AMERICAN NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12, 2000
CONTACT: Stephen L. Bobbitt
Q. DAVID BOWERS RECEIVES NUMISMATIC WRITING AWARD
The Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for Excellence in
Numismatic Writing is presented annually to a researcher, author
or journalist in recognition of their career contributions to
numismatics and is judged on the recipient's body of work.
First conferred posthumously in 1999 to its namesake - a
newsman's journalist - the award is sponsored by Krause
Publications. The recipient is selected in a cooperative process by
the American Numismatic Association (ANA), American
Numismatic Society (ANS) and Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG).
The 2000 recipient of the award for excellence in
numismatic writing is Q. David Bowers. The award was presented
by ANS Executive Director Ute Wartenberg at the ANA's 109th
Anniversary Convention Awards Banquet in Philadelphia, August
Perhaps more than for any modern-day numismatist,
Bowers' research and commentary as a cataloger, columnist and
author demonstrate his outstanding and continued support of the
numismatic community. With his casual style and sense of what
is important, Bowers has educated thousands of collectors during
his many decades in the hobby, effectively communicating both the
historic and entertaining.
An award-winning columnist for the ANA's monthly
journal, _The Numismatist_, for more than 20 years, Bowers has
authored more than 35 books and scores of articles. He also
produces his company's _Rare Coin Review_, one of numismatics'
most popular and informative publications of its kind.
A past president of the ANA, Bowers has earned the
Association's highest honors, including the Farran Zerbe Memorial
Award for Distinguished Service. In 1994 he was inducted into the
ANA Numismatic Hall of Fame.
In bestowing the Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for
Excellence in Numismatic Writing on Q. David Bowers, the
American Numismatic Association, American Numismatic Society
and Numismatic Literary Guild express the sincere appreciation of