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ANA World’s Fair of Money auction preview: Stack’s Bowers Galleries world and ancient coins and paper money

July 31, 2017 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Events, Investing, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Dennis Hengeveld News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

The ANA (American Numismatic Association) is holding its annual World’s Fair of Money—considered one of the largest numismatic trade shows of the world—from August 1 to August 5 in Denver, Colorado. Stack’s Bowers Galleries will hold various auctions in conjunction with the show. Offered are a wide variety of U.S., world, and ancient coins and paper money in various floor and online sessions. In this preview article we will take look at the world side of things; in another article we take a closer look at offerings from around the field of American numismatics. All lots, including descriptions and photos,… Full article at the source>

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ANA World’s Fair of Money Preview, Part II: Heritage Auctions World & Ancient Coins Sale

July 30, 2016 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Ancient Coins, Auctions, Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, Investing, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, USA Coins, World Coins

By: Dennis Hengeveld News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The World’s Fair of Money, organized by the American Numismatic Association, will be held this year in Anaheim, California, from August 9 to August 13. The week-long event-filled convention will be accompanied by various auctions offering thousands of US and world coins and currency. In this second of three previews we will take a look at the World & Ancient Coins sales held by Heritage Auctions. These auctions are divided into multiple sessions, and include sales dedicated to various high-end collections, including the Cape Coral collection of Multiple Talers, the Redwood Collection of Swiss Coins, and Part III of… Full article at the source>

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ANA World’s Fair of Money Privy Mark Included on Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin

August 13, 2015 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Canadian Coins, Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, Fun, New Releases, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new maple leaf coin in honor of the World’s Fair of Money, the American Numismatic Association’s coin convention held in Chicago. Taking place from the 11th to the 15th of August this year, the ANA Chicago is by far the largest coin convention in North America and is one of the most popular world venues for the avid coin collector or investor.

With a bourse of more than 1000 tables and dealers from all over the world, the World’s Fair of Money is an experience that every coin collector eagerly looks forward to… Full article at the source>

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Gold And Rare Coins Expert Mike Fuljenz Honored With Six Awards At World’s Fair of Money

August 8, 2014 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Clubs and Associations, Coin Dealers, Coin Shows, Collecting, Conventions, News, Numismatic Literary Guild, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Press Releases

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August 8, 2014

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Gold And Rare Coins Expert Mike Fuljenz
Honored With Six Awards At World’s Fair of Money

Mike Fuljenz with four of the six major awards he won at the 2014 World's Fair of Money.  (Photo by Jerry Jordan.)

Mike Fuljenz with four of the six major awards he won at the 2014 World’s Fair of Money. (Photo by Jerry Jordan.)

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Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion, received six prestigious awards at the recent World’s Fair of Money in recognition of his prolific writings and work on behalf of consumer and investor education and protection in the gold and rare coins markets.

(Rosemont, Illinois)  — Nationally-known gold and rare coins expert Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion (www.UniversalCoin.com) in Beaumont, Texas was honored with a total of six major awards by three prestigious organizations at a recent international event, the 2014 World’s Fair of Money SM.

Fuljenz was praised for his excellence in consumer protection and education efforts as well as outstanding service to the numismatic hobby and profession.  The awards were presented by the Congressionally-chartered American Numismatic Association (ANA), the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) and the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG).

Fox Business Network correspondent Jeff Flock interviewed Mike Fuljenz about rare coins and precious metals at the 2014 World's Fair of Money.  (Photo by Donn Pearlman.)

Fox Business Network correspondent Jeff Flock interviewed Mike Fuljenz about rare coins and precious metals at the 2014 World’s Fair of Money. (Photo by Donn Pearlman.)

He also was interviewed about the gold market by Fox Business Network in a live broadcast segment from the World’s Fair of Money.

“Consumer and investor education is crucial.  Being an informed buyer or seller is the best way to protect your investments to know you’re paying fair prices when you purchase and getting fair prices when you sell,” said Fuljenz who is known as America’s Gold Expert®.

Held in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, August 5 – 9, 2014, the World’s Fair of Money is an annual event sponsored by the non-profit ANA that brings together 10,000 rare coin, currency and precious metals buyers and sellers from around the world.

Fuljenz received the American Numismatic Association Medal of Merit, one of the organization’s top awards.  The Professional Numismatists Guild gave Fuljenz the 2014 PNG Significant Contribution Award for his consumer protection work and his successful efforts to change sales tax laws in Texas and Louisiana that could have been detrimental to rare coin and precious metals collectors, investors and dealers. The non-profit PNG is composed of many of the country’s top rare coin and paper money experts.

The Numismatic Literary Guild honored Fuljenz with four awards related to his extensive consumer protection articles that appear in newsletters, on various news media websites and in books.

The four NLG awards were: Best Dealer-Published Magazine or Newspaper for Investors Profit Advisory; Best Radio Report for “The Coin Show” on KLVI 560 in Beaumont; Best Television Report for “The Coin and Precious Metal Report” on KBTV-TV Fox 4 in Beaumont; and Best Non-Commercial Video for “More Advice for Coin Collectors,” an interview with Fuljenz produced by David Lisot.

Since 1986, Fuljenz has been presented with more than NLG 50 awards, including “The Clemy,” the highest honor bestowed by the organization. He’s also been honored by the Press Club of Southeast Texas for his consumer and investor education work.

His award-winning, free weekly Metals Market Report is available online at www.UniversalCoin.com.  A complimentary copy of the award-winning “Universal Gold Guide” is available by calling (800) 877-3273.

In addition to receiving scores of prestigious national and regional awards and honors for his consumer education and protection work in rare coins and precious metals, Fuljenz is a respected community leader in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas.  The Beaumont Enterprise newspaper’s recent Reader’s Choice Awards cited Fuljenz’ company, Universal Coin & Bullion, as the Best Place to Buy and Sell Gold.

Fuljenz has served with distinction as a consultant to the Federal Trade Commission, United States Mint and Royal Canadian Mint, and is on the Boards of Directors of the influential Industry Council For Tangible Assets and Beaumont Crime Stoppers.

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The “King of American Coins” Sells For $1.88 Million

August 8, 2014 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins

By Dennis Hengeveld (http://news.coinupdate.com/)

The ANA World’s Fair of Money, traditionally held in August, is wrapping up this week in Rosemont, Illinois. As part of the show both Heritage as well as Stack’s Bowers are holding public auctions, offering a large number of both US world coins and currency to dealers and collectors. One Full article at the source>

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Historic Bass Collection Patterns Offered By Heritage Auctions At ANA World’s Fair of Money

June 2, 2014 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Antique Coins, Auctions, Bronze Coins, Charity, Coin Grading, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Copper, Copper Coins, Events, NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ), Nickel Coins, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

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June 2, 2014

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Historic Bass Collection Patterns Offered By Heritage Auctions At ANA World’s Fair of Money

 

Proceeds from August 7, 2014 auction of these 30 coins will aid philanthropic mission of Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation

 

(Dallas, Texas) — Thirty United States pattern coins from the acclaimed collection of the late Texas business executive and philanthropist Harry W. Bass Jr. (1927 – 1998) will be offered without reserves during the Platinum Night auction conducted by Heritage Auctions (http://www.ha.com) on August 7th, 2014 during the Chicago 2014 American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of MoneySM.  Proceeds from the sale will be used for philanthropic purposes by the Harry W. Bass Jr. Foundation of Dallas.

The Bass Collection 1838 plain edge Seated Liberty half dollar pattern in copper (Judd-77) will be offered without reserve by Heritage Auctions at the 2014 ANA World's Fair of Money. (Photo credit: Images from Heritage Auctions with permission from the Harry W. Bass Jr. Foundation.)

The Bass Collection 1838 plain edge Seated Liberty half dollar pattern in copper (Judd-77) will be offered without reserve by Heritage Auctions at the 2014 ANA World's Fair of Money. (Photo credit: Images from Heritage Auctions with permission from the Harry W. Bass Jr. Foundation.)

The Bass Collection 1838 plain edge Seated Liberty half dollar pattern in copper (Judd-77) will be offered without reserve by Heritage Auctions at the 2014 ANA World's Fair of Money. (Photo credit: Images from Heritage Auctions with permission from the Harry W. Bass Jr. Foundation.)

The Bass Collection 1838 plain edge Seated Liberty half dollar pattern in copper (Judd-77) will be offered without reserve by Heritage Auctions at the 2014 ANA World's Fair of Money. (Photo credit: Images from Heritage Auctions with permission from the Harry W. Bass Jr. Foundation.)

An 1865 with motto Seated dollar n silver (Judd-434) is among the 30 Bass Collection pattern coins Heritage Auctions will offer without reserve at the 2014 ANA World's Fair of Money. (Photo credit: Images from Heritage Auctions with permission from the Harry W. Bass Jr. Foundation.)

An 1865 with motto Seated dollar n silver (Judd-434) is among the 30 Bass Collection pattern coins Heritage Auctions will offer without reserve at the 2014 ANA World's Fair of Money. (Photo credit: Images from Heritage Auctions with permission from the Harry W. Bass Jr. Foundation.)

An 1865 with motto Seated dollar n silver (Judd-434) is among the 30 Bass Collection pattern coins Heritage Auctions will offer without reserve at the 2014 ANA World's Fair of Money. (Photo credit: Images from Heritage Auctions with permission from the Harry W. Bass Jr. Foundation.)

An 1865 with motto Seated dollar n silver (Judd-434) is among the 30 Bass Collection pattern coins Heritage Auctions will offer without reserve at the 2014 ANA World's Fair of Money. (Photo credit: Images from Heritage Auctions with permission from the Harry W. Bass Jr. Foundation.)

For the past 14 years, the 30 historic patterns have been on loan to the ANA and were frequently displayed in rotation with hundreds of other Bass Collection coins at the association’s Edward C. Rochette Money Museum at ANA headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The coins in the upcoming auction include an 1838 plain edge Liberty Seated half dollar in copper (Judd-77), an 1865 with motto Seated Dollar in silver (J-434) and an 1875 Trade dollar in silver (J-1426).  All of the consigned Bass coins are being submitted to Numismatic Guaranty Corporation for grading and will have the pedigree on the insert labels in the holders.

Coins from the Bass Collection of patterns to be offered without reserve by Heritage Auctions at the 2014 ANA World's Fair of Money include this 1875 Trade dollar in silver (Judd-1426). (Photo credit: Images from Heritage Auctions with permission from the Harry W. Bass Jr. Foundation.)

Coins from the Bass Collection of patterns to be offered without reserve by Heritage Auctions at the 2014 ANA World's Fair of Money include this 1875 Trade dollar in silver (Judd-1426). (Photo credit: Images from Heritage Auctions with permission from the Harry W. Bass Jr. Foundation.)

Coins from the Bass Collection of patterns to be offered without reserve by Heritage Auctions at the 2014 ANA World's Fair of Money include this 1875 Trade dollar in silver (Judd-1426). (Photo credit: Images from Heritage Auctions with permission from the Harry W. Bass Jr. Foundation.)

Coins from the Bass Collection of patterns to be offered without reserve by Heritage Auctions at the 2014 ANA World's Fair of Money include this 1875 Trade dollar in silver (Judd-1426). (Photo credit: Images from Heritage Auctions with permission from the Harry W. Bass Jr. Foundation.)

“These literally are museum-quality rare coins!,” said Todd Imhof, Executive Vice President of Heritage Auctions, an official auctioneer of the 2014 ANA World’s Fair of Money.

“These amazing patterns come to the Chicago auction out of the specialized holdings of the Bass Collection that has been on display at the ANA Museum since 2000 when the ANA was selected by the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation to hold this incredible collection,” explained Imhof.

F. David Calhoun, Executive Director of the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation stated: “Over the years, Harry Bass worked with various experts at Heritage and made purchases with our Dallas neighbor, but never consigned through their auctions. Now, we are returning selections to the marketplace. As the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation sells these coins to provide funds to support our philanthropic mission, we are seeking the highest possible return. I trust Heritage to provide that, and I look forward to working with them in this new capacity.”

Pattern coins were produced usually in small quantity to test proposed designs, and sometimes were struck in various metals.  U.S. patterns are often cited by their “J” number as part of the reference system originally created by researcher and patterns reference book author, Dr. J. Hewitt Judd.

In addition to J-77, 434 and 1426 mentioned above, the 27 other patterns from the Bass Collection that will be offered at the auction are:

  • 1838 Seated Liberty half dollar, J-79 original in silver
  • 1850 Annular Cent, J-119 in billon
  • 1855 Flying Eagle cent, J-168 in bronze
  • 1861 With Motto half dollar, J-278 in copper
  • 1863 Postage Currency dime, J-326 in copper
  • 1863 With Motto quarter dollar, J-335 in silver
  • 1863 With Motto half dollar, J-344 in aluminum
  • 1865 With Motto half dollar, J-429 in silver
  • 1866 Washington five cent, J-473 in nickel
  • 1866 Shield nickel, J-509 in bronze
  • 1868 cent, J-606 in copper
  • 1869 Standard Silver quarter dollar, J-721 in silver
  • 1870 half dime, J-815 in copper
  • 1871 Indian Princess quarter dollar, J-1090 in silver
  • 1871 Indian Princess quarter dollar, J-1092 in aluminum
  • 1871 Indian Princess quarter dollar, J-1093 in silver
  • 1871 Indian Princess dollar, J-1149 in aluminum
  • 1872 Commercial dollar, J-1219 in silver
  • 1873 Trade dollar, J-1293 in silver
  • 1873 Trade dollar, J-1322 in silver
  • 1874 Twenty cent piece, J-1355 in copper
  • 1874 Twenty cent piece, J-1356 in aluminum
  • 1879 quarter dollar, J-1591 in copper
  • 1881 cent, J-1665 in aluminum
  • 1882 Shield nickel, J-1697 in nickel
  • 1885 Snowden dollar, J-1747 in silver
  • 1896 five cents, J-1771 in nickel

“Harry W. Bass, Jr.’s collection has long been heralded as one of the most amazing collections ever put together, and we’ve been very fortunate to get to display these beautiful works of art at the Edward C. Rochette Money Museum,” said Kim Kiick, ANA Executive Director. “Thousands of visitors to the Money Museum have enjoyed the Bass Collection over the years, and thousands more will continue to enjoy the rest of Harry Bass’s amazing collection in the interactive Bass Gallery. We very much appreciate our long-term relationship and support that the Harry W. Bass Jr. Foundation has given to the ANA.”

Bass was a life member of the ANA for more than 30 years.  He received the ANA Medal of Merit in 1989, and was selected to the association’s Numismatic Hall of Fame in 1998.

The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation seeks to enrich the lives of Texans by providing support to qualified organizations in the areas of education, human services, civic and community, science and research, and arts and culture. It funds special projects of public entities or other nonprofit 501(c)(3) endeavors. Mr. Bass sought to extend the accomplishments of his father’s Harry Bass Foundation, established by Harry Bass, Sr., supporting Dallas charitable and religious institutions, hospitals, and museums with funds from family oil interests and subsequent investments. Assets of the merged Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation have continued to grow with the sale of portions of Mr. Bass’s coin collection, following his death in April 1998. This auction will further that mission.

Heritage Auctions is the largest auction house founded in the United States and the world’s third largest, with annual sales of more than $900 million, and 850,000+ online bidder members. For more information about Heritage Auctions, and to join and receive access to a complete record of prices realized, with full-color, enlargeable photos of each lot, please visit HA.com.

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