The biggest show in numismatics, the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of MoneySM, will be even bigger starting in 2014 as two of the top numismatic auction companies in the world, Heritage Auctions and Stack’s Bowers Galleries, have agreed to be the Official Auctioneers for the next four years.
“ANA members and show attendees will be able to consign to and purchase from two auction companies that have a long and successful history with the ANA,” said ANA Executive Director Kimberly Kiick. “Both of these wonderful auction houses have been big supporters of our educational mission for many, many years, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have both as the Official Auctioneers.”
Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Heritage Auctions will both conduct separate auctions for the next four World’s Fair of Money Official Auctions. The 2014 and 2015 shows will be held in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Ill., before shifting to Anaheim, Calif., in 2016. The 2017 World’s Fair of Money will be in held in Denver, Colo.
“The World’s Fair of Money has always been one of our favorite events to be a part of,” said Steve Ivy, Co-Founder and CEO of Heritage Auctions. “Working with the ANA and its members, we look forward to the auction in Chicago and in putting together what is always one of the high points of our year.”
Brian Kendrella, president of Stack’s Bowers Galleries, commented “We are delighted to once again have the opportunity to work with the ANA as an Official Auctioneer for The World’s Fair of Money, one of the most dynamic shows of the year. We look forward to presenting an auction that will be truly memorable in keeping with our long tradition of success with the ANA. Consignments already received guarantee that 2014 in Chicago will be a record-setting event.”
The World’s Fair of Money is the nation’s premier money show, featuring the most expansive educational programs and best numismatic inventory of any summer show. The show features more than 1,100 numismatic dealers; major auctions by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Heritage Auctions; the ANA’s signature Museum Showcase, exhibiting some of the world’s most valuable and beautiful coins and paper money; the Collector Exhibits area; as well as educational presentations and seminars. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 5-8, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. Public admission is $6 for adults and free for children 12 and younger. For more information, go to WorldsFairofMoney.com.
The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. The ANA helps its 25,500 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of education and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or go to www.money.org.