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World’s Fair of Money, Pennsylvania Convention Centre, Philadelphia, PA — August 14-18, 2018

An integral part of life as a numismatist is to research and view important coin collections from around the world. This is probably as important as setting up one’s own collection. This year, numismatists from around the world will be flocking to Philadelphia to attend the World’s Fair of Money, an important global event organised by the American Numismatic Association (ANA).

What is the event all about

The event is a 5-day exposition which will be held from 14th to 18th August 2018 at the Pennsylvania Convention Centre, located in Philadelphia. Based in downtown Philadelphia, the centre is strategically located for all visitors and has convenient transport links from all over. The convention centre boasts of a million square feet of space available for meetings, exhibitions, etc. It also has the largest ballroom in the northeastern part of the US. The fair will be held in halls D and E, which are located at 1101 Arch Street. The event will not only showcase rare coins and currency bank notes but also stamps, postcards and other items of antique and philatelic importance.

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Registration and timings

If you are a keen numismatist and are interested in attending this event, you can register for the fair here, by clicking on this link.  The fair is open to visitors from 1 pm on 14th August. From the following day till 18th August, the show will open at 10 am. The event will close at 6 pm on all days, barring the last, when it will close at 4 pm. Members of the ANA will enjoy free entry and special entry timings that allow them to enter the event half an hour earlier than the general public. The admission price is $8 per adult non-member, with the exception of Saturday. Kids below 12 go free to the event on all days. Admission to the event will close every day at 17:30 hours.

World's Fair of Money 2018
Rare and valuable coin collections can often be worth millions

Exhibitors from all over

Important numismatic entities will participate in the event. Coin grading experts like PCGSANACS and NGC will have their stalls up at the event. PCGS will start accepting submissions for on-site grading of coins on 13th August and have advised attendees to the exhibition to check with a PCGS representative at their booth for the exact timings for acceptance of submissions.

The 2017 World’s Fair of Money was held at the Colorado Convention Centre in Denver, Colorado last August. The event had 500 bourse tables, which included a special sale by the US Mint that attracted considerable public interest. There were two auctions held at the 2017 event by renowned auctioneers – Heritage Auctions and Stacks-Bowers. The two auctions generated several million in sales. Interestingly, prior to the 2017 World’s Fair of Money, the previous one was held 11 years ago in 2006.

Talk to the numismatist team at Physical Gold

If you’re a keen numismatist and want to know more about buying rare coins, look no further. Our team of numismatic experts can guide you on where and how to invest in valuable coins. Call us on 020 7060 9992 or email our numismatic team to find out more.


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Daniel Fisher formed physical Gold in 2008, after working in the financial industry for 20 years. He spent much of that time working within the new issue fixed income business at a top tier US bank. In this role, he traded a large book of fixed income securities, raised capital for some of the largest government, financial, and corporate institutions in the world and advised the leading global institutional investors. Daniel is CeFA registered and is a member of the Institute of Financial Planning.

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