Exhibits at the 2011 ANA World’s Fair of Money® — Sorted by Exhibit Class —

last updated September 3, 2011

Explanation of the column headers:
E# The Exhibit number. Each exhibit has its own number, assigned by ANA upon receipt of each application. The entries are arranged by Exhibit number within each Class.
#c The number of Cases in this exhibit.
Competitive Exhibits
Class 1 United States coins
Class 2 United States fiscal paper
Class 3 Medals, orders, decorations and badges
Class 4 Modern coins and medals
Class 5 Tokens
Class 6 Casino chips and gaming tokens
Class 7 Engraved coins
Class 8 Elongated coins
Class 9 Coins issued prior to 1500 A.D.
Class 10 Regional U.S. numismatics
Class 11 Numismatics of the Americas
Class 12 Numismatics of Europe
Class 13 Numismatics of Africa and the Middle East
Class 14 Numismatics of Asia and the Pacific
Class 15 Gold Coins
Class 16 Numismatic errors and error varieties
Class 17 Numismatic literature
Class 18 General, specialized and topical
Class 19 Convention theme
Class 20 Emeritus
Class 25 Best-of-Show Candidates from National Money Shows
Non-Competitive Exhibits

Competitive Exhibits

Within each class, a First Place, a Second Place, and a Third Place award may be given. The exhibits entered by Young Numismatists (YNs) are not marked in any special way, and YN exhibits compete equally for the above three awards.

In addition, there are seven Classes for which only YNs are eligible. Any First Place, Second Place, and Third Place awards presented for those YN classes are included below.

Finally, a number of awards (Best of Show, People's Choice and others) cover exhibits from multiple Classes in their criteria. For a full listing of all awards, see the Rules for Exhibiting.

Class 1 — United States coins
All United States coins and patterns and all coinage or trade tokens used in pre-federal America, except gold.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
3 3 Early American Small Cents
This exhibit on Early American Small Cents shows the United States Mint’s first 1-cent coin minted after leaving the previous, large cent design. The two designs shown in this exhibit are the Flying Eagle, produced from 1856-1858, and the Indian head Cent, produced from 1859-1909. All date coins will be shown except for the 1856 because of its rarity. Both designs were created by James B. Longacre, the Mint’s chief Engraver at the time. I hope this exhibit will help teach you about our nation’s first small cents and how they paved the way for the Modern Lincoln Type designs and, in turn, you can become just as interested and intrigued by these wonderful pieces of history as I am.
27 3 U.S. Modern Dime Type Set: There’s Always Time to Dime
• Young Numismatist First Place
The scope of this exhibit is to highlight the historical numismatics of selected dimes and how they helped serve as a modern form of currency. This exhibit also focuses on the importance of recognizing the scarce dimes in high grade.
29 2 Lincoln Cent Coins Over the Decades
• Third Place
• Young Numismatist Second Place
• Best Modern Commemorative
I am displaying selected Lincoln cent coins of each beginning decade year that spans 101 years, including the first year of release and from decade years ending in “0” such as 1910, 1920, etc. in honor of the longevity and as tribute to one of our greatest U.S. presidents. I am also showing the changes the Lincoln cent coins have taken over time.
30 2 U.S. WW II Silver Nickels 1942-1945
• Young Numismatist Third Place
The focus of this display is on U.S. WWII silver nickels between 1942-1945 because during that time in our history nickel was needed for the troops. It was only for a short period of time that nickel was switched with a more expensive silver. This display features the silver nickel examples that can often still be found in change making collecting history that much more fun.
45 3 Elgin Centennial Half Dollar or Pioneer Half Dollar?
This exhibit notes that while the final legislation approving the mintage of this half dollar was titled “Elgin Centennial” it probably should have been titled “Pioneer” half dollar. This was the original requested title and the coin makes no reference to the Elgin Centennial and its ultimate purpose was to raise funds for the pioneer statue.
77 5 The Two Cent Piece 1864-1872 and the In God We Trust Story
• First Place
The two cent piece was the first coin to bear the motto “In God We Trust.” Learn why we circulated this coin, the history behind the motto, the role of the Secretary of Treasury and the Director of the Mint, and the identity of the person from Pennsylvania who suggested the motto. View this highly rated registry set of Mint State two cent pieces.
78 6 Matte Proof Lincoln Cents, 1909-1916
• Second Place
The viewer of this exhibit will learn who designed these coins, the process behind the minting of the coins, where the coins were minted, each year’s coins total mintage and much more.

Class 2 — United States fiscal paper
All paper money and bonds issued by the United States government, including military currency; pre-U.S. colonial,Continental, and Confederate paper money and bonds; state and private banknotes and bonds; scrip; college currency; stock certificates. Essays, proofs, and souvenir cards of such items may also be shown.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
51 1 Small Colorful Ones
• Young Numismatist First Place
A display of small size one dollar bills showing the different color seals and why they were used.
59 1 1769 Tybee Island, Georgia Lighthouse Note — Issued to Rebuild the Lighthouse on Tybee Island, Georgia
• First Place
By an Act dated December 24, 1768, a quantity of 2200 one-pound sterling certificates were authorized by the Colony of Georgia to finance the rebuilding of the Tybee Island Lighthouse, which is stylistically depicted on the face of this rare certificate. This note contains a secretly encoded death threat to would-be counterfeiters, decoded in this exhibit.
74 4 Danforth, Perkins & Co. Predecessors’ Proof Notes 1837-1850
• Third Place
The exhibit looks at bank notes and design elements printed 1837-1850. The work is by predecessors of one major U.S. printer that became part of the American Bank Note Company in 1858. Some 29 proof examples, probably from a sales representative’s collection, are used as illustrations.
80 2 George and Martha on Obsolete Bank Notes
• Second Place
On exhibit are notes that depict George and Martha Washington. Information will also be found regarding the famous couple along with some die proof vignettes and other items on which they are depicted.
81 4 Civil War Sesquicentennial
Present items from Civil War period, along with description of items. Items tie several different and unusual topics to the Civil War.

Class 3 — Medals, orders, decorations and badges
Medallic items not used as a medium of exchange, or not having trade value. Orders and decorations, convention badges, and badges issued by fraternal orders or other organizations. Excluded are Masonic pennies and tokens included in classes 5-8.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
1 1 Classic & Modern Medals Associated with Christian Gobrecht
Medals and tokens engraved by Christian Gobrecht, also including modern tributes. The exhibit presents medallic work executed by Christian Gobrecht apart from his work on regular issue U.S. coinage.
7 7 The Medals and Monuments of Jose de San Martin — From Lima to Buenos Aires, with Stops Along the Way
• Third Place
This exhibit focuses on the inaugural medals of monuments honoring Jose de San Martin in Peru, Chile and Argentina.
17 10 U.S. Campaign and Service Medals
This exhibit contains an array of campaign and service medals which the U.S. government approved for wearing by U.S. military personnel. There are no decorations here. Most of these medals reflect various conflicts; from the Civil War to the war on terrorism. All of these display pieces are original; there are no restrikes. This display also tells about why these medals were struck, when they were authorized, who designed them and what is the meaning of the designs they carry. The exhibitor hopes that the viewers will gain an appreciation for these badges and those who wore them.
39 6 Wooden Medals of the 1876 U.S. Centennial
• Second Place
In 1876, Philadelphia celebrated the U.S. Centennial by hosting the first World’s Fair held in the U.S. At the centennial, wooden medals were produced by the Philadelphia Ornamental Wood Company. These wooden medals are very sought after and difficult to obtain. This exhibit will showcase the best collection of wooden medals since just 50 years after the exhibition closed.
42 10 ART and ANATOMY of the Hanger Badge
• First Place
This exhibit will display medals, ribbons and pinbars with unusual fobs, ribbons with medals, and ribbons with celluloid fobs. The goal is to show the different Art and design, use of metals, gilts, enamel, types of ribbon, and all of the different pieces that make up a badges. Very little information is available for those items displayed, but we will provide all known information on each piece.
58 1 The First Battle Between the Monitor and the Merrimac: Three Medals Commemorating Their Civil War Battle
To present three medals commemorating the first Civil War naval battle involving two “Ironsides” battleships fought on March 8-9, 1862. These ships were called Ironsides because they were clad in metal sheathing to protect them from enemy fire. The Merrimac medal in this exhibit was made from the actual armor plate of the Merrimac.
75 4 Columbian Exposition Badges
A huge volume of collectible material was issued for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. One narrow area within this vast field includes souvenir badges issued for the exposition and other 400th anniversary events. Shown are more than 80 such badges. This is believed to be the largest collection ever exhibited.

Class 4 — Modern coins and medals
Coins issued 1960 and later. Medallic (non-denominated) material issued by a private mint of any country after 1960, including philatelic numismatic covers.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
37 4 Feline Species Type Set
• First Place
Humans have always been fascinated by animals, particularly felines. Their grace, strength and prowess in battle have earned them our respect. It is only natural that felines are found on coins and other numismatic items from the earliest times. This display contains one example of each species of feline known to be portrayed on a numismatic item, and is arranged by genetic classification. There are items for 26 of the 39 living species, three species of extinct felines and one man-made hybrid.
67 1 A Journey of Hope… The Ilan Ramon Story and the Columbia Crew
• Second Place
This display is a tribute to the seven crew members of the space shuttle Columbia. It also focuses on Ilan Ramon, Israel’s first astronaut, with the three medals in the display.
69 1 The Commemorative Medals of the San Diego Bicentennial
• Third Place
• Young Numismatist Third Place
In 1969, the city of San Diego celebrated the 200th anniversary of its founding. This exhibit displays a set of four of these medals as well as some related items that bore the same design — from a bus token to a Jim Beam bottle.

Class 5 — Tokens
Items, including encased postage, issued unofficially as a medium of exchange for goods and services or for advertising purposes, but excluding American colonial items included in class 1. Includes Masonic pennies and substances used in lieu of metal.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
31 3 The Leipprandt Brothers Tokens of Pigeon, Michigan: A Historic Journey of Pigeon Michigan Through Selected Exonumia
• Young Numismatist Second Place
My goal is to display rare complete 1st and 2nd editions of Leipprandt brother “Good For” tokens to highlight my hometown of Pigeon, Michigan. These tokens were vital to commerce and hold a historic value to our society.
36 3 Boy For Sale? Tokens for the Redemption of the Firstborn Son
• Second Place
Jews have redeemed their firstborn sons from the priestly families for more than three thousand years, in accordance with Biblical law. Normally this was done with coinage of the realm or trade ingots. Special tokens and coins were produced for this purpose only in the last century. This exhibit contains an example of each known redemption token, starting with amulets that may have been made to protect the child from evil forces prior to the redemption ceremony and moving on to purely utilitarian pieces recently made. It includes two, presumably unique, hand-engraved ingots.
41 4 The First Wooden Money of the United States
• Third Place
In December, 1931, the Bank of Tenino, Washington failed. The local Chamber of Commerce began printing paper scrip but 40 pieces were printed on wood. These wooden pieces were so much in demand that the Chamber of Commerce printed and sold wooden money through April, 1933. This exhibit will showcase the paper and wooden money printed.
61 2 A Complete Collection of All Known, Regular Issue, North American “Horsecar” Tokens
• First Place
• Best of Show
A double set (obverse and reverse) of each of the 32 known transportation tokens which depict horses drawing a horsecar on rails. These tokens were used on various horsecar railways in North America from approximately 1870 until the early 1900s, and are commonly known as “Horsecar Tokens.”
66 1 The H.V. Keep Tokens
The objective of this display is to tell the story of H.V. Keep the sutler (merchant) and his tokens. We will try to shed some light on this “elusive” person through the Census and Genealogy.

Class 6 — Casino chips and gaming tokens
Items of all types and materials used as gaming pieces, including traditional and non-traditional tokens and other money substitutes and including tokens used in military clubs.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose

Class 7 — Engraved coins
Numismatic items that have been converted to jewelry, amulets, or decorative objects. Examples are love tokens, hobo nickels, and “pop-out” coins.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
35 4 Engraved Coins of the Ba’al Shem Tov Amulet
• First Place
This exhibit displays and translates a well-known amulet to protect newborns and their mothers, which is attributed to the Ba’al Shem Tov, founder of Hasidism. It includes many coins that were engraved with designs and inscriptions found on the amulet, some clearly based on this amulet and some based on other amulets that used the same inscriptions, or just based on the inscription itself. These coins contain many Hebrew names of God and angels, and demonstrate all the major ways traditional Jewish amulet preparers manipulated texts into names of power.
70 1 Exotic Gold Dollar Love Tokens
• Second Place
To explore unusual $1 gold love tokens.

Class 8 — Elongated coins
Souvenirs created using an elongating machine, whether the underlying piece is a coin, token, medal or blank planchet.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
48 1 Elongated Cents From Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
• Second Place
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is located in Tucson, Arizona and had a machine located in the Post Exchange that produced four different elongated cents. There are only four military bases and one military academy listed as having elongating cent machines. Entrance to military bases is restricted and these machines are not accessible to the general public. Because of this many collectors may not have seen these elongated cents. The elongated cents from this base are presented in the exhibit, as well as the history and current mission of the base that influenced the themes on the elongated cents.
52 5 Elongated Coins Relating to Judaism & Israel
• First Place
Elongated coins are common in many countries and many aspects of life, including religion, history and historical events, and much much more. In this exhibit, I will show that Elongated Coins are also part of the Jewish way of life, its traditions and historicial past. I will also show the vast variety of elongated coins that were and are currently available throughout Israel.

Class 9 — Coins issued prior to 1500 A.D.
Coins including gold, issued by any government before 1500 A.D.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
2 4 Wild and Exotic Beasts: Animals on the Silver Coins Celebrating Rome’s Millenium
• Second Place
In A.D. 248, Romans observed the 1000th anniversary of the founding of their city. Philip I, Roman emperor in the millennial year, took advantage of the occasion to stage lavish spectacles in commemoration of the event. These celebrations included the display of wild animals that had been brought from the far corners of Rome’s vast empire. A selection of these animals is depicted on a series of Roman coins struck in commemoration of the games that were held to mark the commencement of a “new age.” This exhibit presents a complete set of the silver coins in this animal series and examines their historical background. It also investigates the creatures they depict within their cultural context, illustrated with comparative images of ancient Roman art.
9 3 A.D. Dated Copper Coins of the Fifteenth Century
• Third Place
Five of the six A.D. dated 15th century copper coins.
68 1 The Severans: Blood, Murder and Conquest
• Young Numismatist First Place
The members of the Severan Dynasty were bloodthirsty, ruthless and cruel. Caracalla ordered the murder of his brother, his wife and his in-laws. He even ordered his brother’s name and face be removed from all objects. Coins from the early part of this dynasty are shown in this exhibit.
71 7 Dolphin Myths and Symbols on Selected Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
• First Place
The ancient Greek and Roman worlds were dominated by the Mediterranean and adjacent seas. As a result of this, dolphins played an important role in many of their myths and legends. This exhibit will use selected examples of Greek and Roman coins to illustrate several of these myths. Likewise, we will see how dolphins became a visual symbol, or attribute, associated with the immortals and heroes of these ancient civilizations.
82 5 The Journey of the Apostle Paul in Coins
The Apostle Paul became a very fervent disciple of Jesus. This enthusiasm led him to many distant places in the Mediterranean Basin in the first century A.D. His life’s journey included many areas represented by a wide array of coins. This exhibit attempts to capture Paul’s journey through coins.

Class 10 — Regional U.S. numismatics
Numismatic material of any type specific to a particular region of the United States, such as the locale where the exhibit is being presented.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
32 2 Upper Peninsula Mining Scrip Signed by Sam Hill: What in the Sam Hill… Notice an Error on One of These Scrip Notes!
• Third Place
The scope of this exhibit is to bring to light the ole upper peninsula mining scrip that has a unique exonumatic history. Our society’s copper metal market depended on the welfare of the upper peninsula’s ability to promote itself through its mining scrip and today we can see and learn from the examples shown here at the American Numismatic Association’s World's Fair of Money®. The bonus of looking at this exhibit is that the mining scrip featured here is signed by Sam Hill and one has an error.
57 6 Happy Birthday Oregon: A collection of 1959 Medals and Tokens Issued in Celebration of the Oregon Statehood Centennial
• Second Place
• Young Numismatist First Place
• Young Numismatist Best of Show
This exhibit features tokens and medals that were created to celebrate the Oregon statehood centennial in 1959. Many of these tokens and medals were issued by cities and counties as fundraisers to help cover the cost of their centennial celebrations.
60 3 A Sampling of Seldom Seen Hawaiian Numismatic Items
• First Place
Hawaiian numismatics is replete with rare and fascinating items. This exhibit displays: 1) A type set of the rare tokens issued by some of the plantations in the late 19th century; 2) A set of the official Hawaiian coinage of 1883 — the only year in which Hawaii issued its own silver coins; 3) Two beautiful “Huth” Medals privately struck in the 1890s commemorating Queen Liliuokalani, and Queen Kaiulani surrounded by dolphins; 4) The official Hawaiian Statehood Medals, in gold, silver and copper, issued on Hawaii becoming our 50th state; 5) One of the rarest of all Hawaiian coins — the 1881 5C — a pattern for a denomination never struck; 6) An 1847 One Cent — the only One Cent coin struck for Hawaii; 7) The finest known of the first token struck in Hawaii — the Thomas Waterhouse Token of circa 1855-1860; 8) A rare complete set of LaHaina Luna Seminary currency issued in 1844; 9) 1959 small gold statehood medal with hula girl, one of only 36 struck; 10) 1886 silver Jubilee Medal commemorating the 50th birthday of King Kalakaua, Hawaii’s last king; 11) King Kamehameha I high relief medal — one of only 25 pieces struck in platinum.

Class 11 — Numismatics of the Americas
Numismatic material of any type issued or used in the Western Hemisphere outside the United States.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
6 8 The Victories of Jose de San Martin — San Lorenzo, Chacabuco, Maipú and the Crossing of the Andes
• Second Place
This exhibit details the liberation of Argentina and Chile by San Martin and showcases the medals associated with his victories.
15 5 Selected Canadian War Savings Certificates and Victory War Bonds
• First Place
The purpose of this exhibit of Canadian Financial instruments used during World War II is threefold: 1) to describe Canadian war savings certificates and show 10 different examples from 9 different provinces, 2) to describe the purpose of Canadian victory loan bonds and to display 3 different denominations with the 4 known vignettes, and 3) to showcase some of the awards given to companies whose employees participated in the various bond drives.
19 1 Foreign Coins Made in U.S. Mints
• Young Numismatist First Place
The U.S. Mint made many coins for other countries between 1876 and 1984. This exhibit shows a few examples of the coins the U.S. Mint made for other countries.
47 1 The Forgotten Coin of the New Orleans Mint
The United States Mint has produced coins for foreign countries. The only foreign coin to be minted at the New Orleans Mint is the Mexican 1907 20 centavos. The dies for the coin were provided by the Mexico City Mint, thus they have the M mintmark rather than the New Orleans O mintmark. These coins were also minted at the Mexico City Mint and several references state there is no way to differentiate a New Orleans strike from a Mexico City strike. This exhibit presents evidence that there may be a way to determine which coins were minted at the New Orleans Mint.
54 2 Small “3” Change for the West Indies
A shortage of small change in the West Indies around the start of the 19th century gave rise to denomination three coins for British, French and Dutch colonies.
79 1 Guatemala, 5 Pesos Issue 1895-1915
• Third Place
On exhibit are the face and back of the regular and specimen 5 pesos issue 1895-1915, along with a matching die proof of the central vignette. Information on Guatemala is also exhibited.

Class 12 — Numismatics of Europe
Numismatic material of any type issued or used in Europe, including Russia east to the Urals.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
5 3 Type Coinage of Ireland, 1928-1969
All major types of Ireland coinage from 1928-1969.
8 7 The “Kipper Und Wipper” Era — Debasement of German Coinage During the Thirty Year’s War
• First Place
A selection of copper coins of the German states from 1617-1624.
44 5 Tale of a Short Snorter
• Second Place
This is an exhibit of a short snorter that tells the story of an American B-24 crewman and his journey through Europe at the end of World War II, from his arrival in Italy, bombing mission, being shot down and return home.
53 1 Silver Ingots of Northern Europe
Beginning circa 800 AD, Vikings traded goods for Islamic silver coins, which they melted and cast into ingots. When these ingots were traded in Northern European communities, primarily for sable pelts, residents of Lithuania, Prussia, Ukraine and Russia would remelt them and cast them into patterns favored in their own communities. These ingots, called kapos and grivnas, circulated as late as 1400 AD. When mass counterfeits started to appear from Novgorod, they were replaced by coins.
55 1 A Swedish Three Daler Copper Plate from the Nicobar Wreck
• Third Place
A rare example of a 3 Daler copper plate is exhibited. This unusual form of money was issued by Sweden, a country rich in copper but poor in silver and gold, as a less-than-convenient form of money. The example shown only survives because the ship carrying it to be melted wrecked and sank to the bottom of the ocean.

Class 13 — Numismatics of Africa and the Middle East
Numismatic material of any type issued or used on the continent of Africa and in the Middle East (from Turkey east through Iran and south to Aden).
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
4 3 The Siege of Mafeking: Bank Note Types of 1900
• First Place
During the Boer War, Colonel Baden-Powell was besieged in the town of Mafeking for 217 days. This currency was printed from January-March 1900 in denominations of 1, 2, 3, 10 shillings and 1 pound. The display chronicles the story of the siege, the printing of the notes as well as explanation of varieties and Redemption.
18 1 The History of Israel as Told by Its Coins
• Third Place
• Young Numismatist First Place
The designs of the New Shekel coinage reflect Israel’s rich history. This exhibit will describe the significance of these historical designs.
46 1 Ethiopia 1944 25 Cents: A U.S. Mint Error
• Second Place
There are times when a coin causes problems after release and a change must be instituted because of this. Such a coin is the 1944 25 cents (santeem) coin from Ethiopia. Upon release it was noted to be almost the same size as the silver 50 cents coin. The 25 cents coins were silver plated and passed off as 50 cents. An immediate solution was to scallop the 25 cents coin until a scalloped coin could be produced by the Mint. This created a scarce variety and the history is detailed in the exhibit.

Class 14 — Numismatics of Asia and the Pacific
Numismatic material issued or used in Asia east of the Urals and Iran, and in the southeast Asian, Australasian, and Pacific islands. Excluded is Hawaii under the United States.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
65 2 Hubs of the “Pacific Whales and Dolphins” Coin Series
• First Place
This display shows one-of-a-kind hubs of the Roger Williams Mint, which struck coins for the Marshall Islands.

Class 15 — Gold Coins
Gold coins of any provenance or era.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose

Class 16 — Numismatic errors and error varieties
Any numismatic material mis-struck or misprinted by the producer, including varieties caused by die or plate deterioration or damage. Excluded are items mutilated or altered after production.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
21 1 A Double Struck Obverse on an Oak Tree Sixpence
• Second Place
This exhibit describes an unusual mint error on the obverse side of an Oak Tree sixpence, and considers how the error could have been produced while the coin was being struck on a rocker press.
56 1 Minting Errors: Three Strikes and Other Three Errors
• First Place
Three different spectacular error coins, each connected with the number three. First, an example of multiple coins being attached, illustrated with three Lincoln cents that left the U.S. Mint together. Secondly, an example of a single Lincoln cent struck three times. Thirdly, a British three pence struck so often it formed a coin that resembles a bottle cap.
64 4 Error USA — Selected U.S. Error Coins
• Third Place
Error U.S. coins galore… displays a selection of rare U.S. error coins, while explaining how the errors occurred. It also explains the coining process.

Class 17 — Numismatic literature
Printed and manuscript (published or unpublished) literature dealing with any numismatic subject.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
34 10 Numismatic Bibliography 1579-1912, The Literature of Numismatic Literature
• First Place
• Best New Exhibitor
To make coin collectors and numismatists more aware of the large body of numismatic bibliographies published over the past 432 years that are available to aid them in their study and enjoyment of virtually any aspect of the topic.
72 1 Paul Manship’s Book for the Circle of Friends of the Medallion
• Second Place
The “Circle of Friends” (1909-1915) created a series of books that combined literature and medallic art. This exhibit will briefly tell the story of this suite and display volume II, featuring a medal by noted sculptor Paul Manship.

Class 18 — General, specialized and topical
Numismatic material not covered in other classes or covered by more than one class (but see rule 20.B). Includes wooden money, political buttons and insignia, and other exonumia, as well as media of exchange used in carrying out purchases and business transactions by primitive people and later by others as they progressed from barter to coins, or other items generally accepted as primitive or odd and curious currencies. Also includes exhibits showing material linked by design, such as elephants or bridges, or by theme, such as a world’s fair.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
10 6 A Numismatic History of Ballooning
• Second Place
The age-old dreams of man conquering the skies became reality with early successful balloon flights in 1783 in France. Balloon flights were and still are dangerous. Many flights, balloon races and expositions were commemorated with numismatic items such as medals, tokens, pins, plaques and coins. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide a numismatic history of ballooning. The majority of items are selected to highlight events that advanced aeronautical science. This history begins with the Montgolfier brothers in 1783 and ends with the 1978 transatlantic flight of the Double Eagle II and contemporary Balloon Festivals.
16 7 General Douglas MacArthur: Medals, Money and Buttons
• First Place
A brief history of the career of MacArthur using medals, money and political buttons depicting various aspects of his service to the nation.
24 2 Paper Money Versus Precious Metals Money
This exhibit displays monetary examples of the losses of value of paper money versus precious metals money. German mark notes from before World War I and during the hyperinflation era are displayed along with U.S. coins of approximately the same values. It also displays three U.S. half dollars, one 90% silver, one 40% silver and one with no silver content, showing their approximate values in our current currency.
33 7 A Journey in the Fashion Industry Through Selected Coins, Paper Money and Exonumia
The purpose of this display is to emphasize the importance of coins, paper money and exonumia in the fashion industry. This display sheds light on how the fashion industry has developed, how our society has progressed and how the fashion industry is ever-growing amidst a challenging retail market.
38 5 Creating Modern Israel
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was the modern State of Israel. Her physical and financial infrastructure, governmental and social institutions and national identity were created over decades, turning a backwater province of the dying Ottoman Empire into the most progressive state in the Middle East. This exhibit documents the main historical events and trends that led to the resurrection of the Jewish state after nearly two millennia of exile and subjugation, from the start of Jewish emancipation to the provisional government of the State of Israel. It is illustrated with only numismatic items and reproductions of photos and artwork contemporary with the events described.
40 6 Those Darned Wooden Nickels
Wooden nickels are plentiful but there are key pieces and sets that are rare and make completing any collection nearly impossible.
49 5 Selected Coins in Great American Literature
• Third Place
Among the finest works of American literature are six novels which include coins as part of their narratives. The designs and devices struck on the coins are part of the historical context of the novels.
50 1 Wampum - America’s First Small Change
• Young Numismatist First Place
An attempt to show how early settlers on America’s east coast adapted native beadwork into their coin based economy.

Class 19 — Convention theme
Numismatic items of any type that, together with the exhibit text, illustrate the announced theme for the convention at which the exhibit is shown. 2011 ANA World’s Fair of Money theme: “Chicago: My Kind of Coin Town”
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
14 9 Chicago Markets the Columbian Exposition Half Dollar
• First Place
The Directors of the Columbian Exposition Company were anxious for funds to complete the grand enterprise they had nobly begun. A petition was made of the U.S. Government for monetary aid as governments had done for past international expositions. Aid was finally given in a unique way in the form of legal tender commemorative half dollars. The purpose of this exhibit is to show how the Columbian Exposition Company and the city of Chicago enthusiastically promoted the sale of the “Souvenir Coin” or half dollar to the public. It will also attempt to answer the question of whether or not their efforts were successful.
62 10 Chicago: My Kind of Coin Town… Chicagoland Coin Savers
• Second Place
• People’s Choice
“Coin Savers” produced and distributed in the Chicago area were designed to hold dimes and quarters to promote saving and thrift. These cardboard coin saving folders served as a foundation for many beginning coin collectors. The exhibit looks at the history, purpose, cover art themes and design of coin savers. The exhibit compares coin savers to coin collecting boards and investigates the unique toning and value of saved coins.
63 5 The First Bank of the Second City — A Selected Numismatic History of the First National Bank of Chicago
• Third Place
Since 1863 the First National Bank of Chicago has been closely connected to the growth, economy, culture and numismatic history of Chicago. This exhibit seeks to present a limited historical view of the “first” bank of the “second” city through the display of bank artifacts, documents and other numismatic material associated with Chicago’s First National Bank.

Class 20 — Emeritus
Exhibits by individuals not otherwise eligible to exhibit competitively (see rule 1.A.1), or exhibits that have won best-of-show or twice won in class competition at the World’s Fair of Money (see rule 19.A). Any other exhibit may also be entered at the exhibitor’s option. The winner of this class does not advance to best-of-show judging.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
26 5 Canadian Coins of 1947-1948
• First Place
To display the major varieties of the 1947 and 1948 Canadian coinage and to provide plausible theories and/or explanations for the unusually high number of varieties.

Class 25 —  
A competitive exhibit not in any other class.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
25 5 The Golden Age of U.S. Coins, 1795-1933
An overview of U.S. gold coins issued during the time that gold was used as circulating money. At least one gold coin is exhibited from each of the ten U.S. Mint buildings that produced them. The history and related politics of each coin and Mint building are discussed.

Non-Competitive Exhibits

Although there are a number of reasons which might preclude a given exhibit from being placed in one of the Competitive Classes, none implies anything negative about the given exhibit. You might find some of them to be quite special. The following exhibits are as worthy of your viewing time as any of the Competitive Exhibits.

E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
11 6 The Dollar that Came Before the Idler 1804 Dollar
Show the “1804” silver dollar and related letters, certificates of authenticity and receipts received by H.O. Granberg before he purchased the Idler 1804 Dollar.
12 15 The Dexter Dollar — The First “Certified” 1804 Silver Dollar, Circa 1887
Show letters, auction catalogs and illustration of the Dexter 1804 Dollar case against S.H. and H. Chapman, and show the certificates of authenticity from the Mint. Also show red display box received with “Granberg” 1804 Dollar and illustrated in Dexter’s artwork.
13 3 H.O. Granberg’s Purchase of the Idler 1804 Dollar from John W. Haseltine
Show letters written to H.O. Granberg from John Haseltine upon purchase of Idler 1804 Dollar (the Idler 1804 Dollar is now owned by the ANA and on display in Chicago). Copies of letters are all that exist — originals not received by ANA from Aubrey Beebee.
20 4 The ANS Library: A Sample of Highlights
To demonstrate the extensive collections and variety of the library of the American Numismatic Society in New York City.
22 2 2010 PCGS Best German Set
To show proof type German 3 mark commemoratives, 1908-1918
23 1 The Virgil M. Brand 10 Thaler
To show and document pedigree of a rare coin.
28 1 Detroit Evening News 25th Commemorative Medal 1873-1898: “Read All About It”
The purpose of this display is to preview one of the most culturally exciting moments of both journalistic achievements and the birth of the arts in Detroit, Michigan. This Detroit Evening News 25th commemorative medal display is the moment in history when money from communications allowed for art to be purchased and viewed by all who came from around the world to see.
43 3 Civil War and Lincoln
To demonstrate through view the importance to learn more about coins, currency and memorabilia of the Civil War period.