Fifty-three competitive exhibit awards were presented during the
American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Aug. 16.
Lawrence Sekulich was one of four adult exhibitors individually
singled out by the ANA for creating an exhibit that won more than one
award. He was presented with the Howland Wood Memorial Award for
Best-of-Show Exhibit for “Hwenne Gold Was Smite in Coign.”
Sekulich also won the Gaston DiBello/Melvin and Leona Kohl
Memorial Award in the Gold Coins exhibit class for that exhibit.
First runner-up honors for the Best-in-Show Award, the Radford
Stearns Memorial Award for Excellence in Exhibiting, went to Charmy
Harker for her exhibit, “Penny Potpourri: A Collection of Penny Creations.”
This exhibit also received three other awards:
➤ The Love Token Society Award in the Engraved Coins exhibit class.
➤ The Thos. H. Law Award for the best display by a first-time exhibitor.
➤ The Rodger E. Hershey Memorial People’s Choice Award selected by
Simcha Laib Kuritzky
The second runner-up for the Best-in-Show Award was Simcha Laib
Kuritzky for his exhibit, “Boy for Sale? Tokens for the Redemption of
the Firstborn Son.”
That exhibit also earned Kuritzky the B.P. Wright Memorial Award
in the Tokens class.
His exhibit in the Engraved Coins class, “Engraved Coins of the
Ba’al Shem Tov Amulet,” received second place in that class.
He also won the Women in Numismatics Award for his exhibit
“Henrietta Szold and Her Legacy: Hadassah and Youth Aliyah.”
The Szold exhibit also won the Ira and Larry Goldberg Award for
the Best Exhibit of Coins that Made History, as well as the Menachem
Chaim and Simcha Tova Mizel Memorial Award in the Numismatics of
Africa and the Middle East exhibit class.
Kuritzky also won the Clifford Mishler Award in the Convention
Theme exhibit class for “Meet Me at Osaka, Japan for the Expo ’70 Fair.”
Donald H. Dool
The second-place award in the Medals, Orders, Decorations and
Badges exhibit class went to Donald H. Dool for “The Victories of Jose
de San Martin — San Lorenzo, Chacabuco, Maipu and the Crossing of the Andes.”
Dool was also presented with second place in the Gold Coins
exhibit class for “The Panamanian Gold Proofs of 1975.”
The Henry Christensen/John Jay Pittman Sr. Memorial Award in the
Numismatics of the Americas exhibit class went to Dool for “The Medals
and Monuments of Jose de San Martin — from Lima to Buenos Aires with
Stops Along the Way.”
He also won second place in the Numismatics of Europe exhibit
class for “AD Dated Copper Coins of the Fifteenth Century.”
United States Coins
The Lelan G. Rogers Memorial Award was presented to Thomas J. Uram
for “The Historically Significant Two Cent Pieces 1864-1872”; second
place went to William Bierly, “Origins of ‘In God We Trust’ ”; and
third place, James Reinders, “Family Tradition: Birthday Coins Saved
During the 1930s in Mid-America.”
United States Fiscal Paper
The Sidney W. Smith/William Donlon Memorial Award was presented to
David Simpson, “Shared Currency Design Elements 1837 to 1850,” and
second place went to Marilyn Reback, “Disney Dollars: A Selection of
Scrip from the Magic Kingdom.” No third-place award presented.
Medals, Orders, Decorations and Badges
The Burton Saxton/George Bauer Memorial Award was presented to
Linda Wolka for “Selected Medals & Coins Commemorating Martin
Luther, Philipp Melanchthon and 3 Key Years of the Protestant
Reformation: 1517-1521-1530.” Third place went to George S. Cuhaj,
“The Pennsylvania Railroad’s Medal for Heroic Service.”
Modern U.S. Coins and Modern Medals
The John R. Eshbach Memorial Award went to J. Eric Holcomb for
“Remembering Neil Armstrong”; second place was presented to James
Davis, “Illinois Sesquicentennial Medals: 1818-1968”; and third place,
Jeffrey Rosinia, “Filling Holes — Coin Collecting the Fun and Easy Way.”
Second place went to Robert Rhue for “Chicago Man Stakes Claim to
Outer Space: James Thomas Mangan and the Coins of The Nation of
No third-place award was presented.
Third place was presented to Judy Schwan for “An Introduction to
The Dottie Dow Memorial Award was presented to Oded Paz for
“Dottie Dow — The Queen of Elongated Coins.
No second- and third-place awards were presented.
Coins Issued Prior to 1500 A.D.
The Dr. Charles W. Crowe Memorial Award went to Bruce Bartelt for
“The Denarius System: Origins-Structure-Heritage.” Second place was
presented to Larry Gaye for “Arab-Byzantine Coinage: 31-81 AH /
658-700 AD.” No third-place award was presented.
Regional U.S. Numismatics
The William C. Henderson/Fred Cihon Memorial Award was presented
to Jeffrey Bercovitz for “Indiana’s State Seal: Variations on a
Theme.” Second place, went to William A. Burd for “Medals Issued in
Gold by the Chicago Coin Club.”
Numismatics of the Americas
Second place went to Dan Freeland for “Selected Canadian War
Savings Certificates and Victory Loan Bonds” and third place went to
W. Thomas Corey for “Silver Cobs of the Major Spanish American Mints.”
Numismatics of Europe
The John S. Davenport Memorial Award was presented to James
Reinders for “Complete German States 3 Mark Commemorative Type Set
(1908-1918)” and third place went to Gerald Grzenda, “The Coinage of Finland.”
Grzenda’s exhibit also won the Derek Pobjoy Award for Best Exhibit
of Modern Circulating Commemorative Coins.
Numismatics of Asia and
The William B. Warden Jr. Memorial Award was presented to Carl F.
Wolf for “Silver Neck Ring Money of S.E. Asia’s Hmong People.” The
second-place award went to Neil Shafer, “For the First Time Ever…”
Third place went to Fred Schwan, “WWII Trench Art — New Guinea.”
The Aaron Feldman Memorial Award went to Jerry Fochtman for “Dr.
Daniel W. Valentine: Profile of a Numismatic Pioneer” and the
second-place award was presented to Mark Wieclaw for “Roman Coins and
Their Values: The Evolution of the Most Used Reference on Ancient
General, Specialized, Topical
The Robert Hendershott Memorial Award was presented to James
Reinders, “Numismatic Clock — A Challenge to Collect”; second place
went to Pete Smith for “I Collect Weird Stuff”; and third place was
awarded to Thomas J. Uram for “Morse Code on Money.
U.S. Commemorative Coinage
Third place went to David J. Rowbotham for “50 Piece Matched
Classic Commemorative Coin Set.”
No first- or second-place awards were presented.
YN Exhibit Awards
Katie Reinders won The Charles H. Wolfe Sr. Memorial Award for the
Young Numismatist Best-of-Show Exhibit for “A Century of Oregon:
Frontier of the Future.”
Her exhibit also won the Charles “Cheech” Litman Memorial Award in
the YN Medals and Tokens Class and third place in the adult Regional
U.S. Numismatics exhibit class.
Reinders also won the Edgerton-Lenker Memorial Award in the YN
United States Coins class for “Abigail Smith Adams: ‘Remember the
YN Erich Lueke was presented with the James L. Betton Memorial
Award in the World Coins class for his exhibit, “Composition and
Design Changes in North American World War II Circulating Coinage. No
second- or third-place awards were presented in this class.
Other exhibit awards
Halbert Carmichael received the Joseph E. Boling Award for Judging Excellence.
Classes without exhibits
No YN exhibitors entered in the following exhibit classes: Paper
Money; Israeli or Judaic; Medieval and Ancient; and Errors and Varieties.
No adults exhibitors entered in the following exhibit classes:
Casino Chips and Gaming Tokens; Numismatic Errors and Error Varieties;
and Emeritus. ■