On behalf of American Numismatic Association (ANA – www.money.org), we want to thank Lyn Knight and Doug Davis (www.lynknight.com) for providing a free table for the ANA at your 42nd Annual International Paper Money Show (www.ipmskansascity.com), on June 7 – 10, 2018, at the Sheraton Crown Center Hotel, in Kansas City, MO. It is always great when the show and hosting hotel are in the same complex. The Sheraton is an outstanding hotel with a well-lit and very adequate convention center. The nearby Crown Center is walking distance away and will have many things for you to do during the run of the show.
Another feature of this show is the nearby home of the Tenth Federal Reserve Bank Headquarters. Just to see a sheet of $100,000 notes makes the trip there very worthwhile. We were able to sign up or renew 16 members for the Association and handed out dozens of The Numismatist along with other numismatic literature and information. We were able to receive two 501 © (3) donations from two individuals for the shipment of the coin show kit. Thanks to ANA member - who everyone calls “Musk,” from Massapequa, NY for donating $50; and ANA VP and dealer and auctioneer Donald Kagin, from Tiburon, CA for donating $25.
This show appeared to be quite successful for the show sponsor Lyn Knight, along with the dealers who attended. The show had 110 dealers who were at 160 tables. The Society of Paper Money Collectors - SPMC (www.spmc.org), the International Bank Note Society - IBNS (www.theibns.org) and the Fractional Currency Collectors Board – FCCB (www.uns0uled.com/fccb.html) also had tables. PCGS, PMG and World Bank Note Grading also had tables. Exhibits were handled by Bob Moon who reported he had 18 Exhibitors, 26 Exhibits and they used 91 Cases. The SPMC presented the Stephen R. Taylor Best-in-Show award to Shawn Hewitt who displayed, “John Jay Knox and The Central Bank of New Ulm, MN. See attached photo with SPMC VP Robert Vandevender ll presenting Shawn the award. SPMC and other organizations also gave out exhibit awards. The show also featured 11 Educational programs which were held on Friday and Saturday. Peter Huntoon handles the Educational Speaker Series for the show. They were sponsored by The National Currency Foundation (www.
nationalcurrencyfoundation.org ) and the Society of Paper Money Collectors.
David Lisot also had a table and his company CoinTelevision (www.cointelevision.com) videotaped all the educational programs and other events that were held at the show. SPMC also had other awards presented at this convention. The Nathan Gold Award was presented to Pierre Fricke. The Founders Award went to Doug Davis. A great feature of this and past paper money shows was the 57th SPMC Awards Breakfast which was held on Friday morning at Harvey’s at Union Station (three blocks from the hotel). A feature of the breakfast is always the Tom Bain raffle handled by Wendell Wolka. This year saw not only a record amount of money collected, but also the large number of donated prizes. It seemed like the prizes would never run out.
Besides the SPMC, the Professional Currency Grading Service (www.pcgscurrency.com) and the FCCB also held dinners in conjunction with the show at nearby restaurants. Other paper money clubs held meetings at the show. Lyn Knight (www.lynknight.com) also held multiple auctions at the show between June 7th to 9th. The sale appeared to go very well for the Knight firm. Knight also held sales on the days following the event. At this show Don Kelly premiered his new reference, “Obsolete Paper Money - A Guide With Prices.” It contained 624 pages and covered all the states that issued obsolete and scrip notes with most of them illustrated in color. Cliff Mishler brought sample numismatic papers from Krause Publications, along with the new show calendar that goes through July 2019.
Missing only a few IPMS’s during its 42-year history, we think that Kansas City is a great venue for this annual event. We always find something for our collection and the many events along with the auction is always great. Thanks again to Lyn and Doug for the free table. The show program lists next year’s 43rd IPMS as June 14 – 16, 2019at this same location.
Yours in Numismatics,
John and Nancy Wilson ANA National Volunteers