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Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists PAN eNews for October 2017

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By Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) ……

Welcome to the PAN Coin Show!

We hope that you have included us in your plans for this week. Show floor booths are sold out. There will be a wide selection of numismatic material that you will not find within a hundred mile radius of the Pittsburgh area. This PANeNEWS issue will primarily cover all the events that are planed for our annual fall convention.

The theme for the 2017 PAN Fall Convention is “Appreciation of Life Membership”. We are now up to 159 life members since our founding in 1978. Many of our most engaged and financially supportive members are those that have decided to become life members of our association. It is to these fine folks that we dedicate this convention.

The PAN banquet will recognize as our honored guest Eileen Kaminsky, Life Member #2. She was our organization’s first secretary and played a pivotal role through our early years.

PAN Lecture Series

PAN Fall Coin Show Convention

Monroeville Convention Center, South Gallery – Rear

Lecture Series Chairman: Richard C. Jewell

Thursday, October 26

  • 4:00 pmPat McBride, PAN Life Member #18
  • Topic: “Rare Coin Basics: A Beginner’s Guide”

Pat has been involved with PAN since 1984. His talk is geared to those that are new to coin collecting. His presentation is a humorous, self-deprecating look into the mistakes that many make early on when entering the world of numismatics.

Friday, October 27

  • NoonMary N. Lannin
  • Topic: “Women in Numismatics”

Mary Lannin was appointed as a member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) in 2014. She currently serves as Chairperson of the CCAC as of June 2015. She is a Life Member of both the American Numismatic Society (ANS) and American Numismatic Association (ANA) and a freelance editor with developed skills in numismatic publication. Her childhood love of coin collecting was rekindled when she purchased a Roman denarius once owned by John Quincy Adams.

  • 1:00 pmJohn Frost
  • Topic: “Introduction to Liberty Seated Coinage”

John Frost is the Director of Education of the Liberty Seated Collectors Club (LSCC) and President and Journal Editor for the Barber Coin Collectors’ Society. He is also Co-President of his local club in Massachusetts, a contributor to the Red Book, and co-author of the reference book Double Dimes – The United States Twenty-Cent Piece. he presents educational programs at local, regional, and national coin shows.

  • 2:00 pmDonald Scarinci
  • Topic: “Today’s Art Medal – From Decoration to Hand-Held Sculpture”

Donald Scarinci has been a member of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee since 2005. He is a fellow member of the ANS and a life member of the ANA. Scarinci has collected coins and medals since his teenage years. He has assembled one of the largest privately held collections of art medals in the United States.

  • 3:00 pmJohn Frost
  • Topic: “Collecting Barber Coinage”

Saturday, October 28

  • NoonPat McBride
  • Topic: “Rare Coin Basics: A Beginner’s Guide”

Please allow yourself time on Friday and Saturday to attend the Lecture Series. Our speakers volunteer their time to present very informative and interesting presentations. We hope that you are able to support the PAN LECTURE SERIES with your presence!

PAN 2018 Membership

We are asking our members that plan to attend the PAN coin show to please pay their 2018 dues in person and save us the cost of printing and mailing dues notices. We have the new membership cards ready to go and will be able to hand them out at the show. With our membership at 600 the cost savings allows us to use the extra money to promote the hobby even more. We are delighted with the enthusiasm and support of our membership. The retention rate is so good that we have found the advance card printing is more cost effective. That is a lot of laminating and cutting. Thank you to our friends at Quality Quick Printing in Canonsburg, PA for producing a beautiful card.

Life Membership

We at PAN welcome to our latest dealer life member, Dane Olevian. We are pleased that he has
made the upgrade. PAN President Tom Uram and Membership Chairman Rob Throckmorton will sign the certificate and make the presentation during the coin show at Dane C. Olevian Numismatic Rarities table number 308 – 309. The cost of a PAN life membership is scheduled to increase from $200 to $300 in January of 2018.

Now is a good time to make the move to life status. Many of our dealers have done the same. Regular membership in PAN is required to have a table at our shows. A life membership makes perfect business sense.

Mercanti Auction at PAN Banquet

The PAN Banquet looks to be shaping up as another super event. The setting is exquisite at the LeMont Restaurant overlooking the Pittsburgh skyline.

We are having a benefit auction during the banquet that will include some good items. U.S. Mint 12th Chief Engraver John Mercanti has created two bas-relief plaster sculptures that will be the highlight of the PAN Benefit Auction to occur on the evening of Thursday, October 26 during the association’s yearly banquet held in conjunction with the PAN Fall Coin Show and Convention on October 26-28 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) at the Monroeville Convention Center in Pittsburgh.

The first sculpture is a beautiful likeness of the 26th President of the United States, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt Jr. The piece is hand signed by Mr. Mercanti. His work is world-renowned and this sculpture of TR is a stunning example of his accomplished talent.

The second item is a majestic bison. A similar example with a mountain range in the background was auctioned at the previous PAN banquet. This sculpture does not have the mountain range but does include a small cactus. John has hand signed this piece.

Another item that will be auctioned is a Mercanti signed NGC-encapsulated silver eagle from the Rittenhouse Spring Dinner that honored John Mercanti. Those that opted for the V.I.P. ticket received the NGC slab with John’s signature outside of the holder on the plastic. There were very few of these made as the venue was limited. The encapsulated signed piece also comes with a signed banquet program.

If you are interested in placing a proxy bid then please speak to one of the PAN board members at the show.

U.S. Mint Display at May 2018 PAN Show

We have been speaking to the United States Mint about the possibility of bringing their display and store to the PAN shows. The talks have all been positive and it now appears that we are on their radar. On Tuesday, October 17, 2017 the United States Mint Numismatic Forum was held at the Mint HQ in Washington, D.C. This snippet popped up on the power point presentation. Our May spring show is looking like we will have a new addition. Since our shows are in PA and the Mint is already in PA it has always been a hard sell to have them travel in state but it looks like they will cross the mountains and venture into the frontier.

What a great way to start off 2018. Are you going to the F.U.N Show in January?

How about an extra $10,000 to add to your coin buying budget?

Ring in the New Year with $10,000 Cash!

The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists is holding a fundraiser raffle to benefit its educational outreach.

Only 250 tickets to be sold:

  • Each ticket has four three-digit numbers
  • Drawing based on the PA Lottery of December 31, 2017, evening drawing (first draw)
  • Winning number pays $10,000
  • Number above – $500; number below – $500
  • Donation $100


PAN is running 60 radio spots this week on the Pittsburgh all-news radio station. Tune in through part of your week and tell your friends about the PAN Coin Show. We are excited to kick off a great week of numismatics. Pittsburgh is one of the very few areas in the country with more than six active coin clubs! Show your support and join us this weekend!

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About PAN

The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1978 consisting of individuals and coin clubs throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States. A life member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), PAN 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 about art, history, and world cultures through coinage, medals, and paper money. Go to www.pancoins.org for more information, or visit us at facebook.com/pancoins.

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