The Michigan State Numismatic Society

Glenn Smedley Memorial Award

Ray Burns

Long Time MSNS Member and Dealer gets prestigious Glenn Smedley Award at the 2019 ANA Worlds Fair of Money

Developing an interest in coins while still in high school, Burns spent a lot of time at Mike Kolman’s coin shop, Federal Brand Enterprises, in the early 60’s and at Lou Erwin’s, Shaker Coin Shop. One of his early mentors was Leon Lindheim, coin columnist for The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Burns began traveling and working coin shows across the country in 162. He operates Ray Burns Ltd. Based in Cleveland, Ohio and is active in numerous numismatic clubs and organizations. Last year, Burns celebrated 50 years of membership in the ANA.