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09 May 2019

Thank you South Shore Coin Club for ANA Table at your 55th Annual Show and Boy Scout Clinic

Coin Shows | ANA Official Post | ANAStaff

The South Shore Coin Club (SSCC -www.ssccmke.org) hosted their 55th Annual Coin Show on April 12 – 13, 2019, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, located near the airport in Milwaukee, WI. The Crown Plaza is an excellent location for a coin show with its free airport shuttle and parking, a well-lit and carpeted convention hall, a very nice restaurant and the Interstate within blocks of the hotel. The Milwaukee based SSCC holds the largest coin show in the State of Wisconsin. A special thanks to General Chairmen Mike McAndrews long with assistant Chair James Taylor, along with the officers and members of the SSCC for giving the American Numismatic Association (ANA -www.money.org) a free table. Mike McAndrews is also President of the SSCC. We signed up 15 new members for the Association.We also signed up two patrons for the upcoming ANA convention in Rosemont, IL on August 13 – 17, 2019.Paragon Numismatics Dealer, Andrew Kimmel, from Mequon, WI. made a 501 © (3) donation of $500 to the ANA and designated for the Library fund. We talked to many people who had an interest in collecting, and they took a copy of The Numismatist and an application to join.

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15 Apr 2019

Thank you National Money Show (NMS), March 28-30, 2019

National Money Show | ANA Official Post | ANAStaff

The American Numismatic Association (ANA –www.money.org) National Money Show was held in Pittsburgh, PA on March 27 (set-up), 28 – 30, 2019 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, which is connected to the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh.This was the sixth time Pittsburgh has hosted an ANA Convention.A special thanks to ANA Convention Director Jennifer Ackerman and her staff,Host Chair Patrick McBride and his 30-member committee, the National Volunteers, President Gary Adkins and the Board, Executive Director Kim Kiick and her staff, along with the host organization, the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN –www.pancoins.org).Everyone connected to the show did masterful job; before, during and after the convention ended.After the Wednesday set-up day concluded, PAN had a banquet at the beautiful LeMont Restaurant across the river overlooking the city.The speaker was U. S. Mint Director David J. Ryder.The numismatic friends of Sherlock Holmes dinner (hosted by the Fourth Garrideb – invitation only) was held on Friday night.

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09 Jan 2019

Tales From the Vault: Sealskin Notes of the Russian-American Company

Tales from the Vault | ANA Official Post | Benstheman

During the first half of the 19th century, the imperial Russian-American Company (RAC) – chartered by Tsar Paul I in 1799 – issued what is now a rare series of currency notes for use in the fur trading outposts of the Aleutian Islands and Alaska. Printed in several denominations from 1816 to at least 1852, these were the first numismatic items intended for circulation in the region that would become our largest state.

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28 Aug 2018

Thank you World’s Fair of Money Philadelphia August 14 – 18, 2018

World's Fair of Money | ANA Official Post | ANAwebmaster

The American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Convention (WFOM) was held for the eighth time in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, PA. on August 14 – 18, 2018 in the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This had to be one of the busiest ANA conventions we have ever attended in many years. Even with the admission charge to enter the show, traffic was almost continuous since the doors opened until they closed on Saturday. Unlike past shows, many of the dealers stayed close to the end of the convention. If we started to write about all of the highlights we would have to get some publisher to write the book, but we will only cover some of them.

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