On Tuesday, August 11 is the opening of the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money. It is the largest coin show in the world. The show attracts collectors, dealers, and mints from around the world. If someone could only attend one show, this is the one I recommend.
This show is significant in that it ends the run of shows in Rosemont. The run in Rosemont was a deal negotiated by former Executive Director Larry Shepherd under the guise that the ANA was more about the shows than being an educational association. He thought that being central in the country and close to O’Hare airport would make the show more of a success.
I have come out against holding the ANA premiere show in one location. While I love Chicago and have friends in the Chicagoland area, being able to move the show to different venues allows the ANA to reach more people and include it educational agenda in more places. For 2016, the World’s Fair of Money will be held in Anaheim, California, home of Disneyland! (fill in your own Goofy joke!)
I would still like to see a World’s Fair of Money in Washington, D.C. I started to help work on that but a lot of external forces have prevented me from pursuing this. I hope I can convince others to pick up that torch and run with it. I think there would be no better place to hold the World’s Fair of Money than the Nation’s Capital!
For this week, the World’s Fair of Money is in Rosemont. This week’s poll question, are you going?
Are you going to the 2015 Worlds Fair of Money in Rosemont, Illinois?
Total Voters: 16