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Money Show opens March 13

Portland, Ore., is the site of the American Numismatic Association’s 2009 National Money Show, March 13-15 at the Oregon Convention Center.

True to its educational mission, the ANA has filled the show with a variety of educational activities.

Attendees can take part in workshops such as Coin Conservation, Authentication and Grading; Collecting Coins of the World: 1500-Present; Advanced Morgan Dollar Study; and Coin Collecting Basics.

Kevin Foley will lead a workshop titled “Everything You Want to Know About Buying and Selling at Auction But Were Afraid to Ask” on March 13. Ron Sima will lead “Estate Planning for Numismatists” the following day.

Other educational presentations include “A House Divided: The Money of the Civil War” by ANA Curator Douglas Mudd, “A Decade of Design at the U.S. Mint: The Ups and Downs” by Thomas D. Rogers, “Canadian Dollars: An Introduction” by Stan Turrini, and “Ask the AnswerMan” by Numismatic News columnist Alan Herbert.

Educational exhibits will be open to the public 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on March 14 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 15.

Boy and Girl Scouts are welcome to attend workshops on March 14. Girl Scout Workshops are scheduled for 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Boy Scout workshops are set for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Registration begins 30 minutes prior to each session.

Among the numismatic organizations scheduled to hold meetings on March 14 are ANA Club Representatives at 10 a.m., International Bank Note Society at 11 a.m., and Numismatics International at 12 p.m.
Bowers and Merena is the official auctioneer of the Portland Money Show. Two  sessions will be held over March 12-13.

Public bourse hours are 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. March 13-14 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 15.

For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit the ANA on the Web at www.money.org.

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