29 Aug 2019

Thank you World’s Fair of Money Chicago, August 13 – 17, 2019

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

The American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Convention (WFOM) was held for the 14th time in Chicago, Illinois, on August 13 – 17, 2019. The actual site was the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois which is very close to Chicago O’Hare airport. We have been writing about major conventions for a long time, and this one had to be near the top of all that we have ever attended. In grading terms this was an MS 70 convention which saw a convention drawing in 7,000 visitors, which included the ANA staff, volunteers and exhibitors. One-thousand dealers were also registered (including early birds), and 1,000 tables were setup in the very large convention center. We have attended and wrote about many national conventions for well over a decade and this has to be one of the busiest conventions we have ever attended and even with the admission charge for non-members (discount coupons were available at the ANA web page). When the doors opened on Tuesday, several hundred people were waiting in a line to get into the show. The registration lines were also very busy to get a wrist band to get into the show. After the doors opened, public traffic was busy for the entire run of the convention. If you attend any ANA convention for two days, it pays to be an ANA member, and the cost for adults (18 and over) is only $28 for an online membership. Visit www.money.org for information on membership. It is too bad that a lot of the people waiting in line could have entered the convention a half hour early as a benefit of ANA membership. Everyone who registered received the official “Show Guide” which contained 88 pages, along with a well-done cloth bag which was sponsored by eBay and CDN Publishing.

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.

28 Aug 2015

Attendance Announced for 2015 World’s Fair of Money

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

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.

24 Aug 2015

Thank you Chicago, 124th ANA World’s Fair of Money by John and Nancy Wilson

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

The American Numismatic Association ANA - www.money.org World's Fair of Money (WFM) 124th Convention was held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, in Chicago, IL on August 11th – 15th, 2015. Congratulations to the Chicago Coin Club for hosting their 16th ANA Coin Convention www.chicagocoinclub.org, along with Host Chair Jeffrey Rosinia, Honorary Host Chair Harlan Berk and the CCC committee for doing outstanding and dedicated work for this important WFM. Thanks also to the ANA National Volunteers for their continual assistance at all the ANA conventions. Convention Director Rhonda Scurek and her team worked hard and kept this large show running smoothly. ANA Executive Director Kim Kiick also is to be commended for all the great work done by the ANA Staff. President Walter Ostromecki and the Board also contributed to the success of this convention. A big thanks to all the dealers for taking tables, the early birds for purchasing badges, along with the show sponsors & patrons for their generous donations in support of the convention.

14 Aug 2015

Stop by the Free Appraisals Area on Saturday, Aug. 15

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

OnSaturday, Aug. 15, during the final day of the World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, ANA members and the public can receive free, educational appraisals of up to three coins or other numismatic items from11 a.m. to 2 p.m.at the Free Appraisals Area. Admission to the show is free for the public onAug. 15.


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