AMERICAN NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 10, 2001
CONTACT: Stephen L. Bobbitt
THOMAS D. ROGERS SR. RECEIVES ANA GOVERNMENT SERVICE AWARD
The American Numismatic Association (ANA) presents its
Outstanding Government Service Award in recognition of efforts
to advance numismatics in the previous 12 months.
First conferred in 1991, the ANA Outstanding Government
Service Award is presented to an individual working in or retired
from public service who has helped advance the interests of the
The 2001 award recipient is Thomas D. Rogers Sr., recent
retiree from the United States Mint. He is a familiar face and name
in numismatics, having worked with the Mint and the hobby as a
sculptor/engraver for 10 years.
A United States Navy veteran who holds a degree in
commercial art, Rogers has spent two decades working as a
medallic sculptor, creating some magnificent designs. This
incredible artist also has designed and sculpted numerous
commemorative coins, including the 1996 Smithsonian silver dollar
obverse, the 1996 National Community Service silver dollar
obverse, the 1998 Robert F. Kennedy silver dollar obverse, the
reverses of the 1997 Franklin D. Roosevelt $5 and platinum
American Eagle bullion coin, and the medallic portraits of Treasury
Secretary Lloyd Bentsen and President William J. Clinton.
Rogers also engraved the Dolley Madison silver dollar
reverse and created the obverse of the medal struck to celebrate the
ANA's 100th Anniversary in Chicago.
Not just a mere sculptor, Rogers enjoys collecting coins of
various facets of the numismatic hobby. His remarkable
techniques and unique styles set him apart from other
sculptor/engravers in a way that makes him deserving of an award
for all his dedicated work.
In bestowing its Outstanding Government Service Award,
the American Numismatic Association expresses the sincere
appreciation of its members.