ANA Convention Banquet to be Held on Friday 

The American Numismatic Association will move its annual convention banquet from Saturday to Friday night, beginning with the 2011 World’s Fair of MoneySM in Chicago this summer.

The banquet will be held Friday, Aug. 19 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel, with cocktails at 7 p.m. and dinner at 8 p.m. Tickets are $80 before July 1 and $90 after.

“We felt by moving the banquet to Friday that more collectors, exhibitors and dealers would be able to attend,” said Conventions Director Rhonda Scurek. “The banquet is an important event where some of the Association’s most coveted awards are presented, and we want to encourage the best attendance possible.”

The World’s Fair of Money is Aug. 16-20 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. It will feature more than 1,000 dealers, a wide variety of educational programs and exhibits, mints from around the world and the ANA’s signature Museum Showcase, featuring numismatic treasures from the Smithsonian Institution, the ANA Edward C. Rochette Money Museum and private collections.

For more information on the World’s Fair of Money or to register for the banquet, visit www.worldsfairofmoney.com or call 719-482-9848. 

Originally Release Date: May 16, 2011
ANA Contacts: Phone: 719-482-9864
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