Stack’s Bowers March 26, 2014 Baltimore Auction

Stack's Bowers Galleries will be selling the Charles A. Wharton Collection of American and other medals, including a Nobel Peace Prize medal in gold, two Saint-Gaudens 1905 Roosevelt inauguration medals, a very important panorama of Washington medals, a collection of Hard Times tokens, and some marvelous Civil War tokens. See their press release. Catalogs can be downloaded at

From the President

I hereby call for nominations for the elected positions of the TAMS Board of Directors. They are President, First and Second Vice Presidents, and eight Governors. As stated in the ByLaws, the first three of these offices require that the nominee has served two terms as Governor. Please send your nominations, either by mail or e-mail, to Secretary Freeland using the addresses found on the Officers page. Please make sure that she receives your nominations by April 15. If you have questions about the process or wish to know the duties, please contact any of your Officers. It would be best if all nominees are willing and able to be in attendance at the TAMS annual meeting which is held in conjunction with the American Numismatic Association “World Fair of Money”.

Board adopts new dues structure

The Board voted to adopt a new dues structure effective immediately to address continuing funding shortfalls. We received $17,000 in dues for fiscal year 2012-13 and $11,240 in ad revenue in the Journal. It cost $25,300 to produce the Journal and $7,000 to cover the Society’s administrative expenses. Book sales and donations help cover the expenses, but the treasury is slowly being depleted and new publishing projects require us to find outside funding to proceed. The Board vote to raise dues by $5 to narrow the gap. Life membership costs were raised to 40 times the cost of annual memberships owing to the large percentage of members that already hold life membership status.


New Service Launched for TAMS Members

Research requests from members and researchers often require the Librarian to make copies of past Journal articles. We will begin posting pdfs as they are created to the website where they can be downloaded using the name and password created for access to the TAMS Directory. Please submit your directory information and receive a name and password to take advantage of this service.

Five back issues of the Journal issue have been uploaded in the pdf format provided to the printer. More will be added.

Mel Wacks has made a public update available via the TAMS website. It may be accessed by consulting the table of contents for the 2011 Volume 2 issue under the TAMS Journal page.

TAMS Membership and Communications Directory

Direct email submissions to bsktmkr (@) Please include your name, email address, TAMS membership number, and one or more collecting interests. In addition, include a name and password that you will use to access the member’s only area of the TAMS website.

If you have not submitted information for the directory, you have not had a name and password created to access the members only area. Please contact the webmaster if you would like to have access. Be sure to include your membership information.

TAMS Directory (for members only)

TAMS Banquet in Chicago, 2013

Dinner Pictures and Awards

TAMS Website

By-Laws Updated February 3, 2014.
Additional links to Journals and articles added November 5, 2013.
Dues structure updated August 23, 2013.
Membership Directory updated on September 23, 2013.

If you have suggestions, comments, criticisms, errors to report, or material to contribute, please contact Bill Hyder at bsktmkr (@) Let us know how we can best serve your collecting interests.