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18 Jul 2022

Numismatic education and exhibits at local coin club shows.

| user_33663

I just became the acting President of the Illinois Numismatic Assn and we decided not to have our annual convention/show in September for lack of a bourse chair and profitable venue. We do have a location reserved for 2023, but what else can ILNA do in 2022, if we do not have a convention?
Well, we decided to purchase tables at other club's shows and provide education and exhibits at those local coin club shows. So this Sunday I will be in Springfield, IL at their 70 table show, and next Sunday I will be in Crystal Lake, IL and then I will be at the Greater Chicago show in Tinley Park, IL Sept 30-Oct 2, then in Elgin, IL on October 30, and back in Springfield in November.
It's really easy to get into local coin shows with an education table, you just pay the $70 table fee and order an ANA show kit, plus a few other educational items and giveaway items. We can also recruit the show patrons and dealers to be part of the ILNA programs we run, like the Associates program.
So question for the group. Does your state organization have a table at your local coin shows? Is it a membership table, an education table, or does it provide program information and recruitment?
Share with us what kind out outreach and education you have at your local coin show!

Comments

AC coin$

Level 6

All this type of activities with the community are excellent for promoting numismatics and collecting tips. So glad this kind of work is done by several people. Congrats...everyone. Thanks.

Longstrider

Level 6

Great idea. No clubs around me, sadly.

Kepi

Level 6

Congratulations on being President of the club! Sounds like you have lots of ideas in the works! Keep up the good job! ; )

Rebelfire76

Level 4

When you can’t do the things you want, you find alternatives. Keeps the spirit alive, and can hopefully draw some attention for the 2023 convention. Good luck!

Mike

Level 7

That's the way to do it . Were I am there are no clubs or shows! Its on my bucket list! Thanks for the blog I enjoyed it!

Long Beard

Level 5

Congratulation on the post! And a great idea this year, and in the future. I belong to PAN (Pennsylvania Association of Numismatics) and we have a few clubs who set up at both the spring and fall shows. Anything to promote the hobby is a great thing and always welcome.

user_33663

Level 3

I'll post a couple photos after the Springfield/Crystal Lake coin shows later this month.

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