ANA Road Show makes stop at Georgia Numismatic Association show
The American Numismatic Association Road Show will make its next stop at the Georgia Numismatic Association 49th Coin & Currency Show, from April 19-21 at the Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center in Dalton, Ga.
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 and the Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library's Mobile Archives. Collectors also can attend ANA Money Talks presentations and learn more about ANA educational programs.
"As this lineup of exhibits and talks demonstrates, the ANA Road Show is a major outreach effort to let collectors around the country experience some of the ANA's coolest items and learn more about educational programs the ANA offers to collectors," said ANA Executive Director Jeff Shevlin.
The following items will be on display in the ANA Road Show, located in the GNA's special exhibits area:
The McDermott/Bebee 1913 Liberty Head "V" Nickel: This famous coin is one of five 1913 "V" nickels that were struck under mysterious circumstances at the Philadelphia Mint. This piece is from the ANA Money Museum collection and ranks as one of the most valuable of all U.S. coins.
1804 Dollar: Known as "The King of U.S. Coins," the 1804 dollar is extremely rare, with only 15 known examples. The Idler/Bebee specimen was donated to the ANA by Aubrey and Adeline Bebee in 1991.
Famous Errors: This exhibit acts as a highlight reel of some of the most notable numismatic bloopers, including 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 - no need for magnification to see these mistakes - making them popular collector items and curiosity pieces.
Paper Currency in Georgia: The story of paper currency in Georgia begins in 1735, almost immediately after the founding of the colony in 1732 by James Oglethorpe, on the British pound sterling standard. This exhibit will show the fascinating evolution of Georgia paper currency from the Revolution through modern Federal Reserve notes issued by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, including notes from the private banking era, the Civil War and the National Bank period.
ANA Mobile Archives
The ANA Mobile Archives let the public see and hold pieces of numismatic history. Featured in this exhibit: the archives and papers of Frank Gasparro, former chief engraver of the United States Mint. Sitting down with an ANA staff member, visitors will be able to view historic artifacts and papers stored in protective cases and covers.
The ANA staff will present the following Money Talks on Saturday, April 20:
- "Adding Value to ANA" by ANA Executive Director Jeff Shevlin at 11 a.m.
- "U.S. Mint Chief Engraver Frank Gasparro: His Personal Archives and Sketches" by ANA Marketing & Communications Manager RyAnne Scott at noon
- "A House Divided: Money of the Civil War" by Money Museum Curator Doug Mudd at 3 p.m.
"We embrace the opportunity to have the ANA bring collections and educational resources to our show, and we strongly feel attendees will enjoy seeing some of the rarities they typically wouldn't get a chance to see in Georgia," said Greg Ison, president of the GNA board.
The GNA Coin Show is the largest spring show in the southeast, with more than 300 tables and 500 dealers, more than 60 collector exhibits, on-site grading, and a program for young numismatists that will be held April 20. For details on the show, go to www.gamoney.org.
To learn more about the ANA Road Show, go to /ANARoadShow.
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 27,000 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.