12 Mar 2015

Thank you Portland, ANA Staff & Board, Hosting Coin Clubs, General Chairman & his Committee, Volunteers and Participants

National Money Show | ANA Official Post | ANAStaff

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) National Money Show (NMS) held at the Oregon Convention Center on March 5-7, 2015 was a very successful coin convention. This was the 113thConvention held by the ANA and seventh held in Portland. Attendance at the show was steady for the three day event. Our personal thanks to ANA Convention Director, Rhonda Scurek, Executive Director Kim Kiick and all the staff for their tireless work. Thanks also to President Walter Ostromecki Jr and the board for their work on this convention. A HUGE thanks to General Chair Danny Bisgaard, his committee & volunteers, the hosts Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association, Willamette Coin Club and Salem Numismatic Society and the National Volunteers for their outstanding and dedicated work on this convention. Everyone connected to setting up, during show hours and breakdown did a superb job. We were pleased to see the ANA volunteers and local committee work well past the time the show ended and right alongside the ANA staff.

17 Jul 2014

Thank you Florida United Numismatists for the ANA table at 8th Summer FUN 2014

Club Exchange | ANA Official Post | ANAStaff

We want to sincerely thank FUN Convention Coordinator Cindy Wibker, President Tony Swicer and the entire Florida United Numismatists (www.funtopics.com) Board for letting the American Numismatic Association (www.money.org) have a table at your July 11-13, 2014, 8thSummer Fun Convention in Orlando, Florida. The ANA table was very busy and the public traffic was superb. We signed up 23 members for the Association and many left with our monthly magazine,The Numismatist, and are contemplating joining. We also passed out flyers for the Chicago and Portland ANA conventions. Thanks to dealer Leo Frese, from Poiente, Laguna Niguel, California. for donating $100 to the Association for the coin show kit shipment.This year's convention had a bourse of 214 tables and close to 3,000 public attendees registered for the event. Upon entering the building visitors were greeted by the friendly FUN staff and volunteers and giving credentials to enter the convention. Heritage Auction Company (HA.com) located in Dallas, Texas., and other locations had a very successful auction. Exhibits and educational programs (videotaped by Coin Television) were superb. Young Numismatist and Scout programs were also held. The YN's also had a special "Coins and Kids Booth." This great organization once again had several give-a-ways, a well done program, coin club tables, grading services, Piedmont Gold Panners, and excellent (Positive Protection, Inc.) PPI Security.A security room was also provided at the beginning and end of the show. Some coin clubs had special meetings and educational programs in conjunction with the show. FUN provided early morning coffee and other treats for dealers / exhibitors and staff before the show opened to the public. The well-lit and spacious Orange County Convention Center is a great site for the convention and the parking is reasonable. FUN even provided a shuttle bus to the parking lot area. Orlando has many different attractions for dealers or visitors who bring non-collecting family members to the show.Five coin clubs and their participating members even had their trip paid for by the Florida United Numismatists organization. They paid for the bus to bring them to the show and take them home. Florida United Numismatists once again did a masterful job of organizing and running this very successful convention. Thanks again to the coordinator and president, as well as the board for the ANA table. We look forward to next year's Summer FUN which will be held onJuly 9 - 11, 2015.Yours in numismatics, Mark & Myrna Lighterman and John & Nancy Wilson, ANA National Volunteers

19 Sep 2012


News | ANA Official Post | jfletcher

The American Numismatic Association's Fall National Money Show will showcase some of the world's most valuable and historic numismatic items, 500 of the hobby's best dealers, a world-class auction by Heritage Auctions and a wide variety of educational programs and family activities from Oct. 18-20 in Dallas.The show at the Dallas Convention Center is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 18-19 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20,with ticket sales ending 30 minutes before closing. Admission is free for ANA members and $6 for non-members. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free."We've sold out the floor in Dallas, and we're looking at making room for more booths," said ANA Executive Director Jeff Shevlin. "With precious metals prices high, we expect a lot of excitement and activity from collectors and the public. Our collaboration with Heritage Auctions in their own back yard will result in excellent attendance at the show."The ANA's Museum Showcase (booth 527) will wow visitors with high-value pieces from the ANA Edward C. Rochette Money Museum and private collections, some with a distinct Texas flavor. Selections from the Harry W. Bass Jr. Collection, including the only complete set of $3 gold pieces, will be publicly displayed in Dallas for the first time.Other highlights include the 1792 Silver Center cent, the 1793 Ameri Chain cent and the 1885 Proof Trade Dollar, courtesy of Bob R. Simpson; a display of famous error coins, featuring a 1943 "copper" Lincoln cent, courtesy of Robert Campbell; and 1892 and 1893 Columbian Exposition half dollars presented to President Kennedy while he was a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, courtesy of William Shamhart, Christine Monk and John Kraljevich.Treasures from the ANA's collection include a 1792 half disme, theIdler/Bebee specimen 1804 dollar, the Walton specimen 1913 Liberty Head nickel, error notes from the Bebee collection and a selection of Texas paper money.The ever-popular Collector Exhibits area gives ANA members the opportunity to share their collections and research with fellow hobbyists. Several dozen competitive and noncompetitive exhibits will be displayed this year on a wide range of topics.Many of the more than 500 numismatic dealers attending the show will provide free, informal appraisals for visitors who bring in their old coins and paper money.Heritage Auctions is the official auction company for the convention. For a complete schedule of lot viewings or for more information on the auction, go towww.HA.com."Coin Collecting 101," an informal 30-minute presentation for hobby newcomers, will be held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 18-19 in Hall D. Want to learn more? Take the free course "Coin Collecting Basics" with ANA Numismatic Educator Rod Gillis from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 20.Gillis and ANA Governor Mike Ellis will present the two-day seminar, "Fundamentals of Grading U.S. Coins," from Oct. 16-17. The seminar will cover many topics and emphasize the fundamental principles of grading circulated and mint state U.S. coins, including the history and evolution of grading standards, analysis of a coin's focal points, technical and market grading, how to determine initial signs of wear and evaluating surface marks, strike, luster and eye appeal. The course costs $198 for ANA members or $298 for non-members. To enroll, call 719-482-9850 or go towww.NationalMoneyShow.com.The ANA will offer Boy Scout Coin Collecting Merit Badge and Girl Scout Fun with Money Patch workshops on Oct. 20 (registration required). Registration information can be found atwww.NationalMoneyShow.com.Money Talks, held Oct. 19-20, lets ANA members discuss their research and ideas in a lecture format. Topics include ancient coins to World War II currency to Texas numismatic history.Kids Zone and Treasure Trivia (booth 537) provide children and families with a variety of activities and chances to collect cool prizes.At the ANA Area (booth 537), visitors can find out more about ANA membership, educational opportunities and watch videos about the ANA and coverage of the show itself. ANA members can start a library account, check out books on site and see special items from the library's archives. Visitors can spin the prize wheel and enter for the chance to win 30 seconds in the Cash Cube.Tony Hales is the event's general chairman. The Texas Numismatic Association and the Dallas Coin Club are the show's host clubs. The Fort Worth Coin Club, Northeast Tarrant Coin Club, Collin County Coin Club, Mid Cities Coin Club, Richardson Coin Club and Numismatics International are honorary host clubs. For more information on the show, call 719-482-9849 or go to www.NationalMoneyShow.com.

23 Apr 2010

ANA Seeking Numismatic Theatre Proposals for World’s Fair of Money in Boston

| ANA Official Post | jfletcher

ANA Seeking Numismatic Theatre Proposals forWorld’s Fair of Money in Boston

16 Mar 2009

Exhibitors Recognized at Portland National Money Show

News | ANA Official Post | jfletcher

ANA member Henry Scott Goodman received the Best-in-Show Exhibit Award for his exhibit,"Ludwig Gies: Cast Art Medals from the Great War," at the American NumismaticAssociation's 2009 National Money Show™, held March 13-15 at the Oregon ConventionCenter in Portland. The first runner-up award was presented to James Reinders for "Encased3 Cent Postage Stamps of the Civil War" and the second runner-up award went to JerryBobbe for "The Times and Tokens of Thomas Spence.”

23 Dec 2008

ANA Invites Exhibitors to Portland National Money Show

News | ANA Official Post | jfletcher

The American Numismatic Association is inviting its members to showcase their collectionsand expertise by displaying a numismatic exhibit at the 2009 Portland National MoneyShow™, March 13-15.


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