Several Whitman Publishing authors are scheduled to give “Money Talks” presentations at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money, August 1–5, 2017. The show is held at the Colorado Convention Center. Each “Money Talks” presentation is held in room 501 and is 30 to 45 minutes long, with time afterward for questions and discussion from the audience.
Thursday, August 3, 2017
“Collecting Modern U.S. Mint Silver Medals for Fun and Profit” — Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker, author of American Gold and Silver: U.S. Mint Collector and Investor Coins and Medals, Bicentennial to Date, will share his research and insight, and will show design sketches reviewed by the U.S. Treasury’s Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee.
Thursday morning at 9:00.
“Ask the Experts! A Symposium on the Allure of Tokens and Medals” — Whitman numismatic director Q. David Bowers, author of more than 50 hobby books, joins numismatists Steve Hayden, Bill Hyder, Neil Musante, and David Schenkman in a discussion moderated by Susan Trask, editor of the journal of the Civil War Tokens Society.
Thursday afternoon at 3:00.
Friday, August 4, 2017
“Lesher Referendum Dollars: The Denver Connection” — Robert D. Leonard, author of Whitman’s Curious Currency:The Story of Money From the Stone Age to the Internet Age, discusses the private silver tokens issued by miner and businessman Joseph Lesher in 1900 and 1901 in an attempt to influence the silver market. Leonard is a coauthor of the recently released Forgotten Colorado Silver: Joseph Lesher’s Defiant Coins (2017).
Friday morning at 9:00.
“1792: Birth of a Nation’s Coinage” — Leonard Augsburger and Joel Orosz, coauthors of Whitman’s The Secret History of the First U.S. Mint: How Frank H. Stewart Destroyed And Then Saved A National Treasure, join Pete Smith, their coauthor of the new book 1792: Birth of a Nation’s Coinage (2017).
Friday afternoon at 2:00. ❑