The International Currency and Coin Convention, sponsored by the Professional Currency Dealers Association, will be held Nov. 9-13, in Rosemont, Ill. Formerly held in St. Louis and known as the National and World Paper Money Convention, the event has moved to Chicago and has expanded its bourse offerings to include U.S., world and ancient coins, in addition to paper money.
The bourse area, featuring 78 dealers from 22 states, will be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday for the Professional Preview. The bourse will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.
The official auction sponsored by Lyn Knight will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. It will include U.S. and world paper money, as well as related collectibles. Lot viewing is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 9.
On Friday, the PCDA Board of Governors will plan the 2012 convention; Mark Anderson, president of the Society of Paper Money Collectors will speak on Falun Sweden; Lawrence Schuffman will discuss World War I Liberty Loan bonds; PCDA Treasurer Austin Sheheen Jr. will speak on accounting and tax issues for numismatic clubs.
Saturday’s meetings will include the annual membership meeting of the PCDA, a panel discussion by several dealers, author Pierre Fricke on the history of collecting Confederate paper money, dealer Del Parker on Irish coin designs and attorney William Litt speaking on common numismatic legal issues.
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