New leaders were sworn in Jan. 7, 2007, at the Florida United Numismatists annual membership meeting held at its convention.
This followed an election where all seats were uncontested.
Stepping down after three years as president was Carrie Best. She handed the gavel to Bob Hurst. Dick Wells is vice president, Bob French, treasurer, and Cindy Wibker, secretary.
For the board, Ed Abott, Jim Best, Pete Hickey, Steve Hodges and Gary Overton have new terms.
The Charles B. Fine Literary Award was give to Bill Myers. He is currently serving in Iraq and not present.
Larry Stein won the adult scholarship to the American Numismatic Association Summer Seminar and his sons Andrew and Jack won junior scholarships as essay contest prizes.
Exhibit awards were given. Taking the Lou Montesi Best-of-Show Award was Mack Martin.
First place in the U.S. coins division went to Kenneth R. Hill for his display, ?An Oregon Exchange Company 5 D. Gold Piece.? Second and third places went to Radford Stearns for his ?The Eliasberg Templeton Reid Quarter Eagle? and William H. Cowburn for his ?A Carson City Type Set ? The Seven Silver Coin Types,? respectively.
Martin?s ?State of Georgia Treasury Notes and Treasury Certificates? also took first place in the paper money division. R. Logan Talks? ?In Search of a Match? took second, and Rocky Manning?s ?My Collection of Webnote Errors? took third place in the division.
First place in the medals and orders, decorations and tokens division was awarded to Skip Pfeiffer?s ?Commodore George Dewey ? the Man, the Mission, the Medal,? with second place going to John Esbach?s ?A Souvenir of Two Cities.? Third place was award to Robert Hawes for his ?Horsecar Tokens.?
Winners in the foreign coins division were Steve Young for his ?Special Coins of China?s Ching Dynasty? and Stearns for his ?From Babylon to Ethiopia ? Coins of Christianity.?
Stearns received first place in the errors division for his display, ?Susan B. Anthony Errors.? Second place was awarded to Hill for his display, ?A Bicentennial 27-cent piece.? Third place was awarded to Robert H. Neff for his ?Unusual 1946-S Lincoln Cent Die.?
First place in the Miscellaneous division was awarded to Martin for his ?Baby Bonds.? Second and third place were awarded to Esbach for his ?The Numismatic Publications of Charles T. Steigerwalt? and Ray Dillard for his ?Kewpie Dolls on Elongated Coins,? respectively.
Clark Hodges was awarded both first and second place in the junior division for his ?Bunny Coins? and ?Double-sided Confederate Bank Notes.?
Martin?s ?State of Georgia Treasury Notes and Treasury Certificates? was awarded senior best in show.