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Plans Announced for 2017 PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show

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Plans Announced for 2017 PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show

(Denver, Colorado) April 12, 2017 – The first 50 public attendees at the 2017 PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show in Denver, Colorado, July 31, 2017, will each receive a certificate good for $100 off any purchase of $500 or more from a participating PNG member-dealer at the show.

For the convenience of collectors and dealers, the 2017 event jointly conducted by the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) and the American Numismatic Association (www.money.com) will be held on one day instead of three. This year’s PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show will be held in Hall F of the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, site of the World’s Fair of Money® that begins the next day.

Representatives of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (www.NGCcoin.com), the official rare coin authentication and grading service of PNG and ANA, and representatives of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) will be on-site to accept submissions during the show.

“The PNG-ANA show gives you the upfront opportunity to see the best material available from the top dealers as well as an early opportunity to offer coins, bank notes, tokens and medals for sale to top buyers,” said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.

“It’s the biggest week in numismatics, but you can take your time in a less crowded, more relaxing environment the day before the general public arrives for the ANA show,” added PNG President Dana Samuelson.

The PNG-ANA Numismatic Trade Show will be open to the public from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday, July 31. Public admission is $5 at the door; however, admission will be free for everyone who pre-registers for free admission at www.PNGdealers.org.

To pre-register and for additional information about the show and the availability of dealers’ tables for PNG and ANA member-dealers, visit online at www.pngdealers.org/png-events or contact the Professional Numismatists Guild by phone at 951-587-8300 or by email at info@pngdealers.org.

Whitman Publishing Seeks Paper-Money Collectors and History Buffs

(Pelham, Alabama) — Whitman Publishing announces a call-to-action for collectors, dealers, and historians of obsolete paper money and 19th-century American banking to pitch in and help build the best historical and market reference ever compiled in this field: the multiple-volume Whitman Encyclopedia of Obsolete Paper Money. Collectors, researchers, dealers, students, and others in the hobby community are encouraged to get involved with this important project. Images, historical research, market analysis, and general insight are welcome for the Mid-Atlantic states, the Midwest, and territories.

In particular, volunteer state editors for the upcoming states of New York, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio are sought. Each state editor will work closely with author Q. David Bowers, Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker, and Whitman associate editor Shane Smith to track down facts, answer questions, scrutinize the historical record, gather and examine images, and otherwise act as each state’s expert. Editors have a chance to take a “co-starring role,” as C. John Ferreri did with the states in New England and others have with the Southern states. They will join contributors the likes of the American Bank Note Co., the American Numismatic Society, and the Smithsonian Institution, all of whom (among other museums and private collectors) have shared images. Dealers and collectors active in the market of buying, selling, or trading, can volunteer to analyze valuations and rarity ratings. Historians with knowledge of a particular state or region can review state, town, and bank histories—fascinating narratives that tell the hometown stories of America!

The Whitman Encyclopedia of Obsolete Paper Money debuted to enthusiasm and acclaim at the Memphis International Paper Money Show in 2014. Three years later, it continues full-steam-ahead with eight volumes published as of early 2017, weighing in at 400 to 800 pages each, and an estimated six more to round out the series. Within each volume is author Bowers’s knowledge of obsolete paper money—its history, how to collect it, and observations on the general market, including rarities, supply and demand, and pricing. Volume 1 is an introduction for collectors and historians. Volume 2 studies in detail the states of Connecticut, Maine, and New Hampshire. The two-part Massachusetts volumes, numbering 3 and 4, were released in 2014, and the last volume in the New England region arrived in spring of 2015, comprising Rhode Island and Vermont. Moving south and west, the monumental study on obsolete currency continued to unfold with volumes 6 through 8, covering the South Atlantic states.

Obsolete notes are paper currency issued from 1782 to 1866, before the modern era of National Banks and the Federal Reserve. Over the course of these decades more than 3,000 state-chartered banks released their own paper money for day-to-day commerce, in thousands of colorful and ornate varieties. In the Whitman Encyclopedia of Obsolete Paper Money, each note listed is studied in detail, and thousands are pictured in full color, with information on grading, rarity, values in multiple grades, significant auction results, advice for collectors, and other valuable guidance.

Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Whitman Publishing at obsoletes@whitman.com. Volunteers will be credited in the books’ acknowledgments.

Exhibitor Award Winners Announced for 2017 National Money Show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, April 10, 2017

CONTACT: Morgan Perry
Telephone: 719-482-9871
E-mail: pr@money.org

Exhibitor Award Winners Announced for 2017 National Money Show

American Numismatic Association (ANA) member Dennis Schafluetzel received the Steven J. D’Ippolito Best-in-Show Exhibit award for his exhibit, “Chattanooga Iron Companies Scrip” at the 2017 National Money Show®, Mar. 9-11 in Orlando, Florida.

The second place Best-in-Show award was presented to John W. Wilson for “Postage Stamp Scrip Notes.” Third place was awarded to Michael T. Shutterly for his exhibit “On the Wings of Myth: Pegasus and His Story.”

The Radford Stearns Memorial Award for People’s Choice, determined by votes from convention attendees, was presented to Jerry Stubblefield, for “Uses and Abuses of Early Copper Coins.”

The theme for National Coin Week 2017 is “Conflict and Courage: Money and the Military.” The National Coin Week Award was presented to Jeffrey J. Rosinia for “Wartime Change: Alterations in United States Coin Metal Content During World War II.” Mr. Rosinia will receive a full scholarship to a future ANA Summer Seminar, an award endowed by John Albanese.

National Coin Week exhibits are intended to be suitable for display in libraries and schools, so there is a $250 limit on the value of the materials in this competition. Second place in this competition was awarded to Michael T. Shutterly for “War and Remembrance.” Third place went to Devon Webber for “United States Space Program – Medallions & Commemoratives.”

Radford Stearns Memorial awards were also presented in six classes. This year, 27 competitive and one non-competitive exhibits were displayed in the Collector Exhibits area by 21 exhibitors.

2017 Class Exhibit Awards:

Class 1: History and Politics (exhibits dealing with historical or political events)

  • First place: James Zylstra, for “Coins from the Cities of the Seven Churches of Asia.”
  • Second place: Dennis Schafluetzel, for “Andrews Raid on the Western & Atlantic Railroad and Related April 1862 Change Bills.”
  • Third place: Brett Irick, for “Personal Artifacts of John Honeyford Campbell, First Master of the Royal Canadian Mint.”

Class 2: Economics (exhibits dealing with monetary and financial systems or economic events such as panics and inflations)

  • First place: John W. Wilson for “Postage Stamp Scrip Notes.”
  • Second place: Gerald Gilbert for “U.S. Mint Circulating Gold Coins – First Year Issues.”
  • Third place: Jerry Stubblefield for “Uses and Abuses of Early Copper Coins.”

Class 3: Geography (exhibits that describe natural or cultural assets, the distribution of populations, or exploration)

  • First place: Michael T. Shutterly for “On the Wings of Myth: Pegasus and His Story.”
  • Second place: Marilyn Reback for “Saint-Michel in Peril of the Sea.”
  • Third Place: James Zylstra for “Commemorating Primitive Money in Central Africa.”

Class 4: Common elements (exhibits showing material linked by design, such as elephants or bridges, or by theme, such as a world’s fair)

  • First place: Dennis Schafluetzel, for “Chattanooga Iron Companies Scrip.”
  • Second place: Bud Cushman, for “’This do in remembrance of me,’ Varied Shapes of Communion Tokens of Scottish Presbyterian Churches.”
  • Third place: Francis R. Crowe, for “Pocahontas: Her Life Through Numismatics.”

Class 5: The Arts (exhibits that explore any aspect of fine or applied arts)

  • First place: Michael T. Shutterly for “Boris Godunov: One Opera, Many Stories.”
  • Second place: Nancy J. Wilson for “Santa Claus Obsolete Notes and Vignettes.”
  • Third place: Mack Martin for “Georgia’s Risqué Vignettes.”

Class 6: Science (exhibits dealing with theoretical or applied science, including the technology of manufacturing numismatic items)

  • First place: Jeffrey J. Rosinia, for “Wartime Change: Alterations in United States Coin Metal Content During World War II”
  • Second place: Devon Webber, for “United States Space Program – Medallions & Commemoratives.”
  • Third place: John H. Miller, Jr., for “Wrong Design Dies On 20th Century Business Strike Coins.”

The application deadline is June 9 to exhibit at the 2017 ANA World’s Fair of Money®, which will be held from Aug. 1-5 in Denver, Colorado. For an application or for more information, call 719-482-9849 or email exhibits@money.org.

The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items. The ANA helps its 25,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of instructional and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications and conventions. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or visit www.money.org.

United States Mint Releases 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set™ on April 10

WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will open sales for the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set (product code 17AA) on April 10 at noon Eastern Time (ET).

The set contains 10 uncirculated quarters–five from the Philadelphia Mint and five from the Denver Mint–with reverse designs honoring Effigy Mounds National Monument (Iowa), Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (Washington, DC), Ozark National Scenic Riverways (Missouri), Ellis Island (Statue of Liberty National Monument) (New Jersey), and George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (Indiana).

The 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set is priced at $12.95. Orders will be accepted at https://catalog.usmint.gov/coin-programs/america-the-beautiful-quarters-program/ and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Information about shipping options is available at https://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.

The America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set is also available for purchase through the United States Mint Product Enrollment Program. For additional information about this convenient ordering method, please review the FAQs at https://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/faqs/.

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