The ANA's Numismatic Theatre offers an opportunity for hobbyists to share their knowledge with fellow collectors.
American Numismatic Association members are encouraged to share their creativity and research with fellow hobbyists by delivering a Numismatic Theatre presentation at the 2011 ANA Chicago World’s Fair of Money, August 16-20 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.
Numismatic Theatre consists of 30-45 minute presentations on a wide range of topics, and is a chance for collectors to discuss their ideas and collections with the numismatic community. Presentations from previous shows include “Women in Power, on Coins & in Art,” “Charles VI of France: The King, His Madness & His Money” and “Massachusetts Copper Mint, 1787-1789.” A videographer will be on hand to record the presentations; talks should be accompanied by digital images or slides.
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 10.
The World’s Fair of Money is the nation’s premier money show. The event features hundreds of 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 Stack’s Bowers Galleries; hourly educational presentations and seminars; and special events including the ANA's annual kickoff celebration, to be held at the Shedd Aquarium.
Show hours are 9:30-5:30 p.m. August 16-20. Admission is $6 for adults, and free for ANA members and children 12 and under. Robert Leonard is the event’s general chairman and the Chicago Coin Club is the event’s host club. For more information, visit www.worldsfairofmoney.com.
The American Numismatic Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and 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 programs including its education and outreach programs, museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or visit www.money.org
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