Dear friends and colleagues,
Half dime 1836 LM-1
Dime 1820 JR-2
Quarter 1836 B-3
Half dollars 1807 O-111 and 1823 O109
Bring your coins to the show and share in the excitement of displaying your treasures next to those brought by other members. We look forward to seeing many of you there.
We also still need volunteers to help with the silver happening room on Thursday evening. If you are interested in helping please contact Brad at bkaroleff (at) yahoo.com
See you in Columbus!
That being said, I too feel that additional reporting would be very helpful. Maybe a JRCS
The ANA's 2013 Anniversary convention will be held in suburban Chicago on August 13-17, Tuesday through Saturday -- near O'Hare airport, at the same venue as in 1991, 1999, and 2011. At this early date, the ANA web site has some planning information available, and is taking various applications; details on the actual events will appear later, once they are finalized. See
It takes time and effort to create an exhibit; the Exhibiting page at
has links to the rules, application, and an essay on preparing an exhibit. The application must be received at ANA by June 21. Exhibits can vary in size and scope, and an exhibitor can place up to four different exhibits. See the rules for the fine print.
Exhibiting does take a commitment of time -- the exhibits must be in place by the Tuesday morning opening of the convention, and the exhibits cannot be removed until very late on Saturday afternoon (when the convention closes).
The Numismatic Theatre of years past has been renamed as Money Talks; the page at
has links for proposing a talk at the summer convention. The speaker's proposal must be received at ANA by June 5; in some years, the schedule filled up before the posted deadline, so do not procrastinate. I heard some of the authors of the new book about the US Mint will give a talk, but have not heard about the program at the JRCS meeting.
Last year in Philadelphia, the Kickoff event was at the National Constitution Center, near the Philadelphia Mint. This year, the Kickoff event on Tuesday is a roof-top party overlooking Wrigley Field, with the Cubs hosting the Cincinnati Reds in a night game -- how did Brad arrange for ANA to do that? For any speaker and exhibiting questions, send them to the local committee at
(that is not a typo -- it means we have a little experience!)