The ANA Road Show — featuring numismatic rarities from the American
Numismatic Association’s Edward C. Rochette Money Museum — was
scheduled to make its Florida United Numismatists convention debut
Jan. 9 to 11 in Orlando.
“The ANA’s Museum Showcase is a wonderful addition to our event,”
said FUN Convention Coordinator Cindy Wibker. “FUN is a proud ANA
member organization, and we’re thrilled to add these amazing exhibits
to our bourse.”
FUN donated $5,000 to the ANA Road Show in support of its
The ANA Road Show gives members and collectors around the country
an opportunity to see items from the ANA’s Edward C. Rochette Money
Museum. The ANA also offers educational programming from the Florence
Schook School of Numismatics and exhibits from the Dwight N. Manley
Numismatic Library as part of the Road Show.
The ANA Road Show at FUN features:
➤ A 1913 Liberty Head 5-cent coin, one of five examples known. The
coin in the exhibit is the McDermott/Bebee specimen. The
McDermott-Bebee specimen, now certified Proof 55 by Numismatic
Guaranty Corp., was owned in the 1960s by James V. McDermott, who
reportedly carried the coin as a pocket piece, hence its impaired
state. Omaha numismatist Aubrey Bebee, and his wife, Adeline, were the
last private owners in the 1980s, before donating the coin to the ANA
in 1989. The Bebees had purchased the coin in 1967 at auction for $46,000.
➤ An 1804 Draped Bust dollar, popularly known as “The King of U.S.
Coins.” The 1804 dollar is extremely rare, with only 15 known examples
in three different classes. No U.S. dollars dated 1804 actually were
struck in that year; Class I originals were struck in 1834 and 1835 as
diplomatic gifts (eight known), while Class II (unique) and Class III
pieces (six known) were struck during the 1850s for collectors. The
Class III William Idler/Bebee specimen was donated to the ANA by the
Bebees in 1991.
➤ Bebee silver certificates — This exhibit from the Bebee
Collection presents an array of rare early large-size silver
certificates from the era when U.S. coin values were still based on
their silver content and provided the backing for this category of
paper currency. Even though silver certificates are no longer
printed — and no longer backed by silver coins — those that remain
outstanding are still legal tender and can be spent just like a
Federal Reserve note.
➤ Famous Errors — Featured are error coins with anomalies that are
visible to the naked eye. They are the 1955 Lincoln, Doubled Die
Obverse cent; a 1937-D Indian Head, Three-Legged Bison 5-cent coin; a
2004-D Wisconsin, Extra Leaf quarter dollar; and “Godless”
Presidential dollars from 2007 to 2009 missing the intended IN GOD WE
TRUST inscription incuse on the edge.
For information on how to book an ANA Road Show appearance,
contact coordinator Tiffanie Bueschel at 719-482-9816 or email her at
To learn more about the ANA Road Show, go to the website Money.org/ANARoadShow. ■