Last Updated 4 December 2021

Bob Russell is working on acquiring the exhibits for FUN 2022 Convention. If you would to display at our convention this January contact Bob Russell.

To exhibit contact Bob Russell @ FUNExhibits@Gmail.com.

Class A: U.S. Coins

Featuring:

  • MORGAN SILVER DOLLARS
  • Morgan Silver dollars are quite possibly one of the most collected and stunning coins of the U.S. Mint. This exhibit shows some of these amazing coins and their history.

  • MY STUDY OF SILVER ROOSEVELT DIME REEDING
  • There are two different reed counts on silver Roosevelt dimes. This exhibit goes over the counting and listing, and two possible reasons for the different reed counts.

  • SELECTED US KENNEDY ERROR COINS
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    Class B: Paper Money

  • Featuring:
  • Selected National Banknotes From Milwaukee Wisconsin
  • What you will see in this exhibit is a selection of large and small size National Bank Notes that are available by the ten of thirteen issuing Nation Banks of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

  • WESTERN AND ATLANTIC RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION
  • The Georgia legislature recognized the importance of fostering railroad construction to open up the western portions of the state and granted charters to build three major lines in 1833: Augusta to Athens, Savannah to Macon, and Macon to Forsyth. The legislature followed up by establishing the Western & Atlantic Railroad (W&A RR) in 1836 to connect the Chattahoochee River to the Tennessee River. They also provided for the extension of the railroad from Athens and Forsyth to the W&A RR.

  • STARTING YOUR OWN POSTAGE AND FRACTIONAL CURRENCY COLLECTION
  • This exhibit illustrates a simple type set collection of all 23 different notes that were issued by the National Currency Bureau both during and the 10 years following the Civil War. The notes are presented in the 5 different issues that were released during its 14 year run, along with production information and total value of each issue. A collector new to this field of numismatics should have no difficulty in building their own simple type set of Postage and Fractional Currency. The exhibit also provides a glimpse of additional possibilities whereby a collector may choose to expand beyond a 23 note type set into the many other varieties available in this field of our country's numismatic history.

    Class C: Medal, Orders, Decorations and Tokens

  • Featuring:
  • PUERTO RICO MEDALS AND MILITARY DECORATIONS: 1855-1909
  • On exhibit here you will find a collection of Puerto Rico medals and military decorations from the period 1855 to 1909. The display features medals minted to commemorate the Fairs and Public Exhibitions of 1855, 1860, 1871, 1882, and the Public Exposition medal of 1893 celebrating the 400th anniversary of the discovery of Puerto Rico by Christopher Columbus in 1493.

  • SELECTED ARMENIAN MEKHITARIST MEDALS
  • The Armenian Mekhitarists are a Roman Catholic monastic order founded in 1701 with monasteries in Venice, Italy and Vienna, Austria. Their principal missions are scholarships and education. Following the European custom, they have struck numerous medals commemorating their founder, Abbot Mekhitar od Sebastia, as well as various aspects of Armenian history and culture. Through the medium of numismatic creations, the work of these gentle and learned monks is revealed to a wider audience. This display presents a selected group of choice and rare Armenian medals in their historical context, collected over the past 35 years.

  • THE LIBERTY DOLLAR, AN IMPRESSIVE ACHIEVEMENT
  • The Liberty Dollar Story is about one man, Bernard von Nothaus, who attempted to change a system of currency. He is not the only person who has voiced opposition to a fiat currency. He is however, the most effective person who has spoken up and taken decisive action toward correcting the situation.

  • THE SEVEN VIDEO GAME TOKENS FROM THE 1982 WORLD'S FAIR
  • This exhibit will look at the seven video game tokens issued specifically at the 1982 World's Fair.

  • "THE WORLD IN FLIGHT"
  • Aviation history 1903 - 1947 through selected U.S. and foreign tokens and medals.

  • CONSTANTINO AFFER, ENGRAVER, SCULPTOR, AND WORLD MEDALIST
  • Explore the work of the Italian medalist Constatino Affer, from an obscure sculptor to the Director of Art at the Milan company Lorioli Fratelli.

  • U.S.C.G.BARQUE EAGLE "AMERICA'S TALLSHIP
  • Explore how a ship commissioned by Adolf Hitler in 1936 became the premier Naval Training Vessel for Officer Cadets at the United States Coast Guard academy and became known as America's Tallship.

  • THE SOCIETY OF MEDALIST
  • Showcasing the fine medalic artwork from some of America's top scukptors.

    Class D: Foreign Coins

  • Featuring:
  • VIRTUS & VICTORIA: COINS RELATING TO THE SEVERAN WAR AGAINST THE TRIBES OF CALEDONIA
  • This exhibit presents a selection of coins relating to the was conducted by the Roman emperor Septimius Severus (193-211 CE) against the tribal inhabitants of Caledonia. The intent here is not to put forth a comprehensive history of this war. It is to examine coins which illustrate the concepts of virtus and victoria within the context of this war, and which were issued contemporaneously with it.

  • KNIGHTS OF THE SWISS CANTONS
  • On display is a complete set (minus 1) of Swiss Cantonal coins, all with Knight Devices, ranging from 1795 to the last Knight in 1845.

  • SELECTED COIN LINKED TO THE LIFE OF JESUS
  • Many of the comments and the parables of Jesus made reference to coins and money. Many of the coins are shown here. Also shown is an example of the coin given to Judas Iscariot, the shekel of Tyre and other coins related to his life and death.

  • "RULE BRITANNIA! BRITANNIA'S 350 YEAR REIGN ON BRITAIN'S COINS''
  • This exhibit explains Britannia's image on Britain's coins from 1672 to the present.

  • "THE FLAVIAN DYNASTY OF ANCIENT ROME"
  • A selection of roman coins of various denominations depicting Vespasian, Titus, and Domitian. It tells the story of their lives, accomplishments, and reigns during the Roman Empire 64 AD - 96 AD.

    Class E: Errors

    Featuring:

  • THE LINCOLN WAM AND CAM CENTS
  • On display are the nine varieties of Wide AM and Close AM cents. Usually called WAM and CAM cents, they can be found in circulation and have a value between $5 and $25,000.

  • "UNBELEAFABLE - THE WISCONSIN STATE QUARTER "EXTRA LEAF" ERRORS"
  • This exhibit explores the 2004-D Wisconsin "extra leaf" quarters and their lore in the state quarters series.

  • "SELECTED US ERROR NOTES"
  • This selection of error notes is going to delight many of you. Many of them are seldomly seen by the public.

    Class F: Miscellaneous

  • Featuring:
  • BRYAN MONEY, MYSTERIES REVEALED - THE MONEY WE WANT
  • William Jennings Bryan rocked the political world when he delivered his "Cross of Gold" speech to the 1896 Democratic Party National Convention. He came from nowhere to win the party's presidential nomination. At age 36, Bryan was one year older than the required age to be president.

  • SATIRICAL NOTES: POLITICAL STATEMENT OR FOLK ART?
  • If you've been around numismatics for a while, chances are you,ve heard of Hobo Nickels. In fact, there have been classes held at ANA's Summer Seminars to help teach people about them and actually how they are carved using our 5c coinage. However, before the Hobo Nickel there were satirical notes - currency which had the portrait modified so that it appears as someone other than the original engraved individual, similar to what is done today in making a Hobo Nickel. This exhibit shows the origin of satirical notes and information on the individual who started it all. It also shares with the viewer examples of the different styles employed in making satirical notes which have evolved as more artists have applied their skills to making these fun pieces over time.

  • MAC COINS: 5 TOKENS FOR 50 YEARS OF BIG MACS
  • In 1966 McDonalds started serving the BigMacs nationwide. Fifty years later they served up MacCoins worldwide for the numismatic community.

  • "SAVED IN THE NICK OF TIME. SELECTED ITEMS SAVED FROM THE MELTING POT"
  • An amazing selection of gold and silver items found in coin stores which usually go to be melted down.

  • "HAWAII; FROM ROYAL KINGDOM THROUGH BECOMING A STATE OF THE U.S.A."
  • Coins, currency, tokens, medals, and engravings from the different stages of the changes of Hawaii.

  • NEVER FORGET - A NUMISMATIC TRIBUTE TO 9-11 FIRST RESPONDERS
  • On September 11, 2001 terrorist attacked and destroyed the World Trade Center in New York City, inflicted significant damage on the Pentagon and downed United Fligh 95 in Pennsylvania. This display pays tribute to the First Responders wjho sacrificed their lives to save others from these attacks. A collection of medallions and commemoratives that depict the organizations and places that helped during these tragic events.

    Class G: Young Numismatists

  • Featuring:
  • U.S.COINS: HALF DOLLARS
  • A look at half dollars throughout United States history

    Class H: FUN Member Clubs

  • Featuring:
  • THE OCALA COIN CLUB: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE, AND IT'S MEMBERS
  • The Ocala Coin Club looks to remember the past, work on the present, prepare for the future, and help all of our members share their collections.

  • "LOVE TOKEN SOCIETY CELEBRATES 50 YEARS"
  • This exhibit will show what a love token is, examples of love tokens, and the publications and information on 50 years of the Love Token Society.

    One Case Exhibit

  • Featuring:
  • NOT YOUR TYPICAL COLLECTION

    This exhibit is designed to provide inspiration to young collectors on what is possible.

  • DENOMINATION SET OF DUAL-SIDED WHITE LINE ENGRAVING FRACTIONAL ESSAYS
  • The difficult and time-consuming technique of engraving white lines as opposed to colored lines for producing currency printing plates was developed to serve as a counterfeiting deterrent. The National Currency Bureau, predecessor to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, began experimenting with this engraving method (referred to as 'negative engraving') in the development of possible reverse image designs for the new 2nd issue of fractional currency. However, it was not adopted and as such, only rare essay examples exist. This exhibit provides viewers the opportunity to see rare examples of what could have been the negative reverse design for the 2nd issue of fractional currency.

  • CELEBRATING PCGS: MEDALS AND MORE
  • This exhibit focuses on the 30th and 35th anniversary medals of the Professional Coin Grading Service, as well as other odd PCGS items.

  • COSTA RICAN COLONES
  • Coins and currency from Costa Rica

  • "CHECKS OF SANFORD B. DOLE, A MAN WHO HELPED SHAPE HAWAII"
  • Sanford B. Dole was the only President of the Republic of Hawaii.

    He became the first territorial governor of the territory of Hawaii in 1959.

  • THE HISTORY OF THE CLEMSON UNIVERSITY $2 NOTE
  • Since 1977 Clemson University students and alumni have been stamping the teams icon "Tigar Paw" on $2 notes and taking them to be used around town and at all away games. This display features the Tigar Paw $2 note, discusses the history of the modern $2 note and explores the rich history and tradition of the Clemson University $2 note.

  • "PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND - ONE CENT 1871
  • The only type coin issued for Prince Edward Island.

    Non-Competitive

  • Featuring:
  • THE ANA IN THE LAND OF FUN
  • This exhibit displays exonumia collected from the six shows held by the American Numismatic Association, in the state of Florida, beginning in 1967 and with the last show being held in 2017.

  • BOGGS MONEY

    In this exhibit is displayed a complete set of six plastic Sacagawea-like dollars. These are the Boggs versions of the coin. He had 100,000 produced of which he used 1300 in exchange for 5 ounces of gold bullion.

  • WOOD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT NICKELS
  • Back in 1934 wooden nickels were invented. They were mainly used as souvenirs, promotion, advertisement, or as a redeemable token. The purpose of this display is to educate people on this inexpensive fascinating hobby.

  • A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS
  • The purpose of this display is to help make sense of elongated cents by showcasing various examples that tell a story of people, places, special occasions, and conventions.

  • HAVING FUN WITH EXONUMIA
  • This exhibit showcases a sampling of various items from over the years that attendees could have received at the FUN Shows. The purp[ose of this exhibit is to share some of my FUN Show exonumia and the different types of items to keep an eye out for.

  • J. S. G. BOGGS T-SHIRTS
  • Bogg's artwork on T-shirts.