American Numismatic Association members are encouraged to share their ideas and research with fellow hobbyists by delivering a Numismatic Theatre presentation at the 2010 ANA World’s Fair of Money, August 10-14 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.
Numismatic Theatre consists of 30-40 minute presentations on a wide range of topics, and is a great opportunity for collectors to discuss their creativity, expertise and collections with the numismatic community. Many talks focus on topics pertaining to the convention’s host city or region.
Presentations from previous shows include:
- "Women in Power, on Coins & in Art,"
- "A Tale of Ten Mexican Coins" and
- "Money in Olde New York."
Collectors interested in giving a Numismatic Theatre presentation can download a proposal form at www.worldsfairofmoney.com (select the "Education" tab).
Proposals can be sent by fax to 719-634-4085, or by mail to the:
ANA Education Department,
818 N Cascade Ave,
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Proposals must be received by June 18. Theatre program videos and DVDs from past conventions are available for checkout from the ANA’s Dwight N. Manley Numismatic Library (firstname.lastname@example.org). For questions about Numismatic Theatre, call 719-482-9850 or e-mail email@example.com.
The World’s Fair of Money is the nation’s premiere money show. The event features:
- more than 1,100 numismatic dealers;
- the ANA Museum Showcase exhibiting some of the world’s most valuable and beautiful coins and paper money;
- a Mint Promenade with mints from around the world;
- the Collector Exhibits area;
- a multi-million-dollar auction by Heritage Auction Galleries;
- hourly educational presentations and seminars;
- and special events including the ANA’s annual awards banquet.
Show hours are 2:00-5:30 p.m. August 10, and 9:30-5:30 p.m. August 11-14. Dealer set-up is from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10.
Admission is $6 for adults, and free for ANA members and children 12 and under. A basic ANA membership, with an online subscription to The Numismatist, will be available for $18 – $10 off the regular price.
Prue Morgan Fitts is the event’s general chairman and Robert Fritsch is the assistant chairman. The Boston Numismatic Society is the host club and the New England Numismatic Association is the honorary host club. Heritage Auction Galleries is the official auction company.
For more information on all of the show highlights, call 719-482-9857 or visit www.worldsfairofmoney.com.
About the ANA
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 32,000 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.