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Chicago ANA Worlds Fair of Money General Meeting Information:

At the Win General meeting the guest speaker is Mel Wacks, who founded the Jewish-American Hall of Fame and has been president of the American Israel Numismatic Association (AINA) since 2001.  His topic at this meeting is “Women on Jewish-American Hall of Fame Medals.”  Saturday, August 17, 9:00 am, Room 24 of the Stephens Convention Center. Everyone is welcome.

Congratulations to WIN President Charmy Harker for being the first recipient of Central States Numismatic Society’s Q. David Bowers Lifetime Achievement award for her commitment, dedication and service to numismatics.  

Also, congratulations to WIN member Richard Snow for receiving the Mitch Ernst Sower Award for eagerly sharing his love of our hobby to others!


We’d like to offer a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to WIN Secretary/Membership Chairman Cindy Wibker for winning FIRST PLACE at the Georgia Numismatic Association show for her exhibit on “Woman’s Relief Corps Badges.” Also a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to WIN Parliamentarian Carrie Best for winning SECOND PLACE for her exhibit on the “Twelve Days of Christmas on .999 silver.”

Mitch Ernst gave a presentation at the WIN General Meeting during the Central States Numismatic Society’s show in Schaumberg on was “Oscar Roty’s Marianne, ‘La Semeuse’ – France’s Symbol of Liberty.” Mitch is the current president of CSNS, and is also the past president of both the Omaha Coin Club and the Nebraska Numismatic Association for over 10 years.

Congratulations to the following Women In Numismatic members who were recently recognized at the 2018 ANA World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia for their outstanding contributions to numismatics:

Cindy Wibker received the 2018 Farran Zerbe award which is the highest honor conferred by the ANA and is given in recognition of numerous years of outstanding, dedicated service to numismatics. The recipient should be an individual who has rendered numerous years of outstanding service to the ANA as well as the field of numismatics. The nominee should be a former Medal of Merit and Glenn Smedley Memorial Award recipient. This award is limited to members of the ANA.

Prue Fitts received the Elvira Clain-Steffanelli 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 mentorship, must have made a lasting impact on the numismatic community and demonstrated a lifelong commitment to the betterment of numismatics.

Mark Lighterman received the ANA lifetime achievement award for making outstanding contributions to organized numismatics. The recipient should be an individual, family, firm or judicial entity that has achieved extraordinary accomplishments in the field of numismatics and should have a strong record of professional involvement in the industry.

Bob Fritsch received the Joseph Boling award for excellence in numismatic judging

Michael Shutterly received the Women in Numismatics exhibiting award for Remember the Ladies for the best exhibit demonstrating an aspect of the roles of women in numismatics; as representational images, artists, producers, scholars, collectors, etc.

Abby Zechman received the ANA’s Outstanding Young Numismatist of the Year award and for winning Best in Show for her exhibit. This award honors young collectors for outstanding contributions to the hobby and industry. Recipients should exhibit a positive attitude, strong communication skills, cooperation, dependability and avid interest in expanding their numismatic knowledge.

Louise Boling received the WIN Gloria Peters Literary Award for the best article published in Winning Ways during the previous calendar year for her article, “A Novel Way to Display a Collection: Jack L. Boling – A Life in Stitches.”

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: