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ANA debuts ‘Money Talks’


The American Numismatic Association’s Numismatic Theater presentations at its conventions will now be called “Money Talks.” The new name will debut at the ANA’s 2012 World’s Fair of Money Aug. 7-11 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

“Money Talks” will serve as the umbrella term for all talks hosted by the ANA: From live presentations at the World’s Fair of Money, National Money Show and Summer Seminar; to audio tours in the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum and the traveling Museum Showcase; and soon, to podcasts available on the ANA’s website, www.money.org.

“We are fortunate to have so many first-class educational talks in Philadelphia,” said Susan McMillan, ANA education project manager. “Through their presentations, our speakers are sharing their ideas, research, collections and passion for numismatics. We want to make sure their talks reach as many people as possible.”

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“Money Talks” is a tribute the ANA’s 1990s radio series of the same name, which aired on more than 550 stations in the United States.

Members can find an informative ANA-sponsored talk by looking for the “Money Talks” logo. Based on the Mercury dime, the logo emphasizes the values represented by Money Talks: liberty of thought, according to the ANA.

At this summer’s World’s Fair of Money, ANA staff will record all talks, which will be available as podcasts in late 2012. Select talks will also be made available as PowerPoint presentations that clubs will be able to download for use in local presentations.

At the World’s Fair of Money, these 30-45 minute presentations will cover a wide range of topics and are a chance for collectors to discuss their ideas and collections with the numismatic community.

For a complete list of “Money Talks” presentations at the World’s Fair of Money, visit www.worldsfairofmoney.com.

The show will feature more than 1,000 numismatic dealers; the ANA Museum Showcase, exhibiting some of the world’s most valuable and beautiful coins and paper money; a Mint Promenade with mints from around the world; the Collector Exhibits area; a major auction by Stack’s Bowers Galleries; and special events including the ANA’s annual awards banquet.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 7-10 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11. Admission is $6 for adults, and free for ANA members and children 12 and under.

For more information, visit the event’s website or call (719) 482-9849.

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