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    Donald L. Carmody, a long-time collector and professional numismatist, passed away in October 1994. He was remembered by Q. David Bowers in a Coin World Letter to the Editor "...as a true benefactor to numismatics, as a caring, sharing, individual whose glass was always half full, never half empty...one great person, the personification of what human nature--and numismatics--should be." In the last years of his life, medical adversities mandated Don's getting around coin shows in a wheelchair, but he still enjoyed each and every minute he was able to devote to his hobby, profession, and friends in the numismatic community.
    The following lots are from his collection of ANA medals, which he was always striving to complete. At coin conventions he delighted in spending hours searching for medals he needed. With each new acquisition he rearranged his collection in special frames and proudly displayed them in his home. Don always expressed the desire to have his collection made available to others who shared his interest, as he was a staunch supporter of the ANA as LM-2578, Glenn Smedley Memorial Award recipient, etc. He was also a former President and Treasurer of the Society for U.S. Commemorative Coins. Don and his wife, ANA Governor Helen L. Carmody, both Numismatic Ambassadors, were the first husband-and-wife team to participate in a first-strike ceremony, which was held at the Denver Mint. Don struck the 26th 1988 Olympic Dollar, and it is particularly fitting that the coin and accompanying documentation be offered during an Olympic year at this year's ANA Anniversary Convention in Denver.

    ANA Medals: 1909, 1912, 1914, 1916, 1917, (2) 1920, 1921, (2) 1925, 1928, 1929, and 1930.


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    August, 1996
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