Ronald Guth, a scholar, author, collector and volunteer, is the American Numismatic
Association's 2014 Numismatist of the Year.
Guth has authored numerous books furthering the hobby, including
Auction Prices Realized for Certified German Coins, 2nd
Edition (2013), Auction Prices Realized for PCGS-graded German
Coins, 2nd Edition (2011), 100 Greatest U.S. Coins, 3rd
Edition (with Jeff Garrett, 2008), Coin Collecting for Dummies,
2nd Edition (with Neil S. Berman, 2008), and Encyclopedia of
U.S. Gold Coins 1795-1933, 2nd Edition (with Garrett, 2008).
The collector will be presented with the Numismatist of the Year
award during an awards banquet on Aug. 8 at the ANA World's
Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill.
"Numismatics is a school where one can learn about people,
history, geography, economics, politics and related subjects simply by
studying the coins themselves," Guth said. "I am
particularly fascinated by this educational component of coin
collecting because it brings these subjects to life."
Guth is a life member of the ANA, Civil War Token Society, Florida United
American Coppers, American Numismatic Society, Colonial Coin
Collectors Club, John Reich Society and Numismatic Association
of Southern California. He is a past president of the Professional Coin
Grading Service, and is currently the president of PCGS
CoinFacts. He is the founder and president of CoinFacts Inc.
Throughout his literary career, Guth has received numerous awards.
His work has been recognized multiple times by the Numismatic Literary
Guild with awards for Best U.S. Coin Book in 2006; Best Investment
Book, Book of the Year and Best All-Around Portfolio in 2003;
Extraordinary Merit in 2002; and Best Software in 2001.
Guth received the ANA's Presidential Award and Glenn Smedley Award
in 2006, and the Olga & Wayte Raymond Award and Heath Literary
Award in 1982.
More about Guth's lengthy and much-honored career can be read in the
August issue of The Numismatist.