Exhibits at the 2014 ANA World’s Fair of Money® — Sorted by Exhibit Class —

last updated August 06, 2014

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.
Judged 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-Judged Exhibits
Marquee Exhibits

Judged 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
49 7 The Historically Significant Two Cent Piece 1864-1872
This highly rated registry set is among the top. View Two Cent coins with low populations and rarely seen varaieties. The exhibit also features the story of the coin and how it was even the first coin to have our nation’s motto, In God We Trust.
51 3 The Last Decade of Walking Liberty Half Dollars
This exhibit will cover the last decade the Walking Liberty Half was produced. This does not mean the last ten years of production; rather, the last decade of the 1900s in which this series was minted. In this case, the 1940s. The set displayed is complete with all dates and mintmarks accompanied by proof examples.
58 2 The Unappreciated Susan B. Anthony Dollar Coin
The Susan B. Anthony dollar “gets no respect” and that is unfortunate. This exhibit displays and highlights the qualities of this short lived and much maligned dollar coin series. As a historic campaigner for womans’ rights, the coin honors Ms. Anthony as only the second non-president on a U.S. coin.

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
16 6 Baby Bonds
Show Reconstruction Bonds after the Civil War.
37 2 What’s in YOUR Wallet, Uncle Sam?
For a few years in the early 19th century, the U.S. government accepted notes from state-chartered banks in payment of dues to the United States. This exhibit shows some notes from some of the institutions that were represented in an uncurrent deposit made at the Bank of Missouri in 1818.
63 1 Azie Taylor Morton
First African-American female appointed Treasurer of the United States.
70 6 The Faces and Stories Behind the Treasury Signers of U.S. Paper Money
Since the start of federal paper money in 1861, there have been 81 Treasury officials who have signed U.S. Paper Money. We see their signatures all the time on the notes that we collect or that we use to make purchases with, but how much do we know about these signers? What do they look like, and do they have any fascinating personal stories? This exhibit highlights 12 of these Treasury officials over a time span of 113 years. Their faces and stories do not just reveal their remarkable lives, but also provide a window into U.S. History.

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
9 7 A Potpourri of Medals
Medals of various themes that were never to have their own exhibit are displayed here.
22 1 An Historic Mosaic — S.S. Normandie
To expose the viewer to the history of the greatest ocean liner, and display a variety of the Normandie medals which are commonly recognized as the most beautiful ship medals (Art Deco).
27 3 “For Merit of Exhibit” Medals of the ANA
Exhibitor Appreciation Medals awarded to al exhibit participants during the years 1964-1995. These medals were struck with the words “FOR MERIT OF EXHIBIT” and were discontinued / changed in 1996 to include judges.
52 7 Indian Tribal Series Medallions
This exhibit will cover a set of medallions produced by the Franklin Mint in 1970s to commemorate 40 Native American tribes. Each medallion was accompanied by a book covering the history of that respected tribe, and was signed by one of the tribe’s chiefs upon release.
53 7 A complete Collection of Wooden Medals of the 1876 U.S. Centennial
In 1876 Philadelphia celebrated the U.S. Centennial by hosting the first World’s Fair held in the United States. At the Centennial wooden medals were produced by the Philadelphia Ornamental Wood Company. These wooden medals are very sought after and difficult to obtain. Viewers of this exhibit will be seeing the culmination of a life’s work, a complete collection of all known wooden medals and one of every known type of boxed set.
64 9 Celebrating A Century of Honor — Boy Scout Medallions and Coins
This exhibit contains Boy Scout medallions and coins from 1910 to the present. Boy Scout medallions and coins are sought after and many are quite scarce. The medallions were first used in 1910 with the purchase of Excelsior Shoes. Coins and medallions have been produced to celebrate events, camps, high adventure bases, and Scouting anniversaries. They also include the Scout emblem and the reminder to “Do a Good Turn Daily” to presentation of the Scout Oath, Slogan, and Motto. These Scout medallions have found their way into the pockets of youth and leaders, serving a constant reminder of the message inscribed thereon. Medallions from 1910 to 1950 are very scarce.

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
46 3 Under the Dome
Coins come in all shapes and sizes. This exhibit focuses on our curved coins. Recently, the U.S. Mint just released its first curved coin. However, France issued the first curved coin in 2009. View and see what history is under the dome.
57 5 50 Years of Kennedy Half Dollars
Designed and intended to be a memorial to President Kennedy, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of this popular coin. Originally released just months after the president’s death as a circulating commemorative coin, the Kennedy Half remains one of the most collected coins in U.S. history.
69 3 Monumental Coins
Exhibit coins displaying key and popular U.S. monuments and moments in U.S. history. Coins, like monuments, express history, and it is fitting that many U.S. coins celebrate our monuments.

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
42 1 The Pedley Ryan Dollars of 1933
These interesting and mostly crude silver rounds were struck in 1933 by the private Denver investment firm of Pedley & Ryan Company in an attempt to promote the use of silver as a means of exchange. Silver at that time was being mined heavily in Colorado, but was only buyable on the commodities exchange in 25,000 ounce units.
A number of different varieties were issued, mostly in January, 1933. But the effort failed and was suspended in the Summer of 1933. The varieties range from Common, to Extremely Rare with only a few known.
54 4 The Origins of the First Wooden Money of the United States
On December 5, 1931 the Citizens Bank of Tenino, Washington failed and the Chamber of Commerce issued paper scrip to meet the emergency. On a whim, they also printed 40 pieces of wooden scrip, the existence of which was read into the Congressional Record, and set off more issuances that made thousands of dollars for the city.

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
26 2 Gaming Tokens of the World’s Great Casinos
25 sterling silver gaming tokens.

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
1 7 Penny Potpourri — A Collection of Penny Creations
Items made out of or using pennies, both U.S. and foreign.
61 1 Introduction to Love Tokens
The purpose of the exhibit is to introduce collectors and the public to the wonderful and diverse world of 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
4 2 Many Ways to Collect Elongateds
This exhibit describes some of the many ways to collect elongateds, including topically by breadth or depth, types of artwork, by issuer, by host coin, and errors.
12 1 Elongating in Franconia Notch
New Hampshire’s Franconia Notch area is a popular tourist destination and features five locations with elongating machines. This exhibit shows the nineteen souvenir coins pressed on those machines.
15 3 The Elongated Coin Man, Ray Dillard
The story of elongated coins by Ray Dillard.
28 3 53 Years of JFK Elongated Coins
John F. Kennedy has been depicted on more elongated coins than any other single individual. This exhibit shares the elongated coins associated with JFK’s life, presidency, assassination, and the Kennedy Half Dollar. The collection spans 53 years of elongated issuances from creators / rollers of Kennedy related coins from 1961-2014.

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
24 4 Traveling with Hadrian: A Numismatic Journey
This exhibit highlights coins of the Emperor Hadrian, from the beginning of his reign to the end.
29 5 Ancient South Indian Lead Coins, and Its Uniqueness in World Numismatics
Lead, a very soft bluish-grey highly malleable metal was one of the first metals to be known to man. The earliest lead beads reported from Turkey dated to 6400 BC. Ancient Indians possessed the knowledge of mining, metals, and alloy; the literaray evidence of which is written in Kautilya’s Arthasastra, a treatise on mining and metals in about 400 BC. Although the ancient Egyptians used lead to darken their eyelids and the Romans used it for pipes, lead was used as coins in the south Indian regions for the first time from the second century before Christ to around the fourth century after Christ. The central areas of south India had widespread usage, and some of the dynasties used coins that were only made in lead. This exhibit hopes to bring out the uniqueness and the beauty of these lead coins by showcasing a few coins from each of the dynasties that have issued them.
38 5 From Croesus to Caesar: Coinage from the First Millenium B.C.
Coins are a comparatively late invention in human history. The innovation came in what is now western Turkey in the late 7th century B.C. and was adopted by the Greeks, who spread the concept across the Mediterranean world. Coins in a wide diversity of types and denominations were produced during the first six centuries of coinage by city-states, kingdoms, and empires. This exhibit displays a selection of representative coins to trace the history of coinage from its birth until the time it was transformed by the rising Roman Empire.

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
33 4 City of Chattanooga Paper Money
The standard reference for Tennessee obsolete currency, by Paul Garland, only lists three types of city of Chattanooga notes: two types of 15 cent pieces that could be fantasy notes, and a unique $2 City of Chattanooga reconstruction warrant. This exhibit displays 10 types of city of Chattanooga notes: an 1854 interest bearing note payable when funds are available in the treasury, seven of the eight known types of reconstruction warrants printed / issued, and the two types of 15 cent fantasy notes. The missing type of reconstruction warrant was discovered in a library / museum, but it is not available for sale. The exhibit also publishes the exhibitor’s original research on all the reconstruction denominations, types, and serial numbers by date issued. The research was uncovered in the 1874 and 1875 Board of Mayor & Alderman hand written meeting minutes, which is displayed in Table 1, Records of City of Chattanooga Warrants Issued 1870s. The exhibit presents and supports his contention that the fantasy notes were printed and issued by Sam C. Upham of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, or his imitators.
55 7 Wooden Money from the Great State of Illinois
There is a rich history of wooden money being issued by Illinois cities to celebrate their centennials, festivals, and fairs. Viewers of this exhibit will become familiarized with the history of wooden money that has been issued in the great state of Illinois for the past 81 years, some of which are rare, but all of which are very affordable.
65 9 Indiana’s Wooden Flats
Indiana’s wooden flats were used to promote city, county, or statewide celebrations. Many selections shown from Indiana’s first official issue in 1935 to 1970. Unexpected stories are associated with the centennial and sesquicentennial celebrations in Indiana and these wooden flats.
71 3 Medals Issued in Gold by Chicago Coin Club
The Chicago Coin Club has issued only 6 medals in gold during its 95-year history. All 6 medals are shown and described, including purpose issued and mintage of each.

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
8 7 Nineteenth Century Latin American Scripophily
Stocks and bonds issued in Latin American cities.
23 10 The Coins of Panama
This year — actually August — marks the 100th Anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal. This year also marks 110 years of Panamanian coinage, which probably would not even have begun if the U.S. was not seriously interested in building the Canal. This display contains a type collection of Panamanian coins, beginning with the earliest issues (struck in 1904), and continuing in chronological order into the early 21st Century. The coins are accompanied by information which is intended to show how they reflect Panama’s history, culture, and wildlife.
25 3 Selected Canadian Victory Loan Bonds
This exhibit shows four Canadian Victory Loan Bonds, and awards given to companies for selling them.
48 4 Morse Code on Coins
The exhibit shows coins that have Morse Code on them. Learn how Morse Code was developed and how significant it was during WW II, and how its legacy impacts us today.
60 4 Silver Cobs of the Major Spanish American Mints
This exhibit is an historical overview of the silver Reale cobs that were first minted in 1536 at Mexico City, and last finted in 1773 at Potosi. Included are cobs ranging from ¼ to 8 Reales from the mints at Guatemala, Lima, Mexico City, and Potosi. Specimens are included from the reigns of all monarchs that issued cob Reales from Charles and Juana (1516-1565) through Charles III (1759-1788).

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
11 3 AD Dated Copper Coins of the Fifteenth Century
Five of the seven known, plus a contemporary counterfeit.
13 1 Four Award Medals by Antoine Bovy
One of the highest accolades an artist can receive is the continued use of his creations long after his death. The four medals in this exhibit, created by Antoine Bovy (1795-1897), were used for decades after their initial introduction.
36 1 European Coin Weights and Scales
Display a collection of coin weights used from 16th-19th centuries to facilitate trade between countries.
47 6 The Kings and Queens of England Through Maundy Money
This exhibit demonstrates the rich history and tradition of the Maundy ceremony. The event has taken place since the 1600s to modern times. The ceremony is held on Holy Thursday.

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
2 5 Henriette 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, and 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.
19 1 An Unforeseen Problem with the Ethiopian Coins of 1944
During World War II, the United States Mint in Philadelphia produced coins for Ethiopia dated 1944. A problem occurred with the bronze 25 cents coins, which were similar in size and design to the 50 cents coins. They were illegally plated and passed off as 50 cents coins. A quick solution was to scallop the 25 cents coins, which created three varieties of this coin for collectors.

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
62 2 World War II Trench Art — Southwest Pacific Area
This exhibit introduces numismatic trench art. Exhibited are coins and notes of the period and location, made into souvenirs.

Class 15 — Gold Coins
Gold coins of any provenance or era.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
44 6 The First Thirty Years of Vatican Gold
To educate and inform the public of the Vatican’s coinage as displayed in the first 30 years of gold coins.

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
6 1 Elgin, Illinois Coin Club Wood Encased Cents
Tokens issued by the Elgin, Illinois Coin Club during Spring and Fall coins shows since 2009.
56 7 The Wonderful World of Wooden Money
Collecting wooden money can be an inexpensive way to collect money. Thousands of people, called lignadenarists, enjoy this hobby. Some wooden money is rare, while other varieties are readily available. Viewers of this exhibit will become familiarized with the different forms and varieties available, including extremely rare and unique wooden money.
66 5 Stories from the Ground: Tales of the Lost, the Circulated, and the Cherrypicked
By keeping an eye out for interesting and old coins, collectors and non-collectors alike can find historically fascinating stories. In the process, the discovery of the coin makes its own unique story. To demonstrate, this exhibit brings together many coins (as well as paper money) that I have either cherrypicked or found, and tells the history of each piece and the story behind its discovery. The goal is to promote vigilance so that others may create their own stories.
68 1 Coin Silver
Educate the historic use of coins as they were used to make silver flatware in the early 19th Century. To explain the difference between “Coin Silver” and “Sterling Silver.”

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. 2014 ANA World’s Fair of Money theme: “Countries & Currency”
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
3 4 Israel & Currency: Her Innovative Approach to the Issue of Idolatrous Money
Since ancient times, Jews have been concerned that portraits of people and animals on coins could be considered graven images in violation of the Second Commandment. After a ruling by Israel’s Chief Rabbi that some types of portraits were permissible, the Bank of Israel has designed coins with sunken profile portraits, photographic-like flat images, line drawings, negative space, and stylized profiles to avoid creating a graven image or giving the appearance of supporting idolatry.
10 10 Copper Coins of Conflict
Coins of siege, of revolution, of rebellion, and of war.
18 2 World War II Foreign Coins from the United States Mint, Composed of Shell Casing Material
During World War II the United States Mint produced coins for many foreign countries, and utilized recycled shell casings to supply the metal for some of these coins. 38 coins from 8 countries have been identified as being composed of brass from shell casings. This presents a new and interesting collecting option for many collectors.

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
59 5 Modern United States Circulating Commemorative Coin Program
United States circulating coins are an inexpensive and educational entry into the hobby of coin collecting. Novice collectors and seasoned numismatists alike enjoy the thrill of finding and saving commemorative coins in pocket change.

Class 21 — 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. No awards will be made unless at least two exhibits are entered.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
14 5 Canadian Coins of 1947-1948
A display of all the major varieties of 1947 and 1948 Canadian coinage with supporting historical materials. Several rarities prove that collecting Canadian George VI coinage isn’t always easy.
67 6 John F. Kennedy
A special educational exhibit in honor of the 91st National Coin Week. The theme: Coin and Country: Celebrating Civic Service. 50 years of the 50¢ piece.

Class 22 —  
A competitive exhibit not in any other class.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
5 10 Rare Banknotes from a Railroad and River Hub
A challenging series that illustrates the importance of transportation in the development of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Chattanooga was settled in 1840 and became an important river port on the Tennessee, Ohio, and Mississippi River system. With the completion of the Western and Atlantic Railroad that linked Savannah, Macon, Athens, Augusta, and Atlanta to Chattanooga in 1851, Chattanooga became a southern transportation hub. The Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad extended the hub to Nashville in 1854. The Memphis and Charleston Railroad opened up a direct route west from Chattanooga to Memphis in 1855. The Bank of Chattanooga was chartered in 1854 with a capital of $500,000, reduced to $212,000 in 1856 to serve the city and transportation need. All of the available pre-Civil War and Civil War issued and proof notes from the Bank of Chattanooga listed in Paul Garland’s book as well as the recently discovered types are exhibited.
17 10 Georgia’s Civil War Treasury History 1861-1865
Show the history of currency produced by Georgia during the Civil War.

Non-Judged Exhibits

Although there are a number of reasons which might preclude a given exhibit from being placed in one of the Judged 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 Judged Exhibits. These exhibits are eligible for the People’s Choice Award.

E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
20 3 Cuban Proof Coins First Republic Gold & Non-gold, Including Matte Proofs
U.S. Philadelphia Mint proof coins struck for Cuba.
21 2 Confederate States Trans-Mississippi Money
Illustrate examples of reissued Confederate paper money while presenting the financial challenges faced by the CSA in the Far West theatre.
30 2 Rare 1870-CC Liberty Seated Reverse Die, from Die Pair WB-1, and Half Dollar
The purpose of this exhibit, featuring the 1870-CC Liberty Seated reverse die and 1870-CC half dollar, is both informative and educational. By using period photos, the actual die and coin, and interesting text, viewers will learn about the Carson City Mint and the die’s history. They will be able to see a rare, lightly canceled die, and an illustration of the five half dollar die marriages of 1870, and see an actual half dollar that this die struck.
31 3 A Look at Operation Bernhard — World War II
Introducing the most successful counterfeiting operation in history. An initial idea of creating Bank of England white notes as propaganda to drop over England evolves into creating superb counterfeits that the Nazis used as cash, distributed all over the world. The Nazis used 144 Jewish inmates and isolated them in special barracks in Sachsenhausen concentration camp near Berlin to produce the notes.
32 5 Gift Cards Are Money Too!
To set up (as comprehensively as possible) an exhibit to showcase gift cards — to point out their importance as a viable medium of exchange, that must be studied and recognized by mainstream numismatists.
45 4 Western Pennsylvania Numismatic Society — 100 Years of ANA Membership
View memorabilia and medals of the WPNS, a proud ANA member for 100 years.
50 3 150th Anniversary of Our Nation’s Motto
The exhibit has the history of how our nation’s motto came about, the In God We Trust story, and the three men who were instrumental in its adoption.

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