Fifty years celebrated

Seventy-two members and guests attended the 50th anniversary banquet at the Sage Woodfire Tavern on Saturday night, March 29th. Special guests included 1972 club President Larry Todd, 2000-2001 club President Ed Zimmerman, ANA Alabama District Representative Richard Jozefiak, and ANA Governor Mike Ellis.

All attendees received a custom made 1964 encased nickel commemorating the club’s 50th anniversary with the slogan “If You Are Stuck In A Pickle, Here’s A nickel” and a special commemorative wooden nickel. A digital movie produced by John Phipps featured several old club pictures and memorabilia. Several club scrapbooks were also on display.

Since most members have received their free encased nickel, the club will begin selling the remaining encased nickels for $3 each. The remaining 50th anniversary silver medals are also available for $35 each. If you haven’t obtained your free nickel or purchased a silver medal, you may do so at a club meeting while supplies last.

After dinner, Mike Ellis presented two special awards&mdashan ANA certificate honoring the club’s 50th anniversary and an ANA Presidential Award, which was presented to Chip Cutcliff, club president and ANA Georgia district representative.

It was a special evening to celebrate 50 years of numismatic fun, friends, and wonderful memories.

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