The American Numismatic Association has announced the Numismatic Theatre schedule for the 2012 Spring National Money ShowSM, May 10-12 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

Below is the current schedule of talks:

Friday, May 11

  • 9 a.m. – “Stone and Mortar – The Construction of the Denver Mint 1898-1904” by Thomas Fesing
  • 10 a.m. – “Tips on Presenting a Fun-Filled Numismatic Presentation to the General Public” by Patrick A. Heller
  • 11 a.m. – “Mattathias Antigonus: The Last Hasmonean King’s Numismatic Legacy” by Isadore Goldstein
  • noon – “Norse American Centennial Medals of 1925: An Update of Those ‘Thick’ and ‘Thins’ and More” by Dave Schmidt
  • 1 p.m. – “Carson City Half Dollars” by Bill Bugert
  • 2 p.m. – “Creative Marketing: Farran Zerbe, the Mint, and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition Official Medal” by Jeff Shevlin and William D. Hyder
  • 3 p.m. – “Introduction to the Numismatics of Colorado” by Douglas Mudd

Saturday, May 12

  • 9 a.m. – “Counteracting Global Currency Counterfeits” by Colin Palmer
  • 10 a.m. – “My 34 Years at the Denver Mint” by Michael Lanz
  • 11 a.m. – “The Private Coinage of Joseph Lesher and his Referendum Medals” by Chris Marchase
  • Noon – “Paranormal Coins and Currency” by Walter Ostromecki
  • 2 p.m. – “Stone and Mortar – The Construction of the Denver Mint 1898-1904” by Thomas Fesing

A few slots are still open for those interested in giving a Numismatic Theatre talk. If you would like to propose a talk, please contact Education Project Manager Susan McMillan at 719-482-9850 or email [email protected]

Public show hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 10-11 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 12. Admission is $6 for adults and free for ANA members and children 12 and under. Early bird badges are available for a fee to enter the show two hours early. For more information or to print a $2-off admission coupon, go to

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 28,000 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


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