American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Day 1

Today was Day 1 of the World’s Fair of Money here in Chicago. The feature of the day was the S.S. Central America Exhibit of Non-Numismatic Artifacts sponsored by Holabird Western Americana Collections. A special video was prepared by the American Numismatic Association which can be accessed HERE.

Here are some images of the exhibit that I took today:

Here is an image of NEMO, the underwater vehicle that was used to photograph and recover the treasure of The S.S. Central America.
Bob Evans NEMO
Bob Evans with NEMO.
Model of the S. S. Central America
Model of the S. S. Central America.
coins nuggets stickpins
Gold coins and natural nugget stickpins.
gold ingot jewelry
Gold ingot and Gold Rush jewelry.
portrait photos
Daguerreotype/Ambrotype portrait photos.
Onboard amenities
Onboard amenities.
Beer and Ale bottles
Beer and Ale bottles.
Clothing that was found in trunks. The pants are white heavy-duty miner’s pants.
Wells Fargo treasure box lid 1
Wells Fargo treasure box lid.
Alsop Company treasure box
Alsop & Company treasure box.
Sather Church treasure box
Sather & Church treasure box.

The bourse is open to the public starting at 1 pm CT today through 5:30 pm. It will be open Wed-Fri from 10 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm (with free admission to the bourse floor on Saturday).

A schedule for the show can be found on our web page HERE.

Ben Costello, President

1 thought on “American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Day 1”

  1. Avatar of Donn Pearlman


    It was a pleasure to meet you at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money. Thank you for your coverage of the amazing S.S. Central America artifacts exhibit.
    Donn Pearlman
    Member of the Bob Evans International Fan Club

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