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Col. Steven Ellsworth in it to win it

 Col. Steven Ellsworth

Col. Steven Ellsworth

It’s definite. Col. Steven Ellsworth (ret.) is running for president of the American Numismatic Association in the 2019 election.

In the summer of 2018, he had begun an exploration of the possibility of running. In late December, he made it official.

Ellsworth said, “If elected I will continue the terrific efforts of Presidents (Jeff) Garrett and (Gary) Adkins, instrumental work towards the long-term sustainability of our ANA, creative educational programs and world outreach for our World’s Fair of Money.

“The world and our hobby are changing at warp speed and we will have to work even harder to remain a relevant force in the world of money collecting,” Ellsworth said.

Well known as a dealer of Early American coppers, Ellsworth has been a volunteer instructor at ANA Summer Seminars.

For the last three years, he has served as a governor ANA.

While there, he has served on the budget, finance, audit, and development committees.

While serving as governor, he has worked to create and educate the board and the ANA’s staff on the critical need for the association’s long-term development plan.

Ellsworth said he has been a very active board member, writing many new policies and contributing many of the important agenda items needed for board discussion.

He is an active recruiter of memberships. He has personally brought in three new ANA member clubs as well as dozens of new individual members.

As a writer, he has contributed several articles for The Numismatist.

During this same time, he has organized, sponsored, and promoted Nashville’s first annual coin show.

His security articles have been published for over 20 years to keep security awareness a priority for collectors and dealers in The Numismatist, Numismatic News, and in more than 18 state and national journals.

Since 1998, he annually writes his “Best Secured Coin Shows.” article.

He has been active in numerous hobby organizations. He has served on the National Silver Dollar Roundtable board, 2002-2013, and as president of the Virginia Numismatic Association.

He has been a contributor to the Red Book since 2002 and currently serves on the board for the Tennessee State Numismatic Society.

Prior to his career in numismatics, Ellsworth had enlisted in the U.S. Army as a private. He worked his way up through the ranks and retired with the rank of colonel.

His assignments ranged from commander of Army Green Berets to an overseas Joint Service Command, Assistant to the Secretary of the Army for Legislative Affairs, and Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Army.

He holds diplomas from the National War College, Army War College, National Defense University and Command and General Staff College. He has a Bachelor of Science in Management, a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Politics, a Masters degree in Business, and a Certificate in International Business.

For more information, contact Col. Steven Ellsworth (ret.) at

His mailing address is P.O. Box 2869, Brentwood, TN 37024.

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