Exhibits at the 2013 ANA World’s Fair of Money® — Sorted by Exhibit Class —

last updated August 14, 2013

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 U.S. Commemorative Coinage
Class 21 Emeritus
Class 22
Non-Competitive Exhibits
Marquee 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
23 6 Historically Significant Two Cent Piece 1864-1872
The Two Cent piece was the first coin to bear our nation’s motto, “In God We Trust.” This exhibit defines how and why the motto came about in such desperate times.
42 1 Collecting Fugio Coppers of 1787
46 1 Family Tradition: Birthday Coins Saved During the 1930s in Mid-America
Recalling days when saving a dollar for a first birthday was both significant and traditional. This exhibit reminisces over coins saved in the 1930s, featuring those of my aunt Mary Katherine.
51 4 Origins of In God We Trust
This exhibit illustrates the origins and development of the mooto “In God We Trust” during the Civil War era. It uses pattern coins minted during the early 1860s along with historical and biographical information to tell the story of how “In God We Trust” came to be on U.S. coins.
55 2 Abigail Adams
Abigail was the wife of John Adams, second president of the United States, and mother of John Q. Adams, sixth president. Her belief in the power of women was extraordinary and far beyond her time, leaving a legacy and becoming a role model for female activists throughout the centuries.

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
3 4 Shared Currency Design Elements 1837-1850
In the years before the Civil War, paper money was issued by thousands of banks and other businesses and individuals. One of the note designers and printers was Danforth Wright & Co. Some of the design elements at its disposal were used on multiple notes. This exhibit looks at a collection of 1837-1850 proof notes that, besides being interesting and attractive, sometimes shared design elements.
27 4 Disney Dollars: A Selection of Scrip From the Magic Kingdom
Disney Dollars are spendable scrip, fun gifts, and colorful souvenirs of fantastic family vacations. This exhibit presents an overview of the features that make Disney Dollars appealing to resort visitors and Disneyana fans, as well as the designs and elements that indicate a sophisticated currency system

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
2 2 Pennsylvania Railroad Heroic Service Medals
The story of the development of the Heroic Service Medals program of the Pennsylvania Railroad is told, in addition to an unapproved Long Island Rail Road variety. Three Heroic Action reprints are highlighted.
9 7 Selected Medals and Coins Commemorating Martin Luther, Philipp Melanchton, and 3 Key Years of the Reformation 1517-1521-1530
The exhibit uses coins and medals, over the course of six centuries, to highlight key participants and events of the Protestant Reformation — an event that changed the history of mankind.
31 7 The Victories of Jose de San Martin — San Lorenzo, Chacabuco, Maipú, and The Crossing of the Andes
The medals and monuments associated with San Martin’s victories.
33 5 A Biography of J-B Daniel Dupuis Thought the Eyes of His Major Numismatic Creations
This exhibit traces the biography of the French Art Noveau artists Jean-Baptiste Daniel Dupuis by examinig most of his life’s work. Excluded from this exhibit are the rare, gold-only medals, and the large cast pieces produced in singular quantities and private prototyptes. Included are his coinage designs as well as the majority of his catalog of medals. His catalog of work does as much as, if not more than, his standard biography to reveal who the man was and what was dear to his heart.
38 4 Yankees in the Land of the Rising Sun
In 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry sailed into Tokyo harbor, forcing a treaty agreement with the Japanese and ending over 200 years of Japanese isolation. A number of medals were issued to commemorate this event, many of which are displayed in this exhibit.

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
18 1 Illinois Sesquicentennial Medals, 1968
Series of medals issued for the Illinois 150th anniversary, 1818-1968.
20 2 Remembering Neil Armstrong
This exhibit commemorates the life of Neil A. Armstrong (1930-2012), first man on the moon, via a selection of medals issued for the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission in July, 1969.
22 10 Filling Holes — Coin Collecting the Fun and Easy Way
This exhibit explores one of the oldest and most popular ways to build, organize, store, and display coin collections simply by filling holes. In coin boards, albums, and holders, filling holes is a fun and easy way to begin a lifelong hobby. Even seasoned numismatists remember the fun of filling holes and recall that thrill today, filling holes in coin collections.

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
8 5 Boy for Sale? Tokens for the Redemption of the Firstborn Son
Jews have redeemed their firstborn sons from the priestly families for more than 3,000 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 made today.
21 9 “Chicago Man Stakes Claim to Outer Space”
James Thomas Mangan and the Coins of The Nation of Celestial Space

In 1949 Thomas Mangan recorded Celestia’s charter, “announcing and declaring a new sovereign power and nation known as the Nation of Celestial Space.” Mangan proceeded to issue small gold, silver, copper, and goldine coins — captivating the interest of collectors for decades. Many Collectors are intrigued by the coins, but know very little about them. We offer, in the spirit of magnanimity, this exhibit which includes a complete set of coins of The Nation, as well as original documents and items guaranteed to expand your knowledge of the Nation of Celestial Space and it intensely innovative, analytical, and visionary founder, James Thomas Mangan.

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
4 5 Penny Potpourri
Items made out of or using pennies. Approximately 100 pieces of various penny exonumia, including teapots, encasements, elongates, pushouts, spoons, charms, fobs, trench art, prison art, etc. Mostly U.S., but some British, Canadian, and Australian.
6 4 Engraved Coins of the Ba’al Shem Tov Amulet
This exhibit displays and translates a well-known amulet to protect newborns and their mothers, attributed to the Ba’al Shem Tov, founder of Hasidism. It includes many coins engraved with designs and inscriptions found on the amulet, some 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.
52 1 Introduction to Love Tokens
The exhibit outlines the wide diversity of (mostly) 19th century 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
41 3 Dottie Dow — The Queen of Elongated Coins
This exhibit will show the elongated coins that were designed and rolled by Dottie Dow, the queen of elongated coins.

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
32 3 The Denarius System: Origins — Structure — Heritage
About 211 BC, under stress during the Second Punic War with Carthage, the Romans reformed their coinage system and introduced a new monetary unit, the denarius, which would dominate western currency for hundresd of years. This exhibit includes a complete set of the silver and bronze coins that made up the new denarius system and explores the origins of the denarius-based coinage by examining specimens in both Roman and Greek traditions from which the denarius evolved. The significance of the denarius is illustrated by following its subsequent evolution. We see that the denarius remained the priciple silver coin of the Romans for over 400 years. Later still, its heritage is reflected in a monetary unit that flourished throughout Europe from the early medieval period into the modern era.
48 3 Arab/Byzantine Coinage
Our understanding of the evolution of Arab Byzantine coinage to a distinct Arab-Muslim coinage in Arab conquered territories.

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
17 3 Medals Issued in Gold by the Chicago Coin Club
The Chicago Coin Club has issued only five medals in gold during its 90-year history. For the first time at an ANA convention, all five medals are shown and described, including purpose issued and mintage of each.
35 5 Indiana State Seal: Variations on a Theme
Indiana provided for a seal in its Constitution when it became a state in 1816. The state seal has had the same elements ever since: a woodsman chopping down a tree, a buffalo, and the sun. Yet the central elements of the seal have varied on medals throughout the history of the state. This exhibit explores those differences in Indiana’s seal.
54 3 A Century of Oregon: Frontier of the Future
Shows the development of Oregon from its admittance as a state in 1859 until 1959, through coins, medals, and tokens.

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
13 5 Birds of the Americas
To display one example of each bird appearance on a coin of the countries south of the United States.
25 4 Silver Cobs of the Major Spanish American Mints
This exhibit is an overview of the silver cob reales that were first minted in 1536 AD at Mexico City and last minted in 1773 AD at Potosi. Included are cobs ranging from ½ to 8 reales of the mints at Guatemala, Lima, Mexico City and Potosi. Specimens are included from the reigns of all the monarchs that issued cob reales from Charles I (1516-1556) through Charles III (1759-1788) except Loius I (1724).
30 10 The Medals and Monuments of Jose de San Martin
The Medals and Monuments of Jose de San Martin from Lima to Buenos Aires with stops along the way.
40 5 Selected Canadian War Savings Certificate and Victory Loan Bonds
The prupose of this exhibit is 1) to describe and show Canadian war savings certificates, 2) to describe the purpose of Canadian victory loan bonds and to show the four known vignettes, and 3) to showcase some of the awards given to companies whose employees participated in the various bond drives.
49 1 A Mystery Royal
Charles III ruled Spain and its New World Colonies from 1759 until his death on 14 December 1788. He was immediately succeeded by his second oldest son, Charles IIII. Thereupon, coins of Mexico underwent an interesting transition from 1789 to 1791. During those three transition years, mint authorities in Mexico City were likely aware of the succession of rulers, but nevertheless had to wait to ascertain what the new king might look like. Thus, the Mexico City mint continued Charles III’s bourbon-nosed image on coins, but used the new name of Charles IV (or IIII) denoted on the obverse legend. Finally, beginning in 1792, the bust of Charles IIII was adopted for his own Mexico coinage. Effecting that design change had taken several years. It had required relevant portrait modifications and final royal approval. Indeed, the adopted images likely came over from Spain on a slow boat to Mexico!

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
12 4 The Evolution of the English Penny
To show the changes in this denomination over fourteen centuries.
29 3 AD Dated Copper Coins of the Fifteenth Century
Five of the seven AD dated copper coins of the 15th century.
45 4 Complete German States 3 Mark Commemorative Type Set (1908-1918)
Three Mark coins were issues by German States from 1908-1918 with commemorative themes. This exhibit contains a complete type collection containing some exceptionally rare pieces including exceedingly scarce examples struck in cardboard.
50 10 The Coinage of Finland
This year is the 150th year of Finnish coinage. This display contains a type collection of this coinage, beginning in the 1860s and continues in historical sequence up to the early 21st century. The coins are accompanied by text which is intended to show the viewer how they reflect Finland’s history, culture, and wildlife, and hopefully leave the person with agreater degree of appreciation for them.

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
5 5 Henrietta Szold and Her Legacy: Hadassah and Youth Aliyah
Henrietta Szold devoted herself to public service in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries. At a time before women could vote, she organized and managed charities in Baltimore, translated and edited major theological works for the Jewish Publication Society and Jewish Theological Seminary. She brought modern medicine to the Middle East, saving the lives of thousands of Jews, Arabs, and others living in and around Israel.

Class 14 — Numismatics of Asia and the Pacific
All 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
34 1 Silver Neck Ring Money of S.E. Asia’s Hmong People
Southeast Asia’s Hmong people trust only silver, and use it to measure every financial transaction. They convert all paper currency and spare funds into silver jewelry, ingots, etc., which becomes the family’s savings account. Of the many forms, the largest and heaviest are neck rings like the 27.3 ounce specimen in this exhibit. When worn, it displays a family’s wealth.
53 1 World War II New Guinea Trench Art
The exhibit outlines the wide range of souvenirs created during World War II that included numismatic material (coins & notes).
56 2 For the First Time Ever…
Displayed will be a compplete three-piece set of Philippine currency series of 1941 processed by the Bureau of Standards in 1943 to resemble used notes. These were dropped to guerillas fighting the Japanese. Also displayed is the only known complete Naval Aviators’ Emergency Money Packet, also series of 1941 (packets made in 1944). Additionally, copies of not-issued 50, 100, and 500 pesos series of 1941 will be shown. These came from unique proofs in the Smithsonian; they have never been seen by collectors before.

Class 15 — Gold Coins
Gold coins of any provenance or era.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
19 8 Hwenne Gold Was Smite in Coign
To show how late medieval gold coins mirror the society that struck them. Displayed will be portraits, heraldic devices, knights, ships, Gothic architecture, and Christian symbolism.
28 1 The Panamanian Gold Proofs of 1975
First coin struck in U.S. after the U.S. ban on owning modern gold coins was lifted. Along with being the largest “circulating” gold coin in the world at that time.

Class 17 — Numismatic literature
Printed and manuscript (published or unpublished) literature dealing with any numismatic subject.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
15 8 Dr. Daniel W. Valentine: Profile of a Numismatic Pioneer
The exhibit provides a general biography of Dr. Valentine, including pictures and objects never previously seen. His books on fractional currency and half-dimes will be presented in different editions, as well as Dr. Valentine’s personal copy. His contributions to the New York Numismatic Club and his NYNC medal for service will be included.
26 5 Roman Coins and Their Values
To show the evolution from an inventory list to the most widely used single reference book on Roman coins, and now a four-volume set; 1936-2011.

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 I Collect Weird Stuff
The exhibit shows a selection of “association items” related to coin collectors, dealers, and writers. Many of these are famous names that should be familiar to an experienced numismatist. Some of these items are unique and irreplaceable. However, there may be a large amount of similar material that could also be collected.
24 4 Morse Code on Money
Morse Code was one of our earliest forms of modern communication. Find out who Samuel Morse was and what encouraged him to develop a quicker rate of communication. Discover what coins actually have Morse Code on them. Do you know what other communication devise came from Morse Code, and you use it every day? Morse Code — the high speed internet of an era gone by, but still part of our modern day living.
43 2 Composition and Design Changes in North American World War II Circulating Coinage
To display and explain the reasons for the composition changes of circulating coinage during World War II covering the Lincon Cent, Jefferson Nickel, and Canadian Nickels issued in alternate metals for some time during the war. Additionally to describe the design changes reflected on the Canadian Nickels directly related to the war.
44 1 Numismatic Clock — A Challenge to Collect
A working numismatic clock: A collection of numismatic items numbered 1 through 12 for the positions on a clock dial. Simple in appearance, collecting these pieces was very challenging to assemble as it took several years to find examples for every position on the dial. Each item was made for public use; no “made for collectors” such as proof or non-circulating legal tender (NCLT) were used.

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. 2013 ANA World’s Fair of Money theme: “Meet Me at the Fair”
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
7 4 Meet Me at Osaka, Japan for the Expo ’70 Fair
This exhibit describes the historical significance of Asia’s first world’s fair, Expo ’70 in Osaka, Japan, and shows and describes a variety of artifacts from the fair or commemorating the fair.

Class 20 — U.S. Commemorative Coinage
Material of any type or period related to United States commemorative coinage and to the events being commemorated.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
39 7 Matched 50 Piece U.S. Commemorative
Education regarding U.S. Commemoratives.

Class 22
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
16 5 Laban Heath’s Counterfeit Detector Microscopes
Many people have examples of the Heath Counterfeit Detector book primarily for the plates in the books. Many versions also advertised a microscope Heath also patented, to aid in detecting counterfeits, but few have ever seen these devices. The purpose of this exhibit is to show examples of these rare microscopes along with their advertisements.

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. These exhibits are eligible for the People’s Choice Award.

E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
11 2 Bank Notes of Eritrea
Educational — the formation of a new country’s bank notes. As designed by Clarence Holbert.
47 21 Eclectic Numismatic Treasure
To provide a visual display of collectible numismatic items from 5,000 years ago to the present.

Marquee Exhibits

Marquee Exhibits were invited to display here; this section also includes exhibits produced from items in the ANA Museum. These exhibits are not eligible for the People’s Choice Award.

E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
57 4 Money of the U.S. Civil War
58 4 Spades, Knives & Cash: The History of Chinese Coinage
59 2 Benjamin Franklin: A Man for All Times
60 2 Abraham Lincoln: A Legacy in Numismatics
61 3 Money in Early America
62 2 Money Makes the World Go Round
63 3 Money of the Olympiads
64 5 Victory at All Costs: Money of World War II

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