2016 is the 125th anniversary year for the American Numismatic Association. Part of that celebration includes the National Money Show March 3 to 5 in Dallas and the numismatic education the convention offers.
Staged at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, bourse hours for the convention are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 3 and 4, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 5. General admission costs $8, but is free for all ANA members and children under 12. No admission is charged on March 5. A $2 discount coupon for March 3 and 4 admission is available at www.nationalmoneyshow.com.
As a membership incentive in celebration of its 125th anniversary, the ANA is offering Numismatic Guaranty Corp. certified 2016 American Eagle silver bullion coins encapsulated with a special grading insert, available only at the show and limited to a release of 500. Members can obtain one of the coins by joining the ANA as a platinum member, renewing a current membership for an additional three years, or by making a donation of $125 to the ANA.
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The show offers a multitude of educational programs, seminars, and numismatic displays. Heritage Auctions is the official auctioneer for the convention.
Two two-day Technical Series Seminars are scheduled for March 1 and 2 at the Omni Dallas Hotel, 555 S. Lamar. One seminar is dedicated to “Fundamentals of Grading U.S. Coins.” The second is devoted to “Advanced Grading of U.S. & World Paper Money.”
The following Money Talks numismatic presentations are set for March 4:
- 9 a.m. — “The History of the Double Mint Set: 1942-1958” by Leo Frese.
- 10 a.m. — “The Rise and Fall of Rome’s Money and what it Means for America Today” by Patrick A. Heller.
- 11 a.m. — “The Untold Story of ‘In God We Trust’ and its Ties to the National Anthem” by Michael Fuljenz.
- Noon — “The Newman Numismatic Portal: A Case Study in Online Numismatic Research” by Leonard Augsburger.
- 1 p.m. — “Olympic Games: History and Numismatics” by Douglas Mudd.
- 2 p.m. — “Demystifying VAM Collecting” by John Baumgart.
- 3 p.m. – “Bringing Numismatics into the Mainstream” by James P. Bevill.
- 4 p.m. – “An Overview of European Cathedral Medals by Jacques Wiener” by David Schmidt.
The following programs are set for March 5:
- 9 a.m. — “The Aurum: A New Type of Money in the Nanotechnology Age” by Adam Trexler.
- 10 a.m. — “Laura Gardin Fraser: Coin Designer, Medalist and Sculptor” by Carl Stang.
- 11 a.m. — “Smart Coin Conservation” by Alvin L. Stern.
- Noon – “Full Step Jefferson Nickels: Interesting, Collectable and Profitable” by Stephen E. Parker.
- 1 p.m. — “From Texas to the Moon with John Leonard Riddell” by Michael E. Marotta.
- 2 p.m. – “My Top Ten Buffalo Nickel Varieties” by David O. Elliott.
- 3 p.m. – “The Real Value of Money” by Terry Poulos.
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