The 129th convention and coin show sponsored by the California State Numismatic Association will be held Oct. 29-30 at the Holiday Inn Airport Hotel and Conference Center located at 2640 N. Lakewood Blvd. in Long Beach.
“The 52 bourse tables are almost sold out due to the popularity of the club-sponsored show and with the recent rise in bullion prices,” said Gary Beedon, bourse chairman. “U.S., foreign, ancient and currency dealers always look forward to this event.”
A Young Numismatist table will be manned by Greg Schenewerk both days.
On Saturday there will be two Boy Scout Merit Badge Clinics under the leadership of Al Hoogeveen.
At 3:30 p.m. on Saturday CSNA will hold a short business meeting followed by an educational program by John Hoffman titled, “Boy, Do I Have a Deal For You!” In addition, there will be a club benefit auction featuring a variety of exonumia up for bid.
Jim Hunt, exhibit chairman, expects to have at least 20 cases of competitive exhibits in six different categories.
“It’s one of the many educational highlights of the show for new people to see and that is why they come back every year as there is always something new to see and learn about,” said Hunt.
In addition to the Best of Show Award sponsored by G. Lee Kuntz, there will also be a new award for first-time exhibitors.
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Exhibit awards will be presented at 1 p.m. on Sunday during the Awards Recognition Luncheon hosted by Virginia Bourke. There will also be an educational program presented by Garrett Burke, concept designer for the California state quarter issued in 1995.
A general membership meeting is set for 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Public show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, according to Phil Iverson, general chairman. For security reasons, there will be no Early Bird admittance on any day.
General admission is $3. Attendees 18 and younger are admitted free.
For more details, contact Beedon by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit CSNA’s website at www.calcoin.org.