Eloise Ullman, who is retiring soon as executive director of the
Industry Council for Tangible Assets, is the 2013 recipient of the
Professional Numismatists Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award in
recognition of her years of dedicated service and achievements in numismatics.
The award was presented Aug. 12 in Rosemont, Ill., at the PNG Day
banquet on the eve of the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair
The award was presented to Ullman by Diane Piret, ICTA industry
affairs director and a PNG associate member.
Ullman has provided the numismatic hobby and profession with 23
years of service as ICTA executive director. PNG recognized Ullman for
her tireless efforts on legislative and tax issues facing dealers and
collectors across the country.
Piret was honored with the PNG’s Significant Contribution Award
for her 40 years of dedication and significant contributions to numismatics.
The 2013 Sol Kaplan Award for helping to rid the profession of
fraud and thievery was presented to New Jersey dealer John Albanese.
Albanese is a co-founder of both Numismatic Guaranty Corp. and
Professional Coin Grading Service. In 2005, he founded the nonprofit
Numismatic Consumer Alliance, which has helped recover millions of
dollars for buyers who were the victims of unscrupulous coin merchants.
The Kaplan Award is jointly presented by the PNG and the Lewis M.
Reagan Foundation, and is named after a former PNG president and Ohio
dealer who was personally responsible for the apprehension of several
people suspected of committing numismatic-related crimes.
The Abe Kosoff Founders Award, named after the PNG’s founding
president, was presented to Illinois dealer and PNG board member James
A. Simek for his enthusiastic leadership and steadfast dedication to
the entire numismatic community.
The Robert Friedberg Award, for an outstanding book or other
literature, was presented to Ronachai Krisadaolarn and Vasilijs
Mihailovs, co-authors of Siamese Coins — From Funan to the Fifth
Reign, published by River Books Co., Ltd. of Bangkok, Thailand.
The Art Kagin Ambassador Award was given to long-time Pennsylvania
dealer Catherine Bullowa. Named after a former PNG president, the
Kagin Award is given for distinguished service as an advocate of
The Outstanding Service Award went to Oklahoma dealer Paul
Montgomery for his 14 years of distinguished service to PNG on the
board of directors, including two years as president.
For additional information about the PNG, visit www.PNGdealers.com. ■