ANA’s honors top members during 2013 World’s Fair of Money
The American Numismatic Association honored several of its members with a variety of awards during the recent 2013 World's Fair of Money at the Donald E. Stephens Center in Rosemont, Ill.
Richard Doty was honored posthumously with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Doty, who died on June 2, 2013, was senior numismatic curator at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. He authored several books, including Pictures from a Distant Country; The Soho Mint & The Industrialization of Money; America's Money, America's Story; and The Token: America's Other Money.
Raymond Dillardwon the Adna G. Wilde Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence, which recognizes ANA members who dedicate their time and resources to further the educational purposes of the Association, the hobby, and who set an example for others. Dillard has worked diligently to further the ANA's educational mission through presentations and mentoring programs. He is a prolific designer of elongates and estimates that he has pressed more than 2 million coins in his lifetime.
Exemplary Service Awards, bestowed to those who go "above and beyond" in supporting the Association, were given to the Harry W. Bass Jr. Foundation and Joseph E. Boling. The Bass Foundation has been a prolific supporter of the ANA and the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum since 1991, donating time, money, material and expertise to several educational programs. Boling, a member for more than 40 years, is an author, educator, past ANA governor and the chief judge of the ANA Collector Exhibit competitions. He has been an instructor at Summer Seminar since 1999.
The Medal of Merit, given to members who dedicate years of service to the ANA and to the hobby, was awarded to David Sklow and Larry Gaye.
The Glenn Smedley Memorial Award, given to members who have devoted their efforts to the betterment of the ANA, was given to Daniel and Kathryn Freeland, Michael Fuljenz, Paul "Sonny" Henry, Sandra L. Hill, Debbie Williams and Wendell A. Wolka.
The Elvira Clain-Stefanelli Memorial Award For Achievement In Numismatics was bestowed posthumously on its namesake. The award is presented in recognition of the lifetime achievements of a female numismatist. Clain-Stefanelli was the retired executive director and curator of the Smithsonian Institution's National Numismatic Collection when she died in 2001. Her aggressive pursuit of donations helped increase the Smithsonian's numismatic holdings from 60,000 to nearly 1 million.
Presidential Awards were given to Carl Wolf, Mark Wieclawand and Larry Gaye.
Member Booster awards were given to John and Nancy Wilson, who signed up 180 new members in the last year. Jeff Swindling was recognized for signing up 121 new members, while Stack's Bowers Galleries won the Dealer Boost Award for signing up 363 new members.
The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. The ANA helps its 26,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of education and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or go to www.money.org.