Anthony Terranova was given the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Professional Numismatists Guild at its annual PNG Day banquet Aug. 15 in Denver.
Terranova, who had planned to attend the event, was undergoing emergency surgery that evening after driving himself to the hospital the day prior. He is expected to fully recover.
His son, Anthony Terranova Jr. accepted the award on his behalf.
?Our hobby, our numismatic profession, is better today because of the decades of work and commitment by Tony Terranova. The PNG is proud to honor him with its Lifetime Achievement Award,? said John Feigenbaum, chairman of the Lifetime Achievement Award Committee.
?Tony Terranova has counseled many distinguished collectors, becoming a trusted agent to help build their collections and represent them at auctions. Tony is a researcher and numismatic historian who specializes in high-quality Colonial and early American coins, but whose numismatic interests and contagious curiosity extend from ancient to 19th century coins and beyond. He is a generous supporter of education programs of the American Numismatic Association and the American Numismatic Society.?
Terranova and Dennis Gillio of California were recognized for 25 years of PNG membership.
The Robert Friedberg Literary Award in recognition of outstanding books or other literature was presented jointly to Ron Guth of California and Jeff Garrett of Kentucky, co-authors of the Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins: 1795-1933, Circulating, Proof, Commemorative and Pattern Issues.
Mark Salzberg of Florida, president of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, was named recipient of the PNG Significant Achievement Award. The award is given to an individual who has made exceptional, beneficial efforts on behalf of the PNG and the profession.
Donald H. Kagin received the Art Kagin Ambassador Award, which is now presented each year in memory of former PNG president Art Kagin, who passed away in 2005. The new annual award recognizes those who provide distinguished service as an advocate of numismatic goodwill.
Earlier that day in Denver, PNG officials presented a check in the amount of $16,325 to the American Numismatic Association?s Coins in the Classroom project, which promotes numismatics as an educational medium to teach school students about culture, art, science and history.
For more information about PNG, contact Robert Brueggeman, PNG Executive Director, 3950 Concordia Lane, Fallbrook, CA 92028. Phone: 760-728-1300. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Web site www.PNGdealers.com.