ANA Distinguished Service Award

The ANA Distinguished Service Award[1] (formerly the Farran Zerbe Memorial Award) is the highest honor conferred by the American Numismatic Association.[2] The award was formerly named after Farran Zerbe, a one-time president of the American Numismatic Association. It is given in recognition of numerous years of outstanding, dedicated service to numismatics. The criteria for the nominee should be that the individual is considered someone who has rendered numerous years of outstanding service to the ANA as well as the field of numismatics.[2] An additional qualification is that the nominee should be a former Medal of Merit and Glenn Smedley Memorial Award recipient. The award is limited only to members of the ANA.[2] In 2021, the ANA Board of Governors voted to change its name to the ANA Distinguished Service Award.[3]

Winners

1950s

  • 1951 - M. Vernon Sheldon
  • 1952 - June T. Pond
  • 1953 - Col. Joseph Moss
  • 1954 - Lewis M. Reagan
  • 1955 – Dr. J Hewitt Judd
  • 1956 – Richard S. Yeoman
  • 1957 - No Award Given
  • 1958 - Burton H. Saxton
  • 1959 – Louis S. Werner

1960s

  • 1960 – Glenn B. Smedley
  • 1961 – Dr. John F. Lhotka, Jr.
  • 1962 – Lee F. Hewitt
  • 1963 – Elston G. Bradfield
  • 1964 - Jack W. Ogilvie
  • 1965 - Lionel C. Panosh
  • 1966 - J. Douglas Ferguson
  • 1967 – Dr. John S. Davenport
  • 1968 - Oscar H. Dodson
  • 1969 – Eric P. Newman

1970s

  • 1970 – Charles M. Johnson
  • 1971 – Don Sherer
  • 1972 – Abe Kosoff
  • 1973 - Matt H. Rothert
  • 1974 – Herbert Berge
  • 1975 - Margo Russell
  • 1976 – Fred C. Bowman and Maurice M. Gould
  • 1977 – Chester L. Krause
  • 1978 – William C. Henderson
  • 1979 – John J. Gabarron

1980s

  • 1980 - John Jay Pittman
  • 1981 – Virgil Hancock
  • 1982 – George D. Hatie
  • 1983 – Clyde Hubbard
  • 1984 – Charles L. Krause and Clifford Mishler
  • 1985 – Adna G. Wilde, Jr.
  • 1986 – Charles H. Wolfe
  • 1987 – Virginia Culver and Edward C. Rochette
  • 1988 – Adeline and Aubrey E. Bebee
  • 1989 – Harry X. Boosel

1990s

  • 1990 - James L. Miller
  • 1991 – Q. David Bowers
  • 1992 – Paul R. Whitnah
  • 1993 – Robert L. Hendershott
  • 1994 – Florence M. Schook
  • 1995 – Dorothy C. Baber and Bill Fivaz
  • 1996 – Elvira Clain-Stefanelli
  • 1997 – Ruthann Brettell
  • 1998 – Bert and Kenneth E. Bressett
  • 1999 – Kenneth L. Hallenbeck

2000s

  • 2000 - Arthur M. Kagin
  • 2001 – Harry J. Forman
  • 2002 – Anthony J. Swiatek
  • 2003 – Lighthouse Family and Charles J. Ricard
  • 2004 – Gene R. and Patricia Hynds
  • 2005 – Joseph E. Boling
  • 2006 – Larry J. Gentile, Sr.
  • 2007 – Nancy Opitz Wilson and John Wilson
  • 2008 – Gene Hessler
  • 2009 – John Eshbach

2010s

  • 2010 – Beth Deisher
  • 2011 - Anthony Terranova[4]
  • 2012 - Arthur M. Fitts III and Prudence Fitts
  • 2013 - David Schenkman
  • 2014 - Neil Shafer
  • 2015 - Donn Pearlman[5]
  • 2016 - Mark Lighterman and Myrna Lighterman[6]
  • 2017 - Brian Fanton[7]
  • 2018 - Cindy Wibker[8]
  • 2019 - Thomas Hallenbeck[9]

2020s

  • 2020 - Walt Ostromecki[10]
  • 2021 - Kerry Wetterstrom[11]

References

  1. ^ Jewett, Larry. "ANA's highest honor to get a new name after 70 years". coinworld.com. Amos Media Company. Retrieved October 7, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Money.org | Award - Farran Zerbe Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "New Name for ANA Accolade" (Press release). American Numismatic Association. September 21, 2021. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  4. ^ "Microsoft Word - 2006 Award Winner List.doc" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2007. Retrieved August 9, 2007.
  5. ^ "Pearlman to receive Farran Zerbe Memorial Award". Money.org. American Numismatic Association. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  6. ^ "Mark and Myrna Lighterman Awarded ANA'S 2016 Farran Zerbe Memorial Award" (PDF). Money.org. American Numismatic Association. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  7. ^ "Iowa dealer Brian Fanton to receive 2017 Farran Zerbe Memorial Award tonight". CanadianCoinNews.com. Trajan Publishing Corporation. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  8. ^ "ANA Highest Honor Awards Given to Numismatists Making a Difference". CoinsWeekly.com. MΓΌnzenWoche GmbH. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  9. ^ "ANA Awards Given to Numismatists Making a Difference". CoinWeek.com. CoinWeek, LLC. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  10. ^ Crawford, Olivia (August 2020). "Where There's a Walt, There's a Way". The Numismatist (Volume 133, No. 8). American Numismatic Association.
  11. ^ Crawford, Olivia (August 2021). "Keep Calm and Kerry On". The Numismatist (Volume 134, No. 8). American Numismatic Association.

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