IOLA, Wis. (Feb. 20, 2012) — One of the most important paper money events in the world takes place this month in Chicago, as the 18th annual Chicago Paper Money Expo descends on the Crowne Plaza O’Hare.
This leading show will be held in Rosemont, Ill., March 8-11, and feature a signature auction from Lyn Knight, a bourse packed with the country’s leading paper money dealers, attendees looking to buy and informative club meetings.
“CPMX is one of our favorite weeks of the year,” said CPMX chairman Scott Tappa, also publisher of Krause Publications‘ numismatics group. “Other shows may have hundreds of dealers, and thousands of attendees, but I’ll put CPMX up against any of them. It’s a great show!
“A colleague often says that you can judge the success of a numismatic event by the buzz in the room, and I will wager that at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 8, the main ballroom of the Crowne Plaza will sound like a bee hive. The leading paper money dealers, auction houses and collectors in the country will be there, so if you’re involved in that world you don’t want to miss it!”
Lyn Knight Currency Auctions will once again offer up an outstanding sale of U.S. and world currency. Lot viewing begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, with the first session – cover world bank notes – set for 5 p.m. Thursday, March 8. U.S. currency sessions will run at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information visit www.lynknight.com.
CPMX opens for dealer setup at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 8, and to the public for professional preview viewing at 2 p.m. (admission $50). General public attendance runs from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, March 9 and Saturday March, 10, and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, March 11.
Krause Publications’ paper money editors and experts will be in attendance at CPMX, including Bank Note Reporter editor Bob Van Ryzin, Standard Catalog of World Paper Money editor George Cuhaj and U.S. paper money market analyst Bill Brandimore. Door prizes will also be given out periodically throughout the show.
A block of rooms at the Crowne Plaza has been reserved for CPMX attendees – to reserve a room call 888-233-9527 and mention rate code “Chicago Paper Money 2012″ to receive the show rate. The Crowne Plaza has completed a wholesale renovation and now features updated rooms and new eating establishments. The hotel is located a short taxi ride from O’Hare International Airport.
The Crowne Plaza will also be the site of another leading specialty numismatic event in April: the Chicago International Coin Fair, scheduled for April 26-29. Featuring a Heritage auction and an active bourse floor, CICF promises to be one of spring’s most exciting events.
The 19th annual Chicago Paper Money Expo will be held March 7-10, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare.
About Krause Publications
Krause Publications, based in Iola, Wis., is the world’s largest publisher of leisure-time periodicals and books on collectibles, firearms and knives, automobiles, hunting and construction. Chet Krause, a long-time collector of coins, published the first issue of Numismatic News on Oct. 13, 1952, with nearly 1,000 readers. Today, Krause Publications, owned by F+W Media, offers more than 40 periodicals, 10 hobby shows including the Chicago International Coin Fair and Chicago Paper Money Expo, 750 reference and how-to books, and web properties such as NumisMaster.com, the online coin price database.