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ANA: Make Plans Today to Attend the Orlando National Money Show

Make plans now to attend the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) National Money Show in Orlando for the best selection of collectibles in the United States. The three-day convention takes place March 9-11 in West Hall E of the Orange County Convention Center at 9400 Universal Blvd. Tangible assets such as rare coins, gold and silver, are in great demand, and the show features more than 350 numismatic dealers with extensive inventories.

The 2017 National Money Show features a wide range of technical seminars and educational presentations; collector exhibits; a major auction by Kagin’s, Inc.; activities for children; and the ANA Museum Showcase, exhibiting some of the world’s most valuable and beautiful coins and paper money.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, March 9 and 10; and 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 11. Last admission is 30 minutes prior to closing. General admission is $8. Admission is free on Saturday, March 11. Admission is always free for ANA members and children 12 and under.

ANA members can bypass the admission lines by pre-registering for the show at www.nationalmoneyshow.com, or calling (800) 514-2646.

Educational Programs

Attendees interested in becoming wiser collectors are encouraged to sign-up for the ANA’s pre-convention Technical Series Seminars. The two-day seminars take place March 7-8 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, located at 9700 International Drive. Register by February 3 for a $20 early enrollment discount. ANA life members save an additional $40 per seminar.

Coin Grading, Problem Coins and Conservation

  • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Mar. 7-8)
  • Price: $259 for ANA members

This seminar helps students avoid costly mistakes by developing their grading skills and ability to spot a wide variety of surface problems, enhancements, alterations and conservation issues that can adversely affect a coin’s grade.

Instructor: Brian Silliman, professional numismatist, Brian Silliman Rare Coins; and former NGC grader/conserver and ANA authenticator/conserver.

Numismatics of Colonial America

  • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Mar. 7-8)
  • Cost: $259 for ANA members

Discover the intricacies of the early history of the nation through this hands-on seminar. Students are introduced to corollary fields, period contexts and archaeological precedents.

Instructor: Erik Goldstein, Curator of Mechanical Arts & Numismatics at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Going Once, Going Twice, Sold!

Kagin’s Inc. is serving as the Official Auctioneer for this year’s event. Treasures being auctioned include:

1881 T$1 PCGS PR66 DCAM

1881 T$1 PCGS PR66 DCAM. Image courtesy Kagin's

(1858) 1 ₵ J-219 NGC PR62

(1858) 1 ₵ J-219 NGC PR62. Image courtesy Kagin's

For more information, visit Kagins.com.

Museum-Quality Displays

The ANA’s Museum Showcase presents a stunning array of numismatic rarities, featuring objects seldom available for public view, making each showcase a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see iconic numismatic pieces and learn the stories behind them.

Displays in the Museum Showcase include:

  • “The King of U.S. Coins,” an extremely rare 1804 Draped Bust U.S. silver dollar (Class III, Idler/Bebee specimen) insured for $4 million.
  • The McDermott/Bebee Specimen 1913 Liberty Head “V” Nickel.
  • Highlights from The William Youngerman collection of Florida National Bank notes—the only complete collection of its kind—features the 1902 $10 Date Back note from the First National Bank of Fort Meade (the only remaining National Bank note from Fort Meade).

Prestige, Competition, Community

Collector exhibits are among the most popular features at every ANA show. It’s a great opportunity for hobbyists to share their collections and research with fellow numismatists through high-quality displays. The individual creativity is rivaled only by the quality and variety of the items on display.

The application deadline to enter an exhibit is January 11.

To download an exhibit application, visit www.nationalmoneyshow.com. Completed applications can be emailed to [email protected] or sent to:

American Numismatic Association
Attention: Exhibit Coordinator
818 North Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

For additional information about the show, visit www.nationalmoneyshow.com or call (800) 514-2646.

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American Numismatic Association
American Numismatic Associationhttps://www.money.org
The American Numismatic Association (ANA) is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items. The ANA helps its members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of educational and outreach programs, to include its museum, library, publications, conventions and webinars. For more information, call (719) 632-2646 or visit money.org.

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