NLG Newsletter June 22, 2020

Welcome to the latest edition of the Numismatic Literary Guild’s eNewsletter.  Happy late Father’s Day to all who qualified. 

ANA CONVENTION AND THE NLG AWARDS LUNCHEON

The American Numismatic Association announced last week the suspension of their annual convention in August in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Notice that this was called a suspension — not a cancellation — as the ANA is looking at other cities and venues as possible alternatives.  However, unless the ANA comes up with something quickly, it looks as if the annual NLG Awards Luncheon will be held online.  

Relative to the ANA convention, 21 of our members responded to our recent survey asking if they would attend, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Thirteen respondents indicated that they would attend; eight said they would not.

The NLG Board and I will continue to monitor this situation and we will let you know as soon as any decisions are made.

NLG BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION

Following our call for nominations in our last eNewsletter, eight members indicated their willingness to serve on the NLG Board if elected to one of the five open positions.

These members are (in alphabetical order):
Michael Chou
Bob Fritsch
Donn Pearlman
Michael Shutterly
Barry Sunshine
Joseph Uphoff
Mel Wacks
Doug Winter

To be eligible to run, each member needs three nominations from NLG members in good standing.  Bob Fritsch, Donn Pearlman, and Doug Winter have received three or more nominations each.  The remaining five members need one or more nominations each.

Because the NLG does not publish their membership list, obtaining nominations can be difficult because potential candidates simply don’t know who to ask.  Therefore, please consider nominating one or more of the remaining five members by sending me an email to that effect by the end of June 30.  In the first week of July, I will send out a slate of candidates with their bios and campaign platforms and we’ll have ourselves a real election.

The election will be held by email (or mail for those members who do not have email), the results will be tabulated, and the top five vote-getters will join the NLG Board in August.

Members of the Board oversee NLG policy, review membership applications and submit nominations for the annual Clemy Award.

WEBSITE UPDATE

The NLG website update is nearly complete and you may view the results at www.nlgonline.org.  The Board and I have been working with Scott Purvis, our new Webmaster, and we welcome any comments, corrections, and constructive criticism.

NEW BOOKS

Our own David Lange (NLG Awards Coordinator) just announced the publication of his new book: Coin Collecting Albums, A Complete History and Catalog: Volume Three Whitman Publishing Company Folders and Albums 1940-1978.  Contact Dave at davidwlange@outlook.comfor special pricing before August 1.

Daryl J. Haynor’s “United States Classic Gold Coins of 1834-1839” arrived in the mail yesterday.  CoinWeek Supplies is offering Daryl’s books HERE.

Stay well and stay in touch.

Best wishes,

Ron Guth, Executive Director
Numismatic Literary Guild

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