CONA September 2013 Newsletter

September Meeting

When: 7 p.m., September 18,2013
Where: Oakstone Academy
900 Club Dr., Westerville, Ohio 43081

Topic: Where the Hell did we get all that Silver to Mint Bust Coins?
Speaker: Brad Karoleff

OHIO STATE COIN SHOW

The coin show, as usual, was an outstanding success. Bourse Chairman Evan Brill lined up a first-class group of coin dealers. Tony Cass shepherded what was probably our best group of educational displays yet. Steve Petty gave a presentation on silver dollars as part of a regional meeting of the Liberty Seated Collectors Society. Retired Coin World Editor Beth Deisher gave a presentation in support of her new book, Cash for your Coins. President Charles Caldwell says, “Thanks to all of the Green Hats for their help at the show. Without all of you members, the show would not be a success.”

September Presentation

Coin World columnist and Cincinnati coin dealer Bradley Karoleff is our September speaker. The title of his talk is: Where the Hell did we get all that Silver to Mint Bust Coins?

Karoleff knows a bit about the subject. He’s the editor of the John Reich Journal, the official publication of the John Reich Collectors Society. We’re lucky that he is willing to share his knowledge with us.

In August he was named the 2013 ANA Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award. The award is presented annually to an ANA-member dealer who shows uncommon dedication to strengthening the hobby and the ANA. The award is named in honor of the late Harry J. Forman, a Philadelphia coin dealer, author and ANA life member.

Here’s the ANA press released:

Bradley S. Karoleff is the 2013 recipient of the American Numismatic Association Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year Award, presented Aug. 13 at the World’s Fair of Money Kickoff event.

The award is presented annually to an ANA-member dealer who shows uncommon dedication to strengthening the hobby and the Association. The award is named in honor of the late Harry J. Forman, a Philadelphia coin dealer, author and ANA life member.

Karoleff, who started as a dealer at the age of 16, is a partner in Coins Plus, a Cincinnati-area business that was first established in 1972.

“My dad always told me if you kept your nose to the grindstone and worked hard that in the end you’d be rewarded, and this is it,” Karoleff said. “Everyday I go to play; I never have to go to work.”

An ANA Life Member, Karoleff also holds memberships in the Professional Numismatists Guild, The John Reich Collectors Society, The Ohio State Numismatic Society and The Cincinnati Numismatic Association.

A prolific writer, Karoleff is a contributor to several publications, including:A Guide Book of United States Coins,Handbook of United States Coins,Early Quarter Dollars of the United States Mint 1796-1838,Coin World and The Numismatist.

He is also the longtime editor of the John Reich Journal, which is the official publication of the John Reich Collectors Society.

Karoleff received the honor from ANA President Tom Hallenbeck and Executive Director Kim Kiick at Beyond the Ivy, a rooftop baseball venue located across from Chicago’s historic Wrigley Field.

By: Gerry Tebben

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