The Tennessee State Numismatic Society held its fall show Nov. 3-5 at the Camp Jordan Arena in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Though the bourse was sold out, organizers still found some room to accommodate Florida dealers needing a show after the cancellation of the West Palm Beach show.
A section of the bourse area had been reserved for future expansion. After changes were made to the bourse area and more tables were secured, the new section was sold out within 24 hours.
The show had a 1960s theme, with decorations from the era and contests for best costumes and trivia.
A Young Numismatist program was presented by Bob Hartje, who was assisted by Landon Taylor, a member of one of the host clubs. Donations from many of the dealers ensured that each child received large handfuls of coins.
On Friday afternoon, exhibit awards were announced. Best of Show went to Scott Arney for his exhibit, “The Buffalo’s Inspiration on U.S. Coins and Currency.” Mack Martin took second for an exhibit on “The Pigeon Roost Mining Co.” Charles Dean also took second for his presentation, “Native Americans as Depicted in Numismatics.”
TSNS used promotions to keep dealers at the event on Sunday, handing out prizes at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to those that still had their bourse tables open. On Sunday, almost 300 people attended the show.
Plans are in the works for the spring show, scheduled for March 3-5.