The American Numismatic Association has shared the following press release:
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016—The American Numismatic Association’s 2016 World’s Fair of Money welcomed 8,192 people at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif, Aug. 9-13.
The family-friendly event featured displays by government and private mints from around the world; expansive educational programs led by notable speakers sharing their numismatic expertise; exhibits of rare treasures from the Money Museum in Colorado Springs; hundreds of dealers buying and selling coins, currency and related items in all price ranges; and major auction events by Heritage Auctions and Stack’s Bowers Galleries.
“The 2016 World’s Fair of Money was well attended by our west coast members and others from around the country,” said ANA President, Jeff Garrett. “Most dealers reported active sales and the auctions were well attended with record prices for many issues. I want to thank the ANA staff and volunteers for the huge efforts required to make our shows a success.”
Attendance was the strongest on Saturday, Aug. 13, when 1,792 members of the public turned out for free admission and educational offerings.
Complete attendance numbers for the 2016 World’s Fair of Money
Total Attendance: 8,192
General public: 2,986
ANA members: 3,390
Scout clinic: 240
Staff, volunteers, pages: 81
Total Daily Attendance
Tuesday: 3,048 (returning visitors, such as table-holders, pre-registered members, staff and volunteers, are counted in first-day attendance only)
The 2017 event will be held in Denver, Colorado, August 1-5.
The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging the study and collection of coins and related items. The ANA helps its 25,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of educational and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications, and conventions. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or visit www.money.org.