FARNHAM via Good Morning America March 11th, 2014.  (http://abcnews.go.com)

A man whose $50,000 coin collection was first stolen, then hocked, cannot recover it from Las Vegas’ famous “Pawn Stars” pawn shop. Reason: The hock shop claims it melted the coins down.

According to a criminal complaint filed by the State of Nevada in Clark County Justice Court, a coin collection valued by its owner, David Walters, at up to $50,000, was stolen from Walters’ Las Vegas home in November 2013 by Walters’ niece, Jennifer Beckman.

Court documents say Walters’ collection–kept in a bag hidden under a dresser–contained such rarities as a 1903 St. Gaudens $20 gold piece and Silver Morgan coins from the 1880s. It also contained contemporary 1 oz. American Buffalo gold pieces.

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