The following news release from John Highfill, a longtime
professional numismatist from Oklahoma, announces his candidacy for
a two-year term on the American Numismatic Association Board of Governors:
John W. Highfill is running for the 2017 American Numismatic
Association Board of Governors.
He started collecting Lincoln cents while in the first grade in
Lawton, Okla., in 1948.
This led to a lifetime of numismatics. In his forty-year career as a
professional numismatist, he has always been a supporter of
education. John has been an instructor at the summer seminars in
Colorado Springs, Colo., for several years and a ANA consultant for
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He is the founder of the National Silver Dollar Round Table, a non-profit
educational organization founded in 1982. It has become the
2nd largest numismatic dealer origination in the world. The NSDR™
presents at least six free seminars each year. John is also the design
architect and website editor for the
“nationalsilverdollarroundtable.org.” This site has a vast educational
library with over 500 complementary articles.
His thirty-five-year history of accomplishments and awards include:
five term President, thirty-five-year Board member, three-time
President’s Award, three-time Man of the Year, 1994 Lifetime
Achievement Award. He has recently been awarded of the NSDR’s “Legacy
Award.” As of 2017, this title is now and henceforth entitled the:
“John W. Highfill Lifetime Achievement [JH1] Award.”
John also understands the convention business. He owned and managed
both the National Silver Dollar convention and the National Gold
Convention for over 20 years. Both conventions and their seminars were
free to the public. His past experience would be very helpful with the
ANA bourse conventions.
He provided “complementary” Bourse Table Space for the ANA for 30-35
of his conventions during a twenty year period.
He is the Founder and President of Oklahoma Coin Exchange, Inc. and
Highfill Press, LLC. and multiple other businesses.
He has written multiple articles for various news media, CDN
Newsletter and including the NSDR™ Journal. He is their website
designer and editor of various publications. He has authored The
Comprehensive U.S. Silver Dollar Encyclopedia. This book was
awarded the “NLG Extraordinary Merit Award” – 1992. This was the very
first complete history, origin, grading, overview of the history of
Morgan, Peace along with all silver dollars consolidated into one
1,237 page book.
He has just released the updated and expanded version of The
Comprehensive U.S. Silver Dollar Encyclopedia, 2017. This new
release is over twice the size of the initial encyclopedia. It is also
available in single book, double (two) book print and a completely new
revolutionary style version in e-book.
He is ANA Life Member #2655, PNG #359, Life member #1 of the NSDR™, ICTA Board of
Governors, CCE Board of Governors, Numismatic Literary Guild, along with up 20-25
nation-wide numismatic organizations. He is also a 25-year contributor
to both the Red and Blue Books.
As ANA governor John Highfill will do everything within his power to
help the organization continue its educational mission and expand when
and where necessary. He knows how important the individual and club
members are for the ANA’s success. The more the person knows about
their collection, the more they can enjoy it. The ANA is about all
their collector members and new ways to make things better as time
moves forward, especially counterfeit and consumer protection.