Exhibits at the 2016 ANA World’s Fair of Money® — Sorted by Exhibit Class —

last updated August 10, 2016

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
7 5 Matte Proof Lincoln Cents 1909 to 1916
This is a complete set of matte proof Lincoln cents 1909 to 1916. The viewer will learn about the designer of the coins, the process that was used for making the coin, where the coins were minted, and each year’s total mintage. A selection of historic events accompanies each coin.
36 5 The 30th Anniversary of the Silver American Eagle 1986-2016
This exhibit looks back at the history of the American Silver Eagle. The American Silver Eagle is one of the most collected US Coins. The Bullion coin of the USA has become the most recognized international bullion coin. Celebrate!

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
20 4 WW2 POW Camps That Issued Paper Chits in Texas, a Good Starter Set
New discoveries in POW chits.
25 2 Huntington Hotel Depression Scrip
The Country was going through a perilous financical crisis during the early 1930s. The President declared a national banking holiday. Without money available, many businesses created their own scrip to be used.
56 2 Second Issue Fractional Currency — Notes Showing the Progression in Design and Variations in Colors that Led to Final Approved Notes with Better Security Printed by the Treasury Department
To show the various colors and progression of design adopted for the second issue fractional currency necessitated by counterfeiting of the first issue postal currency. Also, to convey the need to replace private production of postal currency by production of an improved note, with anti counterfeiting sizing, produced by the Treasury Department (which became the Bureau of Engraving and Printing).

Class 3 — Medals, orders, decorations and badges
Medallic items not used as a medium of exchange, or not having trade value. Includes 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
11 1 Official Alaska Statehood Medals 1959 & 2009
Alaska was admitted as the 49th state on January 3, 1959. The Alaska State Legislature authorized creating the 1959 Alaska Statehood Medal. Medallic Art Company won the contract to produce the Anniversary in 2009. Medallic Art Company made the medal again with some text modifications.
34 2 Olympic Participation Medals of the 1996-2012 Summer Games
This exhibit shows the official Olympic Participation Medals awarded to all athletes, judges, and officials for the five Olympic Summer Games from 1996 (Atlanta) to 2012 (London).
35 10 National Commemorative Medals of the United States Mint 1940-2011 — In All Their Amazingly Rare, Beautiful Glory
The United States Congress, the United States Mint, and an authorized ‘Association’ are the required trinity in establishing a National Commemorative Medal that signifies an event, anniversary, agency, institution, or prominent individual in American history. This exhibit displays 52 authorized United States National Commemorative Medal events from 1940-2011, including over 200 different sizes and metallurgical options, recently discovered and undocumented varieties, plus some of the unique packaging options offered by these Associations. This challenging set of medals to assemble, compared to their commemorative coin brethren, presents a fascinating exhibit of these amazingly rare, diverse, and underappreciated US Mint products.
43 1 Allied with Russia — A Peace Medal for Russian America
To show a bronze award medal for Native Americans connected with the Russian-American Company and to illistrate the Russian settlements in nineteenth century North America where this Indian Peace Medal was intended to be used.
45 1 French Revolutionary Calendar “Almanac” Medals
This is an exhibit primarily of the 3 different finely-made calendar/almanac medals struck in France during the French Revolution in the 1790s, with the story of the unique attributes of the revolutionary calendar that made it truly revolutionary. There are 2 examples of one type. This is probably a complete set. Also shown are common British calendar medals struck or cast in the same date range. They are cruder and were intended as pocket pieces. England was an adversarial neighbor, watchful and fearful of the French Revolution.

Class 4 — Modern coins and medals
Coins issued 1960 and later, and medallic (non-denominated) material issued by a private mint of any country after 1960, including philatelic numismatic covers.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
6 1 A Type Set of Gold Dutch-Israeli Fantasy Coins
In 1962-3, the Dutch Mint in Utrecht issued a set of gold fantasy coins honoring the State of Israel. The 1962 coins portray the two most famous of Israel’s ancient kings, David and Solomon. The previously-undocumented 1963 coins portray the two men most responsible for modern Israel’s birth: Theodore Herzl and David Ben Gurion. The common reverse shows symbols associated with the ancient Temple and twelve tribes of Israel. This exhibit describes the fantasy coins and the history behind their designs.

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
15 2 The Effects of World War II on United States Sales Tax Tokens
The need for raw material for manufacturing of war material was a priority during World War II, and this led to restrictions on the use of certain metals and cotton in other industries. Sales tax tokens were in use prior to World War II, but the war restrictions caused nine states to alter the composition of their tokens. Zinc, cotton fiber, pressboard, and plastic became substitutes for aluminum, brass, and copper. This exhibit will show the changes in the composition of sales tax tokens that were a result of World War II.
33 2 Postage Stamp Scrip Notes
Money used as a substitute for small change because of the Civil War. U.S. stamps were attached to these notes so they also could be used as U.S. postage. This is a complete “Type” set of those rare notes.

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
18 4 Penny Pots and Pins Made by Offenders and Defenders
Teapots, pins, and charms made from pennies by inmates and soldiers.
55 1 Skulls and Scrolls
To show the amazing artwork that carver Paolo Curcio has made in the Hobo Nickel community. Skulls and Scrolls is one of the forms he engraves onto coins.

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 6 Feline Elongated Type Set
Elongated coins sport myriads of different designs. Zoos and wildlife parks frequently sell elongateds with wildlife themes as inexpensive souvenirs. This exhibit shows more than two dozen such elongateds portraying felines. It shows one of each identifiable species, subspecies, and genetic variation, explaining the feline portrayed as well as exploring the history of the issuer as it relates to felines, and describing the coin itself.
10 1 The Start of a New Collectible — The Innovation of the First Elongated Souvenir Coins at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago
Today’s modern elongated cents can trace their history to an innovation at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago. The first recorded documentation of coins (both U.S. and World) being “rolled” with a press with a design on the roller. The elongated coins shown in this numismatic collecting field were created at this event.
12 3 Which Decade? — An Elongating Experiment
Conventional wisdom in the elongating community says that cents of the 1970s roll the best. But is that really true? A test procedure was developed to find out, with the results presented in this exhibit.
13 4 On TEC’s 50th Anniversary: A Journey from Chicago to Anaheim, along Route 66
Elongated coins were born in the city of Chicago as souvenirs for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. In 1966 The Elongated Collectors (TEC) was created to assist hobbyists in studying and colleceting these coins. This year is TEC’s 50th anniversary, having traveled from Chicago to Anaheim. Also traveling from Chicago to Anaheim is legendary Route 66. This exhibit will include elongated coins related to TEC and to those that a collector might find on their journey on traveling on Route 66.
21 3 TEC Birthday Coins
This exhibit shares the birthday coins issued annually by TEC (The Elongated Collectors). The TEC birthday coin program was instituted in 1993 as a special recognition for the club’s junior members and has continued every year since.
53 1 On the Pike
To show the beauty and rarity of the On the Pike elongated coin from the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair.
57 1 The Beauty of Yosemite Captured in Elongated Coins
To explain that the principle of “leave no trace” will not have to be broken. A simple souvenir costing 51¢ can be purchased in various locations. Elongated coins of Yosemite have been around several decades, and they capture the beauty of the National Park.

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
22 1 A Crocodile Chained to a Palm Branch
To explain the design of the reverse side of a Roman Provincial Coin, a dupondius of Augustus and Agrippa.
24 3 In the Beginning … When Man Created Coins
“Money,” as a medium of exchange or measure of wealth, has existed from time immemorial, but “money” in the form of coins dates back no earlier than the middle of the 7th Century BCE. The invention of coined money greatly facilitated both commerce and the spread of civilizations, and coins themselves are critically important to the study of art and history of earlier cultures. This exhibit presents a gallery of numismatic “firsts,” with examples of the first coins and coin types ever minted, and a representative selection of subsequent innovations in coin design, metallurgy, and technology.
58 1 When Greece Ruled the World
An overview of the coins of the early Hellenistic period. The goal of this exhibit is how standardized weights helped unify an army and influenced the practices of immortalizing rulers, and the resulting monetary domination of Alexander’s army.

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
26 1 Bingle Tokens
It was during the Dust Bowl Period in the midwest when farmers could not grow their crops. The Government transplanted a group of people north to Alaska where this problem did not exist. Tokens were issued to be used at the commissary store for their provisions.
42 3 Banking and Other History on Draft No. 82906
Discussion of the banks and businesses that appear on this bank draft from 1898. The banks include Bullion & Exchange Bank, Carson City, NV; Anglo-California Bank (Limited), San Francisco, CA; and Crocker-Woolworth Bank, San Francisco, CA. Other items of interest on the draft are the company that issued the check, the recipient, the tax stamp, cancellation, and company that produced the check stock.

Class 11 — Numismatics of the Americas
Numismatic material of any type issued, used in, or related to the Western Hemisphere outside the United States.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
14 4 Canada First
Canada has contributed more than its share of coins depicting birds. This exhibit shows examples of coins and notes where the particular species appeared FIRST in Canada.
32 3 Ecuador Specimen Set Series of 1928
An exhibit of Ecuador specimen notes series 1928 in denomination from 5 to 100 Sucres. The exhibit also contains information on Ecuador and other related items.
48 2 Real or Fake? — A Collection of “Contemporary Counterfeit” Coins of Mexico
This exhibit documents a proliferation of counterfeiting of Mexican coins over a 200-year period. A wide variety of contemporary counterfeit Mexican coins is partnered with genuine examples of the same types and sometimes years. Mint-standard metallurgic data are recorded for the real coins, and diameters and weights of both are compared. Not a single counterfeit coin weighs properly. Most fakes appear to be struck, but at least a few are obviously cast. Bimetallic counterfeits include both completely fabricated copies and coins with original rings but false centers replacing punched-out precious metal.
52 2 Selected Silver Dimes of the New World
We present herewith a selection of the silver dimes of the New World. These smaller coins are generally more affordable than their dollar size sisters. So have some fun at ten cents a dance.

Class 12 — Numismatics of Europe
Numismatic material of any type issued, used in, or related to Europe, including Russia east to the Urals.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
1 8 THE FRENCH REVOLUTION - A Selection of Rare and Scarce Medals from 1789 to 1793
The French Revolution is an extraordinary event not merely because of the profound effect it had on the evolution of nations throughout the world but because it remains one of the most well documented events numismatically. This exhibit presents one of the first instances outside of a museum of a display of the breadth of material, including rare and even unique items. In it are displayed a portion of the medals struck to document events in the first years of the Revolution (1789-1793).
19 2 Austria’s 5 Euro Commemorative Coins
Austria has a rich tradition of commemorative coins, and issued the first coin denominated 5 Euro after adoption of the EU currency in 2002. This exhibit shows thirteen coins representative of this series.
38 3 The Austrian Mint’s 25 Euro Niobium and Silver Coin Series
View the rich history of Austria through the commemorative niobium coins. This popular series is aesthetically beautiful and each coin reflects and commemorates a significant aspect of life and history. What is niobium? View the exhibit and discover it.
44 6 An Introduction to the Coinage of the Popes
Few numismatists, and virtually no lay persons, are familiar with the extent of the coinage issued under the authority of the Papacy. This exhibit provides an introduction to the temporal power, majesty, monetary systems, and artistry of the coinage issued under the authority of the popes.
47 3 The Paper Trail — 10 Livres Assignats of 10/24/1792 This exhibit documents the steps taken by the revolutionary French government in 1792 to produce one of the public bonds, known as assignats, that passed as paper currency. A bill of the National Constituent Assembly proposes issuance of low-denomination notes. Then, preparation of the paper for an anticipated new issue of assignats is legally authorized. Lastly, the series of notes are announced. High grade examples of the entire series of resultant notes are presented, as are an uncut sheet of the featured denomination, and a sheet of paper watermarked for a later issue that never reached the printing stage.
50 2 Selected Silver Dimes of Europe
We present herewith a selection of the silver dimes of Europe. These smaller coins are generally more affordable than their dollar size sisters. So have some fun at ten cents a dance.

Class 13 — Numismatics of Africa and the Middle East
Numismatic material of any type issued, used in, or related to the continent of Africa and in the Middle East (from Turkey east through Iran and south to Aden).
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
3 3 Boy For Sale? Middle Eastern Ingots 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. This exhibit contains six hand-engraved ingots produced in the Middle East from 1850 to 1950 with inscriptions that indicate they are for the redemption of the firstborn, along with other items (including amulets) that use similar designs or inscriptions.

Class 14 — Numismatics of Asia and the Pacific
Numismatic material issued, used in, or related to 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
2 4 Islamic Coins of India
My purpose of choosing Islamic coins is to show their influence on Indian coinage. Persian was never used on Indian coins until the 9th century AD, and then was used on Indian coins for almost a thousand years. In this thousand years, the script also evolved in its own way, hence my main purpose would be showing how the script evolved in coins.
9 3 Eight Kings of Assam and Their Coins
Exhibit theme is to give a snapshot of octagonal assamese coinage from the ahom period in northeast India (1228-1826 AD). Presented is the coinage of the eight most numismatically important kings, along with descriptions of the religions, ceremonial, and commercial significance of the pieces.
16 2 Counterfeit Japanese Invasion Money of the Philippines
The Japanese attacked the Philippines on 8 December 1941, and the islands surrendered on 8 May 1942. The Japanese produced paper notes that were released in the Philippines, and the citizens were compelled to accept this currency. The notes are known as “Japanese Invasion Money,” commonly called JIM. The Philippine citizens created a guerrilla movement to harass the Japanese. The United States supported the guerrillas and wanted to help supply and finance their activities. The United States developed a project to supply the guerrillas with counterfeit Philippine JIM. The diagnostics and counterfeit notes are exhibited.
51 2 Selected Silver Dimes of Asia and Africa
We present herewith a selection of the silver dimes of Asia and Africa. These smaller coins are generally more affordable than their dollar size sisters. So have some fun at ten cents a dance.

Class 15 — Gold Coins
Gold coins of any provenance or era.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
5 6 Israel’s Two-Decade Long Road to Standardized Gold Coinage
From 1960 to 1980, Israel sporadically issued 17 different gold coins in 7 denominations and 12 sizes. This exhibit contains one example by type and finish of each Israel gold coin minted before the denominations and weights were standardized in 1981, accompanied by an original English-language brochure. It concludes with a denomination, purity, weight, and diameter type set of the standardized coins first issued in 1981 for comparison and contrast.
17 1 Charlotte Mint Gold
Prior to the discovery of gold in California, the only native gold in the United States came from the Appalachian region. In order for the local miners to have a convenient depository for their gold, branches of the United States Mint were established at Charlotte, North Carolina and Dahlonega, Georgia. The Charlotte Mint produced gold coinage from 1838 to 1861. The coins minted here are very scarce to rare. The mintmark defining this mint is the letter “C.” This exhibit shows all the denominations and types of coins displaying this mintmark.
23 3 Heavenly Gold: Gods, Goddesses, and Their Progeny
In 1300, Giotto revolutionized Western art by painting a blue sky. Before Giotto, artists only painted golden skies: they believed that heaven was somewhere “up there,” in the sky, and that the divine realm itself must be golden, despite what our eyes tell us. The blue in the sky is really a function of the way molecules in the atmosphere scatter light, and lovely though a blue sky may be, it still seems appropriate to use gold to represent the heavens. This exhibit presents a golden gallery of numismatic portraits of those who dwell in heaven, wherever heaven may be.

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
40 10 Error Coinage in the Connecticut Copper Series
The exhibit is designed to introduce collectors of “modern error coinage,” as well as all collectors, to the possibilities available to them in expanding the time frame of the pursuit of error coinage to the era of the confederation period of the fledgling United States of America.
54 1 Seeing Double in New Orleans
To show the three double “O” mint marks from the 1880s Silver Dollars.

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
37 3 The Kings and Queens of England through Maundy Money
View the kings and queens of England that are part of the ceremony that is Maundy. Learn the history that is Maundy, the rich history of British numismatics.
46 3 It’s In the Cards
This exhibit contains multiple permutations of overlapped themes of playing cards and money. It starts out with extremely rare playing card money from 1790s Revolutionary France, and an amazing “type set” of historic French Revolution playing card promissory notes that were actual tools in France’s internal conflict between L’Ancien Regime and the continually-evolving Revolution. Also displayed are playing cards on merchant tokens, and card game symbols decorating porcelain and paper German notgeld (emergency money). A modern Swiss coin commemorates their popular national card game, and shiny gold-foil playing cards depict euros.

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. The 2016 ANA World’s Fair of Money theme is “Gateway to Stardom: Fame, Magic, Entertainment.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
28 1 Portrait of a Princess
Grace Kelly was extremely beautiful, famous, and entertaining. A lead actress who lit up the silver screen and also was magical. Then she married and became a princess. This gold coin and her amazing life are examples of a life well lived and loved by all her fans.
30 6 Elongated Coins of the Disneyland Diamond Celebration — Sixty Years of Fame, Magic, and Entertainment
In 1955 Disneyland opened to the public as the “happiest place on earth,” and for sixty years Disney has offered generations of guests the magic and entertainment of the famous theme park. Popular and inexpensive souvenirs of Disneyland are the elongated coins offered by automated “Pressed Penny” machines located around the park. To celebrate sixty years, Disneyland is offering 60 specially designed elongated coins. This exhibit takes a fun look at the Disneyland Diamond coin program which may prove to be one of the most popular collections in elongated coin history.

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
31 3 Feminism at the Fair: The Isabella Quarter — Women and the World’s Columbian Exposition
The 1893 Isabella Quarter issued at the World’s Columbian Exposition was the first U.S. coin to feature the portrait of an actual woman, the first commemorative quarter, and the only U.S. coin to depict a woman on both sides. The coin was the first U.S. coin to depict a foreign monarch, Spanish Queen Isabella, who sponsored Columbus’ voyages to the New World. The Isabella Quarter’s design, approval, and introduction at the Fair demonstrate the changing role of women in American society.
41 1 United State Coins of the XXIII Olympiad
This exhibit serves to showcase the full set of gold and silver coins issued by the United States Mint to commemorate the twenty-third olympiad in the Olympic Games hosted by Los Angeles, California in the summer of 1984.

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
49 4 Other Hobby Night — U.S. Houses of Congress Visitor Passes
This is a non-numismatic “type” collection of about 50 different entry passes to the visitor (observation) galleries of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. They are printed on cardstock. The collection includes at least one Senate pass design not represented in the Senate’s own archive. Vintage stereoscopes, postcards, an original schematic of the Senate chamber 105 years ago, Congressional passes to other federal landmark buildings, and passes to national political party conventions round out this election-year display. This collection inspired a white paper on the subject issued by the House Curator.

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
59 3 Olympics in Numismatics
A travelling exhibit of Olympic material that was formed by the ANA Museum.

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