Connect with Fellow Hobbyists at the ANA World’s Fair of Money

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Mix and Mingle at an Abundance of Social Events

Member events and fun gatherings complement the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) educational programs at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money, August 13-17, and are the perfect opportunity to socialize and network with fellow hobbyists. ANA members are encouraged to pre-register for the convention to receive admission badges in advance. Member badges provide show attendees access to the bourse floor 30 minutes prior to the show opening to the public.

Those who register by July 22 will receive member credentials in the mail, avoiding the need to stand in line.

Sundman Luncheon

Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m.

Room 6 & 23 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center/Rosemont

Meet Sundman Lecture Series presenters during a catered, gourmet luncheon. Attendees may choose from roasted chicken breast, grilled hangar steak, or a vegetarian lasagna option. In Room 6, guests can enjoy two lectures preceding the luncheon, discussing the future of the hobby and what it means for collectors, focusing on the theme “The Future of Money & Collecting”. The luncheon will be followed by two additional presentations in Room 23. The luncheon is $20 per person and is underwritten by Maynard Sundman/Littleton Coin Co. Lecture Series Endowment and David Sundman. Registration closes July 22.

Member and Awards Celebration

Thursday, Aug. 15, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Rooms 46/48, 2nd Level at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center/Rosemont

The always-popular ANA Member and Awards reception celebrates membership anniversary milestones and honors service award winners, literary award recipients, and the ANA Young Numismatist of the Year. Donors also are recognized for their contributions and support to the ANA. This is a great event for members to meet new friends and catch up with old acquaintances. Refreshments are provided. There is no cost to attend. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Legacy Series

Thursday, Aug. 15, from 5 to 6 p.m.

Room 44 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center/Rosemont

Take the opportunity to get acquainted with the legends in numismatics, celebrating their lives and contributions to the hobby. Moderated by Barbabra Gregory, editor-in-chief of The Numismatist, this year’s Legacy Series guests are Kenneth Bressett and Jeff Garrett. Don’t miss this chance to learn about their early years, challenges and crowning achievements. Admission is free, but space is limited. Register by July 22.

ANA 128th Anniversary Banquet and Silent Auction

Friday, Aug. 16, from 7 to 10 p.m.

Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Hotel/Rosemont

The fellowship gala of the year, the annual ANA Banquet includes a cocktail hour for mixing and mingling, a three-course dinner, presentation of ANA awards. Tickets are priced at $100 until July 5. Ticket prices raise to $110 after July 5. A Silent Auction during the banquet raises funds to underwrite full and partial scholarships to the ANA’s Summer Seminar. This year’s banquet will include the installation of the 2019-2021 ANA Board of Governors. Banquet registration closes July 22.

Exhibit Awards Presentation and Reception

Saturday, Aug. 17, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Room 46, 2nd Level at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center/Rosemont

The ANA Exhibit Awards reception recognizes excellence in displays of numismatic research. Come to celebrate distinguished exhibitors at the World’s Fair of Money in competitive, non-competitive and marquee categories. There is no cost to attend this dessert reception.

To register for events or learn more about the World’s Fair of Money, visit

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