The American Numismatic Association has made available the official medals for its 118th anniversary convention, the World’s Fair of Money, set for Aug. 5-9 in Los Angeles, Calif.
The medal was designed by Garrett and Michelle Burke and Alex Shagin. The obverse design showcases the excitement and glamour of Los Angeles. Lights coming from L.A. hills accent images of past commemorative coins honoring California, including the 1936 Bay Bridge half dollar and the 1915-S Panama-Pacific Exposition $50. At the top, an angel searches for something amidst the lights and coins.
The reverse features the same angel, Numisma, sister of Lady Liberty, this time holding a wreath of discovery. The scene brings to life the convention’s theme, “Discover Your Golden Dreams.”
Only 125 ANA numbered convention bronze medals (2-3/4 inches) will be struck along with 150 two-medal sets of bronze and silver (1-1/2 inches each) and 110 convention medal badges (1-1/2 inches). Bronze medals are $50, two-medal sets are $65 and badges are $22.
Orders are now being accepted for July delivery. Call (800) 367-9723, ext. 170 or visit www.worldsfairofmoney.com.