Donald H. Kagin, Ph.D.
Grow membership and educational opportunities through vision, innovation, and leadership to implement bold new programs.
Transform the way numismatic education is delivered by providing new educational opportunities through increased use of social media and the availability to access on-line curriculum 24/7/265 on any electronic devise including smart phones.
Club Engagement and Expansion
Expand and engage ANA clubs by instruction, managing and sharing best practices especially incorporating virtual Zoom opportunities, providing volunteer expert speaker data base and significantly increasing youth participation.
Secure long-term financial stability by supporting our development director’s initiatives and adding increased sponsorships of exciting new programs. Significantly ramp up marketing the ANA Estate Planning booklet to secure numismatic collections donations leading to their sale in ANA auctions resulting in increased revenue to the association.
Partner with large numismatic firms, auction houses and official grading company to engage their clients in the ANA. Reach out to senior organizations like AARP and to service organizations to offer hobby opportunity and partnerships.
Donald H. Kagin PhD
Don Kagin was born into a numismatic family and began his professional numismatic career cataloging auctions for his father in 1968.
Numismatic education and innovation have been at the forefront of Kagin’s career. He attained the nation’s first B.A. degree in numismatics at Northwestern University and the first numismatic Ph. D. from the Union Institute and University. Since 1972, many of his research papers have appeared in several professional journals, including The Journal of Economic History, and The Numismatist, where he has won the coveted Heath Literary Award.
Kagin’s first book, Private Gold Coins and Patterns of the United States, was published in 1981 and is considered the reference book for this series. His other specialty, U.S. paper currency, has most recently culminated in his award-winning Book of the Year, Treasury Notes of the War of 1812 and is considered the reference work on the subject.
Other innovations include nationally acclaimed one-man educational shows, “The Oldest Living Pioneer” and “Colonial Man,” and acting as the academic dean for the University of Rare Coins. Kagin inspired, shepherded and successfully received congressional approval for the 2006 San Francisco Old Mint Centennial Commemorative coins which raised $4.5 million.
Don is also known for his outside-the-box marketing as when he partnered with Amazon.com in building a numismatic trading platform to launch the worldwide sale of the Saddle Ridge Hoard—the most valuable buried treasure find in North American history.
Kagin has lectured and taught numismatics internationally, conducted seminars and educational forums including several years at the ANA Summer Seminar, and has made several radio and television appearances including two on Good Morning America and multiple times on The History and National Geographic channels.
Besides cataloging, writing, lecturing and teaching numismatics, Kagin is a member of several numismatic clubs and organizations, has served on several academic, educational and numismatic boards including eight years on the ANA board, most recently as Vice President. Currently Kagin serves as a board member of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets which he co-founded, and the National Silver Dollar Roundtable.
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The following are some of the ideas I have received from ANA members over the years which I would like to see implemented during the next two years. I look forward to receiving your comments regarding these ideas and receiving your 2 Cents.
And let me know if in exchange you would like to receive my latest 2 Cent piece.
Thank you for your participation in helping ANA become even better!
FISCAL STABILITY AND CLARITY
a. Guided tours by exhibitors every hour and then ask to join ANA.
b. Greeters at entrance to direct attendees to areas of interest or exhibits. Perhaps provided by club sponsors.
JOINT VENTURES & PARTNERSHIPS