Come on, Baby don’t you wanna go
Hidehey, baby don’t you wanna go
Back to that same old place
Sweet home Chicago

Few things make me happier than music. I have been listening and playing music since I was young and learned to play the clarinet in elementary school. This was before I learned about collecting coins. As I get ready to fly to Chicago for this year’s World’s Fair of Money I keep hearing the Blues Brothers singing “Sweet Home Chicago!”

I don’t care what the critics say, the Blue Brothers is one of my favorite guilty pleasure movies!

While you have image of Jake and Elwood Blues dancing on the stage at the Palace Hotel with the Chicago Police and the Good Ol’ Boys looking for justice and revenge, I am on my way to the Windy City to join other American Numismatic Association members in this year’s convention.

Over the next few days, I will be tweeting from the convention center. You can either follow @coinsblog on Twitter or use the widget on the right side of this page. I will also be adding pictures to Pinterest on the board I set up for this show. I will also try to provide a daily update here.

In the mean time, did you know that Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the designer of the last $20 gold double eagle and $10 eagle coins made for circulation also created statues that are in Chicago?

Stay tuned for reports from Chicago!


  • Chicago collage is the box cover of the “Sweet Home Chicago” puzzle from Buffalo Games.
  • Clip from the Blues Brothers is probably copyrighted by someone but it’s on YouTube and now linked here.
  • Images of the statues by Augustus Saint Gaudens from the blog Public Art in Chicago.

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