July 31, 2015
Election results for the new Board of Governors

From the top right: Jeff Garrett, Gary Adkins, Walter Ostromecki, Jr., Paul Montgomery, Col. Steve Ellsworth, Ret., Dr. Donald H. Kagin, Greg Lyon, Dr. Ralph Ross, Thomas A. Mulvaney


Voting members of the American Numismatic Association have chosen three new candidates and six incumbents to the ANA Board of Governors for the 2015-17 election term.


New members Steve Ellsworth, Donald Kagin and Paul Montgomery will join Walter Ostromecki, Greg Lyon, Ralph Ross and Tom Mulvaney on the Board of Governors along with President-elect Jeff Garrett and Vice President-elect Gary Adkins. Both Garrett and Adkins ran unopposed. In accordance with ANA bylaws, ballots for uncontested offices are not tabulated. Only the first vote is counted in both of those races.

  • Col. Steve Ellsworth, Ret. received 3,705 votes.

  • Dr. Donald H. Kagin received 3,451 votes.

  • Walter Ostromecki, Jr. received 3,319 votes.

  • Dr. Ralph Ross received 3,222 votes.

  • Greg Lyon received 2,982 votes.

  • Thomas A. Mulvaney received 2,746 votes.

  • Paul Montgomery received 2,407 votes.

See the highlights from the 2015 Summer Seminar

Catch the highlights from the 47th Annual Summer Seminar on the The Exchange or the ANA's Facebook page.

2015 ANA award recipients announced


The American Numismatic Association educates and encourages people to study and collect money and related items. To identify those individuals and organizations that have supported and promoted the mission, the ANA presents awards each year in conjunction with the World's Fair of MoneySM and Summer Seminar.

Read more about this year’s award recipients in the August and September issue of The Numismatist.

Register by phone for the pre-convention seminars


The Florence Schook School of Numismatics will present three courses prior to the 2015 World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois.


Fundamentals of Grading U.S. Coins is a two-day seminar that offers hands-on instruction in the art of grading according to the latest ANA and market standards.

August 9-10, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Instructors: Brian Fanton, owner and operator, B E’s Coin Store and Rod Gillis, ANA Education Director.


Grading Mint State Coins is a two-day, hands-on seminar that includes discussion of basic conservation techniques, toning, coin doctoring, Star and Plus grade designations and much more.

August 9-10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Instructor: Brian Silliman, professional numismatist, Brian Silliman Rare Coins, and former NGC grader/conserver and ANA authenticator/conserver.



Advanced Numismatic Negotiating is a one-day seminar that will cover proven techniques for negotiating price, transaction terms, how to close difficult deals, how to handle complaints, and more.

August 9, 9 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Instructors: Barry Stuppler, professional numismatist, www.mintstategold.com, and past ANA president; and Ronald Sirna, professional numismatist and ANA Summer Seminar Instructor.


Member pricing for the two-day seminars is $248 with Life Members receiving a $40 discount. The Advanced Numismatic Negotiating class is $148 for members with Life Members receiving a $20 discount. To register call Education Assistant Amber Bradish at (719) 482-9865 or email bradish@money.org

Get tickets for the ANA Banquet and Silent Auction


The ANA Banquet and Silent Auction on Friday, Aug. 14, at the World’s Fair of Money is the fellowship gala of the year. The annual event includes a presentation of ANA Awards, a silent auction, the induction of the Board of Governors, dinner and a cocktail hour.


The silent auction, now in its second year, will benefit the Robert Lecce Advanced Scholarship Program. Twenty-four ANA members earned full and partial Lecce scholarships to attend the 2015 Summer Seminar.


Last year, the silent auction featured such numismatic items as U.S. Mint sets, gold and silver U.S. modern commemoratives and world coins. Non-numismatic items included gift certificates to a variety of businesses, autographed baseballs by Greg Maddux and Ferguson Jenkins, and dinner with Steve Ivy and Greg Roberts of Heritage Auctions and Stack’s Bowers Galleries.


The banquet also features the presentation of the Association’s highest honor, the Farran Zerbe Award.


Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at the show, Shop ANA Table 1900. Online registration is no longer available.


Members are invited to donate items to support the silent auction. Please contact Amber Bradish at 719-482-9865 or bradish@money.org with your donation. Numismatic and non-numismatic items will be accepted.

Free educational appraisals at World's Fair of Money


On Saturday, Aug. 15, during the final day of the World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, ANA members and the public can receive free, educational appraisals of up to three coins or other numismatic items from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Free Appraisals Area, Table 333. Admission to the show is free for the public on Aug. 15.


The Free Appraisals Area provides educational insight on the value of a coin, which is useful not only for buying and selling, but also when determining whether the value justifies the expense of having it graded. Coin appraisals are not binding and are for educational purposes only. Attendees having materials appraised are welcome to sell those items at the show for a price to be agreed upon by buyer and seller.

Learn more


Visit Heritage Auctions and Stack's Bowers Galleries, the ANA's Official Auctioneers for the 2015 Chicago World's Fair of Money



Visit NGC, the ANA's Official Grading Service








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Support the ANA


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Anyone with a PayPal account can donate directly to the American Numismatic Association. Additionally, through eBay Giving Works and PayPal Giving Fund, sellers can give a portion of their sales proceeds and buyers can add a donation to their purchase at checkout.

Each fall, millions of federal employees are invited to donate to one or more charities through Combined Federal Campaign Foundation payroll deductions. The employees choose the amount, as well as the charity. The ANA is among the CFC-approved charities, Use Code #40956 to donate to the ANA.

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