Mike Moran

Mike Moran

Mike Moran is an award-winning numismatic author, lecturer, and researcher. His article on the survival of the San Francisco Mint during the great earthquake of 1906, won the ANA's 2006 Heath Literary Award. In 2007, Mike authored a 450-page masterwork on the artistic collaboration between Theodore Roosevelt and Augustus Saint Gaudens that won the PNG's prestigious Robert Friedberg Award. He followed this work in 2016, together with co-author Jeff Garrett, with an in depth study of the Mint from its very early years through the period immediately following the California Gold Rush. This book won the Numismatic Literary Guild's Best U. S. Coin Book for 2016. Mike got his start in coin collecting from his grandfather in the 1950's.

He is a graduate of Purdue University and is a managing partner of Valley Lumber, a major building products supplier in Western Colorado. He is also active in the oil and gas industry. Among his other activities, Mike is the former chair of the advisory board of the Art Museum at the University of Kentucky. He presently is serving a three-year term on the Board of Trustees of the Theodore Roosevelt Association.