Numismatic Theatre Presentations at Boston ANA World’s Fair of Money


ANANumismatic Theatre, a popular part of the American Numismatic Association’s convention education programs, has been finalized for the 2010 ANA World’s Fair of Money, Aug. 10-14 in Boston.

Numismatic Theatre consists of 30-40 minute presentations given by ANA members on a wide range of topics. Presentations will be held Aug. 11 and Aug. 13-14 in Room 209 of the Hynes Convention Center.

A highlight of the presentations will be "The Development and Use of the Screw Press for Coin Production," a two-hour panel discussion Aug. 13 from 3-5 p.m. Led by dealer and early U.S. coinage expert Brad Karoleff, the panel will discuss different aspects of early minting technology in the United States. Panelists include:

  • John Dannreuther, author and former ANA Numismatist of the Year
  • Dr. Richard Doty, curator, Smithsonian Institution National Numismatic Collection
  • Bill Eckberg, noted half cent collector and researcher
  • R. W. Julian, prolific numismatic writer and researcher
  • Douglas Mudd, curator, ANA Edward C. Rochette Money Museum
  • Craig Sholley, author famous for research into the U.S. Mint archives

Other highlights include "Money as a Social Reflection" with David Liu, 2010 ANA Harry W. Bass Jr. Numismatic Intern (Aug. 11, 9 a.m.); and "Engraver & Patriot Paul Revere: The Man & the Medal" with Jamie Franki, professor of art at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and designer of the official ANA 119th anniversary convention medal (Aug. 14, 4 p.m.).

Below is a complete list of Numismatic Theatre presentations:

Wednesday, August 11

9 a.m. — "Money as a Social Reflection," presented by David Liu

10 a.m. — "Henry Morgan: Brutal Pirate & Honored Statesman," presented by Tom Sebring

11 a.m. — "The Liberty Paper Mill: A Cradle of the American Revolution," presented by Peter Hopkins

12 p.m. — "Coin Grading for Beginners," presented by William Robins

1 p.m. — "The Story of One 1786 M 5-3-B-2," presented by Robert Moffatt

2 p.m. — "To Arms! A History of the American Revolution as Seen on Obsolete Bank Notes," presented by C. John Ferreri

3 p.m. — "The Coin Finds from the Antioch Excavations — Revisited," presented by Alan Stahl

4 p.m. — "Curious Currency of the World," presented by Robert D. Leonard

Friday, August 13

9 a.m. — "Mormon Currency," presented by Douglas Nyholm

10 a.m. — "Kalayaan Kapayapaan Katarungan: Philippine Wartime Medals of José Paciano Laurel," presented by David T. Alexander

11 a.m. — "Precious Metals in the 21st Century," presented by Richard Nachbar

12 p.m. — "Find a Fortune in Silver Dollars!" presented by Michael S. Fey

1 p.m. — "Personages of the Mexican Revolution & Their Coinage," presented by Donald E. Bailey

2 p.m. — "Pictures of the First United States Mint," presented by Leonard Augsburger & Joel Orosz

3-5 p.m. — "The Development and Use of the Screw Press for Coin Production," presented by Brad Karoleff, Richard Doty, John Dannreuther, Bill Eckberg, R.W. Julian, Craig Sholley & Douglas Mudd

Saturday, August 14

9 a.m. — "The History of the English Penny," presented by Halbert Carmichael

10 a.m. — "Massachusetts Copper Mint, 1787-89," presented by Michael Packard

11 a.m. — "Strategic Philanthropy: From Personal Passion to Family Security & Legacy," presented by Matthew F. Erskine

12 p.m. — "John Little Moffat: California, Georgia & New York Gold Merchant," presented by Fred Holabird

1 p.m. — "Collecting & Enjoying U.S. Type Coins," presented by Frank Van Valen

2 p.m. — "Charles VI of France: The King, His Madness & His Money," presented by David Sorenson

3 p.m. — "¡Viva la Revolución! Some Mexican Issues, 1913-15," presented by Ricardo de León Tallavas

4 p.m. — "Engraver & Patriot Paul Revere: The Man & the Medal," presented by Jamie Franki

About World’s Fair of Money

The World’s Fair of Money is the nation’s premiere money show. Show hours are 1-5:30 p.m. August 10, and 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. August 11-14. Dealer set-up is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10. Admission is $6 for adults, and free for ANA members and children 12 and under. For more information on all of the show highlights, call 719-482-9857 or visit

About the ANA

The American Numismatic Association is a nonprofit congressionally chartered 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

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