The following is a news release from the American Numismatic Association:
Numismatic Association and Edward C. Rochette Money Museum will
celebrate National Coin Week, April 19-25, with a host of
family-friendly activities, including an open house with free
admission and special events on Saturday, April 25.
The theme for this year's event is "Building Tomorrows:
Inspiration and Innovation at World's Fairs," and activities will
celebrate the history of these great events and the 100th anniversary
of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Fransisco.
"World's Fairs have long celebrated progress and achievement,
and have had a vital role in the design of money," said Andy
Dickes, ANA Collections Manager. "Everyone is invited to the
Money Museum on the 25th to have fun, learn something new, and take
home giveaways and prizes."
The Money Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to
5 p.m. Events at the Saturday open house will include:
- Free admission to the Money Museum, including the Harry W.
Bass Jr. Gallery, featuring some of the rarest United States gold
coins ever struck; the History of Money exhibit, which chronicles
the vast history of money used throughout the globe; and
"Treasures of the Deep," which tells a story of the
world's greatest shipwrecks, the treasures they carried and the
efforts to preserve them.
- Mini-Mint demonstrations
throughout the day. All attendees will receive a freshly-minted
National Coin Week medalette.
- Dig for Buried Treasure,
where one lucky child will discover a gold coin.
- The Prize
Wheel, where every child can spin to win a prize.
- A raffle
drawing to win 30 seconds in the Cash Cube, where the winner gets to
keep all the cash he or she can grab.
Don't miss the chance to see the famed 1787 Brasher Doubloon, the
first circulating gold coin struck for the young United States. The
rare doubloon is on view at the Money Museum until July, courtesy of
Monaco Rare Coins.
Every year during the third full week of April, the ANA and its
members celebrate National Coin Week by letting others know about the
joys of collecting and studying coins and other forms of money. To get
involved in 2015 National Coin Week, call 719-482-9814, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to NationalCoinWeek.org.
The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered
nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging people to
study and collect money and related items. The ANA helps its 25,500
members and the public discover and explore the world of money through
its vast array of education and outreach programs, as well as its
museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars. For more
information, call 719-632-2646 or go to www.money.org.