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25 May 2019

Coin Show Tips

Coin Shows | user_55042

Hello everyone, if you are planning on going to a coin show at all in the future, I recommend you read this.Coin shows are very fun to go to and if you are looking to buy anything from numismatics to bullion coin shows have really good deals to buy that stuff. I am going to tell you some coin show tips.The first thing is that when you are looking through a dealers coins, never put your hands by your pockets or bags because they might think you are stealing their stuff. Also don't put your bags on your lap, put them behind or underneath your chair. If you are looking through coins make sure to remember what came from what box and put the ones you don't want in the right place. Another thing to keep away from the table is your books or checklists because people can slip coins into them. When handling coins always handle them like they are yours; carefully and by the edges.Now that you know your coin show etiquette I'm going to teach you some ways to get good coins for good prices. The first thing you need to do before the coin show is study. You need to study as much about numismatics as you can. Know the the price you want to pay for different coins and know the key dates. If you know all of that you will be able to buy good things, and if you want, make money on them. If you see a bin of junk silver, search through it for good coins that are worth the price. Also, ask dealers if they have a "sale" or "bargain" bin (most have them). If they have it, search through it and try to find something that is worth more than what you are going to pay for. Also at coin shows, you can always make the dealers an offer on their things sometimes they will agree or maybe bring the price down to what they want. Next, it's time for what you should bring. This is mainly for big coin shows but bring good walking shoes, you will be walking a lot. Bring lots of cash because if yo don't you will be wishing you did. Also if you have things that you want to buy specifically, make a list and bring it. Something that you will really need, is a magnifying glass/ loup.If you have a coin that yo want to sell or figure out the value of, bring it to a coin show. The people there are really nice and will help value your coin. Some people will even buy the coin (look for tables with "buying" signs.The next time you go to a coin show, remember these tips and have fun.

09 May 2019

Thank you South Shore Coin Club for ANA Table at your 55th Annual Show and Boy Scout Clinic

Coin Shows | ANA Official Post | ANAStaff

The South Shore Coin Club (SSCC -www.ssccmke.org) hosted their 55th Annual Coin Show on April 12 – 13, 2019, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, located near the airport in Milwaukee, WI. The Crown Plaza is an excellent location for a coin show with its free airport shuttle and parking, a well-lit and carpeted convention hall, a very nice restaurant and the Interstate within blocks of the hotel. The Milwaukee based SSCC holds the largest coin show in the State of Wisconsin. A special thanks to General Chairmen Mike McAndrews long with assistant Chair James Taylor, along with the officers and members of the SSCC for giving the American Numismatic Association (ANA -www.money.org) a free table. Mike McAndrews is also President of the SSCC. We signed up 15 new members for the Association.We also signed up two patrons for the upcoming ANA convention in Rosemont, IL on August 13 – 17, 2019.Paragon Numismatics Dealer, Andrew Kimmel, from Mequon, WI. made a 501 © (3) donation of $500 to the ANA and designated for the Library fund. We talked to many people who had an interest in collecting, and they took a copy of The Numismatist and an application to join.

02 May 2019

The Vibrant Heart of Our Hobby

Coin Shows | Just Mokie

Most of us in the hobby have a special place in our heart for the Coin Show. Whether it be a large national show like Worlds Fair of Money, a strong regional show, like FUN or Long Beach, a smaller show like PAN, or the smallest shows organized by local clubs with maybe 30 participants at the bourse. Regardless of the size of the show, they all have one thing in common, US, the Numismatist, filling our albums, finding our treasures, and trying very hard to instill the love of our hobby to the next generation.

06 Dec 2018

Attending Your First Coin Show

Coin Shows | ANAStaff

The best way to become a successful numismatist, as well as familiarize yourself with the culture surrounding the hobby, is to attend coin shows on a regular basis. This also is one of the best ways to purchase coins, tokens, medals and paper money. Some people prefer the anonymity of the Internet, but the prices can be higher there. Overall, you can’t beat the fun and camaraderie of being part of a hobby community.

27 Nov 2018

The 60th Annual I.S.N.A. Coin Show

Coin Shows | World_Coin_Nut

As some of you noticed I have kind of "checked out" for the last month or so. Part of this is due to the upcoming Indiana State NumsimaticAssociation (ISNA) annual show coming up in December. In addtionto being on there board I am also the editor of there newsletter amongst other things. The show program this year has been taking up a lot of my time and attention.

25 Nov 2018

Vienna, Va Coin Show: The Stamp Room

Coin Shows | Jonas's Coins

A couple of weeks ago I bought some coins and stamps at the Vienna, VA coin show. The show was split up into two rooms, which were the coin room and the stamp room.

06 Oct 2018

The Burns Library

Coin Shows | Just Mokie

If any of you are in the or near the Pittsburgh PA area, I urge you to visit the PAN (Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists) coin show, held twice a year in Monroeville, PA. One of the highlights of a very active bourse floor is the educational opportunity afforded by the excellent Burns Library traveling collection. This numismatic library is set up near the lecture and exhibit area so that anyone at the show, can spend as much time as they want doing research or simply enjoying a good book. The Library book list can be found at this link:

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