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Kagin declares for VP


Donald H. Kagin

The vice presidency of the American Numismatic Association is being sought by longtime numismatist and author Donald H. Kagin, Ph.D.

He is currently serving a term on the ANA board of governors after having had two other terms earlier.

Among Kagin’s top priorities will be to develop innovative new programs especially in numismatic education, including increasing programing: broader participation through clubs, community, business and government partnerships; substantial funding of initiatives from grants, endowments, corporations, individuals and associations; expanding numismatic curriculum; and initiating a Young Numismatist pilot program that will lead to the development of mobile numismatic applications to engage Millennial interest in numismatics.

“I’m always looking for innovative new programs that will result in win-win results for our community,” Kagin said.

“Over a decade ago I made a commitment to my father, A.M. “Art” Kagin, family and the numismatic community to devote a full 10 years of service to the association that has been so good to my family and me.

“In this way I have been able to help develop long-term strategies and solutions rather than seeking short-term stopgap measures. This is especially critical as we develop a proper balance between implementing an ambitious expansion of educational opportunities while balancing the budget and instigating measures that will insure long term fiscal stability for our organization,” Kagin said.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. in numismatics. He has been a collector for 59 years and full-time professional numismatist for 45.

Kagin has been auctioning, teaching, consulting and acquiring some of the most historically important numismatic coins and currency for his clients.

He currently serves on numismatic sister boards for the Industry Council for Tangible Assets and the National Silver Dollar RoundTable.

The election will be conducted by mail in a late May to early July time window. A new board will be sworn in Aug. 4.

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