PA – The John Burns Memorial Reference Library will have its traveling debut at
the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont,
Chicago, Illinois on August 11-15, 2015.
It has been produced as a result of the remaining money in the John
Burns Memorial Fund that was created upon the unexpected passing of the well-known
numismatic book dealer on January 11th 2014. The purpose of the library is to provide a
welcome area to relax and browse through the numismatic reference books on the
shelves. The books are part of John’s
inventory along with additional book donations from friends and colleagues. Coin show attendees are welcome to use the
books but are not permitted to take them off the show floor. All the borrowed books must be returned to
the shelves before exiting the coin show.
The library has been set up as a test run at the last two PAN coin shows
and proved to be very popular with collectors, dealers, and exhibit judges. The Burns library will be transported to the
World’s Fair of Money to be set up at booth location #1959 on ANA show floor.
dedication ceremony will take place at the library booth location on Thursday
August 13th at 3:00pm. The
invitation is open to anyone with interest.
PAN is also in need of continued financial support and book donations to
build this innovative new coin show feature.
The goal is to garner monies through the John Burns Memorial Fund so
that it can continue as a regular component at future ANA shows and other major
and minor coin shows. PAN board members
manage the Burns Memorial Fund and the library travel arrangements. Donations of money or books are needed to
keep this idea a reality in the future.
More information can be found on the PAN website on the Donate to PAN page.
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