The American Numismatic Association’s Museum Showcase, featuring rare and historically significant numismatic treasures, will be on display at the 2011 ANA World’s Fair of Money Aug. 16-20 in Chicago. The showcase includes rarities from the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum, the Smithsonian Institution and private collections.
The Showcase, located on the bourse floor at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, will feature informative, museum-quality exhibits and include a 50-case exhibit exploring the financial and banking history of Chicago. Many exhibits will be accompanied by cell phone guided audio tours.
Several rarities will make their Showcase debut in Chicago, including rare Chicago National Bank notes, a 1793 “Ameri.” large cent, an Eid Mar denarius, the first Columbian Exposition commemorative half-dollar ever struck in proof from the collection of the Field Museum, and collections of Gobrecht dollars and German multiple thalers.
For more display details and show information, visit www.worldsfairofmoney.com.