Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year

The award is named in honor of Harry J. Forman, a Philadelphia coin dealer, author and ANA Life Member who died in March 2008. Together with partner Ruth Bauer, he ran the firm of Forman and Bauer, Inc., a respected mail-order coin business. Forman was active in increasing ANA membership and encouraging donations to the Money Museum, and became the Association's first "grand patron" in 1982. He received the ANA's Glenn Smedley Memorial Award in 1998, the Numismatist of the Year Award in 2000 and the Association's highest honor, the Farran Zerbe Memorial Award, in 2001.


Presented annually, 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.


The following are the criteria for Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award nominees:

  • An ANA member in good standing
  • A full-time dealer for a minimum of 20 years
  • A firm commitment to the betterment of the numismatic hobby and ANA, including educational presentations, support for ANA initiatives, articles, etc.
  • A commitment to assist in future selection of all Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award honorees for 5 years


Nomination form