12 Mar 2015

Throwback Thursday: The third ANA President

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Augustus Goodyear Heaton was born April 28, 1844, in Philadelphia. He served as the third ANA President from 1894-1899 following William G. Jerrems Jr. and George F. Heath. Heaton is noted for his outstanding artwork, his numismatic publications and his numerous contributions to the ANA and to the hobby.

26 Feb 2015

Throwback Thursday: the 10th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint

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If you carry loose change there’s a strong chance you’re carrying Frank Gasparro’s artwork in your pocket. Pull out your coins and check for a cent with the Lincoln Memorial on the reverse. If you do, take a moment to look it over because you’re holding Gasparro’s pride and joy.

19 Feb 2015

Throwback Thursday: Coins for A's

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The Coins for A’s program began in 2011 and in just 4 years it has come a long way. When the program began, there were only 60 kids involved. Now, there are 800 students sending in their report cards to receive a world coin from the ANA.

12 Feb 2015

Throwback Thursday: The ANA's first librarian

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Samuel Hudson Chapman served as the first librarian of the American Numismatic Association. In the January 1892 edition of The Numismatist there is a short biography about Chapman, his life and his passion for numismatics. “Mr. Chapman’s love for study and research has been largely instrumental in the forming of the finest numismatic library that probably exists today in America, and his information and knowledge is always cheerfully given to collectors.”

05 Feb 2015

Throwback Thursday: The first Summer Seminar

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The first Summer Seminar took place July 13-19, 1969. Twenty students coming from 13 states attended. The theme was “Numismatics in General, A Basic Introduction to Coin Collecting.” At the time, Arthur Sipe was the ANA president and Adna G Wilde Jr. was the executive director.

29 Jan 2015

Throwback Thursday: Hula dancing numismatists

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Who says that numismatists can’t dance? These coin collectors look like they’re enjoying some hula lessons before the convention festivities begin.

22 Jan 2015

Throwback Thursday: The Denver Mint, then and now

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Take a look at this old photo alongside of a recent photo of the United States Branch Mint in Denver, Colorado. The Denver Branch Mint first opened in 1863 but the operations were confined to the melting, refining, assaying, and stamping of bullion. It wasn’t until February of 1906 that coinage operations at the Denver Mint began.

15 Jan 2015

Throwback Thursday: The first National Money Show

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With the 2015 National Money Show right around the corner, it’s a great time to look back in time at the first National Money Show, which took place in Colorado Springs in 1978.

08 Jan 2015

Throwback Thursday: Best in show exhibit winner, 1951

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The above photo features the Best in Show trophy winner, Richard S. Yeoman (left), and two unidentified collectors at the 1951 ANA Diamond Jubilee Convention in Phoenix, Arizona. The convention took place Aug. 25-29 during what was recorded as an unusually rainy week in Arizona. Nevertheless, the convention was a great success and attendance was higher than it had been in the past.


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