September 1, 2015
Live YN Auction to be held online on Sept. 19


For the first time in its history, the American Numismatic Association will be hosting a live, nationwide YN Auction online. The auction will take place online at 10 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time on Sept.19.


One hundred items will be up for auction, including a gold 1915-B Switzerland 20 Francs. YNs will have the opportunity to place live bids. All 100 lots can be viewed on the ANA’s Pinterest page prior to the start of the auction or in the YN Auction Catalog, which can be downloaded as a PDF.


To participate in the auction, YN's will need to login to the auction software with a Twitter or Facebook account. Detailed instructions for registration are available on the auction page. All participants need to be registered by Sept. 17. YNs are encouraged to submit YN Auction Dollar claims before Monday, Sept. 7, to ensure that auction dollars are received prior to the opening bid.


Sam Gelberd, the ANA’s Numismatic Educator, will be the auctioneer. Gelberd will conduct the auction via streaming video. Participating YNs will then enter their bids using a chat feature connected to the streaming video. Gelberd will call out the bids in real time and render the final decision.


The online YN Auction will replace the September monthly auction that is held at the first of every month. Monthly auctions will resume October 1.


For more information or questions regarding the auction, please contact Sam Gelberd at (719) 482-9846 or email

Win a Gold One-Year Membership to the ANA


For over 100 years the American Numismatic Association has helped collectors expand their collections through its annual conventions. Past and current show attendees are invited to share details of their favorite finds at an ANA show by participating in the Certified Acceptance Corporation Fancaster® Challenge. Coin enthusiasts could win a digital membership to the ANA and other great prizes.  


To participate, create and submit a video describing the best numismatic item you have ever found at an ANA show. It’s easy to do — just use your smartphone, tablet, computer camera or video camera.


To enter, upload your video to When uploading, put in the “Friend’s Email” field. Videos should be no longer than 60 seconds.


Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 a.m. EDT on Sept. 10, 2015.  


Voting for the best video submission will begin Sept. 17 at 12:00 p.m. EDT and run through Oct. 15. The three top videos that earn the most votes will each receive a 1-year Gold membership to the ANA. Fourth through sixth place will receive a numismatic reference book.


For more information or questions, please email:

Attendance Announced for World's Fair of Money


The American Numismatic Association’s 2015 World’s Fair of Money – the most important numismatic event of the year – regaled 8,635 people at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill, Aug. 11-15.


The family-friendly event featured historically detailed collections shown by private collectors in the Collector Exhibit area; displays by government and private mints from around the world; expansive educational programs led by notable speakers sharing their numismatic expertise; exhibits of rare treasures from the American Numismatic Association’s Money Museum in Colorado Springs; hundreds of dealers buying and selling coins, currency and related items in all price ranges; and major auction events by Heritage Auctions and Stack’s Bowers Galleries.


Complete attendance numbers for the 2015 World’s Fair of Money


Total Attendance: 8,635

  • General public: 3,294

  • ANA members: 3,764

  • Table-holders: 1,531

  • Scout clinic: 46

Total Daily Attendance

  • Tuesday: 3,224 (returning visitors, such as table-holders, staff and volunteers, are counted in first-day attendance only)

  • Wednesday: 1,209

  • Thursday: 1,384

  • Friday: 1,405

  • Saturday: 1,413

After three consecutive years in the Chicago area, the World’s Fair of Money resumes its rotation to other cities next year. The 2016 event will be held in Anaheim, Calif., Aug. 9-13.


Visit Heritage Auctions, the ANA's Official Auctioneer for the 2016 Dallas National Money Show


Visit NGC, the ANA's Official Grading Service








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