The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) and U.S. Mint will share a booth at the World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia, according to a news announcement published by the Mint.
ANA’s World’s Fair of Money will be held August 7-11 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, and it is one of the major coin/paper money shows of the year.
Show events and new product releases were also announced, including that of the Making American History Coin and Currency Set to celebrate anniversaries of the two bureaus — the 150th for the BEP and the 220th for the U.S. Mint. The set contains a 2012 American Eagle Silver Proof Coin and one Series 2009 $5 note with a serial # beginning with "150." The Making American History Coin and Currency Set is priced at $72.95, and it will be available for online ordering through the U.S. Mint website at www.usmint.gov.
Other new products include the BEP’s 150th Anniversary Intaglio Print and its $10 Generations Currency Set, at respective prices of $20 and $149.95. The $10 Generations Currency Set includes Series 1995, 2001 and 2009 $10 notes with matching low low serial numbers. Each has a designation of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
In events, U.S. Mint Deputy Director Richard Peterson will participate in the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 2012 World’s Fair of Money at 9:45 a.m. (ET) on August 7.
Later, from 1 to 2 p.m., Peterson will hold a Collector’s Coin Forum at the World Mint Stage.
Also on hand will be Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios who will sign American currency at the shared U.S. Mint/BEP booth. Signing times include August 10 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and August 11 from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. and then again at 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
While there, the U.S. Mint will display rarely seen and never used artists’ models from its vaults, including Frank Gasparro’s 1979 Pattern Flowing Hair Liberty Dollar and Adolf Weinman’s 1916 Pattern Walking Liberty Half Dollar.
The BEP will display its famous Billion Dollar Exhibit, which includes more than $1 billion worth of rare antique currency. It will have several other exhibits that are popular with collectors, including its antique Abraham Lincoln-era Spider Press and an Elephant Press.
Visit www.worldsfairofmoney.com for more information about the 2012 World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia.