Nominations are being sought by the Professional Numismatists Guild for its 2018 awards, which will be given Aug. 13 in Philadelphia.
“Each year the PNG publicly recognizes outstanding achievements in the hobby and the profession by honoring deserving recipients with awards in a half dozen categories,” said Robert Brueggeman, PNG executive director.
“The award winners will be announced at the annual PNG Day banquet ... on the eve of the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money®” said Barry Stuppler, PNG president.
Deadline for submission is June 1.
The categories and contacts are:
Lifetime Achievement Award: Presented to a numismatist for his/her extraordinary devotion to numismatics and who, over their lifetime, significantly contributed to the hobby or profession. Committee Co-Chairs: Barry Stuppler and Dana S. Samuelson. Emails: Barry@Stuppler.com and Dana@AmerGold.com.
Abe Kosoff Founders Award: Presented to a PNG member-dealer with steadfast dedication to the entire numismatic community and who has made a significant contribution to the Guild or to the numismatic fraternity in general the past year. The award is named after PNG’s Founding President, who spearheaded the 1955 launch of the organization. Committee Chairs: Richard Weaver and Wayde Milas. Emails: RWeaver@dvrcc.com and WMilas@rarecoa.com
Art Kagin Ambassador Award: This award is named after a former PNG president and nationally known Iowa dealer who provided distinguished service as an advocate of numismatic goodwill. Committee Co-Chairs: Don Ketterling and Don Rinkor. Emails: DHKconsulting@verizon.net and Don@rinkor.com
Significant Contribution Award: Given to those who have made exceptional, beneficial efforts over the years on behalf of PNG and the profession and also added to the hobby. Committee Co-Chairs: John Brush and Brett Charville. Emails: John@DavidLawrence.com and Brett@StandardNumismatics.com.
Sol Kaplan Award: To recognize efforts and contributions in combatting crimes against the numismatic community, this award is presented to someone who has given their time in an attempt to rid the profession of fraud and thievery. The award is jointly presented by the PNG and the Lewis M. Reagan Foundation. It is named after a former PNG president and Ohio dealer who was personally responsible for the apprehension of several people suspected of committing numismatic-related crimes. Committee Chair: Robert Brueggeman. Email: Bob@ppius.com.
Robert Friedberg Award: Presented to an author in recognition of an outstanding book or other literature. Named in honor of a publisher and author of numismatic reference works, this award is not automatically given each year. It is only given when there is deemed to be a worthy recipient or recipients. Committee Chair: James A. Simek. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: A copy of each book nominated for this year’s award must be submitted for delivery no later than June 1 to James A. Simek, P.O. Box 7157, Westchester, IL 60154-7157.
Contact Brueggeman for more information by emailing info@PNGdealers.org.
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