Brett Irick, an area director and club services committee chair with the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association, will be recognized for his service and commitment to numismatics at the Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money tomorrow.
Also serving a district representative with the American Numismatic Association (ANA), president of both the Windsor Coin Club and Michigan State Numismatic Society as well as vice-president of the Central States Numismatic Society, Irick will be recognized as an “Outstanding District Representative” during the ANA member and awards celebration.
“ANA district representatives are the lynch pins of the hobby, promoting and expanding interest in numismatics by working directly with ANA member clubs and collectors throughout the United States,” reads a statement issued by the ANA.
“Like many collectors, Irick’s love of coins began when he was young and working on a Boy Scout project. He joined the ANA in 1979 and continued to build his collection as time permitted during his 31-year engineering career with Ford Motor Company, where he developed two U.S. patents.”
Since retiring, Irick has been more involved in the numismatic community.
As an ANA district representative, he serves Canada and Michigan. He’s also is an ANA exhibit judge and has several award-winning displays to his credit, earning the Howland Wood Memorial Award for the “best-of-show” exhibit in 2010.
In 2015, he was presented the ANA’s Joseph E. Boling Award for Judging Excellence and the Glenn Smedley Memorial Award.