A U.S. nickel valued at $3 million USD is among the top attractions slated to appear at the upcoming National Money Show in Orlando, Fla., this March 9-11.
“It’s a family-friendly, educational event sponsored by the American Numismatic Association,” explained Jeff Garrett, president of the 25,000 member non-profit association.
“Money is history you can hold in your hands, and there will be more than $100 million of numismatic treasures on public display from spectacular ancient Greek coins to modern money.”
Among the special exhibits of historic, rare items from the ANA Money Museum in Colorado will be one of the five known 1913 Liberty Head nickels. It’s insured today for $3 million USD. One of its previous owners often kept this valuable nickel in his pocket to show to strangers.
The museum displays also include a 1793-dated silver “half disme” (an early spelling of dime), one of the first coins ever struck by the U.S. Mint at the request of President George Washington; recovered Spanish fleets sunken treasure; and examples errors.
The only known complete collection of historic Florida National Bank Notes—specially printed paper money issued in the Sunshine State from 1865 to 1935—will be on exhibit for the first time ever, courtesy of William Youngerman of Boca Raton.
More than 350 dealers from across the U.S. will be buying and selling rare coins, vintage paper money, medals, tokens and gold and silver. Many of the numismatic experts will provide free, informal appraisals of the public’s old coins and paper money.
“Tangible assets, like rare coins, are highly sought after in uncertain times,” said Garrett. “The National Money Show in Orlando will offer one of the best selections ever.”
Educational seminars and a children’s treasure trivia game will be offered during the show, and Kagin’s, of California, will conduct a public auction of rare coins and paper money.
The show will be open March 9 and 10 from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and on March 11 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults; however, children 12 and under are admitted free, and admission is free for everyone on March 11.