01 Sep 2022

Numismatically Speaking, August 2022 has been a Month to Remember

World's Fair of Money | coinsbygary

Summer 2022 has ended with a couple of numismatic events that I thoroughly enjoyed. The first was the ANA summer show in Chicago. The other, just this week, was my coin club’s annual picnic. Both were significant and, for that matter, the year’s numismatic highlights.

06 Aug 2022

ISNA Club Table at WFOM

World's Fair of Money | World_Coin_Nut

My wife and I will be hosting an ISNA (Indiana State Numismatic Association) club table at the upcoming World's Fair of Money in Chicago. The purpose is to promote our state show in December. We will have free wooden nickels for anyone that stops by.Please stop by and say hi. We would love to meet some of you guys. We will be at table 528.The picture below is of our table from the last ANA show we did.

11 Aug 2021

All Roads Lead To Chicago

World's Fair of Money | C.D. Harrell

When I awoke from my slumber this morning, I had a familiar feeling. A feeling that while familiar, it's a feeling that does not come around often. In fact, its quite a rare feeling indeed. I'm sure we all remember the excitement of Christmas eve as a child. A somewhat happy nervous feeling located in the pit of our stomachs. That's the feeling that I experienced this morning and am continuing to experience as I write this blog from my desk at its North Carolina location.

05 Aug 2021

2021 Type 2s

World's Fair of Money | chasewuzhere14

Does anyone know if the new Designer of the type 2s will sign an actual coin slab? I know she will be signing a Commemorative lithograph at the World's Fair, but I wanted to see if anyone thought it was worth bringing in a type 2 slab for autographs???...

17 Aug 2020

Yeah to the ANA!

World's Fair of Money | user_63594

I just wanted to give a "thank you" shout out to the ANA for scheduling the make up show for the Pittsburgh Worlds Fair of Money for 2023! It is normally a longer interval between visits to Pittsburgh and I am very appreciative of their decision.

01 Aug 2020

Just In Case You're Upset About the 2020 ANA Convention

World's Fair of Money | VKurtB

Hi, fellow ANA'ers. I work for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and I am mourning the loss of the 2020 World's Fair of Money as much or more than anyone. I committed to be there for the entire show whenever and wherever it was going to be held.

16 May 2020

Registration is Open

World's Fair of Money | It's Mokie

Folks, registration is now open for this summer' Worlds Fair of Money. Go to the Events and Seminars tab, click Worlds Fair of Money, then click the Register Now button shown in the attached picture. Once you click the Register Now, you can register for your badge, and ORDER the beautiful 2020 Rachel Carson ANA Medals. They have three options The convention badge with ribbon for $22, the large convention medal in bronze for $65, and the Silver and Bronze medal set for $145. Your choice, order just one or order all three options. I chose the Large Bronze myself, should look great in the Man Corner.

07 Oct 2019

My First Podcast Interview

World's Fair of Money | coinsbygary

As a result of my Money Talks presentation at the Words Fair of Money I came into contact with Coin World writer Chris Bulfinch. Chris wanted to talk with me about an article he was working on concerning Laura Gardin Fraser. At the end of that conversation he asked me if I would be willing to do a podcast interview with him of which I was only too happy to do.

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.

23 Aug 2019

The Making of this Money Talks Presenter (Part 2: Delivery)

World's Fair of Money | coinsbygary

The first thing my wife and I did upon our arrival in Chicago for the ANA's World's Fair of Money was to find the room that in a mere 24 hours I'd give my Money Talks presentation. Room #6 was a 30-foot by 41-foot conference room with a large and elaborate chandelier in the center. Against the length of the room near the wall were two long tables separated by a podium. About fifteen feet to the right of the podium (presenter's left) was a large movie screen. In front of the podium there were roughly 75 chairs arranged in rows with a center aisle. We were both generally impressed with the room and if I thought about it I might have been a little overwhelmed. However, with lots to see and do at the World's Fair of Money it never occurred to me.


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