$100 Million of Numismatic National Treasures & "Funny Money" to be Displayed In Orlando

Posted on 1/26/2017

A nickel valued at $3 million and misprinted currency are among the attractions at the family-friendly National Money Show®, March 9-11.

ORLANDO—The public can see more than $100 million of historic rare coins and colorful currency including a famous $3 million nickel, currency that was mistakenly misprinted with upside down serial numbers and other errors, and examples of Florida’s earliest paper money at the National Money Show® in the Orange County Convention Center, March 9-11, 2017. Plus, the public can find out what their old coins and currency may be worth.

“It’s a family-friendly, educational event sponsored by the American Numismatic Association,” explained Jeff Garrett, president of the 25,000 member nonprofit association.

“Money is history you can hold in your hands, and there will be more than $100 million of numismatic treasures on public display from spectacular ancient Greek coins to modern money,” said Garrett. Among the special exhibits of historic, rare items from the America Numismatic Association Money Museum in Colorado will be one of the five known, famous 1913 Liberty Head nickels. It’s insured today for $3 million. One of its previous owners often kept this valuable nickel in his pocket to show to strangers.

The museum displays also include a 1793-dated silver “half disme” (an early spelling of dime), one of the first coins ever struck by the United States Mint at the request of President George Washington; recovered Spanish fleets sunken treasure; and examples of “funny money” – U.S. $1 through $20 denomination bills mistakenly printed with various errors, such as upside down or entirely missing serial numbers.

The only known complete collection of historic Florida National Bank Notes – specially printed paper money issued in the Sunshine State from 1865 to 1935 – will be on exhibit for the first time ever, courtesy of William Youngerman of Baca Raton.

More than 350 dealers from Florida and across the United States will be buying and selling rare coins, vintage paper money, medals, tokens and gold and silver. Many of the numismatic experts will provide free, informal appraisals of the public’s old coins and paper money.

“Tangible assets, like rare coins, are highly sought after in uncertain times,” said Garrett. “The National Money Show in Orlando will offer one of the best selections ever.”

Educational seminars and a children's treasure trivia game will be offered during the show, and Kagin’s of Tiburon, California will conduct a public auction of rare coins and paper money.

The National Money Show will be in the Orange County Convention Center, West Building Halls E1 and E2, 9800 International Drive in Orlando.

The show will be open Thursday and Friday, March 9 and 10, from 10 am to 5:30 pm, and on Saturday, March 11, from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission Thursday and Friday is $8 for adults; children 12 and under are admitted free. Admission is free for everyone on Saturday.

Additional information and printable coupons good for $2 off the admission price can be found online at www.NationalMoneyShow.com.

This is a guest article. The thoughts and opinions in the piece are those of their author and are not necessarily the thoughts of the Certified Collectibles Group.

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