Money Talks scheduled presentations for the 2015 World’s Fair of Money

August 5, 2015 By ekr


Tuesday, August 11

12:00 PM “The Otis B. Wright Collection of Washingtonia and  Early U.S. Political Medals in the Portland Art Museum”

Dr. Otis B. Wight was an early pioneer of x-ray technology at the Oregon Health Sciences University and a board member of the Portland Art Museum. His Washingtonia and related contemporary pieces will be shown, as well as contemporary United States political material. 

Larry Gaye is an ANA life member and national volunteer, as well as a longtime collector and exhibitor. He served as Chairman of the ANA’s 2004 National Money Show and was the assistant chairman for the ANA’s 1998 and 2009 World’s Fair of Money conventions.

1:00 PM “Mexico’s Caballito Peso and the Symbolism of Charles Pillet”

Mexico’s Caballito Peso is among the most beautiful crown-sized coins ever created. What appears a seemingly straightforward graphic for the Horse peso is actually a complex combination of symbolism incorporated by French designer Charles Pillet, coupled with elements from the history of Mexico, its cultural references and more.
Allan Schein, numismatist and researcher, is the author of Mexican Beauty- Belleza Mexicana, Un Peso Caballito; the first book ever written about the Little Horse Peso. Schein is a numismatic specialist, author, independent writer, entrepreneurial businessman, Senior Taekwondo Master and former endurance athlete.

2:00 PM “The Tools of Numismatics: Presenting Your Collections”
No matter what we collect, we have to organize our holdings and present them somehow. This requires tools and materials that are not found in a traditional coin shop. This presentation is the sum of the presenter’s learning over the years on how to do your collections proud.
Bob Fritsch started collecting coins in 1968 while stationed in Japan with the Navy. Subsequent assignments in Germany, Scotland and Spain, along with several Mediterranean cruises added to his core collections of circulating coins of countries visited. Following retirement from the Navy, Bob started collecting New Hampshire town medals, medals of New England Numismatic Association, elongates, woods, Hard Times Tokens, Mardi Gras Doubloons, ancients state quarters, “classic” U.S. commemoratives, and certain European art and historical medals.
3:00 PM “Introduction to Aksumite Coinage”
Askum, also known as Axum, was a kingdom that ruled ancient Ethiopia from about 250 AD to about 700 AD. Aksumite coinage is known for gold, silver, bronze and also gilded silver and bronze coinage. This presentation will introduce viewers to the history of the Askumite people, and introduce their coinage-showing pagan, Christian and Judaic characteristics.
Gerry Anaszewicz is a member of the ANA, the New York Numismatic Club, Early American Coppers and the Chicago Coin Club. He collects coins of Russia; Askum; ancient Greek and Roman coinage; Islam; early U.S. coppers; and insurance-related tokens and medals.

4:00 PM “Fantasy Coin Collecting”
Learn how to run a fantasy coin-collecting game similar to the fantasy sports games on the Internet.
James Davis has been a collector for 40 years and an ANA member since 1978. He currently serves as Secretary of the Elgin II Coin Club and is also a member of the Chicago Coin Club, Hillside II Coin Club, and Central States Numismatic Society.

Wednesday, August 12

3:00 PM “Overrated/Underrated Liberty Seated Coinage”
This presentation is from a two-part article that was printed in Gobrecht Journal issues #121, November 2014, and #122 March 2015. Included will be discussion of all seven denominations of Liberty Seated coinage as seen by a Liberty Seated Coin Club expert in each denomination. This presentation is a snapshot of current market conditions as to over-priced and bargain issues in each of the seven series of Liberty Seated coinage.
Dennis Fortier is the Regional Team Leader for the Liberty Seated Collectors Club, a nationwide series related club with more than 600 members. Fortier has written several articles for the LSCC’s premier publication, The Gobrecht Journal, and is a monthly columnist for the online newsletter, The E-Gobrecht. A dedicated Liberty Seated collector, Fortier has recently discovered a new die marriage in the Half Dollar Series.

4:00 PM “The Workflow of the First United States Mint”
By analyzing entries made in mint ledgers and logbooks, the workflow of the first U.S. Mint can be pierced together.
David Finkelstein began collecting coins when he was 12 years old. In college he found a passion for Bust half dimes. David is a member of the ANA, Bust Half Nut Club and John Reich Collectors Society.

Thursday, August 13

9:00 AM “Classic Commemorative Coins: Holders and Memorabilia”
Discover the various types of distribution holders and memorabilia that accompanied many of the classic US Commemorative Coinage (1892 to 1954). Through digital scans of various items, the audience will understand how these coins tone in their original holders.
Michael Garofalo has been in the numismatic industry for 36 years. During the course of his career, Garofalo has served as president of Citadel Global Depository Services and Liberty Numismatics. He was editor of The Commemorative Trail and has published numerous articles, most notably “Hooray for Hollywood.”

10:00 AM “Great Collectors and Collections I have Known”
A look at great collectors of the past, including Louis E. Eliasberg, Amon Carter, Ambassador and Mrs. R. Henry Norweb, Harry W. Bass Jr., John J. Ford Jr., and more. 
ANA Hall of Famer and prolific author Q. David Bowers has had a bourse table at every ANA convention since he was a young teenager in 1955.

11:00 AM “Fascination and Allure of Collecting U.S. Large Cents”

An introduction to the world of large cents for collectors who possess little or no knowledge of the subject. A briefing will also be provided on large cent history; collecting strategies; rarity; and on the Early American Coppers organization.

Ron Shintaku by profession has been a commercial aircraft pilot for more than 35 years and a collector of U.S. Large Cents since grade school. He holds memberships in PAN, Early American Coppers, and the ANA.

12:00 PM “CAC and Their ‘Green Beans’ on PCGS and NGC Holders”

Who is CAC? Why is CAC putting “Green Beans” on PCGS and NGC coin holders? What effect has CAC had on U.S. Numismatics? What has CAC meant to the in individual coin collector or coin investor? Come learn the answers to these questions and more.

Robert Bair has had a passion for numismatics for almost 60 years. He began collecting coins when he worked as a young newsboy in 1956. Bair is currently retired after serving four decades as a school principal, teacher and coach. Bair remains immersed in his numismatic passion and devotes much of his time to passing that passion on to others.

1:00 PM “The History of Coinage (Money) in the Western World – 600 BC to 100 AD”

A look at the origins of coinage in Lydia and its development through the Greek and early Roman world. Explore the advancements in technique and iconography through this time period, and discuss the use of coinage as propaganda on Roman coins. The presentation will conclude with a few examples of ancient versus modern coinage to show how imagery on money has really not changed all that much in 26 centuries.

Mike Gasvoda is a retired environmental engineer. His collecting interests include: ancient Roman and Greek coinage; Renaissance medals; and the medals of Jean Dassier. He is a member of the Chicago and Tucson Coin Clubs as well as a long time member of the ANA. He is currently serving as first Vice President of the American Numismatic Society.

2:00 PM “Challenge the Experts! Q&A Forum with Q. David Bowers, Harvey Stack and Lawrence R. Stack”

A Question and Answer Forum with Q. David Bowers, Harvey Stack and Lawrence R. Stack moderated by Christine Karstedt.
3:00 PM “The Excitement and Potential of Patriotic Civil War Tokens: A New Book and the Market Place”

Presenters Susan Trask and Q. David Bowers will tell of the expansion of interest in this series, the dynamics of a book in preparation, and will take questions and answers on this popular specialty. Come see what’s new in the field and on the horizon for Civil War Token collecting.
4:00 PM “Inside the United States Mint”

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at the United States Mint? Come and hear Edmund C. Moy chat about what it was like to be the 38th Director of the United States Mint (2006-2011) during some of the most consequential times in America’s history. Starting from how one becomes the director of the mint, he’ll then discuss the impact of the financial crisis on circulating coins, the development of the 2009 Ultra High Relief Gold Coin, the dramatic increase in sales of the gold and silver bullion coins, and whether there is gold in Fort Knox. He’ll also have time for Q&A on anything that you want to discuss.

Edmund C. Moy served as the 38th director of the United States Mint between 2006 and 2011. He was the first Asian-American to be appointed director. During his career, Moy oversaw the start of the Presidential $1 Coin and the National Parks Quarter programs, the end of the 50 State Quarter program and an unprecedented demand for gold and silver bullion.

Friday, August 14

9:00 AM “Double Dimes and the Amazing Discovery at the Carson City Mint”
This highly illustrated presentation on U.S. twenty-cent pieces will delve into varieties, the discovery and restoration of discarded coinage dies at the Carson City Mint, and the role study of 20-cent pieces played in this remarkable tale of discovery.
John Frost is the Director of Education of the Liberty Seated Collectors Club and co-author (with Lane Brunner) of the reference, “Double Dimes- The United States Twenty-cent Piece.” He has collected U.S. coins since grade school and has studied 20-cent pieces for more than a decade. Frost is also president of the Barber Coins Collector’s Society, and is a frequent speaker at coin clubs and shows throughout New England.

10:00 AM “The Ascent of Modern Coins versus Vintage Coins: Rare Coins and Precious Metals at the Crossroads”
The graying of our industry and the transformation of coins as an investment has placed us at the crossroads as never before. Scott Travers and Maurice Rosen will explore this important topic and what it holds for our collective future — the potential for gain, the possibility of decline, and the ultimate appreciation of historical price trends.
Scott Travers is owner of Scott Travers Rare Coin Galleries, LLC. He served as the ANA’s vice president from 1977-1999 and has authored 7 best selling numismatic books including, “The Insider’s Guide to U.S. Coin Values” and “The Coin Collector’s Survival Manual.” Maurice Rosen is a prominent professional numismatist and coin market analyst from Plainview, New York. He is the editor of the influential Rosen Numismatic Advisory, which is recognized perennially as the outstanding newsletter in the field of rare coins and precious metals.

11:00 AM “Propaganda of Civil War: The Numismatic Legacy of the English Wars”
Civil Wars are traumatic events for any nation. The coinage issued during these periods can help illustrate the political realities and fantasies of the opposing sides used to justify their position and continue the inevitable slaughter that ensued. This talk will discuss the origins of and messages on the coinage of Charles I and Parliament as they fought to determine the future of English monarchy.
As the son of an American diplomat, Douglas Mudd  spent his early years living abroad, beginning in Lima, Peru. After completing his BA at the College of William and Mary in 1985, Douglas began working at the Smithsonian Institution.  In 1991, he took the position of Collection Manager for the National Numismatic Collection, located in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.  Doug completed his MA in American History in May of 2004.  He has produced numerous lectures, exhibits and publications on numismatics for the Smithsonian, the International Monetary Fund and the American Numismatic Association (ANA), and been an instructor for the ANA’s annual Summer Seminar.  He is also the author of “All the Money in the World,” printed in 2006 by Harper Collins as part of the Smithsonian series of books on collections.  In June of 2004, Douglas joined the ANA Money Museum Colorado Springs as the curator and has since been promoted to curator  and museum director.

12:00 PM “A Fourth Star for a Century of Progress”
Professor Jamie Frankie shares ideas and images about the Chicago World’s Fair of 1933-34, and his design of the fourth and final medal for a set commissioned by the American Numismatic Association to commemorate the meaning of the four stars on the Chicago Municipal Flag.
Jamie Frankie earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration from Syracuse University and has been teaching art full-time on the College and University Level since 1988. Jamie is a tenured Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he coordinates the illustration program and serves as Associate Chair of the Department of Art and Art History.
1:00 PM “ANA Legacy Series: Ray Dillard”
With Interviewer Steven Roach
2:00 PM “A Potpourri of Interesting and Rare Mining Tokens and Scrip”
Mining tokens and paper scrip have been used in this country since the early 1800s, and in recent years have become a popular collecting specialty. In this presentation, slides of some of the rarest and most unusual items will be shown and discussed. Attendees should leave with a better understanding of this fascinating hobby.
David E. Schenkman is a past president of the Token and Medal Society, and the author of eight token catalogs. His monthly columns have appeared in The Numismatist for many years.
3:00 PM “Israel’s Banknotes Highlight Jerusalem’s Old City Gates”
The eight current gates of Jerusalem’s Old City walls are well-known historic landmarks. In 1973 the Bank of Israel released banknotes of its Fourth Pound Series, which featured six different gates of Jerusalem’s Old City on the back of the notes in denominations from 5 to 500 lirot (pounds).
Howard Berlin authored the “World Destinations” column for WorldWide Coins about his visits to museums around the world that feature exhibits about coins, banknotes and medals, and travel articles. To date, he has visited more than 56 countries in five continents and is known as the “Numismatourist,” also the title of his latest book that covers more than 150 numismatic exhibitions in more than 70 countries.
4:00 PM “The Value of Money Exhibition and the Future of the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection”
Learn about the process of curating the Value of Money exhibition at the Smithsonian and some of the exhibition’s most exciting objects. Topic include the future of the National Numismatic Collection including new collecting, conservation, programming and digitization initiatives.
Ellen Feingold is the curator of the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Feingold recently curated the Value of Money exhibition for the Smithsonian’s new Gallery of Numismatics and is the author of the exhibition catalog. Feingold previously worked in the Department of Coins and Medals at the British Museum and holds a doctorate in history from the University of Oxford.

Saturday, August 15

9:00 AM “Enjoying Coin Collecting Without Sight”
Coin collecting assumes usable vision. However, this hobby can be fully enjoyed without sight, sometimes in non-conventional ways. This presentation will discuss what it means to collect coins being totally blind; the aspects of the hobby that can be enjoyed; as well as a new initiative that can open new perspectives for blind collectors.
Tom Babinszki was born blind in Hungary and has been collecting world coins since the age of 6. For the past 20 years, he has worked to make information and legislations accessible to people with disabilities. In his free time, he grows his coin collection and blogs about how people without vision can still enjoy collecting coins. His blog can be found at:
10:00 AM “The Most Controversial Medal in Mexico, 1810”
The discovery of an old file from 1810 reveals the only Mexican Medal to date that depicts a historical lie in its design.  
Ricardo deLeon Tallavas, a Houston elementary school teacher, regularly instructs classes on Mexican coinage at Summer Seminar. A former secretary of the Sociedad Numismatica de Monterrey A.C. in his native Mexico, he won a numismatic contest for youth in Mexico City and his research was published by the state government of Nuevo Leon. He is an ANA life member and member of the Bellaire Coin Club, Greater Houston Coin Club and United States Mexican Numismatic Association.

11:00 AM “The Fugio Cents of 1787”
Pierre Fricke will present an introduction of these fascinating coins through the story of their creation, their significance, how to collect and what books have been published. Come learn about the history of America’s first coin, the intrigue, the scandal and hopes of a new nation and its money.
Pierre Fricke is an advanced collector of American Large Cents, bust half dollars, and Confederate paper money. He authored “Collecting Confederate Paper Money — Comprehensive Edition 2005,” which was named the best U.S. paper money book of the year by the Numismatic Literary Guild, and also received the SPMC Wismer award for the best paper money book in 2006. His other works include “Confederate Treasury Certificates — A Collector’s Guide to IDRs” and “History Of Collecting Confederate States of America Paper Money: 1865-1945.”

12:00 PM “An Overview of European Cathedral Medals by Jacques Wiener”
Jacques Wiener came from a family of Belgian medalists and engravers from the mid-1800s.  His medals, depicting 41 famed cathedrals of Europe, set a new standard of interior and exterior details. Known as “architectural medals,” all those in Schmidt’s possession will be on display.

Dave Schmidt is president of the Tacoma-Lakewood Coin Club and collects Norse-American medals, Buffalo themes and Olympic medals.
1:00 PM “The Nurturing of the Intermediate Collector”
The numismatic community has plenty of advanced collectors who buy in auctions and plenty of beginning collectors. The community is lacking in intermediate collectors. The future health of this hobby rests on creating more intermediate collectors. 
V. Kurt Bellman has been a coin collector for more than 50 years and specializes in modern varieties and cameo proof coins of the 50s and 60s. He is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College of Lancaster, Pennsylvania with a degree in economics. Bellman was on the host committee of the 2012 World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia and has served the ANA as a national volunteer. He is a member of the Red Rose, Daniel Boone, the Chicago Coin Club, FUN, PAN and the ANA.
2:00 PM “My Numismatic Research Discovery: The Extant Eisenhower Presidential Medal of Appreciation Series”
Numismatic research that discovered the Presidential Medal of Appreciation series is discussed. This series consists of 17 different special government medals whose surviving population of 8,274 has been circulating since 1958, and yet not documented by the U.S. Mint. In essence, an entire extant U.S. Mint series was discovered.
Darryl Gomez has been collecting coins since his teenage years while living in Hawaii. He has collected U.S. Morgan Dollars, error coins, and territorial gold coins. He currently specializes in Hawaiiana numismatics and blogs as The Hawaiiana Numismatist. He has two self-published numismatic books. One directly relating to Hawaiiana Numismatics (“Hawaiiana Numismatic Issues from the The Franklin Mint: Medals, Coins and Ingots”) and the other has ties to Hawaiiana Numismatics (“Dwight D. Eishenhower Appreciation Medals”). His current numismatic research is focused on the Presidential Medal of Appreciation series.
3:00 “The Coins of the Confederacy: Myths and Realities”
There are two recognized Confederate coins, the Confederate cent and the half dollar. This presentation will focus on the myths and facts surrounding them, as well as examine the “other” coins of the Confederacy, the orphan coins waiting in the wings of recognition for their proper place in our numismatic history.
George Correll is a lifelong collector and numismatic researcher. He began collecting at age 10 with the usual Whitman folder collecting Lincoln cents, expanded into Roosevelt dimes and Jefferson nickels. Correll received his first Confederate “mystery” coin 40 years ago and has been conducting extensive research since. He is currently a quality control analyst in the aerospace industries.

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