The 40th International Paper Money Show was held at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN, on June 2-5, 2016. We want to thank show owner Lyn Knight, along with Show Chairman Doug Davis, for providing the American Numismatic Association (ANA) www.money.org a free table. We were able to sign up 30 new members for the Association and received a $50 donation for the shipment of the coin show kit from Phil Darby from Helena, Alabama. We were also able to solicit patrons for the ANA World’s Fair of Money which will be held in Anaheim, CA, August 9-13, 2016.
Lyn Knight Currency Auctions www.lynknight.com held four floor sales from Thursday through Saturday in the ballrooms of the connected Sheraton Hotel. The sale featured World Bank notes, and all types of United States paper money from colonial days to present. The sales went well for the Knight firm and there were many highlights. More Knight Live “Internet bidding only” will be held on June 14-15 and June 16-17. Many of the major dealers, along with auction houses and grading services had tables on the 160 dealer bourse. The dealers appeared to do well, though attendance was a little down from 2015. Coin and paper money clubs also had tables, and a few had educational programs. Bank Note Reporter Editor, Robert Van Ryzin, had a table and distributed publications from the Krause Publications (F + W) firm. David Lisot from Coin Television also had a table. He taped all the educational programs, and taped the Legacy Reception celebrating 40 years of IPMS show in Memphis. Many in attendance at the Legacy reception at the Sheraton ballroom reminisced about their experiences over the many years they attended this important paper money convention. Security was excellent and the official program covered everything that was going on.
On Friday and Saturday, 11 Educational Programs were held, and had excellent attendance for most. The SPMC held their 55th Awards Breakfast at the nearby Crowne Plaza which featured a Tom Bain Raffle which was handled by John Musarra who did a great job. He filled in for Wendell Wolka who missed the show. Like last year around $1,100 was generated for the Society. A PCGS Set Registry Awards dinner was also held in conjunction with the show. The show also featured close to 200 cases of exhibits which covered most areas of paper money. Coin and paper money clubs gave out specialty awards to the exhibitors including a Best-In-Show. Bank Note Reporter gave out a Most Inspirational Exhibit Award. The Memphis Coin Club also gave out two exhibitors awards. After 40 years in Memphis, next year’s International Paper Money Show will be held on June 8 – 11, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Yours in Numismatics, ANA National Volunteers John and Nancy Wilson