The Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Winter Expo experienced a 5 percent increase in attendance and a 12 percent jump in the number of dealer booths, Whitman announced today.
The Expo, which ran from Nov. 17-20, included 1,200 exhibitors and was characterized by strong activity on both the retail and wholesale levels, according to an informal survey of key dealers.
• The Official Auction by Stack’s Bowers Galleries, which realized more than $15 million.
• The launch of Certified Assets Management International – a joint venture designed to help investors with acquisition and management of numismatic and precious metals. Led by a Wall Street money manager and a veteran professional rare coin dealer, CAMI has been granted approval by the Securities and Exchange Commission and was announced as a part of the Baltimore Expo.
• The public unveiling of the new Whitman.com, the online destination for numismatic and Expo news, as well as books and supplies.
“Whether you measure it by the number of dealers, the attendance from the public, or the amount of fresh coins and business transacted, clearly this was another success for Baltimore and the collecting community,” said Whitman General Manager David Crenshaw said.