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World's Fair of Money Back in Action

2021 Chicago World’s Fair of Money bronze medal. (Image courtesy American Numismatic Association.)

2021 Chicago World’s Fair of Money bronze medal. (Image courtesy American Numismatic Association.)

It’s back! The American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money comes to Chicago Aug. 10-14 after being called off in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The numismatic community is eager to gather once again at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in the suburb of Rosemont, Ill.

Image courtesy American Numismatic Association.

Image courtesy American Numismatic Association.

Hundreds of coin dealers will fill the bourse to buy and sell a wide variety of numismatic items. Also to be found on the show floor will be competitive exhibits and rare coin displays. More than 30 clubs and organizations will hold meetings at the convention center during the show.

There will be no shortage of learning opportunities as ANA programs abound at the convention. The Sundman Lecture Series will be conducted throughout the day on Aug. 11 with a theme of “Big, Bold and Beautiful – Coins that have stood out over the ages.” Attendees can learn from fellow hobbyists and numismatists during the ANA’s Money Talks. A variety of topics will be covered Aug. 12-13. For the beginning collector or anyone looking to brush up on the fundamentals, a free Coin Collecting Basics workshop is set for Aug. 14.

For the young collector, an interactive Treasure Trivia scavenger hunt will take place on the bourse floor. An introductory collecting course titled Young Collectors Corner will be offered to those between the ages of 5 and 17 on Aug. 14.

Auctions offering a vast array of coins and paper money will be conducted by Heritage Auctions and Stack’s Bowers Galleries, the official auction firms of the World’s Fair of Money. A preview of these sales can be found on Page 80.

Public show hours are 1-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 11-13; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14.

Admission is $10 for the public and free for ANA members and children under 12. Admission is free to all on Aug. 14. ANA members may enter 30 minutes prior to the public. Last admission is 30 minutes prior to closing.

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