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ANA Money Show moves to Charlotte

To avoid a scheduling conflict with the Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention, the American Numismatic Association will change dates and location of its 2007 National Money Show from March 23-25 in Sacramento, Calif., to March 16-18 in Charlotte, N.C.

Originally, the Sacramento show was scheduled for March 23-25, and the Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention was planned for the following weekend, March 30-April 1, but the Baltimore Convention Center booked another event for that weekend.

So, the Baltimore event had to be scheduled on the same weekend as the National Money Show. With both organizations contractually obligated to the same dates, collectors and dealers would have been forced to choose between two important numismatic events.

?Fortunately, management at the Sacramento Convention Center and Sheraton Grand Sacramento were willing to work with us to resolve this issue,? said ANA Executive Director Chris Cipoletti. ?They allowed us to move in 2007 with a new commitment to Sacramento in 2011. We are pleased to return to Charlotte, which hosted a very successful show in 2003, and look forward to returning to Sacramento for our National Money Show in 2011.?

Cipoletti said the ANA initially worked with Baltimore organizers in an effort to persuade the Baltimore Convention Center to provide them other dates for the Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention, but the two sides could not find suitable dates.

?We are most grateful that this conflict of dates was resolved,? said Gordon Berg, a principal of the Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention.

The same North Carolina-based clubs that supported the Charlotte ANA  National Money show in 2003 will back the 2007 show, to be held at the Charlotte Convention Center.

?We only have 10 months to prepare for this convention, so it?s very comforting to know we’ll have the same great organizing committee working with the same venue,? said Brenda Bishop, ANA meeting services director.

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