Willamette Coin Club
PO Box 5133
Beaverton, OR. 97007-0133

For Immediate Release

March 8, 2004

For Further Information
503 579 6416

Commemorative Tokens Issued at National Money Show

The Willamette Coin Club is the host club for the 2004 ANA National Money Show in Portland Oregon. According to the General Chairman of the show, , special commemorative medals will be issued by the Willamette Coin Club to highlight the event.

The obverse bears a likeness of the Rose of the House of Stuart together with the year of the show; Portland, Oregon is known as the Rose City. The reverse bears the logo of the American Numismatic Association.

Noted Oregon celator and engraver Greg Franck-Weiby is the medal's designer. Mr. Franck-Weiby will be available at the show to strike tokens in pewter and silver for the general public.

Tom Maringer of the Shire Post Mint specially struck eighteen hundred copper tokens for the club. All were struck using three different and classic methods of coining.
Copper tokens will be given to the first five hundred visitors each day of the National Money Show; no more than fifteen hundred will be struck for the public.

A limited run of commemorative sets will be available for sale at the convention on a first come first served basis. The club expects the number to be no more than thirty. There will be one each of the tokens struck in copper, pewter, silver and .999 fine gold.

According to Gaye: " We are very excited about this event and wanted to have something special planned. Working with Mr. Franck-Weiby and Mr. Maringer has been a delight and we are pleased with the outcome of a lot of hard work."

Dates of the 2004 ANA National Money Show are March 26-28, 2004 in Portland, Oregon.

For more information on the National Money Show, please visit www.money.org or call ANA Meeting Services 1-800-467-5725.


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