A New Jersey county whose top elected official is a former American Numismatic
Association (ANA) president recently recognized this spring’s National Coin Week.
The Bergen County Freeholder Board voted unanimously
to approve a resolution stipulating that the third week in April is
National Coin Week, following an ANA-sponsored tradition that began in
Board Chairman David L. Ganz brought the resolution before the
board. Ganz served as president of the ANA from 1993 to 1995. He’s
written for Coin World and The Numismatist since the
early 1970s, a Bergen County press release reads, and was a major
force behind the state quarters program.
Ganz served as
mayor of Fair Lawn, N.J., for seven terms before moving on to the
Bergen County Freeholder Board in 2002. He’s currently in the middle
of his second term as chairman.
County has approximately 905,000 residents and is that state’s
most populous county.
This year’s National Coin Week honored the theme of “Coin and
Country: Celebrating Civic Service” and honored 50 years of the
Kennedy half dollar.