ANA Selects David W. Lange as Numismatist of the Year

by on July 7, 2017 · 5 comments

David W. Lange

NGC photo of David W. Lange

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) selected David W. Lange as the Numismatist of the Year. Lange is a research director for the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC).

One of ANA’s highest honors and presented annually, the Numismatist of the Year award was introduced in 1995 to recognize individuals within the numismatic community who have shown long-term leadership in the field and the ANA.

"I’m truly honored to be recognized by the ANA with such a significant award," Lange said. "When I joined the Association in 1978 as a young adult, it was with some uncertainty as to what it would offer me, but my only regret has been that I was not introduced to it in childhood."

Lange is a well-known researcher. He has written nine book and hundreds of articles on numismatics, and has taught many courses at the ANA’s annual Summer Seminar.

Lange has served as NGC’s Research Director since 1994, making him one of the company’s longest-serving employees. His contributions to the company include the development of its VarietyPlus® variety attribution program and catalog, the NGC Photo Proof® service and many educational articles published on

"I am so proud that our own Dave Lange has been honored with this important award," says Mark Salzberg, chairman of NGC, and winner of the award in 2006. "Over the course of the 23 years that we have worked together I have witnessed first-hand the extent of his knowledge and his commitment to the hobby."

Lange was previously recognized by the ANA in 2009 when he received its Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Joe Brown July 7, 2017 at 6:46 pm

Give that man a cigar & head CEO job for the US Mint.

Ben July 8, 2017 at 8:41 am

I second that request. United states mint director but ceo is ok too

Joe Brown July 23, 2017 at 12:57 pm

Ben – I was backing up on these past blogs. I was going to send a blog when I first red yours. My mind took me some place, i don’t know. If I think , i sribble on my hand or some thing Quickly. I saw some things I thort of happen cents kindygarden 1964 age 5, when mostly everybody got out for summer time. 3 *x’s summer school until Never as Great as 78, age 19 1x back, not bad had good summer anyway.Mom & i just about every morning walk to our beach. Mud tide mornings almost always only kid as far as i can sea, I know i an’t sticking the the POINT. I like what ITHINK right now. I don’t give a crap, might forget. I been talking to my moms brother older of her sisters & brothers but 1 UNCLE *JOE* form a subberb across the Alantic Napel Itiay. On our walk’ mom would talk of her past years, she was 41 year of 64 SUN wereshiper. Part of the story. She Tell me Everyone Loved my uncle Joe she made him my *GARDEN ANGEL* saved my ass more than *ONCE leaveing earth* Hansome dark strong MAN. MY *Godfarther* told me he remind him of *ROCKY MARCARENO* only better looking like my *GRANPA*BENNY*who came over here to marry *NANA*after my First*NANA*went to *HEVAN*sometime year of1919 for a *PEACE* of *AMERICAN PIE* Joe enlisted for the world & his 2 Countrys he LOVED*just before the BIG WARS started. A TRUE *PATRIOT*FOR*GODS*WORLD*.My other 1/2 is waiting to use this or afire fight will start. Hungry have stuff to do, if she likes it or not,getting a lap top best price i can find very quick. I”ll get to my point of all this soon blog or not. I’m not *JESUS* they thought *HE* was a nut.

Joe Brown August 5, 2017 at 3:41 pm

Ben – You are right,not CEO of a big bissnuss they make big $$$$$$$$, we the people who pay tax* to our USA* keep our *U*S*A* MINT* in operation. ? i asked in a blog somewhere* I’m Not Looking For It, got no commint*s anyway’s, i* know it*s there. ? was* does *U*S* MINT* get *kickback*s from *big bissnuss grading company’s, *i said if they do, it’s fine with me* as long as it all go’s to our *FED*GOV* And put to *good* use. *U*S*GOV*, we the *USA*PEOPLE*For In *GOD*I* Trust*, *we the people* US*TAX*PAYERS*pay our USA*gov*elected & naw*on elected people* a fix* income + cost of living * pay raise according to contract, *i’m hanging it* out here, *PLEASE Correct *me about any of this* if *i,m wrong,*HUMBELL*me it*s good for my mortal*sole*+. most state & fed employees get 80% of there last years pay*for there pension with there 401k at retiermint, that go’s for our *Head*Chief* of our *U*S*A* all the way’s to our *PUBLIC SCHOOL*S#1*JA*NATO*TOUR*. This is my simply mind*only from a *U*S*Mint statement about first strike & the nar’da,nar’da,nar’da,others,are BULL SH T. So we the people who pay EXTRA $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ all these years, for that >LABELhell< let it happen. Are U*S gov mint* getting paid ceo tax free $$…………………..$. *turn off light. **LET OUR *U*S*A* SHINE*LIKE a *STAR*+ for all to sea to shining *sea* peace*

Joe Brown August 5, 2017 at 4:08 pm

*BIG JIM CATER* *god* love*ya gave up farm for peanut*s & show all tax*s to sea* rule book* old *w*h* a home*solidarity* begins at home with *1God & *family* =*j*e*b*+ *A*B*+*3*smile

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