Exhibits at the 2018 ANA World’s Fair of Money® — Sorted by Exhibit Class —

last updated August 15, 2018

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
11 5 Striking Difference
This exhibit contains a complete set of Matte Proof Lincoln cents. It also shows the Business Strike Lincoln cents of the same year. The exhibit shows the viewer the better detail on most of the Matte Proof cents compared to the detail on the Business Strike Lincoln cents. The exhibit also will inform the viewer who the designer was, where the coins were minted, how many were struck, and the different processes which were used to strike the coins.
36 2 The Transcontinental Quarter
Educate on the history of the golden spike and the quarter based on the event.
51 4 Capped Bust Haf Dollars – Lettered Edge – 1807-1836

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; and stock certificates. Essays, proofs, and souvenir cards of such items may also be shown.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
12 5 The 1918 Two Dollar Battleship Note
Reader will learn the history of the Two Dollar note. What the symbols, letters, and numbers on the note stand for, and who engraved the note.
14 4 “Where is that bank?”
The story of how an 1895 directive from a treasury official, written to help citizens find the location of certain national banks, created a minor design addition to some series 1902 national bank notes.
25 2 Selected Michigan Nationals from Charter 8723
The purpose of this exhibit is two fold: to briefly describe what nationals are and to describe the history of the Vassar National Bank of Vassar, Michigan and the history of the Millington National Bank of Millington, Michigan.
34 4 A Selection of Series 1929 Federal Reserve and National Banknotes
Banknotes mainly from Western Pennsylvania.

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
1 2 A Short Story of a Portrait Medal
The exhibit discusses the story behind the 1922 bronze medal depicting the portrait of Jean-Francois Champollion by the French medalist Paul-Marcel Dammann. This large bronze medal commemorates the centennial of Champollion’s scientific paper in which he first deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphics in 1822.
15 4 They Also Ran – Select 19th Century Political Medals of Defeated Presidental Candidates
The exhibit aims to highlight and honor the largely forgotten men who were defeated for the presidency in the popular elections of the 19th century. In so doing, the exhibit also recalls a bygone era, preceding campaign buttons, when political medals were a principal means of campaign advertising for the presidential candidates and political parties of that time.
46 10 Medals of the United States Assay Commission 1860-1977
Shown in this exhibit are examples of U.S. Assay Commission medals for all years issued between 1860 and 1977. Struck and awarded primarily to members serving on the commission, these medals were produced in small quantities, typically 50 or less. Also shown are rare off-metal strikings and die trials.

Class 4 — Modern coins and medals
Coins and medallic (non-denominated) material issued 1960 and later, including philatelic numismatic covers.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
9 3 Chaim Gross’ Ten Commandments Sculpture
The Ten Commandments have been a popular theme in art and numismatics for centuries. An unusal set of sculptures that interprets the commandments visually was designed by Chaim Gross. This exhibit contains two versions of these sculptures as well as a large lithograph.
45 2 The New Look of Marvel Superheroes on Coins
Marvel’s superhero Thor needed a makeover. He was pretty uncool in the original comic books. In the past few years, the Marvel Universe movies re-invented Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, Thor, and Spiderman for a younger audience. The purpose of this exhibit is to show the artistry of the newly released silver coins and compare them to how the heroes looked in original print.

Class 5 — Tokens
Items, including encased postage, issued 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
33 5 A Selection of Coal Mining Scrip – A Miner’s Wages in Tokens
A collection of mining scrip from West Virginia.
47 6 Introduction to Hard Times Tokens and the Tokens of Dr. Lewis Feuchtwanger
Introduction to the economic and political conditions that led to the panic of 1837, to the creation of both satirical and store card tokens. Also, a more in-depth intro to Dr. Feuchtwanger and his various tokens.

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
38 10 A Study of Selected Slot Machine Tokens Used in Atlantic City, New Jersey Casinos from 1978-2005
This exhibit displays slot machine tokens, ranging in value from 10 cents to $25.00, that were used in Atlantic City Casinos from 1978-2005. Included in the exhibit are examples of all regular issue tokens listed by casino, denomination, and rate of issue. Also shown are selected trial strikes, errors, modified tokens, etc.

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
23 5 A View of Hobo Nickel Carving Step-by-Step
This exhibit shows the step-by-step process of carving a traditional hobo nickel. It gives some history, shows some tools, and gives two step-by-step examples of hobo nickel designs.
49 1 The Baghdad Shilling
2018 is the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I hostilities. Soldiers often carried identification coins made from local coins. One interesting version of engraved coin had a Baghdad city scene in addition to the personal data of the soldier.

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
10 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 variations, explaining the feline portrayed as well as exploring the history of the issuer as it relates to felines, and descibing the coin itself.
16 4 Meet the Rollers: Makers of Coins Any Way They Like Them
This exhibit will introduce visitors to the talented, unseen individuals, past and present, who turned any idea they imagined for a coin into reality. Holidays, greetings, politics, celebrations, destinations – they came, they saw, they rolled them!
29 4 The Making of Elongated Coins
Elongated coins are made by forcing a coin, token, or planchet between two steel dies. The image engraved on the die is transferred to the host piece under extreme pressure, stretching it into an oval (elongated) shape. Most of us recognize the end state, but what do we know about the process? This exhibit walks the viewer through the three distinct phases of creating elongated coins: Designs, Engraving, and Rolling.
39 1 Going to Hell (Michigan that is): An Elongated Adventure
A road trip through Michigan routed through the community of Hell, where a set of elongated cents was rolled.

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 5 Remember the Ladies – The Empresses of Rome’s Severan Dynasty, 193-235
The five Emperors of the Roman Empire’s Severan Dynasty are generally well-known, but most of the nine Empresses seem to be hidden in the shadows of history. The Emperors were indeed a colorful lot: they included one military genius, one a murderous psychopath,one man murdered by his own brother (the murderous psychopath), one male prostitute, and a general murdered by his own troops. But the Severan Dynasty would never have lasted as long as it did, if not for the Empresses who struggled so (wo)manfully to keep the Roman ship of state on course, in spite of the Emperors who often seemed hell-bent on crashing onto the rocks. Let us Remember the Ladies.

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
24 3 Assayed at the Mint – 200 years ago in a building not far, far away…
An attempt to reconstruct the group of world silver coins assayed at the Mint, as detailed in the report by Joseph Richardson dated December 27, 1818.
40 2 The Birth of U.S. Nickel Coinage – A Local Story
The exhibit looks at the local history of U.S. production of malleable nickel that made the production of the 3-cent nickel and 5-cent nickel pieces possible. The exhibit will consider the Lancaster County, PA mines, and the Camden, NJ foundry that first produced the metal for our cupro-nickel coins and Joseph Wharton’s role in it.

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
17 5 Cuban History in the 20th & 21st Centuries Through Numismatics
This exhibit represents my collection of Cuban Numismatics and Exonumia to tell a story of Cuban history in the modern age.
21 1 Guatemala 1895 – 1915 5 Pesos Regular & Specimen Issues
Regular and proof issue 5 peso notes are exhibited along with a die proof vignette of the face of the note. The history of Guatemala, its flag, and map are also displayed.
26 7 Medalic, coinage, and paper money issues of Mexico’s First Empire under Agustin Iturbide 1822-1823 and their ties to Central America
Show a representative display of Iturbide issues for the period 1822-1823 including key rarities. Show often overlooked ties of the Iturbide issues to Central America. Provide little known historical information pertaining to all these issues.
43 2 Panama Currency in the Period of the French Canal Development
Early history of currency evolution for the Country to become Panama.
48 1 Newfoundland Coin Trench Art
Many American soldiers, sailors, and airmen passed through Newfoundland during World War II. A few trench art coins are testimony to these travels.

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
42 2 Presidential Gold Set
Reflecting the Centennial recollection of establishment of a new country in Central Europe formed by three nationalities (Czech, Moravian, and Slovaks) and production of a set of four gold coins non legal tender by law as such presented to the first US Ambasador to the newly established country Czechoslovakia by the returning first president of Czechoslovakia to his life long family.
44 2 Introduction to the 19th Century United Kingdom Penny
Queen Victoria reigned for 63 years over one of the greatest empires. Her image appears on many denominations of coins including pennies from 1839 to 1901. The purpose of this exhibit is to give an introduction to the history of the Queen’s reign and its reflection in the coinage of pennies. The relatively large size of Victorian era pennies makes them ideal for displaying and highlighting the artistry and symbolism of the coin. The exhibit will briefly identify and discuss the meaning of the images on the penny.

Class 13 — Numismatics of Africa and the Middle East
Numismatic material of any type issued, used in, or related to the continent of Africa or the Middle East (from Turkey east through Iran and south to Aden).
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
7 4 The Roaring Lion of Megiddo
Few animals have so captured the human imagination as the lion, and the Jews were no exception to the rule. Lions have symbolized the tribe of Judah and the jewish people since ancient times, but they only appeared on money and medals under the modern State of Israel. This exhibit focuses on the only lion design to appear on a circulating coin, the roaring lion of Megiddo, based on an ancient seal uncovered in 1904. It also includes private issues portraying either the seal or the lion figure.
18 6 Coinage of the German Colonies
This exhibit contains a type collection of German colonial coinage that is mostly complete. These pieces reflect imperial Germany’s efforts to create an overseas Empine that would rival that of any of the other major European countries. Germany lost all of her colonies as a result of World War I – a war during which serious fighting occurred in some of them. The exhibitor’s intent with this display is to provide an explanation of the coins and to show how important historical events are reflected in them.
31 1 A Middle East Tribute to Apollo – Fujairah and Yemen’s Coins Honoring America’s Space Program
How the Apollo Moon landing and missions captivated the world and inspired two Middle East nations to issue commemorative coins celebrating America’s space Program.

Class 14 — Numismatics of Asia and the Pacific
Numismatic material of any type 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
8 5 Expo ’70 Fair in Osaka, Japan: Progress and Harmony for Mankind
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.
32 4 Coinage of the Ideal Indian Princely State – Travancore
The Kingdom of Travancore was from 1729 to 1947. As its zenith, it covered most of the modern-day central and southern Kerala along with Kanyakumari District. In the early 19th century, it became a princely state under the British Empire. This exhibit attempts to bring out the rich and varied numismatic heritage of this model state of which some are absolutely unique in the entire world!

Class 15 — Gold Coins
Gold coins of any provenance or era.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
3 7 Golden Portraits of Byzantium – Every Picture Tells a Story
A good portrait tells us more about its subject than just the subject’s physical appearance. The portraits on the coins of the Byzantium Empire often tell very little about the physical appearance of the rulers shown on the coins, but they say a great deal about the Empire itself, and the circumstances of the time when the coins were minted. Let’s look at the stories these pictures can tell.

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
A broad array of different error types, within the 50 states quarter series. 78 coins represent all 50 states.
37 2 My Favorite Numismatic Errors on Lincoln Cents
Explain and show numismatic errors.

Class 17 — Numismatic literature
Printed and manuscript (published or unpublished) literature dealing with any numismatic subject.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
4 7 Buy the Book for the Coins
The first and best advice most coin collectors receive is “Buy the book before the coin.” But why stop with just “the” book? After all, no single book can provide all of the information and insights about a coin that a dedicated collector wants or needs. Let’s see how a single coin – in this case, a gold solidus struck by the Byzantine emperor Theophilos – could trigger a collector’s bibliomania.
13 6 Publications By Charles J. Steigerwalt
Some history about Charles J. Steigerwalt and his work in coin publications will be shown.
28 10 Special Medals for U.S. Government Agencies
The purpose of this exhibit is to debut an unpublished literary work that provides an introduction to the not well known third manufacturing function of the U.S. Mint that produces special medals for U.S. Government agencies. The manufacture of these special medals required no authorization from U.S. federal legislation. Currently, four known U.S. Government agencies have been identified as having their own special medal series.

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
5 5 Watch Your Head! Helmets From the Iron Age to the Space Age
From the earliest recorded history to the present, people have worn helmets to protect their heads. One sign of the importance we place on helmets is that we have displayed them on coins almost as long as there have been coins on which to display them. This exhibit presents a numismatic gallery of helmets, beginning with the bronze war helmets shown on early coins, then progessing through 25 centries of developments in helmet design and technolgy, and ending with the modern plastic helmets worn by astronauts.
20 4 Sealing the Deal: E Pluribus Unum
On July 4, 1776 America’s thirteen separate states united to form an independent nation. That same day the Continental Congress agreed to create a national emblem or Great Seal of the United States. The Latin phrase “E pluribus unum” or “Out of Many, One” was included on the Great Seal as a unifying motto connecting the people and cultures of the original states. This exhibit details the artistic symbolism and design of the Great Seal of the United States and explores the first American motto still included on coins and currency today.
22 6 Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and His Influence on Numismatics
Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency represented a turning point in the quality of United States coinage. He had great appreciation for beauty, and the coinage of the United States struck him by the lack of it. Roosevelt wrote, “I think our coinage is artistically of atrocious hideousness.” His desires led to the transformation of several key denominations under his purview and inspired future engravers to produce more appealing designs on US coinage. His life’s extraordinary feats inspired a myriad of numismatic items. One can find his image on fire company medals, police marksmanship awards, town commemoratives, military challenge coins, national commemoratives, and coins throughout the world. His story continues to encourage people to pursue a more passionate and courageous life.
27 1 Treasures of the Sea
To show the Treasures of the Sea through original art and coins depicting birds, ships, fish, and, of course, sunken treasures. The coins will be described.
30 6 The World in Flight: Aviation History 1903-1975
This exhibit explores aviation history from the Wright brothers to the Apollo Space Program through selected medals, US and foreign coins, and tokens.
35 3 Numismatic Prelude to the Thirteenth Amendment
The scope of this exhibit is a selection of British and American exonumia issued prior to 1865. These medals and tokens document the British colonization of freed slaves, the ending of the slave trade and abolishment of slavery. The United States followed its mother country in each of these actions utilizing similar symbols, tokens, and medals.

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 2018 ANA World’s Fair of Money® theme will be “Fugio to Franklins – The Influence of Poor Richard.”
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
19 5 The Philadelphia Story of the Franklin Half Dollar
Very few coins have a closer connection to a city than the Franklin half dollar and the city of Philadelphia. Introduced in 1948 the coin features a portrait of Benjamin Franklin and the Liberty Bell; two symbols of American freedom long associated with the city of Philadelphia. The exhibit examines the historical accomplishments of Ben Franklin, focuses on the Liberty Bell design featued on the reverse of the half dollar, and includes a complete set of the half dollar coins. With only sixteen years of minting, the Franklin half dollar is a popular silver coin to collect.

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
41 4 California Pacific International Exhibition of 1935/36
The exhibit presents the unique history of the CPIE with an emphasis on the commemorative half dollars of 1935 and 1936. Other exonumia and non-coin collectibles are also prominently featured in accordance with the description of this Class’ written definition.

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. An exhibit that has won in this class is no longer eligible for entry. No awards will be made unless at least two exhibits are entered.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
53 3 Pedigree Lost and Found: The Stories of Two Canadian Ten Cent Coins

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
52 5 Confiscated in New Jersey

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