About WIN


solidus_irene1599WIN is a nationally incorporated non-profit organization founded in 1991. Membership includes people interested in promoting numismatics among women.


  • Provide a network for members
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Gain recognition for women in numismatics

Women are encouraged to become involved by serving as officers, speakers, writers, and mentors.

WIN was founded in 1991 as a network for female numismatists, both newcomers and established collectors. It encourages fellowship and networking among members, and promotes education through speaking engagements and seminars. The group’s magazine, Winning Ways, is published three times yearly and features scholarly numismatic articles.

Women have much to contribute to the hobby, science, and business of numismatics. Membership in WIN is not limited by gender. We welcome anyone who has an interest in numismatics, is willing to help us promote the hobby, and abides by our code of ethics.

CharmyThe More I Know, the More I Realize What I Don’t Know

An Essay on Why We Should Never Stop Seeking Knowledge and…. the Most Important Reason to Attend the ANA Summer Seminar!

By Charmy Harker “The Penny Lady®”

Read the Full Article HERE


VP of WIN Amanda Varner  was recognized by ANA President Walt Ostromecki as a ‘Points of Numismatic Light’

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Charmy Harker “The Penny Lady®” shares her 2015 Spring CSNS Convention Show Report


    Read the show report with lots of eye candy HERE




Kari Brower was recognized by ANA President Walt Ostromecki as a ‘Point of Numismatic Light’ during the April 16th meeting of the Ocean County Coin Club (OCCC) in New Jersey. The meeting featured a free public educational outreach program and salute to the ANA’s National Coin Week as well as a special tribute honoring member, Kari Brower, a dedicated and knowledgeable East Coast and ANA hobby supporter-volunteer of more than forty years. Handling the award presentation on behalf of ANA President Ostromecki was OCCC Past President and retired ANA Regional Coordinator, Jim Majoros. Kari Brower, a resident of Brick, NJ, was cited for her long standing commitment and service to the New Jersey and surrounding area coin collector community. Additionally, she was credited with enhancing the numismatic experience of and sharing the fun of the numismatic hobby with countless others. “She has had a most profound influence and impact on, from behind the scenes, both adult and young budding hobbyists for over forty years,” noted Ostromecki in his accompanying letter which was read aloud before assembled club members and visitors alike during the presentation ceremony by Majoros.

What is even more awesome about Kari Brower’s numismatic accomplishments and exploits over forty some years is the fact she does not drive and never has. WOW! Now, that’s what you call a passion, a deep rooted driving force within oneself to make a concerted effort to share the joy of the numismatic hobby of numismatics despite an obstacle —something which can certainly be recognized ‘as above and beyond the call of duty’! Kari Brower is a pro-active ANA life member, an avid published numismatic writer, deeply involved WIN member of at least twenty years and an experience numismatic exhibitor –and more over a now recognized ‘ANA Point of Numismatic Light’. Kari Brower 04-2015 Photo 1- Kari Brower (R with award in hand) receiving her ANA Point of Numismatic Light recognition certificate from Jim Majoros (L) as a number the newer and younger OCCC members look on.

Central States Numismatic Society’s Speaker in April 2015

Allan Schein

Women in Numismatics is pleased to announce that its speaker for the April 23rd Allan Schein 2meeting at the Central States Numismatic Society’s 76th Convention will be none other than Allan Schein, author of Mexican Beauty – Belleza Mexicana, Un Peso Caballito. This meeting will take place on Thursday, Apr. 23rd at 9:00 a.m. in the Serenity Room. Information on the speaker appears below. We hope to see you there!

Allan Schein, numismatist and researcher, is the author of Mexican Beauty – Belleza Mexicana, Un Peso Caballito; the first book ever written about the Little Horse Peso. A World silver crown classic, it is considered one of the most beautiful coin designs ever created. Allan, a successful businessman, Senior Taekwondo Master and former endurance athlete will discuss in detail this seemingly straight forward graphic design. He will share his insights into the complex combination of symbolism incorporated by French designer Charles Pillet, coupled with elements included from the history of Mexico, its cultural references and more. Having written extensively for several national martial arts magazines and authored a bestselling Taekwondo book, Allan has spent the last several years compiling what has been called a “landmark” and “important reference” by professional dealers of Mexican Numismatics.

Darling, Can You Spare a Dime? How Victorians Fell in Love With Pocket Change

By Lisa Hix February 9th, 2015   

Love Token

A young Victorian woman stands on a beach and stares out past the crashing waves, far out into the ocean, wondering where her sweetheart is now. His ship sailed months ago, and he’s not due to return for years. She has no way to hear his voice saying he loves her. The only comfort she has is the coin in her hand. She runs her fingertips over his initials engraved on one side and forget-me-nots on the other, and she feels soothed. (More)

          WOMEN IN NUMISMATICS Member Placed 1ST in YN Junior Class at FUN 2015!Myriam

 It is with great pride that I share with you the results of Myriam’s recent exhibit at  the Winter FUN Show in Orlando, FL. on January 10th, 2015. Myriam V. Saldarriaga, a YN member of WIN, placed first in the YN Junior Class with her exhibit entitiled “Headed West – The changes faces of Miss Liberty on the one cent piece”. Myriam is pictured above at the awards ceremony holding her first place prize – a nice 1872 Seated Dollar! This is Myriam’s first foray into Early American Coppers and a tangible result of her growing collector interest as an EAC member.