Bowers and Merena to Host ANA Pre-Show Auctions in 2011-2013


ANABowers and Merena Auctions has been selected by the American Numismatic Association as the official auctioneer for the ANA Pre-Show, which will immediately precede the World’s Fair of Money conventions.

This three-year agreement includes the ANA Pre-Shows to be held in Chicago in 2011, Philadelphia in 2012 and Chicago in 2013.

"The ANA is very pleased with the selection of Bowers and Merena as the Official Auctioneer for the ANA Pre-Show Auctions," said Larry Shepherd, ANA Executive Director. "We are working to ensure that our official ANA Pre-Shows are great events for everyone, and we are excited that Bowers and Merena’s top-tier auctions will be a significant part of these events."

As the host of the Official Pre-Show prior to the ANA World’s Fair of Money, Bowers and Merena will auction coin and paper money including:

  • U.S. Coins, U.S. Colonial Coins, U.S. Tokens, U.S. Exonumia
  • U.S. Paper Money, World Paper Money
  • Ancient and World Coins

The 2011 Pre-Show of the ANA World’s Fair of Money will be held Aug. 13-15 in Chicago at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. In 2012, the show will be held in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and return to Chicago again in 2013. The Pre-Show is a wholesale show for ANA dealers.

"We are thrilled to continue our relationship with the ANA and honored to have been entrusted with the rights to host the Official ANA Pre-Show Auction for the next three years," said Greg Roberts, CEO of Bowers and Merena Auctions.

"The ANA World’s Fair of Money is one of the most important coin shows in the world and the ANA Pre-Show presents an amazing auction venue. We look forward to working with such a well-respected organization as the ANA, and hope to see this relationship extended for years to come."

Bowers and Merena hosts its next auction at the Baltimore Coin and Currency show in November which will feature rare U.S. coins and paper money, as well as world and ancient coins and paper money. Many coin enthusiasts are anticipating Bower and Merena’s upcoming auction in Hong Kong this December, where an assortment of rare coins from China and Hong Kong will be auctioned from the Wa She Wong collection.

For a complete list of coins that will be featured at upcoming Bowers and Merena Auctions, visit the firm’s Web site at or call toll-free at 800-458-4646.

About Bowers and Merena Auctions

Bowers and Merena AuctionsBowers and Merena Auctions was founded in 1983 and has grown to become one of the world’s preeminent numismatic auctioneers with more than half a billion dollars in rare coin and currency sales. The company continues its service as Official Auctioneer of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expos three times each year. 

Bowers and Merena has handled four of the five most valuable United States coin collections ever sold, including the Louis E. Eliasberg Sr. Collection, the Harry W. Bass Jr. Collection, the Garrett Collection for The Johns Hopkins University and the Norweb Collection. In 2008, Bowers and Merena Auctions acquired Ponterio & Associates, Inc., which now serves as Bowers and Merena’s auction division for world and ancient coins and currency. Bowers and Merena Rare Coin Galleries offers direct buying and selling of exceptional quality gold and silver rare coins.

For more information about Bowers and Merena and Ponterio & Associates, or to consign to an upcoming auction, call 800-458-4646. For media inquiries, ask for Senior Numismatist Steve Deeds or Executive Vice President Rick Ponterio. Complete prices realized for all past auctions are available at

About American Numismatic Association

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 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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