ANA Issues Notification of COVID Exposure for World’s Fair of Money Attendees & Dealers

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The American Numismatic Association (ANA) has issued the following notification for attendees and dealers of the World’s Fair of Money last week in Chicago. The notification warns of COVID exposure and that several dealers from the event have tested positive for COVID-19. The COVID exposure notification comes just a week after the show wrapped up in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont and general feedback was positive. The ANA notes that it took measures to prevent …

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The Planchet: The ANS in the Time of COVID

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The American Numismatic Society (ANS) has released the second episode of the second season of its outstanding podcast, The Planchet. This particular episode is focused on the Society itself and how it coped and functioned as the COVID pandemic became all-to-real and effectively shut down on-site operations. Indeed, this episode is the first that the Society has been able to record in person. Season 2, Episode 2 does something never before attempted in exactly one …

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Long Beach Coin Expo Cancels June Event

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The following is a Press Release from the Long Beach Expo, announcing that its June event has been cancelled. The expo was set to take place from June 17-19 but will not take place out of an “abundance of caution” due to the COVID-19 pandemic that continues. The show is just the latest in a long list of coin shows, conventions, and expositions that have been cancelled over the past 12 months. Those cancellations include …

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Phoenix 2021 National Money Show Officially Cancelled

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The following is a Press Release sent to the Numismatic press from the American Numismatic Association (ANA). The Association has announced that the 2021 National Money show, slated to be held in Phoenix, Arizona March 11-13, 2021, has been cancelled due to concerns with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The board voted 7-2 to cancel the event with concerns about safety to members, dealers, staff and visitors as the United States continues to struggle with the …

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Mint Changes Shipping Options for Signature-Required Shipments

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The United States Mint has changed their shipping options for signature-required shipments starting this month. In an email to the Numismatic press, the Mint announced that it was removing the option for signature-required shipments and will stop paying for the service all together with carriers. As the email explains, which can be found below, many carriers like UPS, FedEx, and the USPS have adopted a “knock and verify” policy for signature required packages. The Mint …

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