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Ellsworth runs again in ANA election


Col. Steven Ellsworth (retired)

A re-election bid to the American Numismatic Association board of governors has been announced by retired Army colonel and full-time coin dealer Steven Ellsworth.

If elected he said he will continue to development the long-term gifting and development programs to ensure the ANA and the hobby continue the mission of education and to keep our hobby fun.

During his first term as an ANA governor, Ellsworth served as chairman of the Development Committee and is a member of the Budget and the Marketing Committees.

Ellsworth developed and implemented ANA’s Philanthropic Gift Acceptance and Fund-Raising Policies and long-range gifting and fund-raising plans. Further, he underwrote the costs of ANA staff to attend major fund-raising conferences in Boston, Crested Butte and San Francisco. He personally attended numerous fund-raising seminars in Washington, D.C.

He has developed and presented educational programs on development at all board meetings and multiple staff meetings in Colorado Springs, Colo He attended over 20 ANA-related clubs throughout the country; recruited over 20 new ANA members, wrote two articles for The Numismatist and continues to serve as an instructor (since 2000) at ANA’s Summer Seminar educational programs. He has not submitted any expenses for travel during his service on the board.

Ellsworth enlisted in the Army as a private. His assignments ranged from commander of Army Green Berets to Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Army and an overseas Joint Service Command. He holds diplomas from the National War College, Army War College, National Defense University, and Command and General Staff College. He has a Masters in Business Administration, Certificate in International Business, Bachelor of Science in Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Politics.

He is a life member of 17 numismatic associations and has served on many of their boards. He has been a contributor to the Red Book since 2002.

His Security articles and annual “Best Secured Coin Shows” list have been published extensively in keeping security awareness a priority for collectors and dealers.

Ellsworth’s personal collecting interests are large cents by Sheldon and Newcomb die variety. He is principal owner of BUTTERNUT Coin of Clifton, Va.

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