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Highfill seeks seat on ANA board


John Highfill

Oklahoma coin dealer John W. Highfill has announced his candidacy for a seat on the American Numismatic Association board of governors.

Education is his mission.

He writes he will do everything within his power to help the organization continue its educational mission and expand when and where necessary. He said he knows how important the individual and club members are for the ANA’s success. Particular focus of his will be on counterfeit detection and consumer protection.

Highfill has had a 40-year career as a professional numismatist.

His roots in numismatics were laid down in 1948 when he began collecting Lincoln cents in the first grade in Lawton, Okla.

During all this time he has never been far from sharing what he knows with others. He has been an instructor at the Summer Seminars in Colorado Springs, Colo., for several years and a ANA consultant for three decades.

He is the founder of the National Silver Dollar Round Table, a non-profit educational organization founded in 1982. It has become the second largest numismatic dealer origination in the world.

The organization sponsors at least six free seminars each year. He is website editor for the This site has a vast educational library with over 500 complementary articles.

Highfill owned and managed both the National Silver Dollar convention and the National Gold Convention for over 20 years. Both were free to the public.

He is the founder and president of Oklahoma Coin Exchange, Inc. and Highfill Press, LLC, and other businesses.

He has authored The Comprehensive U.S. Silver Dollar Encyclopedia.

Highfill is a 25-year contributor to both the Red Book and the Blue Book. He has written numerous articles for various publications in the field.

Balloting for the ANA election will be conducted during a period running from late May to early July.

The new ANA board will be sworn in Aug. 4.

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