On August 3, during the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money Convention in Denver, Colorado, Liberty Coin Service Communications Officer Patrick A. Heller was honored three times. The ANA recognized him as the 2017 recipient of the Exemplary Service Award. From the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) he was honored as the 2017 recipient of the Best Dealer Newsletter or Magazine and Best Radio Report.
Tom Coulson, CEO of Liberty Coin Service, said, “The Exemplary Service Award is given to those who have served the ANA and its Mission. Pat has served on ANA committees for twelve years, including eight years as a chair or co-chair. For the past three years, he volunteered his time as an ANA-certified numismatic exhibit judge. In addition, he has been extremely active in promoting the ANA’s mission to use money as an educational tool. Over the decades, Pat has made hundreds of presentations at schools, taught classes on coin collecting, and made countless presentations across the country to Scout organizations, 4-H groups, numismatic clubs, churches, and a variety or adult organizations. He was previously honored by the ANA with a Presidential Award in 2008 and with the Harry Forman Numismatic Dealer of the Year Award.”
Coulson continued, “The NLG award for best dealer publication was for his writing of Liberty Coin Service’s monthly newsletter titled Liberty’s Outlook (available at www.libertycoinservice.com). The radio report honor was for his twice-weekly morning commentaries on Lansing station 1320 WILS-AM called ‘Things You “Know” That Just Aren’t So, And Important News You Need To Know’ (archived at http://1320wils.com/pages/patrick-a.-heller-commentary). This is the second consecutive year that the NLG has honored Pat with these awards. The radio commentaries have now been honored by the NLG five times over the seven years of the series.”
While working at the ANA World’s Fair of Money, Heller conducted three interviews—one a live broadcast on a northeast Wisconsin radio station, a video interview to be posted at www.coinweek.com, and with journalist Marsha Mercer to provide unattributed background information for an article posted at http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2017/08/11/economic-anxiety-distrust-of-government-fuel-gold-rush.