The American Numismatic Association will exhibit the McDermott/Bebee 1913 Liberty Head “V” Nickel and the 1804 Dollar when the ANA Road Show makes its next stop at the Denver Coin Expo, May 9-11.


1913nickel“The Denver Coin Expo is one of the most popular shows in the Rocky Mountain region, and we’re excited to exhibit two of our most popular coins on Mother’s Day weekend,” said ANA Executive Director Kimberly Kiick. “We’d like to thank the Denver Coin Expo for sponsoring the ANA Road Show.”


The McDermott/Bebee specimen is one of five 1913 “V” nickels that were struck under mysterious circumstances at the Philadelphia Mint. The coins were unknown until 1920 when all five were displayed at an ANA convention, creating a sensation. This piece is from the ANA Money Museum collection and ranks as one of the most valuable of all U.S. coins.


1804 $o IdlerKnown as “The King of U.S. Coins,” the 1804 dollar is extremely rare, with only 15 known examples. No U.S. dollars dated 1804 actually were struck in that year; Class I specimens were struck in 1834-5 as diplomatic gifts (eight known), while Class II (unique) and III specimens (six known) were struck during the 1850s for collectors. The Class III Idler/Bebee specimen was donated to the ANA by Aubrey and Adeline Bebee in 1991.


ANA staff will be handing out special “Happy Mother’s Day” elongated cents at the show, which were donated by The Elongated Collectors.


The Denver Coin Expo takes place at the National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver, Colorado. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 9-10, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 11. For more information, go to


The ANA Road Show gives members and collectors around the country an opportunity to see items from the ANA’s Edward C. Rochette Money Museum. The ANA also offers educational programming from the Florence Schook School of Numismatics and exhibits from the Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library as part of the Road Show.


For information on how to book an ANA Road Show appearance, contact coordinator Tiffanie Bueschel at 719-482-9816 or email To learn more about the ANA Road Show, go to


 The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. The ANA helps its 25,500 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of education and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or go to

Originally Release Date: April 18, 2014

ANA Contacts: Phone: 719-482-9872