President’s Message: Winter 2012

This winter has been an exciting one for Baltimore sports fans. Although the Ravens dispatched old rivals the Colts in the first round of the playoffs, further success seemed unlikely as it would require beating the two best quarterbacks in the game—Peyton...

President’s Message: Fall 2012

The June 29 lecture by Donald Kagin at the Summer Whitman Show went well, although the attendance was disappointing. It is unclear whether that was a reflection of the show attendance, which was low even for a summer show, or whether it means we need to re-think how...

President’s Message: Summer 2012

I am happy report that the future of numismatics in Maryland is much more secure than at the time of my last report thanks to changes made in the Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act (BRFA). As you may recall, the Governor’s proposal would have eliminated the sales...

President’s Message: Spring 2012

This time of year is typically an exciting one. The days are getting longer as we approach the Spring Equinox. The average temperatures are on the rise as Spring appears on the horizon. The Spring Whitman Show approaches with its Exhibits managed by Bryce Doxzon....

President’s Message: Winter 2011

As I accept the gavel from Jack Schadegg near the Thanksgiving holiday, it seems appropriate to think of the good fortunes that our Organization has experienced that we should be thankful for. The Distinguished Lecture Series continues to be successful . I believe it...

President’s Message: Fall 2011

Welcome to the autumn issue of The Maryland Numismatist. MSNA extends a special thanks to Anthony Swiatek, our third speaker in the MSNA Distinguished Lecturer Series. After delivering a nice lecture and slide show on buying coins, Anthony generously donated back to...