ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago: 9,113 Attendees, 61 Exhibit Awards Presented

by American Numismatic Association on September 3, 2011 · 0 comments

ANA LogoThe ANA World’s Fair of Money show in Chicago reached an impressive attendance of 9,113, which included 5,341 members and 3,772 public visitors.

The show, held from August 16-20, offered a record number of tables, according to the ANA. It also featured 45 exhibitors with 72 exhibits. 61 of them were given awards.

Press statements from the ANA follow about the attendance and exhibit awards.

9,113 Visitors Attended ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago

The American Numismatic Association (www.money.org) welcomed 9,113 visitors during the 2011 World’s Fair of Money (worldsfairofmoney.com), Aug. 16-20 in Chicago.

"We are incredibly proud to hear so many members, collectors and dealers say this World’s Fair of Money was such a fantastic show," President Tom Hallenbeck said. "We’re very excited to return to Chicago in 2013."

The association enrolled 543 new members — the second highest new member recruitment at an ANA show. The total includes basic (online), regular and life memberships.

ANA members accounted for 5,341 of the show’s attendees, and more than 70 percent were repeat daily attendees. The admission-paying general public totaled 3,772 visitors. More than 175 young attendees took part in activities geared toward kids, such as Boy and Girl Scout workshops and the ANA’s Kids Zone.

"The record-setting number of tables at this year’s show gave collectors a huge amount of material to choose from," Hallenbeck said. "This year, we made a concerted effort to attract serious collectors to the show. Most dealers we spoke to at the show said they were consistently busy, and collectors were very happy with the selection."

Since the 2006 World’s Fair of Money in Denver, the ANA has counted unique visitors to the show. At previous shows, visitors and dealers were counted each day when they entered.

2011 World’s Fair of Money Exhibit Awards

The American Numismatic Association presented 61 competitive exhibit awards at the 2011 World’s Fair of Money in Chicago. Winners were announced Aug. 19 at the exhibit awards reception and convention banquet. Forty-five exhibitors, showing 72 exhibits, competed in this year’s program. There were also five non-competitive exhibitors showing eight exhibits.

Robert Rhue received the Howland Wood Memorial Award for Best-in-Show for his exhibit, "A Complete Collection of Regular Issue North American Horsecar Tokens."

The Radford Stearns Memorial Award for Excellence in Exhibiting, presented to the first and second runners-up, was awarded, respectively, to Lawrence Sekulich for "Dolphin Myths and Symbols on Selected Ancient Greek and Roman Coins," and George Kolbe for "Numismatic Bibliography 1579-1912: The Literature of Numismatic Literature." Kolbe also won the Thos. H. Law Award for First-Time Exhibitors.

The Rodger E. Hershey Memorial People’s Choice Award, selected by convention attendees, was given to Jeffrey Rosinia for "Chicago: My Kind of Coin Town: Chicagoland Coin Savers."

Adrian Jellinek received the Derek Pobjoy Award for Best Exhibit of Modern Circulating Commemorative Coins for "Lincoln Cent Coins Over the Decades."

The ANA also presented competitive exhibit awards for young numismatists (YNs) age 17 and younger. The Charles H. Wolfe Sr. Memorial Award for the YN Best-in-Show exhibit was presented to Katherine Reinders for "Happy Birthday Oregon: A Collection of 1959 Medals and Tokens Issued in Celebration of the Oregon Statehood Centennial."

The Ira & Larry Goldberg Award for Best Exhibit of Coins that Made History was presented to Lawrence Sekulich for "Dolphin Myths and Symbols on Selected Ancient Greek and Roman Coins." Sam Deep was announced as the recipient of the Joseph E. Boling Award for Judging Excellence. Deep will receive the award at the ANA’s National Money show in Pittsburgh in October.

2011 ANA WORLD’S FAIR OF MONEY EXHIBIT AWARDS

Class 1: United States Coins — Lelan G. Rogers Memorial.
First Place: Thomas Uram, "The Two Cent Piece 1864-1872 and the ‘In God We Trust’ Story."
Second Place: Carl Waltz, Jr, "Matte Proof Lincoln Cents, 1909-1916."
Third Place: Adrian Jellinek, "Lincoln Cent Coins Over the Decades."

Class 2: United States Fiscal Paper — Sidney W. Smith/William Donlon Memorial.
First Place: Robert Rhue, "1769 Tybee Island Lighthouse Note: Issued to rebuild the lighthouse on Tybee Island, Georgia."
Second Place: Nancy Wilson, "George and Martha on Obsolete Bank Notes."
Third Place: David Simpson, "Danforth, Perkins & Co. Predecessors’ Proof Notes 1837-1850."

Class 3: Medals, Orders, Decorations and Badges — Burton Saxton/George Bauer Memorial.
First Place: Robert Mayer, "ART and ANATOMY of the Hanger Badge."
Second Place: Darrell Luedtke, "Wooden Medals of the 1876 U.S. Centennial."
Third Place: Don Dool, "The Medals and Monuments of Jose de San Martin – From Lima to Buenos Aires With Stops Along the Way."

Class 4: Modern U.S. Coins and Modern Medals — American Numismatic Association.
First Place: Simcha Kuritzky, "Feline Species Numismatic Type Set."
Second Place: Dany Rothfeld, "A Journey of Hope: The Story of Ilan Ramon and the Columbia Crew."
Third Place: Cole Schenewerk, "The Commemorative Medals of the San Diego Bicentennial."

Class 5: Tokens — B.P. Wright Memorial.
First Place: Robert Rhue, "A Complete Collection of Regular Issue North American Horsecar Tokens."
Second Place: Simcha Kuritzky, "Boy For Sale? Tokens for the Redemption of the Firstborn Son."
Third Place: Darrell Luedtke, "The First Wooden Money of the United States."

Class 6: Casino Chips and Gaming Tokens — Archie A. Black Award.
No exhibits

Class 7: Engraved Coins — Love Token Society Award.
First Place: Simcha Kuritzky, "Engraved Coins of the Ba’al Shem Tov Amulet."
Second Place: Judy Schwan, "Exotic Gold Dollar Love Tokens."
Third Place: no exhibit

Class 8: Elongated Coins — Dottie Dow Memorial.
First Place: Oded Paz, "Elongated Coins Relating to Judaism & Israel."
Second Place: William Myers, "Elongated Cents From Davis-Monthan Air Force Base."
Third Place: no exhibit

Class 9: Coins Issued Prior to 1500 A.D. — Dr. Charles W. Crowe Memorial.
First Place: Lawrence Sekulich, "Dolphin Myths and Symbols on Selected Ancient Greek and Roman Coins."
Second Place: Bruce Bartelt, "Wild and Exotic Beasts: Animals on the Silver Coins Celebrating Rome’s Millennium."
Third Place: Don Dool, "A.D. Dated Copper Coins of the Fifteenth Century."

Class 10: Regional U.S. Numismatics — William C. Henderson/Fred Cihon Memorial.
First Place: Robert Rhue, "A Sampling of Seldom Seen Hawaiian Numismatic Items."
Second Place: Katherine Reinders, "Happy Birthday Oregon: A collection of 1959 Medals and Tokens Issued in Celebration of the Oregon Statehood Centennial."
Third Place: Diana Jellinek, "Upper Peninsula Mining Scrip Signed by Sam Hill: What in the Sam Hill. Notice an Error on One of These Scrip Notes!"

Class 11: Numismatics of the Americas — Henry Christensen/John Jay Pittman Sr. Memorial.
First Place: Dan Freeland, "Selected Canadian War Savings Certificates and Victory Loan Bonds."
Second Place: Don Dool, "The Victories of Jose de San Martin – San Lorenzo, Chacabuco, Maipú and the Crossing of the Andes."
Third Place: John Wilson, "Guatemala, 5 Pesos Issue, 1895-1915."

Class 12: Numismatics of Europe — John S. Davenport Memorial.
First Place: Don Dool, "The ‘Kipper und Wipper’ Era – Debasement of German Coinage During the Thirty Year’s War."
Second Place: Michael Morrissy, "Tale of a Short Snorter."
Third Place: James Reinders, "A Swedish 3 Daler Copper Plate from the Nicobar wreck."

Class 13: Numismatics of Africa and the Middle East — Menachem Chaim and Simcha Tova Mizel Memorial.
First Place: George Cuhaj, "The Siege of Mafeking – Bank Note Types of 1900."
Second Place: William Myers, "Ethiopia 1944 25 Cents: A U.S. Mint Error."
Third Place: Andrew Hageman, "The History of Israel As Told by Its Coins."

Class 14: Numismatics of Asia and the Pacific — William B. Warden Jr. Memorial.
First Place: Dany Rothfeld, "Hubs of the Pacific Whales and Dolphins Coin Series."
Second Place: no exhibit
Third Place: no exhibit

Class 15: Gold Coins — Gaston DiBello/Melvin and Leona Kohl Memorial.
No exhibits

Class 16: Numismatic Errors and Error Varieties — Numismatic Error Collectors.
First Place: James Reinders, "Minting Errors: Three Strikes and other Three Errors."
Second Place: Henry Hilgard, "A Double Struck Obverse on an Oak Tree Sixpence."
Third Place: Dany Rothfeld, "Error USA – Selected U.S. Error Coins."

Class 17: Numismatic Literature — Aaron Feldman Memorial.
First Place: George Kolbe, "Numismatic Bibliography 1579-1912: The Literature of Numismatic Literature"
Second Place: Lawrence Sekulich, "Paul Manship’s Book for the Circle of Friends of the Medallion."
Third Place: no exhibit

Class 18: General, Specialized, and Topical — Robert Hendershott Memorial
First Place: John Grost, "General Douglas MacArthur: Medals, Money and Buttons."
Second Place: Sandra Emme, "A Numismatic History of Ballooning."
Third place: Ernie Nagy, "Selected Coins in Great American Literature."

Class 19: Convention Theme — Clifford Mishler Award.
First Place: Russ Frank, "Chicago Markets the Columbian Exposition Half Dollar."
Second Place: Jeffrey Rosinia, "Chicago: My Kind of Coin Town: Chicagoland Coin Savers."
Third Place: Jeffrey Rosinia, "The First Bank of the Second City – a selected numismatic history of the First National Bank of Chicago."

Class 20: Emeritus — Barry Stuppler Award.
First Place: Brett Irick, "Canadian Coins 1947-1948"
Second Place: no exhibit
Third Place: no exhibit

2011 ANA WORLD’S FAIR OF MONEY YN EXHIBIT AWARDS

Class Y1: United States Coins — Edgerton-Lenker Memorial.
First Place: Anthony Paonessa, "Wampum — America’s First Small Change."
Second Place: Adrian Jellinek, "Lincoln Cent Coins Over the Decades."
Third Place: Cy Jellinek, "U.S. WWII Silver Nickels 1942-1945."

Class Y2: World Coins — James L. Betton Memorial.
First Place: Andrew Hageman, "Foreign Coins Made in U.S. Mints."
Second Place: no exhibit
Third Place: no exhibit

Class Y3: Paper Money — Kagin Family.
First Place: Jason Paonessa, "Small Colorful Ones."
Second Place: no exhibit
Third Place: no exhibit

Class Y4: Israeli or Judaic — J.J. Van Grover Memorial.
First Place: Andrew Hageman, "The History of Israel As Told by Its Coins."
Second Place: no exhibit
Third Place: no exhibit

Class Y5: Medals and Tokens — Charles "Cheech" Litman Memorial.
First Place: Katherine Reinders, "Happy Birthday Oregon: A collection of 1959 Medals and Tokens Issued in Celebration of the Oregon Statehood Centennial."
Second Place: Cy Jellinek, "The Leipprandt Brothers Tokens of Pigeon, Michigan: A Historic Journey of Pigeon Michigan Through Selected Exonumia."
Third Place: Cole Schenewerk, "The Commemorative Medals of the San Diego Bicentennial."

Class Y6: Medieval and Ancient — Charles H. Wolfe Sr. Memorial.
First Place: Cole Schenewerk, "The Severans: Blood, Murder and Conquest."
Second Place: no exhibit
Third Place: no exhibit

Class Y7: Errors and Varieties — Alan Herbert Award.
First Place: Adrian Jellinek, "U.S. Modern Dime Type Set: There’s Always Time to Dime."
Second Place: no exhibit
Third Place: no exhibit

About ANA

The American Numismatic Association is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. The ANA helps its 30,000 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 visit www.money.org.

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