The following news release was provided by Brian Hendelson from Classic Coin Company:
Brian Hendelson has recently announced his plans to run for a seat
on the ANA board of
governors. Hendelson has been a life member of the organization for
nearly 40 years, and now hopes to participate in its plans for its
future if elected. “The ANA is the foundation of this hobby and I
would be proud to serve on its board. My extensive knowledge of the
hobby and business would useful tools for the organization”. Hendelson
is a resident of Bridgewater, New Jersey. Brian is a life member of
every major numismatic organization and has been a contributor to the
Guide Book of United States Coins (Redbook) for decades.
The gift of a Morgan silver dollar from his grandmother when he was
10 years old was the beginning of a nearly 40 year numismatic journey
for Brian Hendelson. He saved money from working summer jobs to attend
the 1973 ANA show in Boston. Brian has been a passionate collector
ever since and today is considered one of the nation’s top experts in
United States coinage. Brian Hendelson is a familiar face at nearly
every numismatic event in the country.
Exhibiting has been an important part of Brian’s numismatic efforts
for many years. He has created important displays of United States
coinage and early Americana for the ANA museum Showcase. “I enjoy
sharing my collection and inspiring others to collect. Working with
the ANA to promote numismatic education and its summer convention has
been an important part of my relationship with the organization”
Hendelson notes. Brian also has experience working with another
important non-profit foundation, George Washington’s Mount Vernon
residence and museum in Virginia. Many of his important numismatic and
early Americana holdings are displayed in that museum.
Brian states “The future of numismatics should not be taken for
granted. We all need to be creative, resourceful, and generous with
our time to ensure that future generations will have a chance to
discover the hobby we all love so much.” He plans to utilize his
decades of business relationships to bring resources to the ANA to
expand the hobby.
Hendelson has plans to introduce a proposal to create and fund
numismatic clubs in high schools around the country. “We need to make
coin collecting cool for a generation that has been totally distracted
by social media and electronic gaming. These people are the future of
our hobby and we need to figure out to reach them” Hendelson states.
To discuss these and other ideas, members are encouraged to call or
write Brian. He may be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-500-1500.