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It’s time to go to the Florida United Numismatists convention.

Wish me luck getting there.

I have had more than my share of difficulties relating to this event. Such are winter travails.

Travel days make me feel cut off, but it also allows for some quiet reflection while at the same time being jostled about in the hurley-burley of moving through large airports.

No matter what I might be thinking as the day goes along, why don’t you give a thought to the American Numismatic Association’s last call for nominations for their annual awards?

Deadline for acceptance is Jan. 15, so you don’t have much time.

This year ANA will induct new members to the Hall Fame.

Who should be honored?

ANA says, “The 2016 election focuses on “Historic Era” numismatists, defined as individuals deceased more than 25 years prior to inductions.”

“Nominees need not be past ANA members. Nominations for 2016 “Historic Era” Hall of Fame induction must be submitted on official forms and include no less than 300 words of background or biographical information. ANA members who are 18 years or older can submit up to two nominations.”

Nomination instructions can be found here.

The ANA has other awards:

• Farran Zerbe Memorial Award

• Medal of Merit Award

• Glenn Smedley Memorial Award

• Lifetime Achievement Award

• Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture

• Adna G. Wilde Award for Excellence

• Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award

• Exemplary Service Award

• Adult Advisor Award

• Young Numismatist of the Year Award

• Elvira Clain-Stefanelli Memorial Award for Achievement in Numismatics

• Outstanding District Representative

Go here for instructions on making nominations for these awards.

Achievement should be recognized. Don't you agree?

If you have a candidate, please give him or her a boost and send your nomination to the ANA.

Meanwhile I will put my tray table in the upright and locked position.

Buzz blogger Dave Harper has twice won the Numismatic Literary Guild Award for Best Blog and is editor of the weekly newspaper "Numismatic News."

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