Heath MacAlpine writes:
Long time Dayton-Kettering Coin Club member and nationally prominent numismatist Hank Spangenberger has died at age 79. His obituary appeared in this morning's Dayton Daily News.
Henry "Hank" G. Age 79 of Kettering, OH, passed away on March 7, 2012. Hank considered himself a collector of anything unusual, interesting or rare with the professional title of Numismatist. His interest in coins surfaced as a youngster when he joined the Dayton Coin Club in 1947 and he continued in this career for the remainder of his life.
He was a lifetime member of the American Numismatic Association, the largest organization of coin collectors in the world and a lifetime member of the Dayton-Kettering Coin Club. He was also past Historian for the ANA and received the "Writer's Award" from the Numismatic Literary Guild. He was also member of The Rittenhouse Society and won the Numismatic Ambassador's Award.
President Ford appointed Spangenberger to the 1976 Assay Commission, the first Daytonian to receive this honor in the 184 year history of the commission.
He was a 1950 graduate of Fairview High School of Dayton, OH and 1958 graduate of Bowling Green State University where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He was a Korean War Veteran.
He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly thirty years, Marcia Gastineau. He is survived by his brother John Spangenberger; John's son Richard and daughter Sue Frisbee; Henry's sons: Douglas, Matthew, and Gregory; his daughter, Heather and son-in-law Tom Murray. Their children, Meghan, Jason, and Jacob, and by his long time friend and companion Phyllis Thompson.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 16 at 2pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 33 W. Dixon. Oakwood, OH, 45419. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ANA's YN Programs, 818 North Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Arrangements in care of SWART & WOLFE FUNERAL HOME, West Carrollton.
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Larry Dziubek forwarded this note from Jerry Schaeper Jr., who writes:
I've known Hank since the late 1970's. He was very much a part of the numismatic and exonumia scene in years past. He ran the IKO-TAMS annual show auction in the early years, and had a table there. One of his trademark practices at our show was to dump a full bucket of loose tokens and medals into a display case, and offer the group for $1,000. He amassed a lot of exonumia from many years at his shop, and threw pieces aside that he didn't have an immediate need for. I bought more than one such bucket full from him...
Dave Bowers was one of the first to pass along notice of Hank's death.
I understand Coin World will be publishing an article about Hank. Do other E-Sylum readers have reminiscences to share? I met him just once or twice; I think my only purchase from him was a set of Western Pennsylvania Numismatic Society medals formerly owned by Ray Byrne.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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