The 2023 Pittsburgh ANA convention will be history by the time you read this, but here's a taste of some of the local press coverage from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Mr. Sourel, from Indiana, was among hundreds of coin collectors and vendors to travel to Pittsburgh Tuesday for the World's Fair of Money, hosted by the American Numismatic Association. It runs through Saturday at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
More than 1,200 dealers will be buying and selling rare coins, vintage paper money, medals and tokens in all price ranges as well as gold and silver, said Kim Kiick, executive director of the association.
Many of the experts will provide free, informal evaluations of the public's old money.
Mr. Sourel has been going to coin conventions for over 60 years.
Matthew Brotherton was introduced to collecting in the 1980s when his father took him to the World's Fair of Money in Cincinnati. Now the owner of Vintage Collectibles Group, he is a regular vendor at the events.
It's like being a modern-day treasure hunter, Mr. Brotherton said.
Melissa Khan, originally from Maryland, was introduced to the coin business six years ago when she joined her father's coin collection company. Ms. Khan did not collect before working with her dad, but quickly fell in love with the industry.
I like that everything is really tied to history, she said.
It's cool when you can tie a coin to a specific person or event.
Sydney Engel, a vendor from Nebraska, studied historical preservation in college, then saw a job listing on Craigslist to work in the coin business. Six years and 50 conventions later, she hopes to always be involved with coin collections.
There's something new I learn every day, she said.
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'A treasure': Coin collectors converge in Pittsburgh
Wayne Homren, Editor
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