Fort Worth ANA Show Extended
Posted By ANA
American Numismatic Association will expand its
National Money Show™ from three days to four
days, beginning with the spring convention in
Fort Worth, TX, in March 2010, Executive
Director Larry Shepherd announced.
The show, initially scheduled to be open to the
public Friday through Sunday, will now be open
Thursday, March 25 through Sunday, March 28 at
the Fort Worth Convention Center. Dealer set-up
will be open on Wednesday afternoon. Adding the
extra day signals a commitment from the ANA to
expand the size of the National Money Show. In
addition, the ANA is considering other changes
that will add to the excitement and drawing
power of the event.
"As the preeminent member based organization in
numismatics, the ANA should host the best coin
shows in the country," said Shepherd. "Several
commercial and regional shows have equaled or
surpassed our spring show in size and dealer
We believe a renewed emphasis on growing and
improving this show will ensure that the
National Money Show continues to be among the
elite spring shows in the country. Critical to
the success of this show in the future will be
better scheduling and site selection, factors we
are putting a lot of emphasis on currently.
In the future our National Money Shows will be
held in larger cities than in the past, and
these cities will be selected to provide maximum
appeal to collectors and dealers."
Shepherd said he is pleased that the ANA’s
summer convention, the World’s Fair of Money®,
remains the golden grail of coin shows and hopes
that the National Money Show will one day become
the nation’s premier spring coin event. The
recent show in Portland, OR, drew nearly 8,000
visitors in three days.
"I think we can all agree that adding another
retail day to a show like Portland would have
benefited everyone," Shepherd said.
About American Numismatic Association
The American Numismatic Association is a
nonprofit educational organization dedicated to
encouraging people to study and collect money
and related items. The ANA helps its 32,000
members and the public discover and explore the
world of money through its vast array of
education and outreach programs, as well as its
museum, library, publications, conventions and
seminars. For more information, call
719-632-2646 or visit www.money.org.