Tuesday Buzz: How Coin Collectors Celebrate

The American Numismatic Association celebrates its 125th anniversary with a membership drive that coin collectors ought to love. Also: A few more apps for event planners to embrace.

Looking to turn your association anniversary into a membership opportunity? Don’t be afraid to offer a token of your gratitude.

That’s the strategy that the American Numismatic Association (ANA), a group for coin collectors, is taking as a part of its 125th anniversary. The group is offering the following rare coins to new and renewing members:

New platinum members, existing members who renew for three years, and people who donate $125 to the group will receive the MS-69 Silver American Eagle coin. Just 2,500 of the coins are available.

Those who pay for a lifetime membership (a cost of $600 to $1,200) and those who donate $500 to the group will receive a limited-edition 125th Anniversary MS-70 Silver Eagle. The group will only hand out 250 of the coins.

ANA President Jeff Garrett says that the strategy—formulated with the help of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and a number of industry vendors—is intended to celebrate the people who got ANA where it is today.

“We hope our 2016 Silver Eagle membership campaign will entice new collectors to discover what the ANA has to offer and serve as a gesture of appreciation to our loyal members,” Garrett said, according to CoinWeek.

The membership drive will continue until the end of the year, but, when the coins run out, they’re gone.

Boost Your Event Planning

You might’ve seen my blog post from today about using subtle automation to improve your job. But let’s say you’re an event planner and have differing needs. What do you do? You check out Eventbrite’s list of time-saving tools, which includes a few apps I didn’t mention in my piece. Dig in!

Other Links of Note

Speaking of things to collect, Idea Architects’ Jeffrey Cufaude highlights the benefits of using trading cards at events.

Another tool that could help your meeting is a group covenant, an agreement between the event coordinator and the audience on the expectations of an event. Author Adrian Segar explains.

And, extending the idea of the group covenant, National Fluid Power Association CEO Eric Lanke extends the idea to the whole organization in his latest blog post, “Terms of Engagement.”

Ernie Smith

By Ernie Smith

Ernie Smith is a former senior editor for Associations Now. MORE

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