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14 May 2017

2017 World's Fair of Money Draws Ever Near

World's Fair of Money | FortWorthCollector

The 2017 World's Fair of Money is inching ever closer to its week filled with spectacular and exciting numismatic activity's. While the days count down I am very busy making final preparations for this wonderful event.  I am currently putting the finishing touches on my itinerary and just need a list of the money talks to complete the task. I have also been meeting my savings goals to help pay for some large purchases and the trip itself. So far everything is going well the hotel room is booked, new luggage ready to be packed, some new clothes for looking good, vacation request approved for work, and a new camera for sharing the event.For those of you that are interested the interactive floor map for the convention is starting to fill in with the dealers that will be attending. If you will be attending the convention as well now would be a good time to look for a hotel room as they seem to be filling up fast.

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16 Apr 2017

World's Fair of Money 2017

World's Fair of Money | FortWorthCollector

I have been planning this trip since November and am very excited to attend my very first World's Fair of Money. I was very pleased to see all the numismatic related attractions that the area has to offer and plan on visiting them all.  If you are like me and very interested in anything numismatic related you might want to check into visiting this list of attractions I have provided below. Please confirm the information I have provided yourself, between now and the convention things could change and please let me know if my interpretation is incorrect so I can correct my post. If you need the website addresses just let me know.

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05 Apr 2017

Baltimore Whitman Expo

| Conan Barbarian

Last week i had the privilege of attending the Spring Whitman Expo in Baltimore  (one of 3 each year) and saw many fascinating pieces including many proofs from the 1800s and key dates from every part in the US history. one of the most interesting parts of the show was the auction lot viewing held by Stacks and Bowers. the viewing allowed people to choose whatever coin they wanted (in the auction book) and this gave me the opportunity to hold a million dollar coin, thousand dollar bill, lots of double eagles, and many other valuable coins. In fact one of the auction lots that they had was exclusively for key date coins in superb conditions like the first cent (1793 chain cent) along with many many Morgan dollars.

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13 Feb 2017

Coin Show #2

| Conan Barbarian

i went to my second coin show this past weekend and purchased some really cool coins. I got my first 3 cent piece (1865) and a few silver dimes ($1.50 each [great deal!!!!!]). i also got a few buffalo nickels and now i am almost complete with the later years of the set. another item that i got was 2 war nickels and 2 1939-P and S jeffersons (about $1 each). over all i had a blast at the show talked with some of the dealers that i have met at the last show and can't wait for the next show. i am trying to go to other shows but this is one of the only shows that have convenient times and is not to far away from my house. 

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13 Feb 2017

Thank you Ocala Coin Club for ANA table at your 34th Annual Coin Show

News | ANA Official Post | ANAStaff

By John and Nancy Wilson, ANA National VolunteersThe Ocala Coin club http://www.ocalacoinclub.com  held their 34th Annual Coin Show on February 2 – 4, 2017 at the Motel 6 Conference Center in Ocala, FL.  We want to thank the Ocala Coin Club Show Chairman Rich Selvar, Club President Lawrence McManus and the officers and members for providing a table for the American Numismatic Association ANA – www.money.org   Our location at the front entrance was super and we were able to sign up 20 new or renewing members, plus convert one to Life Membership.  A special thanks to Professor Paul Chun from Gainesville, FL for donating $25 for the shipment of the coin show kit. The Motel 6 conference center, located right off I-75 is a great location for the annual coin show.  The convention center is well-lit and has free parking.  The 53 dealers occupying 70 tables were kept busy by the 924 who registered for the event.  Security was outstanding.  Much of the success is due to the 500 post cards sent out, local paid and free newspaper advertising and the numismatic press, including the free “local coin shows” ad in The Numismatist.  The show is already sold out for next year’s event.  The club is a 50 + year member of the ANA. The show featured free admission, wooden nickels, hourly silver coin prizes, an all gold raffle and free coins for kids.  The food vendor had outstanding selections and reasonable prices.  The club had over 30 members assisting at registration, raffle sales, with many of them helping with set-up and breakdown.  We look forward to next year’s Ocala Coin Club show which is set for this same location on February 1 - 3, 2018. Thanks again, John and Nancy Wilson ANA National Volunteers

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26 Jan 2017

Quick Response Code (or QR Code) in Coin Show Display

Exonumia | DrDarryl

Coin, medal, and token collecting runs in my family. Last year my wife made a display for a coin show. It was simple with only 2 display cases.She added a QR Code to her display (first image - bottom left). One has to simply use a phone app to focus on the QR code and the related website appears on the phone. In her case it was a Princess Kaiulani video that I made for her.It was innovative for her to add the use of modern technology to her exhibit.I'm not sure if this is acceptable at the National Shows as the phone may be dropped onto the display case. But its nice to get more information about the items in the displayI added an image of the QR Code (it still works). Try it...

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18 Dec 2016

first coin show

| Conan Barbarian

Today i went to my first coin show, at the Hunt-valley inn in Temmonium, MD, and i learned and met some many people. i made many rounds stopping by at all of the tables numerous times to see what they had to offer and what prices. in the picture is all of the coins i bought/ acquired at the show. I got a total of 19 items and spent $12.50 on everything (if i were to buy all of the coins at the marked price then it would total to a little over $26.50!!). 4 of the items were free (because i am a YN) and almost all of them were discounted price from the labeled price. 

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07 Oct 2016

Thank you Hawaii State Numismatic Association and Honolulu Coin Club for ANA table at your 53rd Anniversary Convention

News | ANA Official Post | ANAStaff

From:  John and Nancy Wilson, ANA National Volunteers  

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