The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) is a non-profit educational state organization founded in 1978 consisting of individuals and coin clubs throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States.

PAN is a Life Member of the American Numismatic Association. The association is dedicated to promoting the hobby of coin collecting through coin shows, lectures, seminars, a published journal, and an electronic newsletter.

Our primary focus is learning the art, history, and world cultures through coinage, medals, and paper money.
 

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Support the 2021 Silver Dollar Commemorative Coin Bill

7/23/2019

The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) is calling on all fellow coin collectors to contact their United States Congressional Representatives to co-sponsor the H.R. 3757 commemorative coin legislation.

This House Bill will require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the centennial of the minting of the Morgan dollar and the Peace dollar and shall mint and issue not more than a total of 500,000 one dollar coins of which shall weigh 26.73 grams; have a diameter of 1.500 inches; and contain not less than 90 percent silver. Coins minted under this Act shall be issued in uncirculated and proof finishes.

PAN President and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) Chairman Thomas Uram and fellow CCAC member Michael Moran came up with the idea of the recreation of these popular silver dollars in 2021. Production of the Morgan dollar, which was at one time the workhorse of American industry, came to an end in 1921 and the new Peace dollar, commemorating the declaration of peace between the United States and the Imperial German government, debuted that same year.

The sale price of the coins has yet to be determined. The important aspect of this program is that 40% of the surcharges will be used to support numismatic education and will be administered by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) as required by law. The surcharges that have traditionally funded many causes and projects over the history of commemorative coin programs will actually be used to support numismatics for the first time ever. It is high time that the collectors that have financially supported these past programs will now reap a benefit within our own collecting community!

We are asking all numismatic organizations to support this effort and urge all of their members to contact their Congressional Representative. One hundred eighty-nine members of the House of Representatives are needed to co-sponsor this Bill to make these coins a reality. Collector support is essential to get this legislation into law. More information is available at www.PANcoins.org.

Find Your Representative by Zip Code at ziplook.house.gov.

PAN President Tom Uram Reappointed to CCAC

PAN President Tom Uram was recently appointed to another four-year term to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC). U.S. Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA18) issued a pleasant and unexpected press release from his congressional office to recognize Tom’s reappointment.

The congressman took a little bit of social media heat when it was posted from those that think the house members should devote all their time and effort to the top issues facing the country but we at PAN were delighted to see our association president get such a distinguished shout out.

Congressman Murphy is an avid proponent of mental health issues that affects so many Americans today. He works tirelessly to address PTSD for our returning military personal and fights for legislation to treat those with many different mental health problems.

What is the CCAC? Here is an excerpt from the committee’s website, www.ccac.gov:

The CCAC was established in 2003 by Congress under Public Law 108-15 to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on the themes and designs of all US coins and medals. The CCAC serves as an informed, experienced and impartial resource to the Secretary of the Treasury and represents the interests of American citizens and collectors.

Another new appointee to the CCAC this year is the famous NBA basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Mr. Abdul-Jabbar fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Steven Roach. Kareem is an avid coin collector and became interested in numismatics based on his love of history and his study of Alexander Hamilton. His main collecting interest is 19th-century U.S. gold coins.

We at PAN are excited about Tom’s reappointment. He has been able to bring us some very good speakers to our PAN Conventions through his contacts and interactions while serving on the CCAC. We will see what future guests Tom invites to attend the PAN coin shows.
 

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