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ANA Convention (World's Fair of MoneySM) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
August 7-11, 2012

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Report by John and Nancy Wilson.

Thank You ANA WFOM Philadelphia 2012

The American Numismatic Association (ANA) World's Fair of MoneySM (WFOM) Convention held in Philadelphia, PA at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, on August 7-11, 2012 was highly successful in activity, public attendance and the size of the bourse. We have to go back to the ANA conventions in Philadelphia 2000, and Chicago 1991 to find comparable attendance. From the opening ceremonies to the close of the show on Saturday, bourse dealers appeared to be kept busy with customers.

EVERYTHING in regards to the show appeared to be outstanding and MS-70. The convention had a large and busy bourse, a mega Stack’s Bowers auction, excellent exhibits (including the Museum Showcase) and educational programs, Sponsor’s and Patrons, top notch PPI security, exceptional tours and banquets, YN and Boy Scout activities, coin club tables and meetings, World Mints and Bureau’s, eBay table, souvenirs including an elongated rolling machine (TEC Booth), a great Official Program, terrific media coverage and PR work, the Numismatic Press including Numismatic News, Coin World and COINage, and all the grading services. Thank you to the 43rd Treasurer of the U.S., Rosa “Rosie” Gumataotao Rios for attending the convention and signing autographs. We consider her the best Treasurer of the U.S. since Mary Ellen Withrow. She is a true friend of all coin collectors. Thanks to all the aforementioned for their hard work and dedication.

Thanks also to General Chairman Kerry Wetterstrom, his committee and the host Red Rose Coin Club volunteers and members (wearing red ANA shirts). Kudos’ to ANA Executive Director Jeff Shevlin, Convention Director Rhonda Scurek and the entire ANA staff, President Tom Hallenbeck and the Board along with the National Volunteers. Thanks again to everyone for their many contributions who helped to make this a highly successful convention. We hope to see you at one of the next three ANA coin conventions: ANA NMS Dallas, TX, October 18-20, 2012; NMS New Orleans, LA, May 9-11, 2013; and WFOM Chicago, IL, August 13-17, 2013.

Left: ANA Membership Director Cary Hardy (left) and Rep Program National Coordinator Oded Paz (right) at the ANA Club Representatives meeting at the 2012 Philadelphia convention. Right: Other clubs reps at the meeting.


Yours in Numismatics, John and Nancy Wilson, ANA National Volunteers.