Numismatic Ambassador Cheryl Maisch died March 3 at the age of 73 in Mobridge, S.D.
She and her husband Robert were jointly given the honor Aug. 15, 1991, at a meeting of the Token and Medal Society held during the American Numismatic Association’s centennial convention in Chicago.
At that time, she had just completed 14 years as the TAMS librarian, but her involvement in the field covered many years and many places.
Her introduction to coin collecting was on one of her first dates with Robert, where they went to a coin show in Gorham, Maine. They were married Sept. 12, 1971.
Four years in Hawaii saw her become a member of the Hickam Area Coin Club and the Hawaii State Numismatic Association. She joined ANA in 1973 while attending her first ANA convention with her husband.
The next move was to Coronado, Calif., where Al and Dorothy Baber took her under their wings and introduced her to the southern California collector scene. While in California, she joined TAMS.
The next move was to Lima, Ohio, where she was active in the local club and agreed to head up the project for the new ANA Intermediate Numismatic Correspondence Course with her husband. Then it was back to Maine and then on to New Jersey, all the while taking up more hobby roles. She was given the ANA Medal of Merit in 1985 and the Glen B. Smedley Award in 1990.
The next and last major relocation took her to South Dakota in 2002, back to where Robert was born and raised.
Her interment of ashes will be at Black Hills National Cemetery. Cards may be sent to: The Maisch Family, P.O. Box 98, Mobridge, SD 57601.
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