Oded Paz is the ANA's National
Coordinator for the Club and District Representatives Program. He
writes a regular newsletter for clubs that highlights activities
going on within the ANA. This is his newsletter for December 2012
and January 2013.
What's going on at the ANA? - December 2012 - January 2013
Welcome to another edition of "What's going on at the ANA?"
I hope you had a wonderful holiday season, and started your new
year with a few positive New Year's resolutions that include
numismatic progress and enhancing the relationship between the ANA
and your fellow numismatic collectors.
BREAKING NEWS-For the first time, we will have an ANA Clubs
& District Reps meeting at the FUN show (see http://www.funtopics.com/fun-convention.html
for additional info).
The meeting will be held on Saturday morning, 8-9 a.m., in room
S331A. I hope to see as many of you as possible. Please note that
the meeting start time has been moved to 8 a.m. instead of 8:30
a.m., since some members have other functions that start at 9
As I did in previous newsletters, I will continue with the
advantages of being a member of the ANA. This month's advantage:
Discounted Krause Publications Subscriptions
By being a member of the ANA, you can save up to 83 percent off
newsstand prices for Bank Note Reporter, Coins, Coin Prices,
Numismatic News and World Coins News subscriptions.
You can also sign up for an annual or monthly subscription to
the www.numismaster.com online database of U.S. and
world coin and paper money price guides and save 25 percent off the
So, what else is new & exciting? Please see the
• The 2012 Money Talks lecture series is available on DVD. More
than 50 titles have been filmed in high definition and
professionally edited to create the perfect way for collectors to
learn more about the numismatic hobby. These DVDs make great gifts
or can be used to increase attendance at coin club meetings. Price
for each DVD is $24.95 plus $5 shipping and handling. ANA member
special: Buy 2 DVDs, and get the 3rd free. For a full list of 2012
Money Talks titles and descriptions, email email@example.com.
• Big Easy Money - the ANA marches into New Orleans. With a big
bourse fit for the Big Easy, the best education in numismatics, the
signature Museum Showcase, and so many more activities going on by
day, and the famed night life of New Orleans available after the
show closes, you'll want to make your plans early to attend the
2013 National Money Show. Check out NationalMoneyShow.com for regular updates on
all of the exciting numismatic events that will be happening May
9-11 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
• Nominations for the ANA Board of Governors must be received by
March 1. Stop by the ANA Elections Center at Money.org/Elections now to download the
nomination forms. Candidates must secure the nomination of 25
members, 25 member clubs or a combination of the two to be put on
• Nominate a deserving numismatist for an award - ANA Service Awards is an opportunity to
recognize those collectors who support and uphold the association's
mission. Nominations are currently being sought for the following
► Farran Zerbe Memorial - The ANA's
highest honor, it is given in recognition of numerous years of
outstanding, dedicated service to numismatics.
► Medal of Merit - This award
honors individuals who have dedicated numerous years of service to
the association and promotion of the hobby.
► Glenn Smedley Memorial - This
award recognizes individuals who have devoted their efforts to the
betterment of the ANA.
► Lifetime Achievement - This
award is presented to an individual, family, firm or judicial
entity that has made outstanding contributions to organized
► Numismatic Art Award for
Excellence in Medallic Sculpture - A lifetime achievement
► Adna G. Wilde Award for
Excellence - The award honors an ANA member who dedicates his or
her time and resources to strengthen the hobby and further the
educational mission of the ANA, and sets an example for others to
► Harry J. Forman Dealer of the
Year - The award honors a professional numismatist who shows
uncommon dedication to strengthening the hobby and the ANA, and
displays exemplary ethical standards as a numismatic dealer.
► Exemplary Service - The award
recognizes an individual or entity (club, corporation, firm or
association) that has performed services on behalf of the ANA that
are "above and beyond" the call.
► Adult Advisor - This award is
presented to an individual who has devoted their efforts to
recruiting young numismatists and aiding in the development of
intermediate to advanced young collectors.
► Young Numismatist of the Year
- This award honors young collectors for outstanding contributions
to the hobby and industry.
• The latest blog posts at The Exchange -The Exchange is
the ANA's member blog. Here are some recent headlines from The
Weekly Money Museum item: The second-to-last Canadian penny
► Video interview with ANA Executive Director Jeff
Shevlin on the ANA Road Show initiative
► The history behind postage currency
Read more at The
For additional information and details on many of the items
listed above, you can always go to the ANA's website and read the
I repeatedly encourage you to send me any and all ideas,
requests, kudos and constructive criticism, so please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANA National Coordinator
Club & District Representatives Program