2006 Press Releases

  • Special Rates for ANA National Money Show Hotels Guaranteed Through March 6

    The Renaissance Waverly on Galleria Parkway is the headquarters hotel for the ANA National Money Show™ April 7-9 in Atlanta, and the Sheraton Suites Galleria on Cobb Parkway is the secondary hotel.

  • Money Museum Exhibit Celebrates Ben Franklin’s Influence on the Nation’s Money

    Ben Franklin was many things: inventor, statesman, philosopher, patriot, writer and founding father. But he also left his mark on the world of numismatics by printing money and devising ways to prevent counterfeiting.

  • Atlanta National Money Show To Feature Casino Night

    The American Numismatic Association will host a Casino Night from 7 to 9:30 p.m. April 7 during the National Money Show in Atlanta. The event will be held at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel Habersham Ballroom, near the Cobb Galleria Centre.

  • ANA Offers Posters, Exhibit Templates and More for 2006 National Coin Week Celebration

    The American Numismatic Association and the coin collecting hobby will celebrate National Coin Week April 16-22, 2006 with the theme, “A Penny Saved is History Learned.”

  • ANA Accepting Papers For Sundman Lecture Series

    The American Numismatic Association is accepting papers on “Money That Made History,” from authors who would like to make presentations at the second annual Maynard Sundman/Littleton Coin Co. Lecture Series.

  • Take a Virtual Tour of ANA’s Money Museum at www.money.org

    Visitors to the American Numismatic Association Web site at www.money.org can tour the Money Museum in Colorado Springs without leaving their homes.

  • The ANA Seeks Teachers For Coins in the Classroom Seminar

    The American Numismatic Association is accepting applications for “Coins in the Classroom,” a five-day continuing education seminar July 9-13 at Colorado College.

  • ANA Seeks Nominations for Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture

    The American Numismatic Association is accepting nominations for its 41st annual Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture.

  • American Numismatic Association Official Awards Nomination Form - 2006

    This nomination is submitted for the Numismatic Art Award for Excellence In Medallic Sculpture

  • Wide Variety of Educational Programs Set for ANA Show in Atlanta

    Educational programs will cover topics from local to international interest for new and seasoned collectors at the American Numismatic Association National Money Show™ in Atlanta, Georgia, April 7-9.

  • April NUMISMATIST Explores Heroism that Saved the San Francisco Mint During 1906 Earthquake

    The U.S. Mint in San Francisco was an island of hope amid the rubble and ruin of the 1906 earthquake, but it could have just as easily been destroyed were it not for the heroic actions and determination of its superintendent, Frank Leach, and his employees.

  • ANA Promises Peach of a Show in Atlanta

    America’s first silver dollar struck in 1794 as well as two 1913 Liberty Head nickels will be exhibited in Atlanta at the National Money Show, April 7-9, in the Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway.

  • ANA Governor Discovers Significant New Canadian Variety

    American Numismatic Association Governor Michael Fey, Ph.D., has discovered that a die sinker may have used inverted V’s in place of A’s in the word, “Canada,” on an 1874 H Canadian quarter, thus creating reengraved A’s over inverted V’s.

  • The ANA Announces Contact Information for Atlanta National Money Show™

    Telephone and fax numbers for the American Numismatic Association (ANA) National Money Show ™ 2006, April 7 to 9, are:

  • The ANA Board will Meet in Atlanta

    The Board of Governors of the American Numismatic Association will hold business meetings Wednesday and Thursday, April 5-6, at the Cobb Galleria Centre, room 106, in Atlanta, prior to the National Money Show™.

  • Sponsors Show Their Support For ANA National Money Show

    Twenty-one sponsors contributed a total of $44,500 to support the American Numismatic Association’s National Money Show™ April 7-9 in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Heritage to conduct ANA National Money Show™ Auction in Atlanta

    Highlights Include Exceptional Gold Pieces from Dahlonega Mint

  • The ANA Journal Debuts at National Money Show

    Educational Journal Presents Advanced Studies in Numismatics

  • April is Final Month for “Oops!: Mistakes on Money” At the ANA Money Museum

    Make no mistake; the Money Museum’s blooper exhibit will close April 30. “Oops!: Mistakes on Money” highlights errors on money including coins that will have you seeing double and a rare $11 bill.

  • “A Penny Saved is History Learned” during National Coin Week at the Money Museum

    The American Numismatic Association Money Museum will celebrate the world of money and the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s birth during the 83rd annual National Coin Week, April 16-22.

  • Exhibitors Recognized in Atlanta

    Mack Martin of Hartwell, Georgia, received the Best-in-Show Exhibit Award for his display entitled "State of Georgia Treasury Notes and Treasury Certificates" at the American Numismatic Association's (ANA) National Money Show™ 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia April 7-9.

  • The Faces of Money: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Explores 2,400 Years of Portraits on Money

    What did Cleopatra really look like? Probably more like Julius Caesar than Elizabeth Taylor, based on her image as portrayed on ancient Egyptian coins.

  • Museum Visitors to Decide Who Was Naughty or Nice

    Money Museum visitors can revise and give their verdicts on history by judging famous and infamous people who’ve appeared on money during a new exhibit, “The Faces of Money: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly,” opening May 25.

  • Commemorative Coins to Benefit San Francisco Historical Museum

    Old Mint coins approved by Senate Banking Committee

  • Contursi Offers New ANA Members One Year Free

    New members of the American Numismatic Association can save $36 on their initial dues in an ANA program geared to increase ANA membership, and funded by Rare Coin Wholesalers of Dana Point, California. The company will pay the second year of dues when new members apply for a one-year membership.

  • 2007 National Money Show Moves to Charlotte, Sacramento Will Host Spring Show in 2011

    The American Numismatic Association will move its 2007 National Money Show from March 23-25 in Sacramento, Calif. to March 16-18 in Charlotte, N.C., and avoid a scheduling conflict with the Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention.

  • Eliasberg 1927-D Double Eagle Exhibit at ANA Denver Convention

    The famous Eliasberg specimen 1927-D Double Eagle will have a "homecoming" in Denver, Colorado when it is exhibited during the American Numismatic Association World's Fair of Money® convention, August 16 -19, 2006.

  • President Signs Into Law Feinstein-Boxer-Ensign Legislation Authorizing Commemorative Coin to Honor San Francisco Old Mint

    The President today signed into law legislation sponsored in the Senate by U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), and John Ensign (R-Nev.) authorizing commemorative coins to be minted in honor of San Francisco’s Old Mint.

  • Special Edition “Red Book” Commemorates Membership Appreciation Day at the ANA Money Museum in Colorado Springs

    Commemorative copies of the 2007 edition of Whitman Publishing’s A Guide Book of United States Coins (the “Red Book”) are available for $50 from the American Numismatic Association Money Market. Each of the 500 copies has the ANA logo on the cover and a special individually numbered bookplate inside.

  • Official World’s Fair of Money® Medals Now Available from ANA’s MoneyMarket

    The official medal marking the American Numismatic Association’s 115th Anniversary Convention in Denver, August 16-19, is available for sale through ANA’s MoneyMarket.

  • Educational Programs, Scheduled For ANA Show in Denver

    A variety of educational programs, catering to all ages and interests, will be offered before and during the American Numismatic Association World's Fair of Money® Aug. 16-19 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

  • U.S. Postal Service to Offer Exclusive Postal Cancellation Commemorating the Denver ANA World’s Fair of Money®

    The United States Postal Service will hand-cancel first-class mail and souvenir cards with an exclusive postmark commemorating the American Numismatic Association’s Denver Show August 16-19 at the Colorado Convention Center.

  • ANA Expanding Summer Seminar To Include Classes At Conventions

    The American Numismatic Association will expand its Summer Seminar schedule to include programs at both annual conventions, beginning with the National Money Show in Charlotte, N.C., next March.

  • Sponsors Show Their Support For ANA World’s Fair of Money

    Twenty-four sponsors contributed a record $120,000 to support the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money® August 16-19 in Denver, and three sponsors have contributed $7,500 to ANA Member Appreciation Day on Aug. 20 in Colorado Springs.

  • Naming Ceremony For Edward C. Rochette Museum To Be Held At ANA Member Appreciation Day

    The American Numismatic Association will hold a ceremony to formally rename its Money Museum in honor of Edward C. Rochette during Member Appreciation Day, Aug. 20, following the World’s Fair of Money® in Denver.

  • United States House of Representatives Subcommittee On Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, And Technology

    Hearing: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 Coin and Currency Issues Facing Congress: Can We Still Afford Money?

  • ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction Schedule Announced

    Bowers and Merena Auctions of Irvine, California, the official auction company of the American Numismatic Association’s 2006 World’s Fair of Money®, will hold lot viewing, lot pick-up and five afternoon and evening auction sessions at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Aug. 16-19.

  • ANA Convention in Denver Filled With Extraordinary Exhibits

    America’s first gold coin, a spectacular United States silver dollar struck in 1794, two 1913 Liberty Head “V” nickels and many of the world’s most famous and valuable rare coins will be displayed in Denver during the American Numismatic Association World's Fair of Money®, Aug. 16-19, in the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, Colorado.

  • News Conferences Scheduled For ANA World's Fair Of Money

    News conferences are tentatively scheduled for the American Numismatic Association's 2006 World's Fair of Money® in Denver, August 16-19.

  • Colorado Springs Money Museum to Offer Interpretive Tours of Exhibits

    The American Numismatic Association’s Money Museum at 818 North Cascade Avenue will begin offering interpretive docent tours of its rotating exhibits on Fridays at 2 p.m.

  • Chris Cipoletti to Discuss ANA Mission at Denver's World’s Fair of Money

    ANA Executive Director Christopher Cipoletti will hold a forum to discuss the Association’s mission, goals and objectives at the World’s Fair of Money® on Friday, August 18, at 6 p.m. in room 704 of the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street.

  • The ANA Announces Contact Information for Denver's World"s Fair of Money

    Telephone and fax numbers for the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money® 2006, August 16-19, at the Colorado Convention Center are:

  • Coin World’s Beth Deisher Receives Coveted Burnett Anderson Memorial Award

    Coin World editor Beth Deisher received the Burnett Anderson Memorial Award for journalistic excellence at the ANA World’s Fair of Money Awards Banquet on Aug. 19.

  • Clubs Recognized for Outstanding Publications

    The American Numismatic Association announced the winners of its Outstanding Club Publications Contest during the ANA Representative Program Breakfast, Aug. 19, at the World’s Fair of Money in Denver.

  • Arthur M. Fitts III Receives ANA’s Exemplary Service Award

    The 2006 recipient of the American Numismatic Association Exemplary Service Award, presented for services performed on behalf of the ANA, is Arthur M. Fitts III. The ANA Exemplary Service Award is presented to an individual, club or corporation, firm or association whose services to the ANA are deemed "above and beyond the call."

  • Glenn Smedley Memorial Awards Presented At Denver Show

    Acknowledging those who demonstrate the spirit of the late Glenn Smedley, a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and hobby enthusiast who was known as a "collector's collector," the ANA annually presents its Glenn Smedley Memorial Award.

  • Hall of Fame Inductees Announced at ANA World’s Fair of Money®

    The American Numismatic Association inducted four new enshrines into the Hall of Fame at the World’s Fair of Money Awards Banquet on August 19.

  • ANA Honors William Dewey for Lifetime Achievement

    The American Numismatic Association conferred its Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to organized numismatics to William S. Dewey. The late collector’s family accepted the honor on his behalf at the World’s Fair of Money in Denver, August 19.

  • Literary Awards Presented at ANA World’s Fair of Money®

    The ANA’s 2006 literary awards recognizing articles published in the 2005 volume of the ANA’s official magazine, Numismatist were announced August 18 at the World’s Fair of Money® in Denver, Colorado.

  • Steven Middleton and Thomas Mulvaney Named ANA Medal of Merit Recipients

    Steven Middleton and Thomas Mulvaney have been recognized for their years of dedicated service to the American Numismatic Association and long-time support of the collecting hobby with ANA’s prestigious Medal of Merit Award.

  • ANA Honors Leonda Finke with Medallic Sculpture Award

    In recognition of her contributions to numismatic art, the American Numismatic Association conferred its 2006 Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture to Leonda Finke at the Denver World’s Fair of Money® in Denver August 19.

  • ANA Honors Mark Salzberg as 2006 Numismatist of the Year

    The American Numismatic Association confers its “Numismatist of the Year” Award in recognition of overall devotion and dedication to the ANA and numismatics. This year’s recipient is the Chairman of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS), Mark Salzberg,.

  • Government Employees Recognized for Outstanding Service

    United States Mint employees Debbie Dawson and April Stafford, and Professor Li Tiesheng, the director of the China Numismatic Academy, received the American Numismatic Association’s Outstanding Government Service Award at a special awards ceremony on Aug. 18 at the World’s Fair of Money® in Denver.

  • ANA Presents Awards To Top Exhibitors At The 2006 World’s Fair Of Money

    The American Numismatic Association presented 62 competitive exhibit awards at its 115th Anniversary Convention in Denver this past week.

  • ANA Announces 2007 National Coin Week Theme Contest

    The American Numismatic Association is holding a contest to decide the next theme for National Coin Week, April 15-21, 2007.

  • YN Mail-Bid Auction in Full Swing

    Young members of the American Numismatic Association are actively bidding on a wide variety of numismatic collectibles in the ANA YN Mail-Bid Auction, an opportunity for collectors age 22 and younger to bid on items for their collection.

  • “Money of the World Today” Set To Close Oct. 15 At the ANA Money Museum

    “Money of the World Today: A Portrait of Global Society” will close Oct. 15th at the ANA Money Museum. The exhibit, featuring currency from 192 world countries, will be replaced Nov. 9 by “The Die Is Cast: Money of the Ancient World,” which will explore the dawn of money and its use in ancient civilizations.

  • Las Vegas Show Features ANA Educational Programs, King of Siam Set

    Three intensive educational seminars and a display of the legendary King of Siam proof set will highlight the second annual Las Vegas Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Show, sponsored by the American Numismatic Association (ANA).

  • Daily Life in Ancient Rome

    Does higher education mean a higher salary? Modern-day statistics certainly suggest so, but for ancient Romans looking for a big pay day, it was better to shun the life of a well-read lecturer and instead pursue a career as a Roman Centurion soldier.

  • The Die Is Cast: Money of the Ancient World Explores the Dawn and Development of Coinage

    You can see the impact of the Romans on today’s money by the Latin words on U.S. coins and dollar bills. Political leaders featured on currency? Thank the Macedonians for that.

  • ANA Will Use Website to get Member Feedback, Board Seeks Input on Exhibit Committee Recommendations

    American Numismatic Association members can now use the ANA Website to provide direct input to the Board of Governors on important policy issues.

  • New Phone System Installed at ANA Headquarters

    A new telephone system has been installed at ANA headquarters, making it more convenient for members to reach a live person, and allowing ANA staff to more easily answer a larger number of calls.

  • Current Issue of ANA Journal Features Groundbreaking Research

    Research published for the first time in the Fall 2006 ANA Journal concludes that common, proof reverse dies were used for all denominations of proof coinage in the mid-1800s.

  • ANA Invites Speakers to Charlotte National Money Show™ March 16-18, 2007

    All ANA members are invited to share their research, creativity and knowledge with fellow collectors and enthusiasts by delivering a Numismatic Theatre presentation at the National Money Show™ in Charlotte, NC, March 16-18.

  • Summer Seminar YN Scholarship Applications Online

    The American Numismatic Association seeks applications from young numismatists ages 12 to 22 for scholarships to attend the annual Summer Seminar educational conference in Colorado Springs, home of the ANA Edward C. Rochette Money Museum and the Dwight M. Manley Numismatic Library.

  • U.S. Mint Extends Deadline For Purchasing SF Old Mint Commemorative Coins Program Established for Bulk Purchases

    The U.S. Mint has extended the deadline for individual purchases of San Francisco Old Mint commemorative coins until Dec. 15, and will allow bulk purchases of the coins from Dec. 1 through Dec. 20.

  • ANA Seeks Nominations for 2007-09 Officers

    The American Numismatic Association will accept nominations for its nine-member Board of Governors, including the offices of President and Vice President, Dec. 1.

  • NUMISMATIST to Hit the Newsstands

    NUMISMATIST, the official publication of the American Numismatic Association, will be available at a limited number of independently owned newsstands and Kroger® supermarkets in 23 states beginning with the December issue.

  • Lane Brunner Named ANA Deputy Executive Director

    Lane Brunner, Director of Numismatic Outreach at the American Numismatic Association, has been promoted to Deputy Executive Director of Museum, Library and Research Services, Executive Director Chris Cipoletti has announced. His promotion is effective Dec. 1.

  • Sharon Thomas Named ANA Deputy Executive Director for Education

    Sharon Thomas, former Colorado Springs School District 11 Superintendent of Schools, has been named Deputy Executive Director for Education at the American Numismatic Association, Executive Director Chris Cipoletti has announced. Her appointment is effective Dec. 1.

  • ANA Expands Convention Course Offerings at 2007 Charlotte National Money Show™

    The American Numismatic Association has significantly expanded its educational course offerings in conjunction with the Charlotte National Money Show™, March 16-18. For the first time, the convention offers professional development seminars and convention workshops, and features an increased number of pre-convention seminars.

  • ANA Announces 2006 Recipients of Young Numismatist of the Year and Adult Advisor of the Year

    The American Numismatic Association congratulates Sam Spiegel, recipient of the 2006 Young Numismatist of the Year award; and Daniel “Tiny” Cross, recipient of the 2006 Adult Advisor of the Year award. The winners, announced Dec. 1, were chosen for their uncommon dedication to strengthening the future of numismatics through accomplishments and youth outreach initiatives.

  • ANA Internships Available

    The American Numismatic Association is accepting applications for three summer internships at ANA headquarters in Colorado Springs. Experienced young collectors, college or graduate students and numismatic professionals are encouraged to apply.

  • Hotel Room Block for Charlotte National Money Show™ Nearing Capacity

    Convention goers who wish to take advantage of the American Numismatic Association special group rates at the Westin Charlotte, headquarters hotel for the National Money Show™, March 16-18, and the Hilton Charlotte Center City, the secondary hotel, should contact the hotels directly before the rooms are sold out.

  • Dealer Bourse Applications for Charlotte ANA Available at www.money.org

    Dealers who wish to be included in the American Numismatic Association official convention program book for the Charlotte National Money Show™, March 16-18 should have their bourse applications submitted to Meeting Services before the Jan. 31 deadline. Applications received after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list and processed on a space available basis.

  • ANA Invites Exhibitors to Charlotte National Money Show™ March 16-18

    The American Numismatic Association is inviting all members to showcase their collections, expertise and imagination with fellow hobbyists by presenting a numismatic exhibit at the Charlotte National Money Show™.

  • The ANA Board will Meet at FUN

    The American Numismatic Association Board of Governors will hold a business meeting beginning at 10 a.m., Jan. 4, at the Orange County Convention Center, room N322, in Orlando, during the FUN Show.

  • Winners Announced for 2007 National Coin Week Theme Contest

    “The Presidents Are Coming!,” submitted by Berwyn Seelye of Ostego, Mich., has been awarded first place in the American Numismatic Association’s National Coin Week theme contest. Seelye’s winning entry, a tribute to the upcoming U.S. Mint Presidential dollar series, earned him a one ounce gold American Buffalo bullion coin. “The Presidents Are Coming!” will be the theme of 2007’s National Coin Week, held April 15-21.