Numismatic Ambassador Award
Lighterman was named the first winner of a
Numismatic Ambassador Award in 2008.
The award was given Jan. 12 at a meeting of
the Casino Chip & Gaming Token Collectors
Club, Florida Chapter, meeting.
In making the presentation, Numismatic News
editor Dave Harper said that Lighterman was a
lifelong collector who had gotten into
organized numismatics as a volunteer in the
Her nominator wrote that “she started ordering
proof sets and putting away silver dollars.”
In the early 1990s she started working behind
her son Mark’s table and then became a
volunteer for FUN, the American Numismatic
Association and the casino token group.
True to form, she was working the ANA table
during the convention.
The Numismatic Ambassador Award was created by
Numismatic News in 1974 to recognize
the hobby’s often unrecognized volunteer
workers who make organized numismatics
Winners are selected by a vote of current
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