Numismatic Theatre Schedule Set for Chicago

Numismatic Theatre, a popular feature of the American Numismatic Association’s convention education programs, has been finalized for the 2011 ANA Chicago World’s Fair of Money, Aug. 16-20. Numismatic Theatre consists of 30-40 minute presentations given by ANA members on a wide range of topics. Presentations will be held Aug. 16-17 and Aug. 19-20 in Room 3 of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

Below is a complete list of Numismatic Theatre presentations:

Tuesday, August 16

Noon Our History as A Numismatic Couple
Dick and Ruth Osburn

1 p.m. Red Book Varieties of the Draped Bust Half Cent
Gregory S. Heim

2 p.m. Silver Ingots of Northern Europe
Audrius V. Plioplys, M.D.

3 p.m. Early American Phantasms of C. Wyllys Betts
Robert W. Hoge

4 p.m. Why Precious Metals Can Be Risky: A Contrarian Viewpoint
V. Kurt Bellman

Wednesday, August 17

9 a.m. Fifty Years of Numismatic Research or How to Learn and Earn with Coins
P. Scott Rubin

10 a.m. The Art and Propaganda of Napoleon’s Commemorative Medals
Lawrence Sekulich

11 a.m. Circle of Friends-Society of Medalists: An Overview
David T. Alexander

Noon Yes, Theodotus Did Also Make the Dies for the Drachm of Clazomenae
Harlan J. Berk

1 p.m. The Comstock Lode and the Carson City Mint
James W. Hunt

2 p.m. Secret History of the First U.S. Mint
Leonard Augsburger and Joel Orosz

3 p.m. Obsolete Currency Issued for the I & M Canal
Dale Lukanich

4 p.m. Reverse T: A Workhorse Die of Bust Half Dime Remarriages
Richard Meaney

Friday, August 19

9 a.m. A Medal for Fort Dearborn: First Star of the Chicago City Flag
Jamie Franki

10 a.m. How to Succeed in Numismatic Publishing (By Really Trying)
Dennis Tucker

11 a.m. Charbneau Dollars from the Golden Gate International Exposition
Jeff Shevlin and William D. Hyder

Noon Exciting Forecasts for Gold and Silver Coins
Scott A. Travers and Maurice H. Rosen

1 p.m. Fifty Years in the Making: A Guide Book of Mexican Numismatics
Don Bailey and Dennis Tucker

2 p.m. Moffat, T. Reid – Gold: Georgia to California
Fred Holabird

3 p.m. Making a Commemorative Coin: WWI Commemorative Coin Act
Rod Gillis

4 p.m. Understanding Medieval Russian Coinage, Prior to 1533
Gerard Anaszewicz

Saturday, August 20

9 a.m. The Drachms of King Koson of Thrace and the Meaning of the Word ΔΡΟΥΕΙΣ
Wolfgang Fischer-Bossert

10 a.m. The S.S. Central America Treasure: Insights and Latest Research
Bob Evans

11 a.m. Quarterama: Ideas and Designs of America’s State Quarters
Garrett Burke, Michelle Burke and Alex Shagin

Noon An In-Depth Look at the Silver Bull Markets of 1979/80 and 2010/11: Similarities and Differences, and Understanding Why Commodities Markets Rise and Fall
Walt Breitinger and Mike Gasvoda

2 p.m. The Incredible Ancient Coin Collection of the Hunt Brothers:
Its Formation, Eventual Sale, and Select Recent Coin Prices
Mike Gasvoda

3 p.m. Free Banking: The Indiana, Illinois and Ohio Experience
Wendell Wolka

4 p.m. The Olympic Games: The First 1,166 Years
Anthony F. Milavic

The ANA World’s Fair of Money is the nation’s premiere money show. Show hours are 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. August 16-20. Admission is $6 for adults, and free for ANA members and children 12 and under. For more information on all of the show highlights, call 719-482-9857 or visit

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 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 visit

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