Want to see a famous penny worth $1 million? That and more than $100 million in other historic and rare coins and paper money will be displayed at the National Money Show. The event is scheduled for Thursday through Friday, March 14-16, 2024, at the Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Admission to the event is free and visitors can also have their old coins and currency appraised.

“The National Money Show is a family-friendly event sponsored by the nonprofit American Numismatic Association (www.money.org). It’s an opportunity for the public to learn about historic money and find out if they might own something valuable,” American Numismatic Association President Thomas J. Uram said.

The penny worth $1 million is a World War II Lincoln cent. When copper was needed for the war effort, pennies made in 1943 were composed of zinc-coated steel and grey in color. However, a few were struck in the copper/bronze alloy that was used the previous year, making them very rare. This mis-made 1943 penny still has the original mint red color eight decades later.

“Money is history you can hold in your hands, and you can see more than $100 million of numismatic national treasures at the show. Among the items on display will be rare examples of early United States Mint coins including the first dimes from 1796 and 1797, early US paper money, as well as rare, octagonal-shaped ‘dollars’ made a century ago by silver miner Joseph Lesher in Victor, Colorado,” Uram said.

Visitors at the National Money Show can also see a one of a kind display of paper money signed by more than 200 World War II era individuals including generals, admirals, presidents, prime ministers, and ambassadors.

“The National Money Show will provide the public access to hundreds of dealers offering extensive numismatic inventory at all price levels as well as educational programming for both beginning and seasoned hobbyists,” American Numismatic Association Executive Director Kim Kiick said. “Many of the dealers will provide complimentary, informal evaluations of the public’s old money.”

The National Money Show will be held in Bartolin Hall at The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs. It will be open on Thursday and Friday from 10 AM to 5 PM and on Saturday at 10 AM to 3:30 PM.

Additional information is available at www.NationalMoneyShow.com or by calling the American Numismatic Association at (719) 632-2646.