The Michigan State Numismatic Society

 The Michigan State Numismatic Society is proud to partner with the American Numismatic Association (ANA) to bring their Road Show to the 2014 Fall Convention and Coin Show on November 28-30.  The ANA Road Show will be presenting an exhibit during the Convention which will be held at Macomb Community College Sports and Expo Center in Warren.  The Road Show will feature two of the world’s   rarest numismatic treasures: the 1804 Bust Dollar and the 1913 Liberty Nickel.  These two rarities are valued at over $5 million dollars.  Specimens of rare currency will also be exhibited.  These exhibits will give Michigan collectors and other viewers a once in a lifetime opportunity to see some of the most impressive items from the ANA Edward C. Rochette Money Museum located in Colorado Springs.    

The five 1913 Liberty “V” Nickels were struck under mysterious circumstances at the Philadelphia Mint  Their existence was unknown until the five pieces were first displayed at the 1920 ANA Convention by Samuel Brown.  A former owner, James McDermott, carried this display nickel in his pocket to show fellow bar patrons.  He would brag about its rarity and value.   Consequently, this specimen has circulation marks.  Imagine carrying such a rare numismatic item in your pocket!

The 1804 Dollar is known as the King of U.S. Coins due to its rarity, with only 15 known examples to exist.

This is the first time the ANA Roadshow has been to Michigan.  In keeping with MSNS tradition, there will be no charge to attend the show and view these rarities.  Don’t miss this once in a lifetime experience!  Stay tuned for more information regarding the educational opportunities at the MSNS Fall Convention and Coin Show.  To learn more about the ANA Road Show, visit the website at

Do you have the next million dollar coin?

A big thank you to the following:

Julianna Wostyn and Ron Sirna for having the vision and determination to come up with this brilliant idea and making it a reality.

Gary Atkins who was instrumental in assisting MSNS in securing the exhibit.


Images Courtesy of the American Numismatic Association

Images Courtesy of the American Numismatic Association