Iowa Numismatic Association
Outstanding Numismatist Award

Purpose:

The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding effort in the support of the field of numismatics.

Award Criteria:

The award will be given biannually beginning in 2007 and continuing each odd numbered year.  Nominations will be accepted prior to June 1st of each odd numbered year.  Nominations should be received in writing by the INA Secretary prior to midnight on the above deadline.  The nomination should include the candidates name and a brief summary of their qualifications.

Qualifications:

Nominees must be a living INA member in good standing with the organization for at least 3 years.  Recipients are eligible to receive the award only once every ten years. 

Nominees will be evaluated on the following:

Service to the INA and / or an INA endorsed area club.
Promotion and / or propagation of the field of numismatics.
General character and reputation on integrity and honesty.

The nominations will be reviewed by the INA board.  The board will narrow the nominees to three finalists (candidates).  A general election will be held by the INA to determine the final recipient from the three finalists.  Only INA members in good standing will be allowed to vote in the general election.  (Board members who are nominated must abstain from participation in the review and consolidation of candidates.  The do retain their ability to cast their vote in the general election once the three finalists have been chosen.)

The award will be a plaque presented at the next INA general meeting.

INA Outstanding Numismatist Award Winners:

2015

Dean Parr

Dean Parr (right) is presented with the 2015 INA Outstanding Numismatist Award by INA President John Jackson at the INA
State Show in Altoona.

 

Dean Parr started collecting coins as a Cub Scout in 1958 when he received a Christmas gift of the Whitman Lincoln Cents No. 2.  He has spent many hours searching rolls of coins purchased from local banks.  In the mid 1970's Dean purchased a copy of Krause World Coins and a pound of world coins.  He now collects world coins by date and mint.  He joined the Cedar Rapids Coin Club in 1984 and has served as secretary since 2001.  He has been a member of the INA since 1998, served as District 2 Director for a number of years, and is currently First Vice President.  Dean also has served as Web Master for the INA's web site since it went on-line in June of 2003.


2013

Denny Ross

Denny Ross (left) is presented with the 2013 INA Outstanding Numismatist Award by INA President Rusty Crawford at the INA
State Show in Iowa City.

 

Denny's service in the field of numismatics is impeccable and long standing.  He has been a member and past officer of a local coin club for several years and it the current chairman of the coin club's annual coin show.  As well as being a District Director for the INA he is also the editor of The Iowa Collector.  Denny has put forth extraordinary effort to make The Iowa Collector one of the best numismatic publications in the nation.  He strives to treat everyone honestly and with the utmost integrity.  Denny goes above and beyond the call of duty to improve the INA in every aspect.

2011

 

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Tom Robertson (right) is presented with the 2011 INA Outstanding Numismatist Award by INA President Chris Seuntjens at the INA State Show in Altoona.

 

Tom Robertson has gone out of his way, for years, in doing the job of Historian for the Iowa Numismatic Association.  Tom has been an avid numismatist since 1951.  He is a past President of the Iowa Numismatic Association and is the current District 1 Representative.  Tom is the current District Representative of the American Numismatic Association, Representative of the Flying Eagle and Indian Head Cent Club.  He is also a member of 24 numismatic organizations.  Tom has also taught a numismatic course at Kirkwood College.  He also does numismatic presentations and seminars at INA coin shows and conventions, coin clubs, and other community organizations.  Mr. Robertson is also diversified in the field of numismatics and a devoted contributor of his time and energy.

2009

 

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Beverly Ashton (left) is presented with the 2009 INA Outstanding Numismatist Award by INA President Lee Roe at the INA State Show in Altoona.

 

Beverly Ashton has served on the board of the INA as Secretary/Treasurer for many years.  She has recorded all the board meeting minutes, collected the dues, and issued the membership cards.  She handles numerous details associated with the elections and the publication of The Iowa Collector.  She also serves as the Secretary of Finance and does all of the bookkeeping for our organization.  There are numerous other details Bev handles for our organization that many of us never think about because Bev just handles them. Our organization depends greatly upon Bev and she does a great job of keeping us on track.  No doubt she has logged countless hours to insure the success and growth of our organization and is truly deserving of the honor of being named Iowa’s Numismatist of the Year.

 

2007 (1st year, 1st award)

 

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Chris Seuntjens (left) is presented with the 2007 INA Outstanding Numismatist Award by INA President John Jackson at the INA State Show in Storm Lake.

 

Mr. Seuntjens has been, and continues to be, a central figure in the Iowa numismatic community.  Christopher has shown, for many years, exemplary devotion to promoting the field of numismatics, not only on a personal level, but as past President of the Iowa Numismatic Association and the Advertising Coordinator for “The Iowa Collector”, the official publication of the INA.  He has devoted his time and expense to successfully get the 5% sales tax removed from collector coins, currency, and bullion metals.  Mr. Seuntjens promotion of the field of numismatics is and always has been tireless.  His integrity, honesty, and sincerity are above reproach.