ANA Promises Peach of a Show in Atlanta
America’s first silver dollar struck in 1794 as well as two 1913 Liberty Head nickels will be exhibited in Atlanta at the National Money Show, April 7-9, in the Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway.
The rare coins will be displayed along with the U.S. Treasury Department’s $1 billion exhibit of $100,000 bills, as well as competitive and noncompetitive exhibits and a club section in what is shaping up as one of the most successful ANA National Money Shows in memory.
“Preregistration for the event has been exceptional and we’ve sold all of the space on the bourse floor,” said Brenda Bishop, ANA meeting services director. “We anticipate a very active and well-attended show.”
The National Money Show, sponsored each spring by the nonprofit, American Numismatic Association, will feature three days of free educational programming, family events including the popular children’s treasure hunt, and displays by hundreds of professional numismatists and dealers. Admission is free and open to the public.
The show also will feature vivid and colorful displays of rare 18th, 19thand 20th century bank notes and coins which capture the financial history of Georgia dating back to colonial times. Both the U.S. and Canadian mints will have displays, and there will be demonstrations of an antique, one-ton, hand-operated U.S. Treasury Dept. printing press that was used to print paper money 150 years ago. Page 2/National Money show
“Atlanta is a great location for our spring show,” said ANA Executive Director Chris Cipoletti. “It’s a major airline hub and is a convenient destination for thousands of coin collectors from throughout the country. We expect a great turnout, a bourse floor bustling with activity and a hugely successful public auction.”
This year’s show will feature more than 600 professional numismatists, many of whom will provide free, informal appraisals for visitors who bring in their coins and paper money.
“I encourage all ANA members and all numismatists to attend this show,” said ANA President William H. Horton, Jr. “It’s a great opportunity to build your collection, learn more about everything from grading to counterfeiting, and network with our community of hobbyists.”
Heritage Galleries & Auctioneers of Dallas, Texas will conduct a multi-million dollar public sale of numismatic items, including a rare gold coin collection struck at the Dahlonega, Georgia Mint in the mid-1800s.
The National Money Show is hosted by the Georgia Numismatic Association and the Metropolitan Coin Club of Atlanta. It will be held at the Cobb Galleria Centre Halls C and D, 2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. Public hours are Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information and a complete schedule, visit www.money.org.
Originally Release Date: March 9, 2006
ANA Contacts: Phone: 719-482-9864