Member receptions and social events complement the American Numismatic Association’s educational programs with networking functions and other fun-filled activities. The Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money is the perfect venue to socialize and network with fellow hobbyists and connect in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The ANA welcomes members to the following Philadelphia social events:
When—Tuesday, August 14, starts at 7 p.m.
Where—The Museum of the American Revolution
Join the American Numismatic Association for a special Philadelphia World’s Fair of Money kick-off event! The Museum of the American Revolution brings to life the events, people and ideals of our nation’s founding. Through Revolutionary-era artifacts, immersive environments, theater experiences and recreated historical moments, you’ll experience the dynamic story of the American Revolution from its origins to ultimate victory and its continuing relevance. Tickets are priced at $50 per person. Included is round-trip shuttle transportation from the convention center, light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Space is limited, so register now.
When—Wednesday, August 15, from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Where— Room 126A at the Pennsylvania Convention Center
Enjoy a catered, gourmet luncheon with the lecturers. Attendees may choose from roasted chicken breast, grilled skirt steak, or a vegetarian option. Preceding the luncheon, guests can enjoy four lectures beginning at 10 a.m. in room 121B that highlight the Founding Father’s role in shaping U.S. money, with the theme “Fugio to Franklins: The Influence of Poor Richard.” The luncheon is $15 per person and is underwritten by Maynard Sundman/Littleton Coin Co. Lecture Series Endowment and David Sundman. Registration closes July 27.
Member and Awards Celebration
When—Thursday, August 16, from 3 to 4 p.m.
Where—Room 126A at the Pennsylvania Convention Center
The always-popular ANA member and donor reception recognizes 25-, 50-, 60- and 75-year members, lead donors, Dealer Booster of the Year, John and Nancy Wilson Member Booster Award, Century Club awards and service awards. This is a great event for members to meet new friends and catch up with old acquaintances. There is no cost to attend.
When—Thursday, August 16, from 5 to 6 p.m.
Where—Room 126B at the Pennsylvania Convention Center
Take the opportunity to get acquainted with the legends in numismatics, celebrating their lives and contributions to the hobby. This year, enjoy a conversation with California coin dealers Ira and Larry Goldberg, who have been members of the ANA for over 50 years.
ANA 127th Anniversary Banquet and Silent Auction
When—Friday, August 17, from 7 to 10 p.m.
Where—Liberty Ballroom at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
The fellowship gala of the year, the annual ANA Banquet includes a cocktail hour for mixing and mingling, a three-course dinner, presentation of ANA awards, and recognition of 50-year members. Tickets are priced at $110. A Silent Auction during the banquet raises funds to underwrite full and partial scholarships to the ANA’s Summer Seminar. Banquet registration closes July 27.
Philadelphia Mint Tours
When—Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Entrance closes at 4:15 p.m.
Where—151 N. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106
The Mint offers tours of the facility, which cover the present state of coin manufacturing and the history of the Mint. Visitors learn about the craftsmanship required at all stages of the minting process, from the original designs and sculptures to the actual striking of the coins. All tours are free and self-guided and take approximately 45 minutes to complete. No reservations are necessary. For complete tour information, call (215) 408-0112.
To register for the upcoming social events, visit www.worldsfairofmoney.com or call 800-514-2646 for more information.
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 educational and outreach programs as well as its museum, library, publications, and conventions. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or visit www.money.org.