Two 1804 Dollars: Known as “The King of U.S. Coins,” the 1804 dollar is extremely rare, with only 15 known examples. In a rare double display, the ANA will present both the Type I 1804 dollar (the Cohen specimen) and the Type III 1804 Dollar, which was donated to the ANA by Aubrey and Adeline Bebee in 1991.
Famous Errors: This exhibit acts as a highlight reel of some of the most notable numismatic bloopers, including the 1955 doubled-die Lincoln cent, the classic 1937 D “three legged” buffalo nickel, the 2004 Wisconsin “extra leaf” quarter and the 2007-2009 “godless” dollars. All of these coins feature errors that are easily visible to the naked eye, making them popular collector items and curiosity pieces.
ANA Mobile Archives: The public can see and hold pieces of numismatic history. Featured in this exhibit: the archives and papers of Frank Gasparro, former chief engraver of the United States Mint. Sitting down with an ANA staff member, visitors will be able to view historic artifacts and papers stored in protective cases and covers.
Public admission is $8 (good for all three days); $6 for members of any coin or stamp club; $4 for seniors 65 and older and for children ages 8 to 16. Free admission for children ages 7 and younger. Discount coupons and a Schedule of Events are available online at www.LongBeachExpo.com.
The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. The ANA helps its 26,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of education and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or go to www.money.org.