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Tinley Park's Bill Birk shown here holding a 1962-D half dollar received the ILNA Ralph Windquist Lifetime Achievement Award in November. PHOTOS BY MARY COMPTON/22ND CENTURY MEDIA
Bill Birk, a resident of Tinley Park and president of the Oak Forest Numismatic Society, displays a sample collection of some of his rare coins.
Tinley Park’s Bill Birk has been collecting coins, and other forms of currency, for approximately 70 years.
Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter
5:00 am CST November 24, 2018
“With Bill, he doesn’t broadcast his ‘good deeds’ - he just does them,” Green said. “Serving as president of the club, because someone was needed to fill the office; establishing the chess club at Trinity with the kids; teaching Bible study to the seniors; giving his talks in the area. That sort of unselfish service and dedication should be honored.”