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MidAmerica moves locations

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The 27th Annual MidAmerica Coin Expo will move to a new site this year, the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center. The expo is slated for July 10-13.

Schaumburg, Ill., is a suburb of Chicago. It is just over 10 miles from O?Hare Airport and adjacent to the I-90 freeway.

?The Renaissance Schaumburg has been open for not quite two years and is in my estimation the finest hotel on the entire numismatic convention circuit,? said Kevin Foley, who has been general chairman of the event since its inception.

?The attached convention center is a first-rate, state-of-the art facility offering a level of amenities typically absent from similar facilities elsewhere.?

According to Foley, the hotel room block is almost full. He urges those who haven?t made reservations to contact the hotel soon. Call (847) 303-4100 and mention the MidAmerica Coin Expo to qualify for the $129 rate.

?The Renaissance offers complimentary parking for both hotel guests and event attendees, a cost that was close to $20 at our previous home in Rosemont,? he said.

The expo will have more than 150 booths featuring a wide range of dealers from 23 states offering different numismatic specialty items.

?Our philosophy has always been to offer booths at a price level that permits dealers offering collector-priced material to have space at the MidAmerica Coin Expo,? Foley said. ?The rich diversity of different price levels of material that can be found in our bourse area has always been a factor attracting large crowds of retail buyers to our event.?

The New York City based Stack?s will once again hold the expo?s official auction. Information about the sale will be available at the company?s Web site, www.stacks.com.

Booth holder set-up and the Professional Preview will take place from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 10. There is a $75 registration fee for the preview.

Regular public hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 11-12, and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 13. Public registration is $5 for a pass valid for the duration of the event. Admission is free for those 16 and under July 11-12, and to all on July 13.

There are a small number of booths still available, Foley said. Interested dealers should call him at (414) 421-3484.

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