The American Numismatic Association (ANA) board of governors voted on Dec. 16 to cancel the 2021 National Money Show, slated for March 11-13 in Phoenix, Ariz., due to heightened COVID-19 concerns.
With a 7-2 vote in favour of cancelling, the majority of the board expresses concerns about the ANA’s inability to ensure the safety of its members, dealers, staff and show-goers.
“Although we share the disappointment of collectors and dealers in cancelling the Phoenix National Money Show, it is the right decision given the wide range of uncertainties we currently face,” said ANA Executive Director Kim Kiick, who added the association is exploring a virtual convention for May 2021.
The board also discussed the 2021 Summer Seminar (scheduled for June 19-24 and June 26-July 1) at its recent meeting.
Colorado College, the long-time venue of the annual education-focused seminar, will forgo hosting in-person events in 2021 due to COVID-19.
The ANA board is set to vote at its Jan. 19 meeting whether it prefers to move the event to the University of Denver or a virtual venue.
Other 2021 U.S. event cancellations include the Jan. 7-10 Florida United Numismatists Convention; the Jan. 8-17 New York International Numismatic Convention; and the Feb. 4-6 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp, and Sports Card Expo in California.