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Gabe Garcia, Brand Manager of Upper Deck highlights a new specialized product line. The exclusive distributor of Grandeur Hockey is CIBC. For more information on Grandeur Hockey, go to Hockeycoins.com

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.

2016 World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim – Opening Ceremonies

Opening Ceremonies for the World’s Fair of Money in Anaheim.

Attendance Announced for 2015 World’s Fair of Money

The American Numismatic Association’s 2015 World’s Fair of Money – the most important numismatic event of the year – regaled 8,635 people at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill, Aug. 11-15.

The family-friendly event featured displays by government and private mints from around the world; expansive educational programs led by notable speakers sharing their numismatic expertise; exhibits of rare treasures from the American Numismatic Association’s Money Museum in Colorado Springs; hundreds of dealers buying and selling coins, currency and related items in all price ranges; and major auction events by Heritage Auctions and Stack’s Bowers Galleries.

Complete attendance numbers for the 2015 World’s Fair of Money

Total Attendance: 8,635

  • General public: 3,294
  • ANA members: 3,764
  • Table-holders: 1,531
  • Scout clinic: 46

Total Daily Attendance

  • Tuesday: 3,224 (returning visitors, such as table-holders, staff and volunteers, are counted in first-day attendance only)
  • Wednesday: 1,209
  • Thursday: 1,384
  • Friday: 1,405
  • Saturday: 1,413

After three consecutive years in the Chicago area, the World’s Fair of Money resumes its rotation to other cities next year. The 2016 event will be held in Anaheim, Calif., Aug. 9-13.

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 25,500 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of educational and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars. For more information call 719-632-2646 or visit www.money.org.

Exhibitors Honored at Chicago World’s Fair of Money

The American Numismatic Association presented 53 competitive exhibit awards at the 2015 World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois. Winners were announced at the exhibit awards presentation and reception and the awards banquet on August 14. A total of 36 exhibitors of all ages and experience levels, showing 60 exhibits, competed in this year’s program. There were also six non-competitive exhibitors showing six additional exhibits.

Lawrence Sekulich received the Howland Wood Memorial Award for Best-in-Show for his exhibit “They Flap, Flutter and Float: Various Winged Immortals Appearing on Coins from Ancient to Modern Times.”

The Radford Stearns Memorial Award for Excellence in Exhibiting, presented to the first and second runners-up, was awarded to Nancy Wilson for “Santa Claus Obsolete Notes & Vignettes,” and to Lawrence Sekulich for “Faces of Gold: A Small Gallery of Coin Portraits from Ancient Greece to 20th Century America.”

The Thos. H. Law Award for the best exhibit by a first-time exhibitor went to Michael T. Shutterly for “Sacred Images: Numismatic Representations of Belief in the Divine.”

The Rodger E. Hershey Memorial People’s Choice Award, selected by convention attendees, was won by two individuals, as two exhibits were tied after four days of voting: Jeffrey Rosinia, for “Abraham Lincoln: A Legacy in Numismatics,” and Thomas J. Uram, for “ The U.S. Two Cent Piece 1864-1873 with Major Varieties.”

John A. H. Siteman received the Derek Pobjoy Award for Best Exhibit of Modern Circulating Commemorative Coins for “Let the Games Begin – Coins of the Modern Olympic Games.”

Thomas J. Uram received the Women in Numismatics award for his exhibit “The Kings and Queens of England through Maundy Monday.”

Carl Waltz, Jr. received the Ira & Larry Goldberg Award for the best exhibit of “Coins that Made History” for “A Study of Matte Proof Lincoln Cents 1909 to 1916.”

Brett Irick received the Joseph E. Boling Award for Judging Excellence.

2015 CLASS EXHIBIT AWARDS:

Class 1: United States Coins, Lelan G. Rogers Memorial.

  • First place: Carl Waltz, Jr. for “A Study of Matte Proof Lincoln Cents 1909 to 1916.”
  • Second place: Thomas J. Uram, for “The U.S. Two Cent Piece 1864-1873 with Major Varieties.”
  • Third place: Bernie Wang, for “A Doomed Denomination: The Twenty Cent Piece.”

Class 2: United States Fiscal Paper, Sidney W. Smith/William Donlon Memorial.

  • First place: Nancy Wilson, for “Santa Claus Obsolete Notes & Vignettes.”
  • Second place: Dan Freeland, for “Selected Michigan Nationals from Charter 8723.”
  • Third place: Robert Rhue, for “1769 Tybee Island Georgia Lighthouse Note, Issued to Rebuild the Lighthouse on Tybee Island, Georgia.”

Class 3: Medals, Orders, Decorations and Badges, Burton Saxton/George Bauer Memorial.

  • First place: Mitch Ernst, for “The Sower, an Enduring Symbol of Hope.”
  • Second place: Darrell E. Luedtke, for “A Complete Collection of Wooden Medals of the 1876 U.S. Centennial.”
  • Third place: Donald H. Dool, for “The Medals and Monuments of Jose De San Martin – from Lima to Buenos Aries with stops along the way.”

Class 4: Modern U.S. Coins and Modern Medals, John R. Eshbach Memorial.

  • First place: Thomas J. Uram, for “Under the Dome.”
  • Second place: Jeffrey Rosinia, for “50 Years of Kennedy Half Dollars.”
  • Third place: John A. H. Siteman, for “Let the Games Begin – Coins of the Modern Olympic Games.”                                                                                                          

Class 5: Tokens, B.P. Wright Memorial.

  • First place: Simcha Laib Kuritzky, for “Boy for Sale?  Tokens for the Redemption of the Firstborn Son.”
  • Second place: Darrell E. Luedtke, for “The Origins of the First Wooden Money of the United States.”
  • Third place: Mark Wieclaw, for “The Russian ‘Beard’ Tax Tokens of 1705.”

Class 6: Casino Chips and Gaming Tokens, Archie A. Black Award.

  • No exhibits this year.                                                               

Class 7: Engraved Coins, Love Token Society Award.

  • First place: Simcha Laib Kuritzky, for “Engraved Coins of the Ba’al Shem Tov Amulet.”
  • Second place: Robert W. Feiler, for “Look What They’ve Done to These Coins!.”
  • Third place: Russell M. Frank, for “In Loving Remembrance of John F. Raubold.”

Class 8: Elongated Coins, Dottie Dow Memorial.

  • First place: Cindy Z. Calhoun, for “State Flags on Elongated Cents.”
  • Second place: Robert F. Fritsch, for “A Trip to the Top of New England: an Elongating Adventure.”
  • Third place: no exhibit.

Class 9: Coins Issued Prior to 1500 A.D., Dr. Charles W. Crowe Memorial.

  • First place: Michael T. Shutterly, for “Sacred Images: Numismatic Representations of Belief in the Divine.”
  • Second place: Bruce Bartelt, for “The King as Hero: The Heroic Bust Tetradrachm of Eukratides of Baktria.”
  • Third place: no exhibit.

Class 10: Regional U.S. Numismatics, William C. Henderson/Fred Cihon Memorial.

  • First place: Scott A. McGowan, for “Medals of Chicago—Four Years of ANA Medallic Art.”
  • Second place: no exhibit.
  • Third place: no exhibit.

Class 11: Numismatics of the Americas, Henry Christensen/John Jay Pittman Sr. Memorial.

  • First place: Donald H. Dool, for “A Selection of San Martin Medals that are Big, Bold and Beautiful.”
  • Second place: Eugene Freeman, for “Selected Leper Colony Coins of the Americas: Collecting on a one per location basis.”
  • Third place: Eugene Freeman, for “The 1/2 Reales of San Antonio 1817-1818.”

Class 12: Numismatics of Europe, John S. Davenport Memorial

  • First place: Thomas J. Uram, for “The Kings and Queens of England through Maundy Money.”
  • Second place: Donald H. Dool, for “A Selection of Contemporary Counterfeits that should be Silver but are Copper.”
  • Third place: Gerald Grzenda, for “The Coinage of Napoleonic Europe.”

Class 13: Numismatics of Africa and the Middle East, Menachem Chaim and Simcha Tova Mizel Memorial.

  • First place: Simcha Laib Kuritzky, for “Creating Modern Israel: The History of Zionism Shown through Numismatics.”
  • Second place: no exhibit.
  • Third place: no exhibit.

Class 14: Numismatics of Asia and the Pacific, William B. Warden Jr. Memorial.

  • First place: Floyd Aprill, for “The United States Mint in Manila.”
  • Second place: Carl Wolf, for “Silver Neck Ring Money of South East Asia’s Hmong People.”
  • Third place: John Phipps, for “Numismatic Confusion About the Three Philippine Commemorative Coins Minted While Under U.S. Administration.”

Class 15: Gold Coins, Gaston DiBello/Melvin and Leona Kohl Memorial.

  • First place: Lawrence Sekulich, for “Faces of Gold: A small gallery of coin portraits from ancient Greece to 20th century America.”
  • Second place: no exhibit.
  • Third place: no exhibit.

Class 16: Numismatic Errors and Error Varieties, Numismatic Error Collectors Award.

  • No exhibits this year.

Class 17: Numismatic Literature, Aaron Feldman Memorial.

  • First place: Mark Wieclaw, for “‘Roman Coins and Their Values’: The Evolution of the Most Used Reference on Ancient Roman Coinage.
  • Second place: Carl Waltz, Jr., for “Publications by Charles T. Steigerwalt.”
  • Third place: Scott A. McGowan, for “Buy the Book before the Coin.”

Class 18: General, Specialized, and Topical, Robert Hendershott Memorial.

  • First place: Lawrence Sekulich, for “They Flap, Flutter and Float. Various Winged Immortals Appearing on Coins from Ancient to Modern Times.”
  • Second place: Gawain O’Connor, for “Collecting Twentieth Century World Coins in 1940.”
  • Third place: Darrell E. Luedtke, for “The Wonderful World of Wooden Money.”

Class 19: Convention Theme, Clifford Mishler Award.

  • First place: Jeffrey Rosinia, for “Abraham Lincoln: A Legacy in Numismatics.”
  • Second place: Cindy Z. Calhoun, for “The Many Facets of the Lincoln Cent.”
  • Third place: Gavin Bjorn Burseth, for “Honest Abe—Lincoln’s Legacy on Numismatics.”

Class 20: U.S. Commemorative Coinage, Society for U.S. Commemorative Coins Award.

  • First place: Jeffrey J. Rosinia, for “The Sacagawea and Native American Commemorative Dollar Coin Program.”
  • Second place: no exhibit
  • Third place: no exhibit

Class 21: Emeritus, Barry Stuppler Award.

  • No exhibits this year.                                                           

2015 ANA YN EXHIBIT AWARDS:

Class Y1: United States Coins, Edgerton-Lenker Memorial.

  • First place: Bernie Wang, for “A Doomed Denomination: The Twenty Cent Piece.”
  • Second place: Gavin Bjorn Burseth, for “Honest Abe—Lincoln’s Legacy on Numismatics.”
  • Third place: no exhibit

Class Y2: World Coins, James L. Betton Memorial.

  • No exhibits this year.

Class Y3: Paper Money, Kagin Family Award.

  • First place: Gavin Bjorn Burseth, for “The Sea & British Patriotism—History of Cayman Island Currency.”
  • Second place: no exhibit
  • Third place: no exhibit

Class Y4: Israeli or Judaic, J.J. Van Grover Memorial.

  • No exhibits this year

Class Y5: Medals and Tokens, Charles “Cheech” Litman Memorial.

  • First place: Gavin Bjorn Burseth, for “Celebrating a Century of Honor—Boy Scout Medallions and Coins.”
  • Second Place: no exhibit
  • Third Place: no exhibit

Class Y6: Medieval and Ancient, Charles H. Wolfe Sr. Memorial.

  • No exhibits this year.

Class Y7: Errors and Varieties, Alan Herbert Memorial.

  • No exhibits this year.

The American Numismatic Association is a 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 www.money.org.

Update: Chicago ANA – World Money Fair

Update: Chicago ANA – World Money Fair

Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money Coin Show – 2014 July

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Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money Coin Show – 2014 July

P.S. Be sure to grab a 2014 Tuvalu Augustus Saint-Gaudens coin while you’re there. 

2014 World’s Fair of Money Chicago

2014 World’s Fair of Money Chicago

P.S. Don’t miss out on the 2014 Tuvalu Augustus Saint-Gaudens Coin that will be available for sale at the show: https://newcoinreleases.com/2014-tuvalu-augustus-saint-gaudens-coin/