The New England Numismatic Association’s 75th-anniversary conference and convention is being held this weekend in conjunction with the New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo. The 120+ dealers started setting up yesterday (November 10, 2016) and concluded at 10:00 this morning, when early-bird hours concluded and the bourse opened to the public. It will remain open until 7:00 tonight; activities will resume tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The show is being held at the Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire. Admission is $3 per day (weekend pass $5); validated parking is available at $5 per day. There will be door prizes, exhibits, and free appraisals, plus a young-numismatists program on Saturday. The complete agenda can be viewed on the website of the New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo.
This evening there will be a banquet at 6:30, preceded by a social hour starting at 5:30. Esteemed numismatist Q. David Bowers, the “Dean of American Numismatics,” will be the keynote speaker. Banquet tickets are $55.
General information: Ernie Botte / / (978) 658-0160
Banquet tickets/information: Donat Charron / / (860) 377-9775
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Other coin shows of all sizes will be taking place around the U.S. this weekend. To find those taking place closest to you, contact your local or state numismatic organization. Meanwhile, here’s a handful of shows to consider—be sure to call before you go, as Coin Update does not have information on cancellations or delays.
Florida. The South Brevard Coin Club’s Coin $ Stamp $ Collectibles Show (Sunday, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.). AZAN Shrine Center, 1591 West Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne, FL. Free admission. 100 tables, 40 dealers. Buy, sell, trade; free appraisals on coins and stamps. Gold coin raffle. For more information, contact Alysha at (321) 751-3647.
Illinois. The West Suburban Coin and Collectibles Expo (Sunday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.). Local 150 Union Hall, 6200 Joliet Road, Countryside, IL. Chicago’s largest monthly show, with more than 10,000 square feet of floor space, 80+ tables, and dealers from five Midwestern states. U.S., world, and ancient coins; coin supplies; jewelry; collectibles. Free admission. Smoke free, wide aisles. For more information, contact Kevin Wasmer at (630) 399-9060 or
The Central Illinois Numismatic Association’s Annual Autumn Coin Show (Sunday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.). Northfield Center I, 3210 Northfield Drive, Springfield, IL. There will be 70 dealer tables. Admission is $1; free to members and children under 16. U.S., foreign, ancient, and modern coins; gold and silver bullion; state quarters; paper money. Free coin auction for children 16 and under at 1 p.m. (auction items are donated). For more information, contact Patrick Devine at (217) 787-3241.
Indiana. The Marion Coin Club 9th Annual Fall Coin Show (Saturday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.). Grant County 4H Fairgrounds Community Building, Marion, IN. Free admission. From their Facebook page: “50 dealer tables with coins, currency, tokens, medals and supplies for sale. Some dealers will be buying or trading. Lunch room available. Raffle for gold and silver coins with drawing at 3PM. Need not be present to win. Raffle tickets cost $1.00 per.” For more information, call (765) 603-8811 or email
Maryland. The Frederick Coin and Currency Show (Saturday and Sunday). Elks Lodge #684, 289 Willowdale Drive, Frederick, MD. There will be 50 or more tables, and admission is free. For more information, contact Carl Earl Ostiguy at (443) 623-7025 or
Minnesota. Coin and Currency Show, Crowne Plaza, 3 Appletree Square (494 and 34th Ave. S.), Bloomington, MN. Free admission; 63 tables. For more information, call (763) 657-1084.
Virginia. The Salem–Roanoke Valley Coin Show (Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., and Sunday, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.). American Legion Building, 710 Apperson Drive, Salem, Virginia. There will be 40 dealer tables, and admission is free. For more information, call (540) 943-2267. ❑