Exhibits at the 2019 ANA World’s Fair of Money® — Sorted by Exhibit Class —

last updated August 15, 2019

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
23 4 A New Constellation: Nova Constellatio Coppers; Designs, Dates, and Die Varieties
This exhibit is about the Nova Constellatio Coppers dated 1783-1786, a privately issued confederation-era copper token. The exhibit illustrates the link between these metaphoric copper tokens and the nearly identical patterns for a proposed national coinage for the newly independent United States (Nova Constellatio Patterns). The exhibit includes the design for each date and die variety of the privately issued copper tokens, including the rare 1786 specimen that served as the plate coin in Sylvester Crosby’s 1875 magnum opus, The Early Coins of America. Crosby’s book, bound with an image of the earlier struck Nova Constellatio Pattern on the cover, is also included in the exhibit.
28 7 The United States Mint in Manila
This exhibit tells the story of the United States Mint in Manila. The only United States Mint ever established outside the continental limits of the United States, the Manila Mint played an important role in America’s Nation Building in the Philippines. Included in this display are the Bronze and Silver Manila Mint Opening Medals, and a double “type set” of the regular issue and commemorative coins struck by the Manila Mint for use in the Philippine Islands while they were under U.S. Sovereignty. Reproduction circa 1920 photos of the Mint, a rare “real photo postcard” of the Mint after the Japanese bombing of December 1941, original 1945 prints of pictures taken by U.S. Army and U.S. Navy combat photographers during the Battle of Manila, and the original color photos taken by the exhibitor’s father during the battle, as well as historical references describing the destruction of the Manila Mint during the fierce urban fighting of the Battle of Manila, illustrate the historical context of this exhibit.
59 2 An 1883-CC Dollar, the GSA, and What Went Wrong?
In 1964, the government discovered millions of silver dollars in their storage vaults. They ranged from 1878-1904. To distribute them, the General Services Administration (GSA) held several public mail bids in the 1970s and the early 1980s. Government workers were supposed to separate them in 2 categories: circulated and uncirculated. Most dollars were from the Carson City Mint, but several non-CC coins were also involved. This exhibit shows an 1883 CC dollar that should never have been placed in a holder at all because of environmental damage. Another coin that is much more pleasing was considered circulated because of slight toning and also is in this exhibit. Very inconsistent was the separation of coins.

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
2 7 First Notes: A Selection of Serial Number 1 Notes from the First Sheets Issued by Several New York State National National Bank
One of the more popular methods of collecting National Bank Notes has been the specialty field of Serial Number 1 examples which represent notes from the first sheets issued by the many thousands of local National Banks across the country. This exhibit presents a selection of these special Serial Number 1 notes from almost two dozen National Banks from across New York State. The exhibit includes notes from all three Large Size Charter Periods (from 1863 to 1929) along with examples from the reduced size (or Small Size) era from 1929 to 1935. A brief history of each bank featured in the exhibit is included as well as pieces of memorabilia from the banks, where available.
44 2 Two Ten Dollar Bills From The Citizens National Bank of Joliet, Illinois
From the late 1600s when the French government built a fort to protect the fur traders, Joliet has been a region of commerce. In the mid 1800s came the Illinois & Michigan Canal and many railroad spurs. Big industry was close behind. At one time Joliet was called by some the “Pittsburgh of the Midwest.” By 1902 Joliet had river transport, train transport, steel mills, and numerous manufacturing plants. The purpose of this exhibit is to introduce the public to my home town and give a history of this short lived national bank.
45 2 Selected Michigan Nationals from Union City
The purpose of this exhibit is four fold: to briefly describe what nationals are, to describe the history of the National Bank of Union City, Michigan whose charter number was 1826, to display a unique large size $2 lazy device note, and to show the small size Type 2 note which was the last $10 type 2 note to be shipped to their bank.

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
6 2 An Important and Unusual Papal Medal: Pope Pius IX Year 24 Extraordinary Annual Medal
The story of an important and unusual annual papal medal commemorating Pope Pius IX first Vatican Council and the establishment of the modern papacy.
27 9 Selected Twentieth Century Medals of the United States Assay Commission
The U.S. Assay Commission was established concurrent with the establishment of the U.S. Mint and our first national coinage in 1792. The Commission was charged with the important task of conducting an annual assay of a sample of each year’s coinage to ensure that the weight and fineness of the coins conformed to legal standards. Starting in 1860 the mint began the practice of striking an annual assay medal as a token of appreciation to the Assay Commissioners who served without pay. This exhibit presents a selection of ten Near Gem to Superb Gem 20th Century U.S. Assay Commission medals. The selection includes medals struck in silver, bronze, and pewter, and range in rarity from R3 to R7. Five of the medals in this exhibit are “named medals” with pedigrees attributed to a specific Assay Commissioner. All of the medals in this exhibit are among the finest certified examples of their date.
30 6 La Sociedad “La Medalla” –Forty-One of the Forty-Five Medals Issued by This Society
In 1911, this society was formed for the purpose of providing reproductions of awards not available to collectors.
38 5 A Public Display of Numismatic Awards
This exhibit provides an opportunity to view awards given for outstanding achievement in American Numismatics at the national level. The emphasis is on the physical awards and not on the people who received the awards.

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
4 8 Commemorative World Coins with Multiple Dates That Include 1965: The World I Was Born Into
I was born in 1965. I collect world coins that have been struck with the date of 1965, irrespective of when the coin was actually made. This educational coin exhibit includes commemorative world coins that have 2 or more dates and one of those dates must be 1965. I hope to give the viewer of this exhibit a small glimpse into 1965 – the world that I was born into. Some of the events that made history, some of the people that died and left a legacy, some of the celebrations of past achievements, some of the milestones that formed the foundations of countries and influenced its citizens. Just a small glimpse, based on numismatic coinage that have multiple dates that include 1965. All the coins in this exhibit will have 2 or more dates, but the purpose of this exhibit is to emphasize 1965.
11 3 Ludvig van Beethoven: A Man for All Reasons
Beethoven’s eminence as one of the greatest musicians who ever lived has led coin-issuing authorities all over the world to use his name and image on their coinage. Very often the coin issuers have no connection at all to Beethoven. This exhibit shows the different ways that different coin issuers have used Beethoven to serve their different purposes.
33 5 50 for 50 - A Selection of Apollo 11 Medals
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 first manned lunar landing mission, this exhibit presents a careful selection of 50 different medals commemorating the mission. Most are original medals from 1969 or the early 1970s. (Anniversary medals are excluded.) The medals are chosen for quality and artistry, as well as interest to the viewer. Several well-known designers and private mints can be found among the designers and mints responsible for these medals. All medals are fun, educational, and a reasonable challenge to collect.
47 8 One Giant Leap…
Mankind has been dreaming about space travel since the beginning of time. The rockets that eventually made space travel possible date back to the Chinese in the thirteenth century. In less than one century after the Wright brothers’ first pironeering flights, millions of people watched American astronauts land on the moon. This exhibit celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Space Dreamers, Inventors, and Explorers who led to that historic accomplishment on July 20, 1969 and beyond.

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
13 2 Engraved Coins of the “Three Abrahamic Faiths”
This exhibit has six engraved coins, each pair representing a particular western monotheistic religion: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. These three religions have ancient roots in common, but differ greatly in ritual, liturgy, and even language, and some of these difference can be seen in the coins’ engravings.
36 1 Baghdad Shilling News
The coins show the historic and artistic trench art coins from Mesopotamia in World War I. These coins served as official identification tags in addition to being personal souvenirs.
56 2 Connecting to the Past – Love Token Bracelets from the 1800s
The purpose of this exhibit is to showcase a variety of bracelets with the coins all from the 1800s. Discussion will also focus on engraving and the making of these bracelets.

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
14 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.
43 2 Apollo Space Mission Elongateds by Earl Anderson
Collecting elongateds is both fun and educational. Displayed are elongated coins created in the 1960s and early 1970s at the height of the U.S. space program, including the first man on the moon.
55 2 Gone Maine Machines
Elongating machines are found throughout the nation, but sometimes one disappears, and the elongates can no longer be rolled. This exhibit examines machines that have disappeared from their southern Maine locations.
63 1 The First of Many Wonderful Elongated Coins… Don Adam’s Start as an Elongated Designer and Roller.
Documentation of the purchase of his first elongated penny machine and the first of his many elongateds.

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
8 7 Shining Lights in a Dark Age
The five centuries following the Fall of Rome in 476 are often known as the Dark Ages. It was a time when light of learning grew dim, and Western Civilization itself only held on with the thinnest of threads. The brightest and most enduring thread keeping the Western world together was its coinage. This exhibit presents a numismatic gallery of coins of the Dark Ages… Which may not have been so dark after all.
24 5 Virtus and Victoria: Coins Relating to the Severan War Against the Tribes of Caledonia
This exhibit presents a selection of coins relating to the war conducted by the Roman emperor Septimius Severus (193-211 CE) against the tribal inhabitants of Caledonia, the rugged region which lay north of the Roman province of Britannia. The intent here is to examine coins which illustrate the concepts of virtus and victoria within the context of this war. The Latin word virtus connotes qualities of manly excellence such as courage, character, strength, and valor. The Romans personified the concept of victoria, or victory, as the winged goddess Victoria. Martial imagery such as bound captives, battlefield trophies, and piles of captured arms are frequently shown alongside Victoria as part of the same design.
31 4 AD Dated Copper Coins of the Fifteenth Century
Six of the seven collectable AD dated copper coins of the fifteenth century, plus one contemporary copper counterfeit of a silver coin.
34 8 Coinage in Roman Egypt – An Outline History
The intersection of ancient Roman, Greek, and Egyptian cultures is reflected on the coinage of Roman Egypt. Portrayed on these coins are many of the deities that pervaded life in these ancient civilizations. Architecture and artifacts, animals of Africa, an auspicious celestial observation, along with a parade of emperors, make this a most colorful series. Many cities and provinces of the Roman Empire minted coins for local use. The Roman coins minted in Alexandria for Egypt is the longest-lived; a local currency also was revived under the Byzantine Empire. This exhibit presents an overview of the coinage of Roman Egypt – its history, imagery, unique monetary structure, and evolution – from its origins until finally being supplanted by Arab coinage.

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
46 6 Milwaukee St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Award & Commemorative Medals
The first Milwaukee St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held on March 17, 1843, making it is one of the earliest in the United States and the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade held outside the original 13 colonies. In 2005 the Milwaukee St. Patrick’s Day Parade committee authorized two award medals and a commemorative medal that could be awarded annually in conjunction with the parade. Twenty of each medal were struck in high relief bronze by the Medalcraft Mint of Green Bay, Wisconsin. This exhibit presents mint state examples of the three medals as well as a unique lead trial strike of the common reverse die used for the two award medals. The exhibit also features some of the original arist line drawings and full color artist proofs used to refine the design elements and configuration.
53 3 Select Items from Connecticut’s 1935 Tercentenary
Collecting around a theme can be a learning experience as well as fun and fulfilling.
62 2 Medallic Tributes for George Cardinal Mundelein, Archbishop of Chicago
Silver and bronze medals highlighting his career as archbishop of Chicago.

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
29 10 Nineteenth Century Latin America Scripophily
Stocks, bonds and other monetary instruments issued in Latin American cities.

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
5 6 Wildman Coins of the German States
This collection was inspired by an article suggesting collectors should think outside of the box in order to keep the hobby interesting. This worked for me and can work for anyone looking for something “different” to collect. Despite the common theme of the collection, there are many interesting and unusual varieties. No variety is common, although Wildman coins in general are not scarce. Unless stated otherwise, there is no duplication of variety in the display. Wildman coins are a “fun” area to collect and can lead to a broader collection of German States and other European coins. These were minted in denominations as small as Pfennigs and as large as multiple Thalers, silver coins that can have a diameter of 50mm or larger.
10 8 Vive Le Franc!
France traces its origin as a nation to the coronation of Clovis I as King of the Franks in 509. His kingdom of Francia (France) began striking coins almost immediately afterward, but France’s signature coin – the Franc – would not appear until 1360, more than 860 years later. The story of the Franc is, in large part, the story of France itself since 1360.
18 3 Swedish Plate Money: The Genesis of Modern Bank Notes
This exhibit gives the history of Sweden’s transition from silver coins to heavy copper plate money and then into more convenient paper money. It is supported by era examples of each type of money.
22 9 Coinage of the German Democratic Republic
This year makes the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, an event which helped bring about the end of the German Democratic Republic, a country that was commonly referred to as East Germany. This display contains a type collection of East German coins struck between 1948 and 1990. The purpose of this display is to introduce these pieces in such a way that we may gain a better understanding of them as well as an appreciation of their historical significance.
50 2 Selected Famous European Train Coins
60 2 Irish “Gun” Money 1689-1690 (A Complete Type Set)
This exhibit features the coinage struck in brass (melted down bells, cannons, etc.) that James II issued during an attempt to regain the throne of England. Since unusable cannons were melted down for this, the term “gun” money came about. There were six pence, crowns, half crowns (large and small), and shillings (large and small) minted. This money was originally restricted, but later was unrestricted. It was also to be exchanged for silver coin after James II regained his crown. The month and year appear on each coin so that the exchange would take place by sequence of issue.

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
15 6 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, 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.

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
26 6 U.S. Philippines Half Centavos (1903-1908)
When the United States defeated Spain in the Spanish American War of 1898, Spain ceded sovereignty over the Philippines to the United States. One of the first tasks for the new U.S. administration was to replace the Spanish coins then in circulation with coins which reflected the sovereignty of the United States. An act established the Peso as the basic economic unit with six subsidiary, the smallest of which was the Half Centavo. The Half Centavo was poorly accepted by the public, and it soon became apparent that it was an unnecessary denomination. This exhibit presents a complete Gem to Superb Gem set of U.S. Philippines Half Centavos and the historical context of this short lived series. In addition to outstanding eye appeal, all of the specimens in this display are condition rarities that rank among the finest surviving certified examples of their date.
42 3 The Elephant Copper Coin Dumps – The Link to Mysore’s Tipu Sultan and British Ceylon
Tipu Sultan issued beautiful copper dump coins with elephants in various denominations. He was killed during the battle by the British in 1799, May. In less than two years, the British issued copper dump coins with elephants in ceylon. This exhibit brings out this not-known-thus-far link with coins.
51 3 Money Marvels: Selected Superhero Coins
To educate others about superheroes on coins.

Class 15 — Gold Coins
Gold coins of any provenance or era.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
1 6 1795-1933 Major Design Types of Regular Issue American Gold Coins
To present specimens of major US Gold Coin design types so new collectors can see what once circulated. To present US Gold Coin design types to more advanced collectors who know of American gold coins but have not seen a set laid out in an organized sequence of 12 major design types, all in one exhibit. This ANA show is only the second ANA appearance for this exhibit and first since 1978. It is still owned and the exhibit created by the original owner who collected all the pieces. After a long business career, it is time to exhibit again. This exhibit finished in second place to the Best In Show exhibit in Gold Coins at its first ANA.
16 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.
58 1 Gold Coins of the Mint's Golden Girl
Display gold coins designed by Elizabeth Jones.

Class 17 — Numismatic literature
Printed and manuscript (published or unpublished) literature dealing with any numismatic subject.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
9 7 Buy the Books for the Coin
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.
52 10 The Numismatic Literature of Napoleonic Medals
This will be (as far as I know) the first complete exhibit of the literature specifically describing and noting the medals struck during the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte, the Emperor of France. Details of the authors and their relationships in the numismatic community will be discussed.

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
7 10 A Tribute Display of Unique and Rare Collectibles to Honor A Fine Lady – A Special Exhibit of Selected, Favorite Highlights, from the Numismatic Spectrum
This is an over 50 year collection with my wife who passed away before we could display at coin shows. In her honor, I am showing 24 separate numismatic subject cards in 10 cases. These show the beginning collector a virtual encyclopedia of what might interest them other than regular coins. For advanced collectors, at least 27 unique items plus more than that with from 2 to fewer than about a dozen known. Many never displayed before and of great interest to advanced collectors.
25 2 Exonumia of the Elgin, Illinois Coin Club
Display of the various forms of exonumia produced by the Elgin Coin Club since the mid 1970s.
37 1 Those Daring Young Men Their Flying Machines
Using examples of coin trench art from World War I with an aviation theme, this exhibit celebrates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with the signing of the treaty of Versailles in 1919. The exhibitor did not express a preferred class for this exhibit, so it is here for now.
49 1 A Small Favor Reaps Large Rewards
Money artist J.S.G. Boggs presented me with two of his works in return for an act of kindness.
54 7 The Numismatic Chronicles Of Medusa
Medusa’s story is one of the most famous Greek myths. Her story has inspired poets, composers, sculptors, painters, and designers for over 2,500 years. This exhibit presents a selection of coins, medals, and paper money featuring Medusa and/or related aspects of her story. Hopefully the viewer will be motivated to investigate Medusa’s tale more thoroughly after viewing this display. Furthermore, the powerful designs on the displayed objects might stir one to add a numismatic/Medusa piece to their collection.

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 2019 ANA World’s Fair of Money® theme will be “Chicago: Crossroads for Culture and Progress.”
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
3 9 The Capital Stock of the World’s Columbian Exposition
Financing the great World’s Columbian Exposition was a challenge for Chicago’s leading citizens in 1889. One of the methods used called for the formation of a corporation which issued capital stock. This exhibit is an attempt to assemble for the first time a selection of all known varieties of the World’s Columbian Exposition Capital Stock Certificate along with related contemporary ephemera. Each certificate is unique. Given that there were less than 30,000 subscribers and the fact that many examples were lost through the years, examples available for today’s collectors are rare and highly sought after.
20 5 A Selection of Elongated Pennies and Postcards: Scenes of the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair.
The 1933-34 Chicago World’s Fair closed 85 years ago, but the memories of its buildings and attractions remain. Many of the souvenirs are gone but we still have the elongated pennies that recorded views of so many fair attractions. This exhibit will take the viewer on a walk through the fair using the images on the coins accompanied by matching postcards.
57 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.

Class 22 —  
A competitive exhibit not in any other class.
E# #c Title and Theme/Purpose
19 4 Halley’s Comet – A Visual Record on Coins of Elagabalus
This exhibit is presents a selection of Roman coins that feature star-like symbols, which seem to form a visual record of the apparition of Halley’s Comet in 218 CE. The comet was visible in Rome and its Eastern provinces from early May to mid-June. Its appearance coincided with the rise of Emporer Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (218-22), known to history as Elagabalus. The word Elagabalus is Latin for El-Gabal, the name of the Syrian sun god whom the emperor served as chief priest. The coins displayed here were struck under the emperor’s authority at the mint of Rome. Most collectors, dealers, and scholars follow the standard numismatic references, which invariably describe the symbols on these coins as stars. Yet the historical record, astronomical data, and an examination of the coins themselves all combine to point to a revised understanding of their meaning as depictions of Halley’s Comet.

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
12 3 Matte Proof Lincoln Cents 1909-1916
To display a complete set of matte proof Lincoln cents.
32 1 Large Apollo 11 Medal Plaque
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 first manned lunar landing mission, this exhibit presents a single large-size medal plaque commemorating the mission.
35 1 Come Fest with Us – An Extraordinary Weekend
The purpose is to introduce viewers to the most unusual event in numismatics. Each spring about 50 collectors gather for a weekend of fellowship, learning, and collecting. The event is known as MPCFest. The 2019 fest was the 20th annual event. You too can attend – find a fester and chat.
48 10 Medals and Tokens of the Chicago Coin Club
The Chicago Coin Club was founded in 1919 and is celebrating 100 years of Numismatic Excellence. During the past century the club has issued beautiful tokens and medals celebrating club milestones and historic events. “We Learn By Teaching” is the motto of the club and this exhibit presents a chronological look at selected tokens and medals issued by the Chicago Coin Club.
61 2 Numismatic Mementos of “The Little Tramp”
An assortment of items commemorating Charlie Chaplin and his films highlights the actor’s groundbreaking career.

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