Numismatic Association has announced the winners of its ANA
Member Volunteer Challenge, which took place in conjunction with
National Coin Week from April 20 to April 26 and celebrated the 50th
anniversary of the Kennedy half dollar. The week-long celebration also
honored President John F. Kennedy's famous call to civic and community
service: "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you
can do for your country.”
ANA member Charles Corrado won
the grand prize, a Proof 2014-W American Eagle quarter-ounce gold
coin, for documenting his efforts volunteering with the Arizona-based
environmental organization Friends of the San Pedro River.
Second prize, a Proof 2014-P Civil Rights Act of 1964 silver
dollar and 2014-S America the Beautiful Quarters Proof set, was
awarded to Jenna Van Valen for her volunteer work at St. Mary's
Home for Boys in Oregon.
Ernest DiMeglio won third prize, a Proof 1996-S National
Community Service silver dollar and 2014-S America the Beautiful
Quarters Proof set, for his efforts in helping visually impaired
veterans at a Veteran Affairs clinic in New Jersey.
Entries for the Member Volunteer Challenge can be seen on the
ANA's blog, The Exchange.
The Glendale Coin
Club is the grand prize winner in the annual National Coin Week
Club Trivia Challenge. The club received a 1981 Willa Cather American
Arts Commemorative Series half-ounce gold medal.
prize in the trivia challenge, a Proof 2014-P Civil Rights Act of 1964
silver dollar and 50 ANA Club Bucks, went to the Niagara Frontier Coin Club; and third prize, a
1996 National Community Service Proof silver dollar and 25 ANA Club
Bucks, went to the Central Arkansas Coin Club.
A total of nine clubs earned a perfect score and prizes for the
challenge; other perfect scores included the Colorado Springs Coin Club, the Eagle Rock Numismatic Society (Idaho), the Madison County
(Alabama) Coin Club, the Milwaukee Numismatic Society, the Nashua Coin
Club (New Hampshire) and the Tucson Coin Club.
More than 90 ANA member clubs from across the United States and
Canada celebrated National Coin Week by setting up exhibits and open
houses, and distributing educational and promotional materials about
the hobby. The Reno Coin Club welcomed almost 300 people to an
open house April 25 to celebrate National Coin Week, the club's 30th
anniversary and the 150th anniversary of the state of Nevada. The Monroe Coin Club (Michigan), hometown of ANA
founder Dr. George Heath, presented school programs to first- and
third-graders. Minnesota's Northwest Coin Club created an impressive paper
money display and educated visitors all week at a public library.