The SoCal Coin & Currency Winter Show will be held Dec. 6-8 at the Ontario (Calif.) Convention Center. The bourse features dealers in U.S. and world coins, currency, stamps, ancients, jewelry and collectibles, seminars, supplies, exhibits and Young Numismatist activities.
ANACS will accept submissions onsite all three days. Free numismatic gifts will be given to the first 300 attendees per day.
The VAM seminar line-up includes: Logan McKechnie of VAMS and More, conducting a VAM seminar spotlighting special guest speakers Jeff Oxman and Mark Witkower. Among the publications authored or co-authored by Oxman are The Top 100 Morgan Dollar Varieties: The VAM Keys, The Official Guide to the Top 50 Peace Dollar Varieties, and Official Guide to the Hot 50 Morgan Dollar Varieties. Witkower and Oxman co-authored the Official Guide to the 1878 Reverse OF ’79 Varieties. Witkower has been involved in the identification and collection of VAMS for over 20 years. The seminar will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 12:15 p.m. Seating is limited.
Panda collectors can enrich their knowledge at the Panda seminar featuring Peter Anthony, author of Gold and Silver Panda Coin Buyers Guide, at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7.
Dealer set-up and early bird entry hours are Thursday Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon. Public hours open Thursday at noon and continue to 7 p.m. Friday hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday opens at 10 a.m. and the show closes at 5 p.m.
Throughout the show, Kid’s Korner provides free coins for Young Numismatists and mini coin classes for ages 6-12. Offered are Boy Scout coin collecting merit badge workshops and Fun with Money patch clinic for Girl Scouts. Two sessions are taught by Patti Finner, former American Numismatic Association vice president, on Friday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8 at 9:30 a.m. Call (715) 445-3468 to preregister.
The host hotel is the Holiday Inn Ontario Airport. Call (909) 212-8000 to book reservations. Use CKS for the event rate of $69.