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ANA Convention (World's Fair of Money®) - Boston, Massachusetts
August 10-14, 2010

The ANA reports that the 2010 World’s Fair of Money® was one of the most successful ANA shows in recent memory. Incredible exhibits, educational programs and an active bourse floor were enjoyed by 10,204 attendees – a 32 percent increase from 2009.

Report by John and Nancy Wilson

The ANA World's Fair of Money® convention held in Boston, MA, August 10–14 at the Hynes Convention Center, was a stupendous success. The hotels and convention center were all connected (or close by), and many restaurants and shops were only steps away. Our sincere thanks and kudos' to the local committee chaired by Prue Fitts, along with the Boston Numismatic Society and other host coin clubs along with their volunteers. Thanks also to ANA President Clifford Mishler and the ANA board, along with Executive Director Larry Shepherd and his staff, the national volunteers, exhibitors, judges, educational speakers, official auctioneer Heritage Auctions, the numismatic press and media, show sponsors and patrons, the dealers who took tables, the numismatic publications, the U.S. mint and BEP, along with 16 other world mints, the authentication services, Positive Protection Inc. for outstanding security, the coin clubs who took tables and held meetings, and the many extraordinary special exhibits (like the ANA 10 case Bebee exhibit, early coins and other highlights, Smithsonian, Massachusetts Historical Society, many rare Mexican Coins, great historical documents, Ship of Gold and others), and finally a wonderful banquet!

Like all ANA conventions, this Boston show had something for everyone, whether they were a collector or not. We thank retiring ANA staff member Brenda Bishop for her 30 years of dedicated service to the Association, along with retiring ANA national volunteers, Paul Whitnah, Larry and Kathy Rowe, Dorothy Baber and Vicki Owens. We look forward to seeing you at the NMS in Sacramento, CA on March 17-19, 2011, and the WFOM in Chicago, IL on August 16-20, 2011.

Yours in Numismatics, John and Nancy Wilson, Ocala, FL

Editor's note: Larry and Kathy Rowe are longtime PNNA members, and have won a number of awards, including the PNNA's Bob Everett Memorial Award and Nina Nystrom Memorial Goodwill Ambassador Award.