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Women in Numismatics to Host Meeting at Central States

Women in Numismatics will hold its General membership meeting on Thursday, April 26 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Serenity Room. Our guest speaker will be Col. Joseph Boling, and his topic will be “Banknotes at 20 power” and will deal with printing technologies.

Joseph Boling began collecting numismatic items in the 1950s, and is a specialist in Japanese numismatic emissions and world counterfeit paper money. He lived in Japan 1957-60 and 1983-85, first with his US Air Force family and later during his own 28-year Army career. He has also lived in Morocco, Germany, and Vietnam for a total of twelve years.
His Japanese coins were sold at auction in Hong Kong in 1989, and the most significant of the banknotes there in 2001. His Japanese bonds and shares, composing one of the world’s finest private collections, were sold in 2006. His most recent book (as author) is World War II Remembered: history in your hands, a numismatic study, written with C. Frederick Schwan, 864pp, 1995. He has also edited several books, most recently Comprehensive Catalog and History of Confederate Bonds (2nd ed), by Douglas B. Ball and Henry F Simmons, Jr.
Colonel Boling has also exhibited nationally and internationally since 1976, winning many first place and best-of-show awards in several different exhibit categories, usually with Japanese-related material. In 1995 he and Fred Schwan mounted a sixty case non-competitive exhibit of World War II numismatics at the ANA convention in Anaheim, where his concurrent competitive exhibit also won the Howland Wood award as the nation’s best competitive exhibitor.

Colonel Boling has been the ANA’s chief exhibit judge from 1991-93, 1995-2007, and 2011-date. He was the trainer for ANA judges from 1986-2015. He has taught at the ANA’s summer seminar since 1999, teaching, co-teaching, or guest lecturing in over a dozen courses. In 2007 the ANA Goodfellows established the Joseph E. Boling award for excellence in judging, now awarded annually to a judge selected by the ANA chief judge and a representative of the Goodfellows.


Two Lucky Winners Of The Women in Numismatics YN ANA Raffle.

Lucky John and Anna were handed their winnings by none other than our own WIN Treasurer Dreama. They were the two that held the winning tickets for their split of the raffle. Congratulations to both of you.  The raffle is held annually and helps to support our ANA Summer Seminar scholarship program. Two winners are picked during the ANA World’s Fair of Money and each receives 25% of the money collected, and WIN receives the other 50%. This year’s raffle sales totaled $1,706 and was an especially huge success for WIN’s scholarship program. Thank you to everyone for supporting both the ANA and Women in Numismatics.




Charmy Harker was awarded the coveted Elvira Clain-Stefanelli award at the 2017 Denver ANA World’s Fair of Money. Charmy stated, “I was so touched by all the kind words that were said about me that it left me emotional and speechless! And the medal and plaque are beautiful and will be treasured.”

What is the Award for?

The Elvira Clain-Stefanelli Memorial Award for Achievement in Numismatics was established and first given in 2013 to honor women who have made significant contributions to numismatics. These contributions, whether in research, leadership or mentor-ship, must have made a lasting impact on the numismatic community and demonstrated a lifelong commitment to the betterment of numismatics.

Congratulations to our President and a great ambassador to the Hobby.

(Photo harvested from Charmy’s personal facebook page, I hope she don’t mind.)



Women in Numismatics is pleased to announce its general membership meeting in Denver at ANA’s World’s Fair of Money. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, August 4th in Room 112 of the Colorado Convention Center.

Our special guest speaker, Steve D’Ippolito, will give a presentation on “A Century of Empresses, Russia in the 18th Century,” which focuses on Russian Imperial coins.

Steve has been a collector since childhood though, like many, he took a break during late youth.  He began specializing in Russian Imperial coinage in 1991, concentrating exclusively on his collection starting in 1996.  In 1998, he began exhibiting at the ANA World’s Fair of Money, winning the class in which he competed every time, with only one exception.  In 1999, 2002 and 2003 he won second runner up for Best of Show, and in 2005, 2006 and 2007 he won the Howland Wood award for Best of Show.  In 2008, he sold most of his Russian Imperial holdings.  He has been relatively inactive as an exhibitor since that time, but has served at many ANA shows as either exhibit judge or assistant chief judge. He has also served on the ANA Exhibits Committee (for four of those years as chair).  Since 2009, the ANA National Money Show Best of Show award has been named in his honor.  At the Denver show, he is serving as the Host Chair.

Our general meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend. For more information, please contact Kathy Freeland at


Cindy’s been described as “never meeting a stranger” and “always seeing the good in everything.” She doesn’t know if this optimism is a learned behavior or if she inherited it, but she says that this outlook makes waking up every day a true blessing!

The January Florida United Numismatists show is one of the biggest and best coin conventions in the world, and the summer FUN show is gaining momentum. Much of this success can be attributed to the hard work of Cindy Wibker, easily recognized by her orange FUN shirt and big smile.     READ Entire Article HERE at COINWORLD.COM

Women in numismatics unite in 1991 to WIN: Form the Memory Bank

Hobby organization marks 25 years in 2016

By , Special to Coin World
Published : 07/12/16

Numismatic collectibles, both as a hobby and a business, has been and remains a predominately male domain, about 90 percent male and 10 percent female.

But that statistic does not begin to tell this story.

As the last decade of the 20th century dawned, it was evident that women were increasingly visible both in participation and leadership within the numismatic community in the United States.   Click HERE for the rest of the story!

Newman Numismatic Portal Scans Winning Ways

 winwomeninnumism1n03wome_0001Women in Numismatics (WIN, founded in 1991) has published Winning Ways since 1992, and the issues from 1992 – 2007 are now available on the Newman Portal.  Additional issues will be posted in due course.  The U.S. Mint Engraver Elizabeth Jones was an early supporter of WIN and created the club logo, which first appeared in the third issue.  Early writers for Winning Ways included Q. David Bowers, and Ken Bressett, who held forth in The Bibliophile columnThe Newman Portal acknowledges Charmy Harker, WIN President, and Dave Heinrich, Winning Ways Editor, for their assistance with this project.




Link to Winning Ways on the Newman Portal:



As Women in Numismatics celebrates its 25 anniversary, the organization is delighted to inform the collecting community that a special set of elongates is available to commemorate this event! Designed by Ray Dillard of Michigan, the 4-coin set is available for a $10 donation + postage, and includes the following:

  1. 2016 quarter featuring the Shawnee National Forest, first quarter for 2016, commemorating our 25th year
  2. Susan B. Anthony Dollar
  3. Sacagawea Dollar
  4. Statue of Liberty Dollar

WIN logo on the obverse of all the coins!As you can see, all of these dollar coins are meant to commemorate important women or symbols of women! There are 2 different kinds of sets: regular reverse, or with an antiqued reverse as shown below. The obverse is the same on both sets.

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If you are interested in a set for $10 + $2 postage, please contact Kathy Freeland, publicity chair for Women in Numismatics, at the following address:

The sets will also be available at the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money, as will a special quarter rolled just for the event.

Kathy Freeland

PO Box 195  

Mayville, MI 48744

Phone – 989-843-5247

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