ANA Seeks Numismatic Theatre Presentations for Baltimore World’s Fair of Money

The American Numismatic Association invites members to share their knowledge with fellow collectors by creating and delivering a Numismatic Theatre presentation during the Baltimore World’s Fair of Money®.

ANAAll American Numismatic Association members are invited to share their expertise and imagination with fellow hobbyists by delivering a Numismatic Theatre presentation at the Baltimore World’s Fair of Money, July 30 to Aug. 3.

Numismatic Theatre consists of presentations on a wide variety of topics. It’s a wonderful opportunity for collectors to communicate their ideas and research with the numismatic community. The talks are an educational highlight of every ANA convention, and often focus on a wide range of topics including themes pertaining to a convention’s host city.

Presentations from previous ANA conventions range from:

  • "Famous Numismatists of the Past and Present: Focus on Baltimore," and
  • "The Panic & Depression of 1837-41: Baltimore’s Shinplaster Bank," to
  • "A Numismatic Look at Colonial Annapolis," and
  • "The Medallic Art of Baltimore Sculptors Hans Schuler & Hans C. Schuler."

ANA members interested in giving a Numismatic Theatre presentation can download a proposal form at (select “World’s Fair of Money” from the “Numismatic Events” scroll down menu, then select the “Education” tab and click on “Numismatic Theatre”).

Applicants can either mail proposals to American Numismatic Association,

818 N. Cascade Ave.,
Colorado Springs,
CO 80903

or fax them to 719-634-4085. Proposals must be received by June 20.

Theatre program videos and DVDs from past conventions are available for members to check out from the ANA Library ( For questions about Numismatic Theatre at the Baltimore World’s Fair of Money, please call 719-482-9868 or e-mail

The World’s Fair of Money will be held July 30 to Aug. 3 at the Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt St. The show brings together people of all ages who share an interest in coins, paper money, tokens and medals, art, history and related areas.

The event features more than 1,100 numismatic dealers; a Mint Promenade featuring Mints from around the world; an Artists & Authors Alley that showcases the hobby’s literary and artistic side; the Collector Gallery exhibit area; marquee exhibits of numismatic rarities, a multi-million-dollar auction by Heritage Auction Galleries; hourly educational presentations, seminars, meetings, workshops and special events including the ANA’s annual awards banquet.

The show is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

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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 32,500 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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