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ANA National Money Show™ - Portland, Oregon
March 26-28, 2004

The ANA National Money Show™, held March 26-28, 2004, in Portland, Oregon was a huge success, with a three-day attendance of over 7,000. If you missed it, you missed a great event!

Activity on the bourse floor was brisk, with many dealers reporting a very successful and active show. Collector exhibits were down in number because of the geographic location, but the exhibits present were high in quality, and were supplemented by the unique Neil/Carter 1794 dollar, 1866 no motto dollar, and 1913 Liberty nickels special exhibits. The US Mint and the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing were both popular with visitors to the show!

Thanks to the Willamette Coin Club for hosting the convention.

ANA Convention Photos

Left – Convention General Chairman Larry Gaye receives Regional Coordinator Award from Eric Holcomb.
Center – Steve Cox receives Best-in-Show exhibit award from chief judge Joseph Boling.
Right – ANA rep program national coordinators Scott and Lisa Loos.

Left – ANA exhibit containing two of the five 1913 Liberty Head nickels.
Right – United States Mint display promoting the new Indian Peace design nickels.

Welcome to Portland!! by Larry Gaye, ANA Convention General Chairman

On behalf of the Willamette Coin Club and all numismatists in the State of Oregon, welcome to the 2004 National Money Show™ in Portland, the Rose City.

Oregon has been a destination venue since Lewis and Clark began their Journey of Discovery in 1804. We gather as old friends much in the spirit of Lewis and Clark. We too share a common goal, the incredible journey on which numismatics takes us.

We travel with old friends and meet new ones much like Lewis and Clark encountered on their way to the Oregon country. Like them our journey has guides to ease our way. We learn from each other and in turn pass on this knowledge to those we encounter through journals, shared observations, enthusiasm, mutual support and fun.

We hope you enjoy your visit here and the sites you will see, be it on the bourse floor, a trip to The Columbia River Gorge, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Hood, the Oregon Coast or the people, places and sounds of this vibrant city. Take some time to smell the roses enjoy an excellent cup of coffee, a fine Oregon pinot noir or a glass of beer from one of our many our famous micro-breweries.

It is our distinct pleasure to host the ANA and you for the second time since 1998. May you find what you are looking for and above all Keep Smiling!

Commemorative Tokens Issued at National Money Show™

The Willamette Coin Club is the host club for the 2004 ANA National Money Show in Portland Oregon. Special commemorative medals will be issued by the Willamette Coin Club to highlight the event. The obverse bears a likeness of the Rose of the House of Stuart together with the year of the show; Portland, Oregon is known as the Rose City. The reverse bears the logo of the American Numismatic Association.

Noted Oregon celator and engraver Greg Franck-Weiby is the medal’s designer. Mr. Franck-Weiby will be available at the show to strike tokens in pewter and silver for the general public. Tom Maringer of the Shire Post Mint specially struck fifteen hundred copper tokens for the club. All were struck using three different and classic methods of coining. Copper tokens will be given to the first five hundred visitors each day of the National Money Show.

A limited run of about thirty commemorative sets will be available for sale at the convention on a first come first served basis. There will be one each of the tokens struck in copper, pewter, silver and .999 fine gold.

According to convention chairman Larry Gaye: “We are very excited about this event and wanted to have something special planned. Working with Mr. Franck-Weiby and Mr. Maringer has been a delight and we are pleased with the outcome of a lot of hard work.”