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California Numismatists Embraced Anaheim World’s Fair of Money


Attendance Numbers Announced

The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2016 World’s Fair of Money welcomed 8,192 people at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, August 9-13.

The family-friendly event featured displays by government and private mints from around the world; expansive educational programs led by notable speakers sharing their numismatic expertise; exhibits of rare treasures from the Money Museum in Colorado Springs; hundreds of dealers buying and selling coins, currency and related items in all price ranges; and major auction events by Heritage Auctions and Stack’s Bowers Galleries.

“The 2016 World’s Fair of Money was well attended by our west coast members and others from around the country,” said ANA President Jeff Garrett. “Most dealers reported active sales and the auctions were well attended with record prices for many issues. I want to thank the ANA staff and volunteers for the huge efforts required to make our shows a success.”

Attendance was the strongest on Saturday, August 13, when 1,792 members of the public turned out for free admission and educational offerings.

Complete attendance numbers for the 2016 World’s Fair of Money:

  • Total Attendance: 8,192
  • General public: 2,986
  • ANA members: 3,390
  • Table-holders: 1,495
  • Scout clinic: 240
  • Staff, volunteers, pages: 81

Total Daily Attendance:

  • Tuesday: 3,048 (returning visitors, such as table-holders, pre-registered members, staff and volunteers, are counted in first-day attendance only)
  • Wednesday: 1,240
  • Thursday: 1,122
  • Friday: 990
  • Saturday: 1,792

The 2017 event will be held in Denver, Colorado, August 1-5.


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.

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