9,082 hobbyists attend the 2013 World’s Fair of Money

A total of 9,082 people attended the American Numismatic Association's 2013 World's Fair of MoneySM, held Aug. 13-17 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.


There were 3,494 members of the public in attendance over the five-day show, and 539 attendees signed up for membership in the ANA at the show.


The 2012 World's Fair of Money, held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa., drew 8,810 visitors. The 2011 convention, also held in Rosemont, drew 9,113. In 1999, the Chicago World's Fair of Money saw 9,558 visitors.


There were 1,620 table-holders and accompanying booth personnel in attendance, 31 staff and board members, and 19 national volunteers. Additionally, 113 Scouts attended the Boy Scout and Girl Scout clinics on Saturday, Aug. 17.


Daily member attendance: 3,805

  • Pre-registered members: 361
  • Aug 13: 561
  • Aug 14: 688
  • Aug. 15: 809
  • Aug. 16: 753
  • Aug 17: 633


Daily public attendance: 3,494

  • Aug 13: 522
  • Aug 14: 544
  • Aug. 15: 1,130
  • Aug. 16: 1,153
  • Aug 17: 145


Total daily attendance: 9,082

  • Aug 13: 3,114 (returning visitors, such as table-holders, staff and national volunteers, are counted in first-day attendance only)
  • Aug 14: 1,232
  • Aug. 15: 1,939
  • Aug. 16: 1,906
  • Aug 17: 891 (total includes Scouting attendance)


The World's Fair of Money is the nation's premier money show. The event featured a major auction by Stack's Bowers Galleries; more than 1,000 numismatic dealers with the best inventory anywhere; the ANA Museum Showcase exhibiting some of the world's most valuable and beautiful coins and paper money; a Mint Promenade with mints from around the world; the Collector Exhibits area; educational presentations and seminars; and special events.

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 26,000 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 go to www.money.org.