The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2016 National Money Show in Dallas is just around the corner. The convention will take place March 3-5 in Hall A of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center at 650 S. Griffin Street.
The three-day show will feature more than 500 numismatic dealers with extensive inventories; a free appraisal area; a wide range of technical seminars and educational presentations; a major auction by Heritage Auctions; as well as 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 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 3; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 4; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 5. General admission is $8. Admission is free on Saturday, March 5. Admission is always free for ANA members and children under 12. A $2 discount coupon for non-members is available online at www.NationalMoneyShow.com. An additional benefit of membership is the ability to enter the show 30 minutes before the public on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5.
What’s it worth?
National Money Show visitors can receive a free, educational appraisal on up to three coins or other numismatic items at the Free Appraisal Area on Saturday, March 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This area provides informative, no-obligation appraisals, and is a wonderful educational opportunity to discover more about the coins in your collection from top numismatic experts. Collectors are welcome to sell items to any dealer at the show for an agreed-upon price.
Attendees interested in becoming wiser collectors are encouraged to sign-up for the ANA’s pre-convention two-day Technical Series Seminars. Both seminars will take place March 1-2 at the Omni Dallas Hotel, located at 555 S. Lamar. From the fundaments of grading United States coins to the more advanced grading of world paper money, the technical seminars offer proven tips and tools to enhance any collector’s numismatic skills and their enjoyment of the hobby.
Fundamentals of Grading U.S. Coins
- Rod Gillis, ANA education director
- Sam Gelberd, ANA numismatic educator
- Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (each day)
Knowledge of coin grading not only makes one more confident on the bourse floor but also adds to one’s enjoyment of the hobby by helping take the worry out of numismatic purchases. Learn the fundamental principles of grading circulated U.S. coins, and sharpen your grading skills.
Advanced Grading of U.S. & World Paper Money
- Glen Jorde, professional numismatist and former manager of Paper Money Guaranty
- Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (each day)
Discover the often subtle difference between genuine, counterfeit and altered notes and how to grade them. In this hands-on seminar, collectors will improve their grading skills and learn to detect paper money that has been repaired, pressed, flattened or laundered.
Guests are also invited to attend the ANA’s free Money Talks lectures. The informative 30- to 45-minute programs are presented by some of the hobby’s most noted authorities. Topics to be covered in Dallas include: Bringing Numismatics into the Mainstream, Olympic Games: History and Numismatics, Smart Coin Conservation, The Real Value of Money, and more. To view a full list of Money Talks presentations, visit www.NationalMoneyShow.com.
Going once, going twice, sold!
Heritage Auctions is serving as the Official Auctioneer for the ANA’s 2016 National Money Show. This will mark the 47th time that Heritage Auctions has been selected as the Official Auctioneer for an ANA convention. Here are a few of the treasures that Heritage will be auctioning in Dallas:
The American Numismatic Association will present a stunning Museum Showcase of numismatic rarities, featuring museum-quality displays of 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 famous Bebee Collection of paper currency and uncut notes. This exhibit offers rarely seen highlights from the collection of U.S. paper money and uncut U.S. currency sheets, including large size Federal and National notes.
- Masterpieces of Ancient Numismatics, which will feature four dekadrachms of Syracuse designed by two of the most famous coin-engravers, Kimon and Euainetos, of the ancient world. These showpieces are considered to be among the most beautiful coins ever produced and are featured in the ANA’s Edward C. Rochette Money Museum’s new Olympic Games, History & Numismatics exhibit in Colorado Springs.
- The Paper Currency of Texas, including the first Republic of Texas paper notes, which were first issued in 1837 and are known as “Star” notes for the single star printed on them. All of the notes feature a common design for each denomination with the exception of the bank name and location.
- WWI Trench Art. This exhibit focuses on the art created during World War I from the trenches as keepsakes, souvenirs or good luck pieces using coins and battlefield debris, especially spent bullets and artillery shells.
For additional information, please visit www.NationalMoneyShow.com or call (719) 482-9867.