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Mary (Ellen) Foutch Sauvain



Born in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Attended business college 1963 to 1964. Married Richard Sauvain May 2, 1964. They have a son and a daughter.

Employed with Kagin's 1979 to 1984. Employed as an authenticater/grader with ANACS 1984 to 1990. Self employed 1990 to 1995. Employed with Numismatic Services, Inc. (Gary Adkins) in 1995.

She specializes in U. S. colonial coins and paper. One of the founders and president of Women in Numismatics (WIN) in 1992.

She wrote the "ANA Certification Service" monthly column for The Numismatist 1984 to 1989 and "The Counterfeit Detector" Series II and III for the American Numismatic Association Certification Service. She contributed "The Coin Detective" to Coin World April 3, 1991 to December 1994. She has contributed articles to Coin World, Numismatic News and the WIN newsletter. She is a contributor to the "Red Book."

She received the Glenn Smedley Memorial Award in 2000 and the Adna G. Wilde Jr. Award for Excellence in 2011. She was named a Numismatic Ambassador in 2016.

bio by interview 5/1/92 profile NN/WW 4/25/2000 (photo)

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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