"It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many people to see these historic, valuable treasures, and to rediscover gold in Sacramento," said Larry Shepherd, Executive Director of the American Numismatic Association.
Sacramento, California (PRWEB) March 14, 2011
The headline-making, nine pound gold nugget recently discovered in Northern California will be publicly displayed for three days in Sacramento along with over $100 million of historic Gold Rush era money, famous rare coins and colorful, vintage currency at the National Money Show™, March 17 - 19, 2011 in the Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street.
The educational, family event is sponsored by the nonprofit American Numismatic Association (http://www.money.org). Many of the 500 dealers from across the country who will be buying and selling at the show will also provide free, informal appraisals for the public's old coins and currency.
Weighing just under 100 troy ounces (about nine pounds avoirdupois), the enormous gold nugget discovered last March in Nevada County is the largest verifiable California nugget in existence. It will be publicly exhibited courtesy of Holabird-Kagin Americana of Reno, Nevada.
Special exhibits from the American Numismatic Association Money Museum in Colorado Springs and from private collections nationwide include historic California Gold Rush era coins and century-old Sacramento paper money along with the first-ever display in Sacramento of:
- The legendary Brasher Doubloon; struck by George Washington's neighbor in 1787, it's the first gold coin made for the young United States and insured today for $7.5 million.
- One of the five known 1913 Liberty Head nickels; insured for $2.5 million, one former owner kept it in his pocket for decades to show strangers he owned the world's most valuable nickel.
- A famous 1804 U.S. silver dollar; known as "The King of Coins," it is one of only 15 known and insured for $3.5 million.
- An exhibit of autographs of U.S. Presidents with examples of vintage coins that circulated during their administrations.
"It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many people to see these historic, valuable treasures, and to rediscover gold in Sacramento," said Larry Shepherd, Executive Director of the American Numismatic Association. The Congressionally chartered association is dedicated to educating and encouraging people to study and collect money and related items.
"Money is history you can hold in your hands," said Clifford Mishler, President of the association. "There will be educational seminars, exhibits and a children's treasure hunt trivia game with free prizes. Representatives of the United States Mint will showcase the latest commemorative coins, and over 500 professional coin and currency dealers will be buying and selling items with the public ranging from $1 to $1 million."
Heritage Auctions of Dallas (http://www.HA.com) will conduct a major public auction of rare U.S. coins in conjunction with the show.
The National Money Show will be held in the Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street, Thursday through Saturday, March 17 - 19, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. General admission is $6. Children 12 and under as well as ANA members under are admitted free.
For additional information and a coupon good for $2 off the regular admission price, visit online at http://www.NationalMoneyShow.com or call (719) 482-9857.
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