The American Numismatic Association has announced the Numismatic Theatre schedule for the 2012 Spring National Money ShowSM, May 10-12 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

Numismatic Theatre consists of 30-45 minute presentations given by some of the hobby’s most noted authorities on a wide range of topics. Presentations will be held in room 702. Talks are free, open to the public and no registration is required.

Below is the current schedule of talks:


  • 9 a.m. – “Stone and Mortar – The Construction of the Denver Mint 1898-1904” by Thomas Fesing
  • 10 a.m. – “Tips on Presenting a Fun-Filled Numismatic Presentation to the General Public” by Patrick A. Heller
  • 11 a.m. – “Mattathias Antigonus: The Last Hasmonean King’s Numismatic Legacy” by Isadore Goldstein
  • noon – “Norse American Centennial Medals of 1925: An Update of Those ‘Thick’ and ‘Thins’ and More” by Dave Schmidt
  • 1 p.m. – “Carson City Half Dollars” by Bill Bugert
  • 2 p.m. – “Creative Marketing: Farran Zerbe, the Mint, and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition Official Medal” by Jeff Shevlin and William D. Hyder
  • 3 p.m. – “Introduction to the Numismatics of Colorado” by Douglas Mudd


  • 9 a.m. – “Counteracting Global Currency Counterfeits” by Colin Palmer
  • 10 a.m. – “My 34 Years at the Denver Mint” by Michael Lanz
  • 11 a.m. – “The Private Coinage of Joseph Lesher and his Referendum Medals” by Chris Marchase
  • Noon – “Paranormal Coins and Currency” by Walter Ostromecki
  • 2 p.m. – “Stone and Mortar – The Construction of the Denver Mint 1898-1904” by Thomas Fesing

A few slots are still open for those interested in giving a Numismatic Theatre talk. If you would like to propose a talk, please contact Education Project Manager Susan McMillan at 719-482-9850 or email

Public show hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 10-11 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 12. Admission is $6 for adults and free for ANA members and children 12 and under. Early bird badges are available for a fee to enter the show two hours early. For more information or to print a $2-off admission coupon, go to