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Longtime ‘Bank Note Reporter’ editor moves on

Robert R. Van Ryzin

If all goes as planned, I will have completed my last issue as editor of Bank Note Reporter by the time you are reading this. It’s been an honor and a great privilege to serve in this post for the past number of years.

Thanks to all the current and past contributors to these pages. Over the years, BNR writers have won several Numismatic Literary Guild Awards, attesting to the caliber of those who helped fill this publication each month. This includes a who’s who of hobby luminaries such as Fred Reed, Peter Huntoon, Neil Shafer, Mark Hotz, and Kerry Rodgers. I appreciate their help and their sharing of their considerable knowledge with me and with BNR readers.

And thanks to Bill Brandimore for his insightful market coverage provided in his monthly column and for his updating the pricing section each month.

Thanks also to staff and management here at F+W Media. Editorial director Maggie Judkins has been a constant source of support. I appreciate it.

April Krueger has been the driving force in ad sales and a primary reason for our success. Also key to each issue has been ad assistant Patti Roberts and Patti Kirchner with print support.

With the exception of a few issues, it has been senior graphic designer Kevin Ulrich who has made these BNR pages look good during the last several years in which I have been editor. Thanks, Kevin.

Thanks also to Sandi Carpenter for her help with the “Paper Money Market” and for filling in at times with layout and design.

The reason for my giving up the editorship is that I have decided to retire. I have been here 31 years and feel it’s time to move on.

I will always be grateful for the chance past and current management has given me to work on the various numismatic publications we produce or have produced. I served on all of them during my time here, starting in 1986 on World Coin News before moving on to Numismatic News, Coins magazine and Coin Prices.

Thanks also to BNR readers, especially for your loyalty to the publication. I have had the chance to meet some of you in the past at various shows and will likely meet others in the future, as I plan to stay active in the hobby.

It was fun being able to make my hobby my career.

My best to you all in 2018 and beyond.

 

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