The lifetime numismatist who spearheaded the 1921 Silver Dollar Coin Anniversary Act joins the NGC Authentic Hand-Signed Labels program.
Thomas J. Uram, retired chairman of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), has agreed to individually hand-sign certification labels exclusively for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). The CCAC has considerable influence in U.S. numismatics because it was established by Congress to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on designs for coins and medals.
Uram, who is also president of the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists and a previous member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Board of Governors, boldly led the initiative to pass the 1921 Silver Dollar Coin Anniversary Act (H.R. 6192).
The Act, signed into law on January 5, 2021, authorized the mintage of new Morgan and Peace dollars in 2021 to mark the 100th anniversary of the last year that Morgan dollars were issued for circulation and the first year that Peace dollars were issued for circulation.
“As a lifelong collector, it was a great honor to be a part of the 1921 Silver Dollar Coin Anniversary Act to commemorate this important moment in numismatic history,” said Uram. “I am proud to collaborate with NGC to highlight these fantastic coins.”
“NGC is pleased to offer collectors a special way to highlight silver dollars and other coins rich in numismatic history through the Authentic Hand-Signed labels program,” said Mark Salzberg, NGC senior grading finalizer. “Thomas Uram is a lifelong numismatist who has made an unquestionable impact on the hobby, and we are honored to feature his signature on NGC certification labels.”
Uram, a resident of Western Pennsylvania, has also served as president of the George Washington Numismatic Association. In addition, he is a member of the Western Pennsylvania Numismatic Society, Central States Numismatic Association, Florida United Numismatists, the Chicago Coin Club, the North Hills Coin Club, and the South Hills Coin Club.
NGC Authentic Hand-Signed Labels pair a notable person’s autograph with a coin to create a one-of-a-kind collectible. Uram joins a diverse roster of NGC Signature Label signers, including Edmund C. Moy, 38th U.S. Mint director; Elizabeth Jones, 11th U.S. Mint chief engraver; and Gov. Hon. Mike Castle, who also served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Press release courtesy of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.