convention exhibits

World's Fair of Money and National Money Show

The Collector Exhibits at ANA Conventions is one of the best attended and most interesting parts of the show. There are educational displays on every area of numismatics from ancient coins and artifacts, tokens and medals, world coins, to modern United States coins and paper money. The individual creativity is rivaled only by the quality and variety of the items on display. Each display invites the viewer to Discover and Explore the World of Money.

Members are invited to share their knowledge, research, creativity and collections with other members and the general public at ANA's annual conventions by preparing and displaying a numismatic exhibit. Exhibits are divided into one of three groups:

  • Competitive: exhibits that are placed in classes according their content and theme. They are carefully evaluated by a team of dedicated judges, awarded points in areas such as "Numismatic Information," "Presentation" or "Degree of Difficulty" and compete for individual awards. Most exhibits on display fit into this category.
  • Non-competitive: exhibits that are not judged and not eligible for awards (except the People's Choice Award). ANA staff and convention officials may exhibit in this group.
  • Marquee: invitational, non-competitive, non-conforming exhibits that are used to enhance the exhibit area. This group includes exhibits from the ANA Money Museum.

Click here to view the 2016 Howland Wood Memorial Award for Best-of-Show Exhibit 

Who to contact with questions

Chief Judge: Joseph E. Boling
(317) 894-2506

National Exhibits Coordinator: Mark Lighterman
(407) 688-7006

ANA Exhibit Coordinator

Submitting an exhibit application

In order to place an exhibit, members must read, understand and agree to abide by the rules of exhibiting and submit a completed application to the ANA Exhibit Coordinator by the deadline printed on the application.

Submit exhibit applications to:
American Numismatic Association
Attention: Exhibit Coordinator
818 North Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (719) 482-9849
Fax: (719) 482-9882 
Sample display case

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