The following news release was issued June 16 by the Pennsylvania
Association of Numismatists:
Pittsburgh, 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, near Chicago, Ill., 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 Jan. 11, 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.
A dedication ceremony will take place at the library booth location
on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 3:00 p.m. 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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