August 7-12 collectors, dealers, exhibitors and mint representatives from all over the country, and indeed world will be gathering at the Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee for the 116th Anniversary convention of the American Numismatic Association, the World’s Fair of Money.
Convention chairman Clifford Mishler has assembled a hard working committee that has been meeting for nearly two years to make this convention a successful and memorable event.
Krause Publications will have many staff members in attendance. On the Newspaper Editorial side will be David Harper, David Kranz and Bob van Ryzin. They are the editors of Numismatic News, Bank Note Reporter and Coins Magazine.
From the Book Editorial side of the division will be Tom Michael, market analyst for the Standard Catalog of World Coins, William Brandimore our U.S. Paper Money market analyst, Harry Miller, U.S. Coin Market editor and myself who is responsible for the editorial content of the Standard Catalog of World Coins, Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, and Standard Catalog of U.S. Paper Money.
My activities during the convention will be anchoring the “Join a local coin club” promotion area, where the individual clubs of Wisconsin have been asked to participate with representatives and information. Krause Publications has offered to pay the first year memberships for those who join a local club.
I will be participating in the Numismatic Theater with a program Wednesday morning at 11 AM, with a slide program on New Technologies in world bank note production. The Boy Scout Coin Collecting Merit Badge program will be on Saturday at 11:30 AM. Jeff Swindling and Tom Dodson, who also help me at the National Scout Jamboree events, will assist me in that.
On the “for the good of the hobby” participation, I serve as an exhibit judge, and will be placing an non-competitive educational exhibit of modern art medals, as a promotional tie-in to the FIDEM conference that will be held in Colorado Springs in late September.
So, if you are attending stop by and say hello !