National Money Show Highlights Arizona’s Numismatic History


Register today to learn more about Arizona’s rich numismatic heritage with Collecting United States National Bank Notes, with an Emphasis on Arizona Notes and Arizona Mining Stocks, Ingots and Pioneer Minor Coinage. These are just two ANA School of Numismatics courses available before and during the Phoenix National Money Show™, March 7-9.

Registration is limited, and early bird discounts are available only through Feb. 10. For more information or to register, call ANA Meeting Services Department at 719-482-9857 or e-mail To register online, go to, click on “Numismatic Events” and then “National Money Show,” and select the “Education” tab.

The following courses and seminars are offered in Phoenix:

Collector Courses

  • Collecting United States National Bank Notes, with an Emphasis on Arizona Notes — Instructor Peter Huntoon will teach the basics of U.S. National Bank note collecting. Gain an appreciation for a collecting area where grade doesn’t matter and some of the worst-looking specimens can turn out to be the most rare, interesting and valuable. Take this opportunity to view and learn from the most comprehensive collection of Arizona territorial and state notes ever assembled.

  • Arizona Mining Stocks, Ingots and Pioneer Minor Coinage — Instructor Fred Holabird will explain how Arizona’s gold, silver and copper resources made the state a major player in the Western mining industry’s development. Discover how Arizona Territory (1863-1912) numismatic artifacts tell the tales of early mines and miners.

  • Both courses run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 5-6. Each course costs $145 for ANA members, with a $25 Life Member discount and a $25 early bird discount for anyone who registers by Feb. 10. Nonmember price is $245.

Additional courses

  • Coin Conservation, Authentication and Grading — this intensive, three-day seminar includes digital presentations, open discussions and hands-on coin examination. The course, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 4-6, costs $269 for ANA members, with a $50 Life Member discount and a $50 discount for early bird registration by Feb. 10. Nonmember price is $399.

  • Coins in the Classroom — from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 7-8, teaches educators how to use money as a tool to enhance lesson plans in social studies, language arts, mathematics, economics and more. Cost for professional educators is $45.

Free workshops

  • 18th Century American Colonial Numismatics: Historical Context and Collecting Opportunities, 1:30-4p.m. March 7

  • So-Called Dollars, 2-5 p.m. March 8

  • Boy Scout Coin Collecting Merit Badge Workshop, 1-3 p.m. March 8

  • Girl Scout “Fun with Money” Patch Workshop, 1-3 p.m. March 8

  • Coin Collecting Basics, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 9

The National Money Show is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

Show highlights include the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s $1 billion display – including examples of $100,000 bills; the redesigned $5 bill’s first public appearance in Arizona; the famous, multimillion dollar 1913 Liberty Head nickel; colorful, 19th-century Arizona paper money; and United States Mint displays. The annual spring show also features a bourse with hundreds of dealers, dozens of exhibits in the Collector Gallery, and free educational programs and activities for children and adults.

James Mann is the event’s general chairman, and Alan Herbert is the honorary chairman. The Phoenix Coin Club and the Mesa Coin Club are the host clubs. The honorary host clubs are the Arizona Territorial Coin Club and the Fountain Hills Coin Club. Heritage Auction Galleries is the official auction company. For more information on the National Money Show, visit (select “National Money Show” from the “Numismatic Events” dropdown menu).

About the American Numismatic Association

The American Numismatic Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. The ANA helps its 32,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of programs including its education and outreach programs, museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or visit


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Roger Rowell

I have an elongated token that says Arizona State Numismatic Assn. 2nd Annual Convention, Phoenix and a date that I can not read. It might be 1966? This is rolled on an Arizona State Tax Commission token. Can you tell me if the date was 1966 and if there are any other Convention elongated coins with the saguaro cactus on them?
Thanks for your help.