By John and Nancy Wilson, ANA National VolunteersThe Ocala Coin club http://www.ocalacoinclub.com held their 34th Annual Coin Show on February 2 â€“ 4, 2017 at the Motel 6 Conference Center in Ocala, FL. We want to thank the Ocala Coin Club Show Chairman Rich Selvar, Club President Lawrence McManus and the officers and members for providing a table for the American Numismatic Association ANA â€“ www.money.org Our location at the front entrance was super and we were able to sign up 20 new or renewing members, plus convert one to Life Membership. A special thanks to Professor Paul Chun from Gainesville, FL for donating $25 for the shipment of the coin show kit. The Motel 6 conference center, located right off I-75 is a great location for the annual coin show. The convention center is well-lit and has free parking. The 53 dealers occupying 70 tables were kept busy by the 924 who registered for the event. Security was outstanding. Much of the success is due to the 500 post cards sent out, local paid and free newspaper advertising and the numismatic press, including the free â€ślocal coin showsâ€ť ad in The Numismatist. The show is already sold out for next yearâ€™s event. The club is a 50 + year member of the ANA. The show featured free admission, wooden nickels, hourly silver coin prizes, an all gold raffle and free coins for kids. The food vendor had outstanding selections and reasonable prices. The club had over 30 members assisting at registration, raffle sales, with many of them helping with set-up and breakdown. We look forward to next yearâ€™s Ocala Coin Club show which is set for this same location on February 1 - 3, 2018. Thanks again, John and Nancy Wilson ANA National Volunteers
i went to my second coin show this past weekend and purchased some really cool coins. I got my first 3 cent piece (1865) and a few silver dimes ($1.50 each [great deal!!!!!]). i also got a few buffalo nickels and now i am almost complete with the later years of the set. another item that i got was 2 war nickels and 2 1939-P and S jeffersons (about $1 each). over all i had a blast at the show talked with some of the dealers that i have met at the last show and can't wait for the next show. i am trying to go to other shows but this is one of the only shows that have convenient times and is not to far away from my house.