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The American Numismatic Association has selected Bowers and Merena Auctions as the official auctioneer for the ANA Pre-Show, which will immediately precede the World’s Fair of Money conventions. This three-year agreement includes the ANA Pre-Shows to be held in Chicago in 2011, Philadelphia in 2012 and Chicago in 2013.
“The ANA is very pleased with the selection of Bowers and Merena as the official auctioneer for the ANA Pre-Show Auctions,” said Larry Shepherd, ANA executive director. “We are working to ensure that our official ANA Pre-Shows are great events for everyone, and we are excited that Bowers and Merena’s top-tier auctions will be a significant part of these events.”
Bowers and Merena will hold live auctions of coins and paper money that will include:
• U.S. coins, U.S. colonial coins, U.S. tokens and U.S. exonumia
• U.S. paper money and world paper money
• Ancient and world coins
The ANA says Bowers and Merena will increase the availability of numismatic material at the World’s Fair of Money convention, which starts immediately after the ANA Pre-Show ends.
“We are thrilled to continue our relationship with the ANA and honored to have been entrusted with the rights to host the Official ANA Pre-Show Auction for the next three years,” said Greg Roberts, CEO of Bowers and Merena. “The ANA World’s Fair of Money is one of the most important coin shows in the world and the ANA Pre-Show presents an amazing auction venue.”
The Pre-Show is scheduled the three days prior to each ANA World’s Fair of Money convention. The 2011 Chicago ANA Pre-Show will be held Aug. 13-15 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. In 2012 it will be held Aug. 4-6 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The ANA Pre-Show returns to Chicago Aug. 10-12 in 2013.
For more information, visit www.bowersandmerena.com or call (800) 458-4646.