ANA 2017 Election Results, Gary Adkins for President


ANAElection results are in for the 2017-2019 term to the American Numismatic Association Board of Governors.

Gary Adkins will serve as the Association’s 60th president and Don Kagin, who ran unopposed, will become vice president.

ANA voting members brought back six incumbents and selected three new candidates. In the contest for the seven board seats, eight members competed. The returning four incumbents won the most votes followed by three new candidates.

For President Votes
Gary Adkins (Minneapolis, Minnesota) 3,274
Mike Ellis (Camilla, Georgia) 2,007
For Vice President Votes
Don Kagin (Tiburon, California) 1
Candidates for Governor Votes
Col. Steve Ellsworth, Ret. (Brentwood, Tennessee) 4,335
Dr. Ralph Ross (Sugar Land, Texas) 4,073
Greg Lyon (St. Louis, Missouri) 3,953
Paul Montgomery (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) 3,860
Thomas J. Uram (Eighty Four, Pennsylvania) 3,679
John W. Highfill (Broken Arrow, Oklahoma) 3,653
Brian Hendelson (Bridgewater, New Jersey) 3,474
Unelected Candidate for Governor Votes
Adam J. Crum (Newport Beach, California) 3,378


Overall, 5,371, or 28.7%, of the potential 19,425 ANA members voted in the election. To be eligible to vote, members had to be at least 13 years old and a member for at least one year as of March 31 of the election year. The total number of voters slipped about 1% from the election in 2015, with those eligible to vote down roughly 4.5%.

The new board will be sworn-in at the annual ANA Banquet on Friday, Aug. 4, at the World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado.

In the event that a board member cannot fulfill their two-year term, the runner-up will fill the vacant seat for the remaining portion of that term.

About ANA

The American Numismatic Association ( is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. The ANA helps its 25,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its array of programs including its education and outreach programs, museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars.

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Seth Riesling

Of the 9 members of the ANA Board of Governors, 6 are full-time coin dealers. So we know who runs the show there. Not a very fair situation for collectors. Big money dealers rule the ANA.


Joe Brown

Anyone can join the ANA , established 1891 USA . You can vote at the age of 13 as long as you pay dues and in good standing. ANA has 25,000 members over 19,000 were able to vote. Under 6000 voted. It’s up to all the members to vote. Membership dues are not bad at all. Good Bennys, the major part of my collection are from ANA dealers. When I sold over the years it was to a ANA dealer in good standings with the ANA. One thing there are ANA dealers that will take advantage of you. You got… Read more »