Tom Hallenbeck announced Dec. 8 that he is running for vice president of the American Numismatic Association for the upcoming 2009-2010 term.
“The ANA is on the right track and I want to help to continue the successful and positive changes that the world’s largest coin club has been implementing,” he said.
Though he is not on the board presently, he previously served two terms 1997-2001, leaving to build his Colorado Springs, Colo., coin business.
In 2000 he purchased the Hallenbeck Coin Gallery, Inc., from his father, Ken Hallenbeck, a former ANA president, vice president, board member and acting executive director (2007-2008).
“The time seems right with the store well established and a great group of employees, a family that supports me at home, and the most experienced father to help both at the store and with the ANA,” Tom said of his reasons for returning to ANA politics.
“It’s about giving back to the greatest hobby in the world, coin collecting, and making it fun,” he said.
Member of the ANA since 1974, (LM-5555), Tom has received numerous awards including the ANA’s Goodfellow Award, Medal of Merit, Glenn Smedley Award, Presidential Award and the Numismatic News Numismatic Ambasador Award.
Tom has also been an instructor at the ANA’s Summer Seminar for 16 years in a row, teaching coin grading and advanced coin grading, always trying to make coin collecting fun for the young and old alike, he indicated.
“I will enthusiastically support the ANA by leading our hobby into the most exciting period we’ve ever seen,” he said.