Rediscover Gold at the ANA Sacramento National Money Show, March 17-19
Posted on 2/15/2011
The American Numismatic Association’s 2011 Sacramento National Money Show features some of the world’s most valuable and historical coins and paper money, as well as educational opportunities for all ages and interests. The show takes place March 17-19 at the Sacramento Convention Center and includes a world-class auction by Heritage Auction Galleries and hundreds of dealers and vendors.
The ANA Museum Showcase (Booth 633) is an incredible display of numismatic rarities from the ANA’s Edward C. Rochette Money Museum and private collections. Exhibits include the Idler/Bebee Class III specimen 1804 dollar, dubbed “The King of U.S. Coins,” and the McDermott/Bebee specimen 1913 Liberty Head “V” nickel, one of five known.
The exhibit “Money of the Gold Rush,” displayed courtesy of Holabird-Kagin Americana, explores how gold developed in the Old West from dust to gold exchange notes and includes a recently discovered 100-ounce gold nugget – the largest verifiable California nugget in existence. The legendary and unique 1787 Brasher Doubloon with “EB” punch mark on eagle’s breast, the first gold coin made for the United States, will be on display courtesy of Steven L. Contursi and Donald Kagin.
“Presidential Coins and Autographs” displays the autograph of every United States President from Washington to Carter, together with vintage coins that circulated during their administrations. An exhibit on California National Bank notes includes a wide selection of paper money from 1863-1935, including notes issued from National Banks in Sacramento, Long Beach and San Francisco.