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Liberty Coin Service's Heller Honored As "Numismatic Ambassador"

Posted: 2:45 PM, Jan 17, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-17 14:45:41-05
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LANSING, Mich. — At the Florida United Numismatist convention in Orlando, Florida on January 10, 2020, Liberty Coin Service Communications Officer Patrick A. Heller was honored as one of five new “Numismatic Ambassadors.” He is now one of just over 200 people so honored by the hobby and industry since 1974.

Said LCS CEO and owner Tom Coulson, “There are only a handful of Michigan residents who have received this honor, which is akin to a lifetime achievement award. Pat was not only an owner of Liberty Coin Service for 33 years, he also devoted a significant time as a volunteer to further the numismatic hobby and industry. He has worked with Scouts and 4-H, made presentations in more than 100 school classrooms, served as an officer or on committees for multiple numismatic organizations, served as a numismatic exhibit judge, has given speeches to senior citizens, service organizations, churches, coin clubs, and investment conferences across the country, authored more than one thousand articles and newsletters, produced almost one thousand radio commentaries, and has helped gained sales tax exemptions on retail sales of rare coins and precious metals in Michigan and sixteen other states. On top of that, he also calls himself the ‘unofficial artist’ of the 2004 Michigan Statehood Quarter where he was the primary author of the written instructions supplied to the US Mint’s engraver to create the coin’s design.”

When asked about his wide range of volunteer activities, Heller noted, “It would not have been possible for me to have done all of this except that Liberty Coins has a phenomenal staff. It was only with their support that I had the time to perform this volunteer work. I am humbled and grateful at receiving this elite award, which was effectively earned by the entire Liberty staff.”

Frequently-honored Liberty Coin Service, founded in 1971, is Michigan’s largest rare coin and precious metals dealership. Liberty Coins, as it is known locally, has been located in Lansing’s Frandor Shopping Center since 1975.

The Numismatic Ambassador award was established in 1974 by Krause Publications to recognize up to five individuals annually for their contributions to numismatics. The Florida United Numismatists, one of the largest statewide numismatic organizations, continued this award beginning in 2014.

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