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Liberty Coin Service’s Heller Honored As “Numismatic Ambassador!”

Dollars and Sense
January 14, 2020 4:00 PM


At the Florida United Numismatist convention in Orlando, Florida on January 10, 2020, Liberty Coin Service Communications Officer Patrick A. Heller was honored as one of five new “Numismatic Ambassadors.”  He is now one of just over 200 people so honored by the hobby and industry since 1974. 

Said LCS CEO and owner Tom Coulson, “There are only a handful of Michigan residents who have received this honor, which is akin to a lifetime achievement award.  Pat was not only an owner of Liberty Coin Service for 33 years, he also devoted a significant time as a volunteer to further the numismatic hobby and industry.  He has worked with Scouts and 4-H, made presentations in more than 100 school classrooms, served as an officer or on committees for multiple numismatic organizations, served as a numismatic exhibit judge, has given speeches to senior citizens, service organizations, churches, coin clubs, and investment conferences across the country, authored more than one thousand articles and newsletters, produced almost one thousand radio commentaries, and has helped gained sales tax exemptions on retail sales of rare coins and precious metals in Michigan and sixteen other states.  On top of that, he also calls himself the ‘unofficial artist’ of the 2004 Michigan Statehood Quarter where he was the primary author of the written instructions supplied to the US Mint’s engraver to create the coin’s design.”

When asked about his wide range of volunteer activities, Heller noted, “It would not have been possible for me to have done all of this except that Liberty Coins has a phenomenal staff.  It was only with their support that I had the time to perform this volunteer work.  I am humbled and grateful at receiving this elite award, which was effectively earned by the entire Liberty staff.”

Frequently-honored Liberty Coin Service, founded in 1971, is Michigan’s largest rare coin and precious metals dealership.  Liberty Coins, as it is known locally, has been located in Lansing’s Frandor Shopping Center since 1975.

The Numismatic Ambassador award was established in 1974 by Krause Publications to recognize up to five individuals annually for their contributions to numismatics.  The Florida United Numismatists, one of the largest statewide numismatic organizations, continued this award beginning in 2014.


Frequently-honored Liberty Coin Service, founded in 1971, is Michigan’s largest rare coin and precious metals dealership.  The company provides important but often little-reported information to customers, subscribers and the general public in its monthly newsletter, Liberty’s Outlook posted at  www.libertycoinservice.comin LCS Communications Officer Patrick A. Heller’s weekly columns posted at NumismaticNews.net and other websites, and in Heller’s radio commentaries on Wednesday and Friday mornings on 1320-AM WILS under the title of “Things You ‘Know’ That Just Aren’t So, And Important News You Need To Know.”  Liberty Coins, as it is known locally, has been located in Lansing’s Frandor Shopping Center since 1975.

  • Patrick A. Heller with his Numismatic Ambassador Award
  • The five newest Numismatic Ambassador Award honorees, from left: David Crenshaw (Chief Operating Officer of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets) Kim Kiick (Executive Director of the American Numismatic Association) Scott E. Douglas (numismatic author and speaker, officer of several numismatic organizations) David Menchell (exhibitor, exhibit judge, ANA Seminar instructor, officer of multiple numismatic organizations) Patrick A. Heller (Liberty Coin Service Communications Officer and former owner)

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