Numismatics

Steven Bivens

Steven Bivens
Birth Year (-Died Year): 
1956
Birth City: 
Decatur
Birth State: 
IL
Current Location: 
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s): 
Self-employed
Biography: 

At the age of 12 my family and I visited my brother while he was stationed at Ft. Carson. It was the first time that I ever saw mountains and in my young mind I told myself that one day I would live by these mountains. It is now over 45 years later and I am. But I encountered lifetime of experiences before fulfilling my childhood dream.

I am from the Midwest, a flatlander. I have been a probation officer, an explosive detection trainer, a trainer
for an inmate telephone company, a research analyst, and an instructor at a college here in Colorado Springs. I have travelled the world, dined at the 125 year old mansion of the former Chicago Bears' owner George Halas, and waded in the Bohol Sea. I have experienced a number of tragedies - I survived a haunting divorce, endured a 35 year ordeal which started with my father getting shot and killed when I was 22 years old, and there are many others.

But I have always fought back - with the help of my magnetic Colorado mountains I have come full circle - and now, I am living once more.

Education/Training: 
Bachelor of Arts, Illinois State University
Speaker Availability: 
Yes
Speaker Topics: 
Criminal justice - Writing - Motivational - Travel - Numismatics - Job searching

Bressett, Kenneth

Bressett, Kenneth
Birth Year (-Died Year): 
1928
Birth City: 
Keene
Birth State: 
NH
Current Location: 
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s): 
Numismatic Consultant; Author and Editor
Biography: 

Kenneth Bressett has actively promoted the study and hobby of numismatics for over 50 years. His published works on the subject cover a wide range of topics and extend from short articles to standard reference books on such diverse areas as ancient coins, paper money, English, and United States coins.

Ken moved to Colorado Springs because of its beauty as a place to live and retire. Vacationed here since 1974; moved here 1982.

Awards/Honors: 
Presidential appointment to U.S. Assay Commission, 1966
Presidential appointment to U.S. Citizens Commemorative Coin Advisory Committee
Numismatic Literary Guild Award
American Numismatic Association Medal of Merit
American Numismatic Association Farran Zerby Memorial Award
Rittenhouse Society Medal of Merit
Numismatic Ambassador Award
American Numismatic Association Hall of Fame
American Numismatic Association Honorary Dictorate
Education/Training: 
Roosevelt University, Chicago IL - University of Wisconsin at Racine
Organizations: 
Fellow, American Numismatic Society - Life Member, American Numismatic Association - Fellow, Rittenhouse Society - Member, Numismatic Literary Guild
Speaker Availability: 
No
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