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Arkin wins AINA’s Shekel Prize

The winner of the 2018 Shekel Prize for the best work published in 2017 on the subject of Judaean, Jewish or Holy Land numismatics is Yigal Arkin, for his book “Money Time, 70 Years of Currency in Israel.” The announcement … Continue reading

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Maryland collectors made day trip to ANA show

The Maryland State Numismatic Association coordinated and completed a day trip to the American Numismatic Association convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on Friday, Aug. 17. A rented passenger van filled with Maryland coin club members who signed … Continue reading

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Scouts crowd California program

The Numismatic Association of Southern California, in conjunction with the sponsorship of the American Numismatic Association, hosted its ninth annual Scout Coin Collecting Merit Badge Workshop on Aug. 25 at the Golden State Coin Show in Arcadia, Calif. Fifty-four scouts … Continue reading

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FUN honors Numismatic Ambassadors

The Numismatic Ambassador Award has been honoring the volunteers that make the coin hobby tick for 44 years. Making this ongoing effort possible is the Florida United Numismatists organization. FUN took over responsibility for the award after Numismatic News bowed … Continue reading

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Cindy Wibker receives Zerbe Award

Florida United Numismatists’ Cindy Wibker was given the American Numismatic Association’s top award Aug. 17 at the World’s Fair of Money banquet in Philadelphia. The Farran Zerbe Memorial Award for Distinguished Service was given to her for her many years … Continue reading

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Kagin seeks ANA post

Donald H. Kagin declared his intention to seek the presidency of the American Numismatic Association in next year’s election on Aug. 13. The Tiburon, Calif., dealer has spent a lifetime in numismatics. He holds the only Ph.D. in the American … Continue reading

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Club gives Syd Kass cake for No. 98

Longtime coin collector Syd Kass celebrated his 98th birthday with his friends Aug. 3 at a meeting of the Delta Coin Club at the Stockton, Calif., Eagles Hall. Called Mr. Delta Coin Club, Kass has been a pillar of the … Continue reading

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TAMS slates meeting, banquet at ANA

The Tokan and Medal Society will hold a general membership meeting and a banquet during the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia. The meeting is slated for 1 p.m. Aug. 15 in Room 117 of the Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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TEC rolls out its new elongateds

By Robert F. Fritsch The Elongated Collectors (TEC) are getting ready for this year’s World’s Fair of Money, to be held in Philadelphia on Aug. 14-18 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Our table this year is No. 554 next to … Continue reading

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Seven new faces of Charles Barber

By John Frost Charles E. Barber, best known for his Liberty Head or Barber dimes, quarters and half dollars, as well as the Liberty Head nickel, was Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint from 1880 until 1917. A lot of … Continue reading

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