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Mark Your Calendar for the 2018 Irving National Money Show

It’s not too early to make plans for Texas and the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2018 National Money Show in Irving. The convention takes place Mar. 8-10 in Exhibit Hall A of the Irving Convention Center located at 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, a stone’s throw from Dallas.

The three-day show offers access to hundreds of dealers; a live auction by Kagin’s; a wide range of technical seminars and educational presentations; spectacular exhibits; and the best numismatic inventory available. Many coin dealers in attendance will provide free, informal evaluations of the public’s old coins and paper money.

Among the special displays of extraordinary items from the ANA’s Money Museum is the famous 1913 Liberty Head nickel. One of only five known to exist, the specimen is valued in excess of $3 million. Also on display is the “The King of U.S. Coins,” an extremely rare 1804 Draped Bust U.S. silver dollar insured for $4 million.

Irving’s close proximity to Dallas and Fort Worth makes it a collector’s gateway to everything “The Lone Star State” has to offer. Plus, the recently opened Toyota Music Factory adjacent to the Irving Convention Center offers show attendees dozens of unique restaurant, shopping and entertainment options.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Mar. 8 and 9; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.on Saturday, Mar. 10. ANA members can enter the show 30 minutes before the public. Admission is $8 for adults; ANA members and children 12 and under are always free. Last admission is 30 minutes prior to closing. Admission is free on Saturday, Mar. 10

For up-to-the-minute show information and a $2 admission discount coupon, visit www.nationalmoneyshow.com. ANA members can bypass the admission lines by pre-registering for the show in late-November.

The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items. The ANA helps its 25,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its array of instructional and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications and conventions. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or visit www.money.org.

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Pawn Stars’ Rick Harrison Helps “Shave Miles” Event Raise $10,000 For ANA and Sick Children

(Denver, Colorado) August 3, 2017 – With the help of nationally known television celebrity Rick Harrison and two Denver Broncos cheerleaders, prominent numismatists Michael “Miles” Standish, Jim Halperin and Orlando Rodrigo Lorenzana Williams got their heads shaved at the American Numismatic Association 2017 World’s Fair of Money® in Denver to raise money for two nonprofit organizations. The event on August 3 generated $10,000 in donations that will be evenly divided between the American Numismatic Association (www.money.org) and the Standish Foundation for Child & Family Centered Healthcare (www.sf4c.org).

History’s Pawn Stars celebrity Rick Harrison makes the first pass of the electric cutter as NGC Vice President Miles Standish gets his head shaved at the World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado, August 3, 2017, to raise money for the Austin-based Standish Foundation for Child & Family Centered Healthcare and the American Numismatic Association.

Photo credit: Donn Pearlman.

Immediately after his head was shaved, Standish held up a t-shirt printed with the words: “BALD GUYS Never have a bad hair day.”

Standish is an award-winning numismatic author and Senior Grader and Vice-President of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. Halperin is Co-Chairman of Heritage Auctions and also an author of numismatic books and futurist novels. Williams is Director of Sales at Coin Invest Trust in Liechtenstein.

Harrison, of the popular History’s Pawn Stars television program and the Las Vegas Gold & Silver Pawn Shop (www.gspawn.com), made the first pass of the electric cutter on Standish’s head and was among those who presented a donation check.  

Additional cutting was performed on Standish by coin hobby personalities including Lee Minshull, ANA President Jeff Garrett and former ANA President Ken Bressett.  

Accompanied by Denver Broncos cheerleaders Krista (left) and Brielle (right) the now-hairless Miles Standish holds a t-shirt proclaiming: BALD GUYS Never have a bad hair day.

Photo credit: Donn Pearlman

Broncos cheerleaders Brielle and Krista led cheers, signed autographs and posed for photos during the “Shave Miles” event.

A silent auction of a half dozen plaster sculptures by John Mercanti, who served as the 12th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, also helped raise funds for the Standish Foundation and the ANA.

Miles’ wife, Andrea Mangione Standish, a certified child life specialist, launched the Austin, Texas-based foundation in 2010.  The foundation assists healthcare providers around the world to provide the tools and training they need to minimize healthcare-related pain and suffering in children.

“The mission of the foundation is to have happy, healthy, resilient kids who haven’t been traumatized by healthcare experiences.  This event was to help children get better care and to help an important hobby organization dear to me and to so many others, the American Numismatic Association,” he explained.

The 25,000-member American Numismatic Association, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is dedicated to educating and encouraging people to study and collect coins and related items.  The ANA serves the academic community, collectors, and the general public.

Professional stylist “Dava” skillfully removed Heritage Auctions Co-Chairman Jim Halperin’s hair at the 2017 Denver World’s Fair of Money to help raise $10,000 for the ANA and the Standish Foundation for Child & Family Centered Healthcare.

Photo credit: Donn Pearlman​

A native of Michigan, Standish began collecting in 1973 at the age of nine.  In 2011, he was honored with the “Director’s Coin for Excellence” by then-Director of the United States Mint Edmund Moy.

He is co-author with former Chief Engraving of the United States Mint, John Mercanti, of the 2012 reference book, “American Silver Eagles: A Guide to the U.S. Bullion Coin Program.”  Standish’s 2014 book, “Morgan Dollar: America’s Love Affair with a Legendary Coin,” received the 2015 Numismatic Literary Guild award for Best Specialized Book. 

Information about the Standish Foundation for Child & Family Centered Healthcare is at www.sf4c.org and information about the American Numismatic Association is at www.money.org.

2017 Denver World’s Fair of Money Opening Ceremonies

2017 Denver World’s Fair of Money Opening Ceremonies

Source: American Numismatic Association

ModernCoinMart and GovMint.com Offer 10 Golden Ticket Vouchers for Children at the World’s Fair of Money

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Denver, CO, August 2, 2017 (Newswire.com) – Children 15 years of age and younger can spot any of our employees on the bourse floor to redeem a golden ticket that will allow them to claim a prize at booth #1000.

From August 1-5, the American Numismatic Association (ANA) is hosting the World’s Fair of Money. The event is being held at Hall F of the Colorado Convention Center at 700 14th St.

ModernCoinMart and GovMint.com are attending the event and are offering an exciting activity for children attendees. For those 15-years-old and under, golden tickets are being offered to those that are able spot our employees around the convention center. Keep an eye out for anyone wearing a black shirt with MCM and GovMint logos on the front. When you spot us out on the bourse floor, just ask for your golden ticket! Golden tickets can be brought to booth #1000 for a special prize.

Be sure to always be on the lookout for us – only 10 of these golden tickets are available! And remember, you have to see us out on the bourse floor to redeem your ticket.

“It’s a really thrilling event,” says Kelsey Howard, Marketing Manager.  “We want to ensure that everyone in attendance is able to enjoy themselves, no matter their age. But most importantly, we want to help young collectors create a lasting interest in the hobby of coin collecting.”

This activity will run through the course of the show or until all 10 tickets are claimed.

About ModernCoinMart

ModernCoinMart, established in 2004, has pioneered the modern coin market online. The company has a professional customer service team, offers free domestic shipping on all orders with no minimum, and strives to bring their customers the lowest possible prices. To learn more, visit ModernCoinMart.com.

About GovMint.com

For more than 30 years, Bill Gale has been a nationally recognized numismatist, and is the founder and president of GovMint.com. With headquarters located in Minneapolis, MN, GovMint.com is one of the largest retailers of rare and collectible coins in the country. To learn more, visit GovMint.com.

ANA Road Show to Exhibit Numismatic Rarities in Las Vegas

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) Road Show will make its next stop at the Las Vegas Numismatic Society Diamond Jubilee Coin Show, May 18-20, at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, located at 3000 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89109.

The ANA Road Show gives members and collectors around the country an opportunity to see some of the most impressive items from the ANA’s Edward C. Rochette Money Museum. Items to be displayed at the Diamond Jubilee Coin Show include:

  • The 1804 dollar—Recognized by collectors as “The King of U.S. Coins,” the specimen is extremely rare, with only 15 known examples. No U.S. dollars dated 1804 were actually struck in that year; Class I specimens were struck in 1834-1835 as diplomatic gifts (eight known), while Class II and III specimens (six known) were struck during the 1850s for collectors. The Class III Idler/Bebee specimen was donated to the ANA by Aubrey and Adeline Bebee in 1991.

  • The 1913 Liberty Head Nickel—One of the most valuable of all U.S. coins, it was one of five such nickels struck under mysterious circumstances at the Philadelphia Mint. The coins were unknown until 1920 when Samuel Brown, a former U.S. Mint employee, displayed all five at an ANA convention, causing a stir.

  • The Famous Errors exhibit—A highlight reel of some of the most notable numismatic bloopers, the exhibit includes the 1955 doubled-die Lincoln cent, the classic 1937 D “three legged” buffalo nickel, the 2004 Wisconsin “extra leaf” quarter and the 2007-2009 “godless” dollars. All of these coins feature errors that are easily visible to the naked eye, making them popular collector items and curiosity pieces.

“The ANA Road Show adds an extra level of excitement to the LVNS Diamond Jubilee celebration,” said Fred Kuch, LVNS Trust Chairman. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for hobbyists to see some of the most legendary numismatic treasures from the Money Museum.”

The Las Vegas Numismatic Society Diamond Jubilee Coin Show is open to the public interested in buying and selling rare coins, vintage paper money and other numismatic rarities. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, May 18-19, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 20. Visit www.lvns.club for additional show details.

Coin Grading Workshop Offered Prior to LVNS Show

The ANA’s School of Numismatics is offering an educational seminar—“Fundamentals of Grading U.S. Coins”— on May 16-17, immediately prior to the Diamond Jubilee Coin Show.

This two-day seminar will help students learn and understand how United States coins should be graded according to the latest ANA and market standards. Attendees will gain confidence in evaluating surface marks, strike, luster, and eye appeal through interactive discussions, group activities, and individual study of hundreds of coins from the ANA grading set.

  • Instructor: Michael Faraone, professional numismatist and former grader, Professional Coin Grading Service.
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mar. 16-17)
  • Cost: $259 for ANA and LVNS members/$359 for non-members

For additional information or to register, please contact seminars@money.org or call 719-482-9865.

The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit educational

organization dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items. The ANA helps its 25,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of instructional and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications and conventions. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or visit www.money.org.

Exhibitor Award Winners Announced for 2017 National Money Show

American Numismatic Association (ANA) member Dennis Schafluetzel received the Steven J. D’Ippolito Best-in-Show Exhibit award for his exhibit, “Chattanooga Iron Companies Scrip” at the 2017 National Money Show®, Mar. 9-11 in Orlando, Florida.

The second place Best-in-Show award was presented to John W. Wilson for “Postage Stamp Scrip Notes.” Third place was awarded to Michael T. Shutterly for his exhibit “On the Wings of Myth: Pegasus and His Story.”

The Radford Stearns Memorial Award for People’s Choice, determined by votes from convention attendees, was presented to Jerry Stubblefield, for “Uses and Abuses of Early Copper Coins.”

The theme for National Coin Week 2017 is “Conflict and Courage: Money and the Military.” The National Coin Week Award was presented to Jeffrey J. Rosinia for “Wartime Change: Alterations in United States Coin Metal Content During World War II.” Mr. Rosinia will receive a full scholarship to a future ANA Summer Seminar, an award endowed by John Albanese.

National Coin Week exhibits are intended to be suitable for display in libraries and schools, so there is a $250 limit on the value of the materials in this competition. Second place in this competition was awarded to Michael T. Shutterly for “War and Remembrance.” Third place went to Devon Webber for “United States Space Program – Medallions & Commemoratives.”

Radford Stearns Memorial awards were also presented in six classes. This year, 27 competitive and one non-competitive exhibits were displayed in the Collector Exhibits area by 21 exhibitors.

2017 Class Exhibit Awards:

Class 1: History and Politics (exhibits dealing with historical or political events)

  • First place: James Zylstra, for “Coins from the Cities of the Seven Churches of Asia.”

  • Second place: Dennis Schafluetzel, for “Andrews Raid on the Western & Atlantic Railroad and Related April 1862 Change Bills.”

  • Third place: Brett Irick, for “Personal Artifacts of John Honeyford Campbell, First Master of the Royal Canadian Mint.”

Class 2: Economics (exhibits dealing with monetary and financial systems or economic events such as panics and inflations)

  • First place: John W. Wilson for “Postage Stamp Scrip Notes.”

  • Second place: Gerald Gilbert for “U.S. Mint Circulating Gold Coins – First Year Issues.”

  • Third place: Jerry Stubblefield for “Uses and Abuses of Early Copper Coins.”

Class 3: Geography (exhibits that describe natural or cultural assets, the distribution of populations, or exploration)

  • First place: Michael T. Shutterly for “On the Wings of Myth: Pegasus and His Story.”

  • Second place: Marilyn Reback for “Saint-Michel in Peril of the Sea.”

  • Third Place: James Zylstra for “Commemorating Primitive Money in Central Africa.”

Class 4: Common elements (exhibits showing material linked by design, such as elephants or bridges, or by theme, such as a world’s fair)

  • First place: Dennis Schafluetzel, for “Chattanooga Iron Companies Scrip.”

  • Second place: Bud Cushman, for “’This do in remembrance of me,’ Varied Shapes of Communion Tokens of Scottish Presbyterian Churches.”

  • Third place: Francis R. Crowe, for “Pocahontas: Her Life Through Numismatics.”

Class 5: The Arts (exhibits that explore any aspect of fine or applied arts)

  • First place: Michael T. Shutterly for “Boris Godunov: One Opera, Many Stories.”

  • Second place: Nancy J. Wilson for “Santa Claus Obsolete Notes and Vignettes.”

  • Third place: Mack Martin for “Georgia’s Risqué Vignettes.”

Class 6: Science (exhibits dealing with theoretical or applied science, including the technology of manufacturing numismatic items)

  • First place: Jeffrey J. Rosinia, for “Wartime Change: Alterations in United States Coin Metal Content During World War II”

  • Second place: Devon Webber, for “United States Space Program – Medallions & Commemoratives.”

  • Third place: John H. Miller, Jr., for “Wrong Design Dies On 20th Century Business Strike Coins.”

The application deadline is June 9 to exhibit at the 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money®, which will be held from Aug. 1-5 in Denver, Colorado. For an application or for more information, call 719-482-9849 or email exhibits@money.org.

The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit educational

organization dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items. The ANA helps its 25,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of instructional and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications and conventions. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or visit www.money.org.

National Money Show Draws 2,500 Attendees

The American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) 2016 National Money Show in Orlando welcomed a total of 2,513 people for the three-day event, which was held March 9-11 at the Orange County Convention Center.

“The show featured a week of great numismatic educational opportunities, camaraderie, and a bourse filled with numismatic treasures and knowledgeable dealers,” said ANA President Jeff Garrett. “The auction room was standing-room only. Everyone attending had a chance to experience what an ANA convention is all about.”

The event featured more than 350 dealers buying and selling coins, currency and related items. A wide range of technical seminars and educational presentations led by notable speakers sharing their expertise also were offered, as were exhibits of priceless rarities from the American Numismatic Association’s Money Museum in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Exhibits included a 1792 silver half disme, one of the first coins ever struck by the U.S. Mint; recovered Spanish-fleet sunken treasure; and the famous 1913 Liberty Head nickel, valued at $3 million. The only known complete collection of historic Florida banknotes from 1865 to 1935 was exhibited for the first time ever, courtesy of William Youngerman of Boca Raton.

Kagin’s Auctions of Tiburon, Calif., served as the show’s official auctioneer. The three-session sale featured 1050 lots and realized $6.385 million, including a 17.5 percent buyer’s premium. “More than 70 people crowded the auction room, which is almost unheard of in these days of Internet bidding,” said Dr. Donald Kagin, president of Kagin’s Auctions. Highest prices realized (with buyer’s premium) included:

  • 1860 “No Motto” Liberty Head $10 Gold Eagle, PR-65 PCGS — $258,500
  • 1876-CC Seated Liberty dime, Specimen-66 Branch Mint PCGS — $158,625
  • 1865 “No Motto” Liberty Head $5 Gold Half Eagle, PR-65 PCGS — $141,000

“The Kagin’s Auction was well regarded,” according to Los Angeles coin dealer Fred Weinberg, “and some very nice rare coins were traded on the floor as well. I sold a Sacagawea Dollar/State Quarter mule – the very first time I had one for my showcase at any coin show in the past 17 years. And though I can’t disclose any details, three extremely rare, very famous U.S. coins appeared at the show. I was privileged to be able to examine them before they were presented to Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) for authentication. It likely will be a major news story in the coming months.”

Presidential Awards Recognize Bill Calderazzo and John and Nancy Wilson

During the show’s opening ceremonies, ANA President Jeff Garrett presented a Presidential Award to Bill Calderazzo of Tampa, Fla. Calderazzo founded Florida Coin Exchange in 1967, and was president of the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) from 1974 to 1976. President Garrett noted that Calderazzo was his mentor when he first entered the hobby.

Also recognized with a Presidential Award were John and Nancy Wilson, two long-time ANA supporters who have personally recruited thousands of members for the Association. The husband-and-wife duo have each previously served as ANA board members and have received numerous awards, including the ANA’s Farran Zerbe Memorial Award for Distinguished Service in 2007.

President Garrett also presented National Money Show Host Chair Cindy Wibker with the Goodfellow award, and FUN with the Lewis S. Werner Host Club appreciation plaque.

Legacy Series Dinner Honors Mark Salzberg & Rick Montgomery

Two of the hobby’s titans – Mark Salzberg and Rick Montgomery, leaders of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) – were the focus of a Legacy Series dinner and interview on Thursday evening, March 9. Moderated by Barbara Gregory, editor-in-chief of The Numismatist, the interview gave attendees a perspective on the world of third-party grading while allowing the two men to share personal stories about their early years in numismatics. Past installments of the Legacy Series have celebrated numismatists Q. David Bowers, Ray Dillard, Fred Weinberg, Jim Halperin and Steve Ivy, and David Sundman. Previous interviews can be seen on www.money.org/LegacySeries; the March interview will be posted in the coming weeks.

ANA Board of Governors Candidates Forum

Ten of the 12 individuals who have received the necessary nominations for the 2017 ANA Board of Governors election participated in a forum on Friday, March 10, to answer questions and express their views on a number of topics. The Association is governed by a nine-member board that includes a president, vice president and seven governors, each of whom is elected to a two-year term that begins in August. All nine seats are open. Video of the Candidates Forum will be posted on www.money.org by March 31. ANA members also will be able to read candidate biographies and answers to questions in the June issue of The Numismatist. ANA members can expect to receive election ballots in June.

ANA Board of Governors Meeting

Housekeeping items comprised much of the ANA Board of Governors agenda during its meeting at the National Money Show on Saturday, March 11. Most notable was the review and approval of the IRS Form 990 and the Fiscal Year 2016 audited financial statement prepared by Waugh & Goodwin, LLP.

“The ANA remains in a strong financial position, with over $74 million in assets and investments of nearly $21 million,” said Greg Lyon, chair of both the Audit Committee and the Budget & Finance Committee. “Since 2009, the Association’s net assets (not counting the Museum collection) have grown over 75 percent. The ANA Board remains committed to keeping the Association financially sound, while using a sustainable portion of our assets to further our educational mission and support capital expenditures.”

The ANA’s Fiscal Year 2016 audited financial statement and 990 report will soon be available for review online at www.money.org/financial-reports.

In other business, the Board selected the Chicago Coin Club (CCC) as the host club for the 2019 World’s Fair of Money, with the selection of Richard Lipman as host chair. That year, the CCC will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding.

The Board unanimously passed a resolution of support for the creation of a commemorative coin in the year 2021 honoring the centennial of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The resolution now goes to U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), who has expressed interest in sponsoring legislation to create the commemorative.

Excerpts from the ANA Board of Governors meeting will be published in the June issue of The Numismatist. Video replays of the opening ceremonies, the Board meeting and other show highlights can be viewed at www.NationalMoneyShow.com beginning March 31.

The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items. The ANA helps its 25,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of instructional and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications and conventions. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or visit www.money.org.

The Importance of Attending a Coin Show – Brett Charville

Brett Charville of Standard Numismatics gives his thoughts on why collectors and small dealers should attend coin shows.

Will County Coin Club to host 57th Annual Coin Show on Feb. 26

JOLIET – This Sunday, travel through time on a dime.

Or a medal. Or a token.

The Will County Coin Club will host its 57th Annual Coin Show from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel in Joliet. Admission is free.

Features include 30 dealers selling a variety of coins and currency, ranging from those of the ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine times to those seen today in the United States and throughout the world.

Read more: The Herald-News