News from the Atlanta ANA show

As reported by PNNA member and ANA national volunteer Larry Gaye.

The annual ANA National Money Show™ was held Feb 27-Mar 1, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Its official, Larry and Kathy Rowe were selected by the ANA Board as Honorary Chairs of the National Money Show in Portland, 2015.

Also, Katie Reinders was selected for the upcoming vacancy as the new ANA Intern. This puts her on the ANA Board of Governors for her six month term. Her buddy Cole’s term is ending. Quite an honor.

The ANA Saturday “free” spectacular at the Atlanta Show appears to have been a raging success. Saturday featured a “Free Appraisal” booth in the afternoon. If memory serves it ran from noon till 3:00 p.m. People lined up all day and kept four or so appraisers busy till the end. There were still many folk in line when it had to be cut off. Three 1889-CC Morgans were brought in and a very rare Austrian set was brought in. One of the Austrian items in the set had a cat value of some $15,000. I saw one of the CC’s and it was a real EF and amazingly escaped from cleaning. This is a very valuable coin as uncleaned specimens are very rare.

The other freebee was no entry admission was charged on Saturday. There was buzz on the floor all day Saturday till the bitter end. It actually prevented us from breaking down booths till around 3:00 p.m. or so as there were too many attendees in the aisles. (We normally start at around 1:00 p.m.)

The exhibition of the California buried treasure find by Don Kagin was an amazing draw as well. These three events were very pivotal and provided for a very good show.

ANA is already implementing free Saturday admission (for the 2015 Portland show). Another perk for ANA members is that they are allowed into the show a half-hour before the general public.