The California Coin & Bullion Merchants Association (CCBMA) has presented an Exceptional Service Award to veteran rare coin dealer Harlan White of San Diego, California.
“Harlan White is a nationally-known and highly respected coin dealer whose strong commitment the past 25 years to help numismatists avoid needless state regulations and taxation has made my job easier,” said CCBMA President Barry Stuppler of Woodland Hills, California.
Stuppler and CCBMA Vice President Jim Hill of San Diego made the surprise presentation of the award to White at the California State Numismatic Association (CSNA) Educational Symposium in San Diego on March 20, 2010. Time for the previously unannounced honor was discreetly arranged in the symposium schedule by CSNA Education Director Jim Hunt, according to Stuppler.
The California Coin & Bullion Merchants Association works with elected and appointed government officials in California to inform them about the benefits of rare coin and precious metals ownership. With the assistance of a lobbyist in Sacramento, CCBMA seeks to prevent legislation that negatively affects the entire numismatic and bullion community. The organization also provides information to the public and law enforcement agencies to assist in the recovery of stolen coins.