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The American Numismatic Association (ANA) presented competitive exhibit awards at its annual National Money Show to honor outstanding exhibits in several categories. The 2016 show was held March 3-5 in Dallas, Texas. ANA member Michael Ross received the Steven J. D’Ippolito Best-in-Show Exhibit award for his exhibit, “The Cathedral Medals of Jacques Wiener.”

The second place Best-in-Show award was also presented to Michael Ross for “An Overview of French Feudal Coinage of the Middle Ages.” Third place was awarded to Garry Moore for his exhibit “Token Appreciation: History of Hawaii’s School Lunch Token Program.”

The Radford Stearns Memorial Award for People’s Choice, determined by votes from convention attendees, was also presented to Michael Ross, for “The Cathedral Medals of Jacques Wiener.”

The National Coin Week Award was not presented this year, as no exhibits met the total-value restriction for exhibits in this category. National Coin Week exhibits are intended to be suitable for display in libraries and schools; a $250 limit is placed on the value of the exhibits in this competition.

Radford Stearns Memorial awards were also presented in six classes. This year, 17 competitive and three non-competitive exhibits were displayed in the Collector Exhibits area by 17 exhibitors.

Class winners are as follows:

Class 1: History and Politics (exhibits dealing with historical or political events)

  1. First place: John Grost, for “Amilcar Cabral—A Portrait of Liberty : An Icon of Freedom.”
  2. Second place: John H. Fryar, for “A Story of Money Around the Land of Enchantment.”
  3. Third place: David Swann, for “The Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920 as Shown by Examples of its Paper Money.”

Class 2: Economics (exhibits dealing with monetary and financial systems or economic events such as panics and inflations)

  1. First place: Garry Moore, for “Token Appreciation: History of Hawaii’s School Lunch Token Program.”
  2. Second place: Benny Bolin, for “South Carolina Bank Notes Issued in 1866, 1872, & 1873.”
  3. Third place: Eugene C. Freeman, for “The 1/2 Reales of San Antonio 1817-1818.”

Class 3: Geography (exhibits that describe natural or cultural assets, the distribution of populations, or exploration)

  1. First place: Michael Ross, for “An Overview of French Feudal Coinage of the Middle Ages.”
  2. Second place: Larry Gaye, for “Arab-Byzantine Coinage, 31-81 AH/ 658-700 AD.”
  3. Third Place: Roderick Frechette, for “Mexican Decimal Coinage 1905-92.”

Class 4: Common elements (exhibits showing material linked by design, such as elephants or bridges, or by theme, such as a world’s fair)

  1. First place: Michael Ross, for “The Cathedral Medals of Jacques Wiener.”
  2. Second place: Eugene C. Freeman, for “Selected Leper Colony Coins of the Americas—Collecting on a One Per Location Basis.”
  3. Third place: John Grost, for “Leprosy Medals.”

Class 5: The Arts (exhibits that explore any aspect of fine or applied arts)

  1. First place: Thomas J. Uram, for “Under the Dome.”
  2. Second place: Judy Dobbins, for “Honoring Music Through Numismatics.”
  3. Third place: Gene E. Hynds, for “The New Third U.S. Mint 1901.”

Class 6: Science (exhibits dealing with theoretical or applied science, including the technology of manufacturing numismatic items)

  1. First place: Rick Ewing, for “Engraving Errors: ‘The Oopses Nobody Caught…’”
  2. Second place: Edward T. Arrich, for “Proof Franklin Half Dollars.”
  3. Third place: no exhibit

The application deadline to exhibit at the 2016 World’s Fair of Money® is June 22. For additional information, call (719) 482-9849 or email exhibits@money.org.
 


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