AMERICAN NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 10, 2001
CONTACT: Stephen L. Bobbitt
MOE WEINSCHEL RECEIVES ANA EXEMPLARY SERVICE AWARD
The American Numismatic Association (ANA) Exemplary
Service Award is presented for services performed on behalf of the
First conferred in 1991, the ANA Exemplary Service Award
is presented to an individual, club or corporation, firm or
association whose services to the ANA are deemed "above and
beyond the call." The 2001 recipient is Moe Weinschel.
Moe Weinschel of Far Rockaway, New York, has been an
ANA member for more than 50 years and started collecting coins
when he was only 12 years old. Weinschel is a great supporter and
promoter of numismatics in his home state of New York.
Weinschel began his collection with Indian Head cents and
by earning a Boy Scout merit badge on coin collecting. Even
though he has come a long way since he made his Scout pledges,
he has not forgotten them and now funds and donates to ANA
Young Numismatist activities.
The ANA is not the only numismatic association that claims
Weinschel as a member. He also belongs to the American Israel
Numismatic Association (AINA), which he joined in 1968. He has
been a member of the AINA board since 1970 and president since
1988. Weinschel was, in fact, one of the founding members of the
AINA in Brooklyn, as well as a founding member and past
president of the Israel Numismatic Society of Queens (New York).
His efforts in founding new clubs did not end in Queens.
Weinschel also founded and presided as president of the Israel
Numismatic Society of Long Island. Weinschel wanted to make
sure that he had the entire state of New York covered and,
therefore, went on to become a member and president of the Israel
Numismatic Society of New York.
This king of coin collecting in New York also is a member
of a number of other organizations, including the Long Island Coin
Club, Token and Medal Society (TAMS) and Florida United
Numismatists (FUN). Weinschel presided as a convention
coordinator and chairman of Greater New York Numismatic
Conventions in 1972 and 1989. He also is a committee chairman
for Grand Central Coin Conventions and Metropolitan New York
Coin Conventions, and served as general chairman of the ANA's
106th Anniversary Convention in New York City in 1997. Despite
Weinschel's busy schedule, he still finds time to maintain a
frequent role as an exhibitor at club meetings and other numismatic
Weinschel did not want to leave any stone unturned in the
numismatic garden. Therefore, he also became a writer of feature
articles in Numismatic Scrapbook magazine and Numismatic News.
As president of the AINA, Weinschel also writes the bimonthly
president's message for "The Shekel."
Judging has sparked Weinschel's interest over the years, and
he has been a member of the judging committee for the Krause
Publications Coins of the Year award, the TAMS "Ben & Sylvia
Odesser" literary award and the annual AINA medal. Weinschel
has not just judged awards, he has also won some. He is a recipient
of the ANA Medal of Merit (1995) and the Goodfellow Award
(1997). With all of these responsibilities, it will be amazing if
Weinschel can even find the time to accept the honor proposed for
him this year.
In bestowing the Exemplary Service Award, the American
Numismatic Association presents a certificate and expresses the
sincere appreciation of its members.