(Photo by Mark
Anthony Swaitek, representing The Society for U.S. Commemorative
Coins, passes a check for $11,000 to ANA Executive Director Jeff
Shevlin during the FUN Show in Orlando earlier today.
The society announced at the World's Fair of Money in
Philadelphia earlier this summer that it was donating $7,500 to
endow an exhibits award for the display of U.S. commemorative coins
at the ANA summer convention. The society also donated $3,500 to
the ANA Library Fund as well as 50 copies of the "Encyclopedia of
the Commemorative Coins of the United States" to the Dwight N.
Manley Numismatic Library.
Swiatek, a past ANA president, authored the book. It's currently
being sold at the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum store at $89.95;
all proceeds from the sale go to the Library Fund.
"The Society for U.S. Commemorative Coins, which is disbanding
after 30 years, has always felt that the ANA is the most important
numismatic organization on the planet," Swiatek, the society's
president, told The Numismatistin the December edition.
"When the decision was made to dissolve the club, our board felt it
appropriate to give what we have to the ANA to support the library
and numismatic research. Endowing the exhibit award also provides a
lasting remembrance of our society."
And speaking of past ANA presidents, they're all over the place
at the FUN Show, apparently. Here's a picture of Cliff
Mishler, William Horton and Barry Stuppler at the show, taken
earlier today (they're holding chocolates in the photo, which they
no doubt received from the always-sweet Myrna Lighterman, who also
took the picture):
(Photo by Myrna