Here are some additional presentations and events coming up at this week's American Numismatic Association Worlds' Fair of Money.
Thursday 9am: 100 Greatest Women on Coins
Dennis Tucker of Whitman Publishing writes:
The nonprofit hobby group Women In Numismatics is meeting this week in Chicago at the World’s Fair of Money. They will see an advance
copy of 100 Greatest Women on Coins. WIN president Charmy Harker wrote the foreword to the book. If your schedule allows, WIN’s
general meeting is at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, August 13, in room 41 of the convention center. Whitman senior associate editor Caitlyn
Trautwein will be there, and I’ll try to make it as well (I have another club meeting at the same time).
It was interesting to read Art Friedberg’s coverage in Coin World of a recent worldwide study of money. Israeli social
historian Shir Nosatzki found that only 8% of paper-money portraits are of women.
100 Greatest Women on Coins seeks to show the other side of the coin, so to speak, where women are featured and celebrated on
money and bullion from ancient gold and silver to modern-day pocket change.
Thursday 3pm: Burns Library Dedication Ceremony
From the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists August 2015 PAN eNEWS:
The John Burns Memorial Reference Library will have its traveling debut at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair
of Money in Rosemont, Chicago, Illinois on August 11-15, 2015. It has been produced as a result of the remaining money in the John Burns
Memorial Fund that was created upon the unexpected passing of the well-known numismatic book dealer on January 11th 2014.
The purpose of the library is to provide a welcome area to relax and browse through the numismatic reference books on the shelves. The
books are part of John’s inventory along with additional book donations from friends and colleagues. Coin show attendees are welcome to
use the books but are not permitted to take them off the show floor. All the borrowed books must be returned to the shelves before
exiting the coin show.
The library has been set up as a test run at the last two PAN coin shows and proved to be very popular with collectors, dealers, and
exhibit judges. The Burns library will be transported to the World’s Fair of Money to be set up at booth location #1959 on ANA show
A dedication ceremony will take place at the library booth location on Thursday August 13th at 3:00pm. The invitation is open
to anyone with interest. PAN is also in need of continued financial support and book donations to build this innovative new coin show
feature. The goal is to garner monies through the John Burns Memorial Fund so that it can continue as a regular component at future ANA
shows and other major and minor coin shows. PAN board members manage the Burns Memorial Fund and the library travel arrangements.
Donations of money or books are needed to keep this idea a reality in the future. More information can be found on the PAN website on the
Donate to PAN page: http://www.pancoins.org/index.php/donate-to-pan
Friday 3pm: Colonial Coin Collectors Club
Ray Williams writes:
I just wanted to make sure that all those attending the ANA Convention are aware that there will be a gathering of colonial collectors
at our C4 Meeting on Friday at 3:00 in Room 44. In past years, the meeting was held before the bourse opened, in hopes that dealers would
attend in addition to collectors. But dealer attendance wasn't increased, so the meeting was scheduled later in the day to be more
convenient for the general membership. Please plan on attending.
Saturday 2pm: Medals of Appreciation
Darryl Gomez, author of Presidential Medal of Appreciation Awards 1958 – 1963 writes:
I'm a Money Talks speaker at the 2015 ANA World's Fair of Money this week. My presentation is on the medals. My time slot is
August 15 at 2pm. I'm still working on my 45 min. presentation.
My incomplete set of medals was exhibited at the 2015 Spring Baltimore Expo and the 2015 Spring Pennsylvania Association of
Numismatists (PAN) show. I received 2nd place at both shows.
I'm planning to display part of my collection at the session. I'm also bringing my copy of the source White House, Bureau of
the Mint, and Philadelphia Mint records. The book has images of a few pages of the records.
To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
NEW BOOK: PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF APPRECIATION
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MORE 2015 ANA CONVENTION EVENTS (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v18n31a39.html)
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