June 27, 2012 By ekr



The American Numismatic Association’s Numismatic Theatre presentations at its conventions will now be called Money Talks. The new name will debut at the American Numismatic Association’s 2012 World’s Fair of MoneySM, Aug. 7-11 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

Money Talks 200Money Talks will serve as the umbrella term for all talks hosted by the ANA: From live presentations at the World’s Fair of MoneySM, National Money ShowSM, and Summer Seminar; to audio tours in the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum and the traveling Museum Showcase; and soon, to podcasts available on the ANA’s website,

“We are fortunate to have so many first-class educational talks in Philadelphia,” said ANA Education Project Manager Susan McMillan. “Through their presentations, our speakers are sharing their ideas, research, collections and passion for numismatics. We want to make sure their talks reach as many people as possible.”

Money Talks is a tribute the ANA’s popular 1990s radio series of the same name, which aired on more than 550 stations in the United States.

Members can find an informative ANA-sponsored talk by looking for the Money Talks logo. Based on the Winged Liberty Head dime (the so-called Mercury Dime), the logo emphasizes the values represented by Money Talks: liberty of thought.

At this summer’s World’s Fair of Money, ANA staff will record all talks, which will be available as podcasts in late 2012. Select talks will also be made available as PowerPoint presentations, which clubs will be able to download for use in local presentations.

At the World’s Fair of Money, these 30-45 minute presentations will cover a wide range of topics and are a chance for collectors to discuss their ideas and collections with the numismatic community.

The following is a complete list of Money Talks presentations at the World’s Fair of Money:

Tuesday, August 7

  • 1 p.m.: “Step Up to Jefferson Nickels” by Ray Herz
  • 2 p.m.: “The Comstock Lode and the Carson City Mint” by James Hunt
  • 3 p.m.: “Analysis of Heraldic Eagle Silver and Gold Coins Dated 1796-1807” by David Finkelstein
  • 4 p.m.: “Secret History of the First U.S. Mint” by Joel Orosz and Leonard Augsburger

Thursday, August 9

  • 9 a.m.: “What Shadows We Pursue: Numismatics of French Pretender Henri V” by David Alexander
  • 10 a.m.: “The War of 1812: The Notables, The Navies, The Numismatics” by Jim Wells
  • 11 a.m.: “Image and Republican Sovereignty” by Douglas Mudd
  • Noon: “Demystifying the European Tour of the 1933 Double Eagle, conducted by the NNC and Samlerhuset Group” by Karen Lee
  • 1 p.m.: “First Order of Business: The U.S. Mint’s Original Coinage Denominations, 1793-1796” by Robert W. Hoge
  • 2 p.m.: “Imitative Arabic Coinage of the Crusades” by Bill Wright
  • 3 p.m.: “A Big Book on a Big Subject: The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage” by William E. Metcalf
  • 4 p.m.: “Why the Rare Coins and Precious Metals Community Needs a Practical Action Committee,” by Barry Stuppler

Friday, August 10

  • 10 a.m.: “A Coin from the Pirate Ship Whydah” by Thomas H. Sebring
  • 11 a.m.: “Medallic History of Religious Intolerance” by Benjamin Weiss, Ph.D.
  • Noon: “Off the Beaten Path” by Sam Deep
  • 1 p.m.: “The Untapped Potential of Civil War Tokens” by Q. David Bowers
  • 2 p.m.: “New Data Supports Revisionist Theory of the Gobrecht Dollars” by John Dannreuther, Saul Teichman and Craig Sholley
  • 3 p.m.: “The History of Collecting Confederate Paper Money: 1865-2012” by Pierre Fricke
  • 4 p.m.: “The Medieval Melting Pot: Numismatic Crosscurrents in the Mediterranean” by Dr. Alan M. Stahl

Saturday, August 11

  • 9 a.m.: “Cherrypicking the Lincoln Cent” by Dr. Sol Taylor
  • 10 a.m.: “A Numismatic Journey Through Islamic History” by Gamal Amar
  • 11 a.m.: “The Olympic Games: The First 1,166 Years” by Anthony Milavic
  • Noon:    “The Olympic Games: The First 1,166 Years” (continued) by Anthony Milavic
  • 1 p.m.: “David Rittenhouse and the 1792 Half Disme” by Jamie Franki
  • 2 p.m.: “The Establishment of the Banking System in Mexico, 1864-1910” by Ricardo de Leon Tallavas

The World’s Fair of Money is the nation’s premier money show. The event features more than 1,000 numismatic dealers with the best inventory anywhere; the ANA Museum Showcase, exhibiting some of the world’s most valuable and beautiful coins and paper money; a Mint Promenade with mints from around the world; the Collector Exhibits area; a major auction by Stack’s Bowers Galleries; educational presentations and seminars; and special events including the ANA’s annual awards banquet.

Show hours are 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Aug. 7-10 and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Aug. 11. Admission is $6 for adults, and free for ANA members and children 12 and under. Save $2 on admission by downloading a coupon For more information, call 719-482-9849.

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