American Numismatic Association (ANA) Governor Thomas J. Uram has announced his candidacy for ANA Vice President. Tom was elected as a governor in 2017. He began his association with the ANA as a junior member in 1974 and within two years became an ANA Life Member, which now encumbers 45 years of continuous membership. His Young Numismatist beginnings included projects under the supervision of Florence Schook, participating in the ANA David R. Cervin Ancient Coin Project, paging at national coin shows, and much later in life, the ANA Summer Seminar.
Tom is an award-winning and prolific exhibitor at many regional and national coin shows. His first exhibit was as a junior member at the 1976 ANA Convention in New York City. He is often seen in the exhibit area as an ANA certified judge with his clipboard marking scores. He has introduced and encouraged many hobbyists to enter their material into the coin show collector exhibit areas. Tom has participated in and supported numerous ANA National Coin Week projects. As a lifelong collector, Tom has kept his focus on encouraging others to participate in the many facets of the hobby. He will do the same by making everyone he encounters aware of all the benefits that the ANA has to offer.
His outgoing personality and approachability is a great marketing tool to persuade past ANA member collectors and dealers to reengage with today’s ANA.
Mr. Uram is serving his second term as a member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). United States Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin approved Tom as CCAC Chairman in December 2018. Tom is able to bring a unique insight into the complete process of creating a coin from its early beginnings as a concept, legislative approval, design submissions, engraving challenges, production specifications as directed by the U.S. Mint to the final first strike ceremony. He has presented many lectures at coin club meetings that have served to clarify many misconceptions about how these U.S. coins and medals come to fruition and are entered into the marketplace.
Tom Uram is a 1982 graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in Business and Finance. He has a 30-year career in the financial services industry. In this capacity, he serves his clients with life insurance, IRAs, long-term care planning, charitable and legacy giving. He has participated in strategy sessions with the ANA about financial possibilities to meet the association’s needs in the future and brings a valuable perspective to the table.
Tom is president of the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN), president of the George Washington Numismatic Society, a member of the Western Pennsylvania Numismatic Society, the Chicago Coin Club, the Central States Numismatic Society, Florida United Numismatists, The Sphinx Society, North Hills Coin Club, and South Hills Coin Club. He is a Western Pennsylvania resident living in Eighty Four PA, Washington County.