100 Years of Coin Collecting

100 Years of Coin Collecting Maximum Cards

Stock #: 235633
Type: Postcard
Era: Continental Chrome
Publisher: Maximum Card Collection
Postmark: 1991 Aug-13
PM City: Chicago
PM State: IL
Stamp: 29c
Size: 4" x 5.75" (10.25 x 15 cm)

Additional Details:
First day of issue: August 13, 1991 First issue location: Chicago, Illinois In 1891 Dr. George F. Heath -- a Michigan physician and avid numismatist determined to foster participation in the hobby -- met with a group of similar-minded collectors in Chicago to found the American Numismatic Association (ANA). Today the ANA -- headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado -- is the largest coin, token and medal collectors' organization in the world. Boasting an unparalleled research library and the world-class money museum, the ANA sponsors educational seminars and annual conventions to serve member needs, while its publication T"The Numismatist" is one of the hobby's foremost scholarly journals. In 1991 the ANA marks its centenary, and the U.S. Postal Service tenders a salute of its own with the release of a stamp commemorating ANA's 100th anniversary. The design on this Maximum Card features a studious collector from the 1890s. Together with the stamp, the design honors the American Numismatic Association and its efforts to safeguard the hobby for collectors of the future