USMEX 2017 Convention Preview 2017-09-11T23:49:32+00:00

U.S. Mexican Numismatic Association


Our sixth annual convention will be held Thursday through Saturday, October 12-14, 2017 at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort, 6333 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Our boutique convention is a unique experience designed for serious collectors of Mexican and Latin American Numismatics.  It is primarily a social and educational event combined with a bourse floor containing the most extensive inventory of Mexican and Latin American collectibles that you will find.  It is the must attend event of the year for serious collectors.

Event Schedule


Dealer Setup12:00-5:00pm
Early Entry2:00-5:00pm ($10 Donation)
Welcome Party &
Silent Auction

Friday & Saturday

Dealer Entry8:00am
Dealer Setup9:00am to 6:00pm
SpeakersThree Daily at 10:00am, 1:00pm and 2:30pm


Counterfeit Detection 4

Dunigan / Sedwick / Ponterio

World Countermarks on Mexican Coinage

Kyle Ponterio

War of Independence

Carlos Jara

Mexican Colonial Proclamation Medals

William Sigl

Mexican Fractional Pillar Coinage

Brad Yonaka

Mexican Coins in Costa Rican Numismatics

Manuel Chacon – Curator of the Central Bank Museum of Costa Rica


Lois & Don Bailey & Son Hemet, California

Baja Numismatics Albuquerque, New Mexico

Cris Bierrenbach Dallas, Texas

Robert Briggs Guadalajara, Mexico

Dave Busse Harlingen, Texas

Mike Dunigan Company Fort Worth, Texas

Sal Falcone San Jose, California

Moneta Tucson Arizona

Paul Karon Weston, Florida

Mint and Print Tempe Arizona

Daniel Sedwick Winter Park, Florida

Stacks Bowers Irvine, California

Stephen Album Rare Coins Santa Rosa, California

M Louis Teller Encino, California

Dave Wagner Fort Worth, Texas

World Wide Coins Santa Rosa, California

World Numismatics Carefree, Arizona

AMERICAN NUMISMATIC SOCIETY.  We are very pleased that the ANS will be attending our convention again.  They will be bringing a great display of coins from their collection.  If you are not already a member, we highly recommend you join.    Ute Wartenberg Kagan, the Executive Director of the Society will be here to answer any questions you may have.

WELCOME PARTY. The welcome party, which has become one of the highlights of the event, will be held Thursday at 5pm on the pool area patio just outside the convention rooms. Appetizers will be served, courtesy of Cris Bierrenbach, and the bar will be open for you to purchase beverages of your choice. Be sure to arrive in time for the welcome party!

SILENT AUCTION. The silent auction consists of donations of coins, currency, books and other items from our members and supporters to raise funds for the organization.  The silent auction has been a resounding success and is a major source of income for the Association. Last year 25 donated items realized over $5,000 for the organization. Please make a donation to this worthy cause.

AWARDS CEREMONY. Awards will be presented during the Welcome Party to various members of the organization for their contributions during 2016.

COUNTERFEIT DETECTION SEMINAR. Our most popular seminar has been the one on counterfeit detection, which is presented by some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field, including Kent Ponterio, Dan Sedwick, and Mike Dunigan. This seminar will be continued each year covering new areas of counterfeit detection.

EXPANDED BOURSE FLOOR.  This year we have expanded the bourse area to include Latin American Coins and Currency and are pleased to welcome new dealers.

BOOK SALE. We have received donations of books and auction catalogs from generous members and will be setting up a large table to sell these items at very reasonable prices which will benefit the Association. If you have excess books and auction catalogs in your library that you would like to donate, please send them to me at my office address below.

EXHIBITS. We would like to have approximately six displays on the convention floor. So far we have several excellent proposals. If you are interested in setting up a display, give me a call. Once again, we will be judging and giving out awards for the best displays.

IAPN TABLE. The International Association of Professional Numismatists has graciously donated four new microscopes to the Association. The microscopes will be located at a special table on the bourse floor and are available for use by attendees.

LOCAL ACTIVITIES. The hotel is located in Scottsdale close to a huge selection of restaurants, golf courses and shopping.  Other nearby activities include everything from casinos to indoor skydiving and a dolphinarium,

HOTEL RESERVATIONS. We have arranged a special room rate at the Resort of $169 per night. The easiest way to make a reservation follow the link below. You can make your reservations now and I strongly urge you not to wait. Last year, room rates were much higher after our block sold out.

ADMISSION. Admission to the convention will be free to members, $5 to nonmembers and free to all family members and children under 15. Early entry is available to members only Thursday afternoon for a $10 per person donation to the Association.

Hotel Information

Group Name: U.S. Mexican Numismatic Association, Inc

Arrival Date: 11-Oct-2017

Departure Date: 15-Oct-2017

Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas (Property Code:  SCTSH)

6333 North Scottsdale Road |Scottsdale, AZ  85250-5428