Uram captures FUN Best in Show Exhibit Award
- Published: Jan 13, 2015, 5 AM
Pennsylvania collector Tom Uram captured the Best in Show competitive exhibit award at the Florida United Numismatists Convention Jan. 8 to 11 for his display "The Kings and Queens of England Through Maundy Money."
Uram's exhibit also took first place in the Foreign Coins exhibit category. Second place in the category went to James Zylstra for "Coins from the Cities of the Seven Churches of Asia" with third place going to John Phipps for "The United States/Philippine Commemorative Coins."
Other categories and their respective award recipients are:
First place: Tony Cass, "United States Half Eagle Gold — Selecting Gold Type by Date and Mint."
Second place: Tom Uram, "The Two-Cent Piece Mint State 1864-1873 With Major Varieties."
Third place: Bill Jones, "A Brief History of the United States Twenty Dollar Gold Piece."
First place: Dany Rothfeld, "1955 Israeli Currency Specimen Set."
Second place: Dennis Schafluetzel, "Wills Valley and Chattanooga & Alabama Railroads."
Third place: James Zylstra, "Money Madness — Selected Countries."
Medals, Orders, Decorations & Tokens
First place: Juan Saldarriaga, "The Wizard of Oz: Fantasy or Monetary Allegory."
Second place: Dany Rothfeld, "The H.V. Keep Tokens."
Third place: Darrell Beeson, "Swiss Shooting Medals and Thalers."
First place: John Kosakowski, "Canadian Silver and Nickel Dollar Errors."
Second place: Dany Rothfeld, "Errors Galore — Selected Errors and Currency."
Third place: John Miller, "Wrong Design Dies on 20th Century Business Strike Coins."
First place: Carol Bastable, "Lockets and Boxes Fashioned from Coins."
Second place: Sam Gelberd, "Gift Cards are Money Too."
Third place: John H. Miller Jr., "Buy the Book Before the Coin."
Junior Young Numismatist
First place: Myriam Saldarriaga, "Headed West: The Changing Face of Lady Liberty."
Second place: Justin Wurst, "Winged Liberty Dimes: A Brief History."
Senior Young Numismatist
First place: Zachary Lauer, "Five Different Ways of Collecting Morgan Dollars."
FUN Junior YNs range from 9 to 16 years of age and the seniors are 17 to 19, but if they are out of school and are attending classes of higher learning they can exhibit through their 21st year, according to FUN Educational Exhibits Coordinator Robert Russell.
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