FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, December 21, 2016

CONTACT: Morgan Perry
Telephone: 719-482-9871


Make Plans Today to Attend the Orlando National Money Show®

Convention Offers Opportunities for Collectors and Investors

Make plans now to attend the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) National Money Show in Orlando for the best selection of collectibles in the United States. The three-day convention takes place Mar. 9-11 in West Hall E of the Orange County Convention Center at 9400 Universal Blvd. Tangible assets such as rare coins, gold and silver, are in great demand, and the show features more than 350 numismatic dealers with extensive inventories.

The 2017 National Money Show features a wide range of technical seminars and educational presentations; collector exhibits; a major auction by Kagin’s, Inc.; activities for children; and the ANA Museum Showcase, exhibiting some of the world's most valuable and beautiful coins and paper money.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Mar. 9 and 10; and 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 11. Last admission is 30 minutes prior to closing. General admission is $8. Admission is free on Saturday, Mar. 11. Admission is always free for ANA members and children 12 and under.

ANA members can bypass the admission lines by pre-registering for the show at, or calling (800) 514-2646.

Educational Programs

Attendees interested in becoming wiser collectors are encouraged to sign-up for the ANA’s pre-convention Technical Series Seminars. The two-day seminars take place Mar. 7-8 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, located at 9700 International Drive. Register by Feb. 3 for a $20 early enrollment discount. ANA life members save an additional $40 per seminar.

  • Coin Grading, Problem Coins and Conservation

This seminar helps students avoid costly mistakes by developing their grading skills and ability to spot a wide variety of surface problems, enhancements, alterations and conservation issues that can adversely affect a coin’s grade.

Instructor: Brian Silliman, professional numismatist, Brian Silliman Rare Coins; and former NGC grader/conserver and ANA authenticator/conserver.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Mar. 7-8)

Price: $259 for ANA members.


  • Numismatics of Colonial America

Discover the intricacies of the early history of the nation through this hands-on seminar. Students are introduced to corollary fields, period contexts and archaeological precedents.

Instructor: Erik Goldstein, Curator of Mechanical Arts & Numismatics at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Mar. 7-8)

Cost: $259 for ANA members.

Going Once, Going Twice, Sold!

Kagin’s Inc. is serving as the Official Auctioneer for this year’s event. Treasures being auctioned include:

1881 T$1 PCGS PR66 DCAM






(1858) 1 ₵ J-219 NGC PR62






For more information, visit

Museum-Quality Displays

The ANA’s Museum Showcase presents a stunning array of numismatic rarities, featuring objects seldom available for public view, making each showcase a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see iconic numismatic pieces and learn the stories behind them.

Displays in the Museum Showcase include:

  • "The King of U.S. Coins," an extremely rare 1804 Draped Bust U.S. silver dollar (Class III, Idler/Bebee specimen) insured for $4 million.
  • The McDermott/Bebee Specimen 1913 Liberty Head “V” Nickel.
  • Highlights from The William Youngerman collection of Florida National Bank notes—the only complete collection of its kind—features the 1902 $10 Date Back note from the First National Bank of Fort Meade (the only remaining National Bank note from Fort Meade).

Prestige, Competition, Community

Collector exhibits are among the most popular features at every ANA show. It's a great opportunity for hobbyists to share their collections and research with fellow numismatists through high-quality displays. The individual creativity is rivaled only by the quality and variety of the items on display.

The application deadline to enter an exhibit is Jan. 11.

To download an exhibit application, visit Completed applications can be emailed to or sent to:

American Numismatic Association

Attention: Exhibit Coordinator

818 North Cascade Avenue

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

For additional information about the show, visit or call (800) 514-2646.

The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items. The ANA helps its 25,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of educational and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications, and conventions. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or visit

818 N. Cascade Ave. • Colorado Springs, CO 80903 • (719) 632-COIN (2646) •
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