20 Jun 2017

Thank you 41st International Paper Money Show for the ANATable

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By John and Nancy 'Wilson ANA National Volunteers

The 41st Annual International Paper Money Show (IPMS) was held at the Sheraton Crown Center and Convention Center located in Kansas City, MO on June 8 – 11, 2017.  For the last 40 years, this event has been held in Memphis, TN which is called the “Show-Me State.”  As it turns out this new venue “Showed” everyone that the “CHANGE,” which was part of the show theme was great.  The other part of the show theme was, "MONEY 2017 will soon be off and running with the theme of the Past, Present and Future of Money."  Everyone we talked to was pleased with the location and how the show was run. The 100 dealers at 140 tables all appeared to have had a very good show.  Most of the grading services had a table.  Bank Note Reporter - www.banknotereporter.com had a table and distributed samples of their many publications.  They are part of Krause Publications and F + W Publications  www.fwcommunity.com/community/numismatics.

Attendance was higher than most of the Memphis shows we attended (we only missed two).  We commend show owner Lyn Knight, along with the show Chairman Doug Davis, not only for the free American Numismatic Association (ANA) - www.money.org  table near the entrance but also for running a very professional and educational event.  We were able to sign up ten new members for the Association and received a $50 donation from Michael Dougherty who lives in Texas.  We talked to many visitors about the educational values of being a member of the ANA.    

Lyn Knight Currency Auctions - www.lynkight.com held five-floor sales, including one coin only, during the run of the show.  Many important world and U. S currency items were sold.  After the show ended, and over the next week Lyn Knight had six more sessions of currency cross the block.  Besides the Knight auctions, the show featured 10 educational programs on Friday and Saturday.  All of these important programs were videotaped by David Lisot of www.cointelevision.com.  Several coin clubs also had meetings and educational programs during the event. Bob Moon and Martin Delger handled the numismatic exhibits for the show and reported that they had 26 exhibitors and 31 exhibits totaling 91 cases. 

The Society of Paper Money Collectors held their 56th Anniversary Breakfast at Harvey’s at Union Station.  The Society announced the 2017 Class of the SPMC Hall of Fame.  Joseph Boling, Judith Murphy, Chuck O’Donnell, Fred Schwan and Daniel Valentine received the honor.  The show also had an excellent program, and the security was excellent.  The show had many fine restaurants in the area, along with many other attractions - including a nearby 10th Federal Reserve District and military museum.  With many outstanding restaurants, along with the 10th Federal Reserve District and many other things to do it is an outstanding location.  Yours in Numismatics, John and Nancy, ANA National Volunteers


Conan Barbarian

Level 5

Sounds like it was a great show


Level 4

Thank you very much for this update.


Level 7

That's the fun part of the show people forget about.9073 didn't forget. He went to the show enjoyed a good one and then saw the host city. That's the way to do it. So many go-to the show spend a few days and leave. Meanwhile there are places of historical interest in every city. That's the way to do a show if you have the time. Thanks for the blog and thanks for the comments. Mike.


Level 6

Sounds like it was a fantastic show!


Level 5

I was at the show and agree with John & Nancy. This was a very good show!! For clarification, Missouri id the "Shoe-Me" state. the exhibits and educational programs were superb. The World War I museum, The Kansas City branch of the Federal Reserve Bank, Union Station and the Crown Center complex were all great pluses for this location. And there are SIX penny elongating machines with in walking distance. Who could ask for more!!

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