U.S. Mint invites Liberty Coin Service’s Heller to participate in October 13 Numismatic Forum
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
The US Mint has invited Liberty Coin Service’s Patrick A. Heller to participate in its Numismatic Forum being held October 13 at the Federal Bank of Philadelphia. Heller is perhaps the only Michigan resident to receive one of these selective invitations to consult with the Mint.
Said Liberty Coin Service Owner Tom Coulson, “We are honored that the US Mint considers Pat to be a leader in the numismatic community. He is a nationally-honored coin dealer, widely respected for his voluminous output of writings and radio programs and for volunteering in local schools to support the use of money to reinforce class lessons. Pat has written an article that will be posted Friday at www.numismaticnews.net that lists eight new recommendations for the US Mint to achieve the goals of the Numismatic Forum.”
According to Tom Jurkowsky, the US Mint’s Chief of the Office of Corporate Communications, “The purpose of the event is to gather leaders and stakeholders of the numismatic community to explore ways to stimulate and revitalize the hobby. As we approach the U.S. Mint’s 225th anniversary next year, we hope this unique opportunity to examine and discuss the Mint’s past, present and future will help move all the elements of the numismatic industry forward.”
Liberty Coin Service, founded in 1971, is Michigan’s largest and most frequently honored rare coin and precious metals dealership. Former owner and current LCS Communications Officer Patrick A. Heller calls himself the “unofficial artist” of the 2004 Michigan State Quarter for having been the primary author of the written instructions supplied to the US Mint’s artists to create the dies to strike those coins. This year he has been honored by the Industry Council for Tangible Assets with the Diane Piret Outstanding Memorial Outstanding Service Award and by the Numismatic Literary Guild for both the Best Dealer-Published Magazine or Newspaper and Best Radio Report. He was recognized by the American Numismatic Association in 2012 as the Harry Forman National Coin Dealer of the Year.
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. It also produces numismatic products and bullion coins.