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Baltimore show coming in mid-July

Organizers say the July Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention will be 20 percent larger than last summer's show.
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The July Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention will be 20-percent larger than last summer's show after it expanded its bourse space by 50 percent, the organizers have announced.

It will be held July 14-16, at the Baltimore Convention Center at 1 W. Pratt Street in Baltimore.

Organizers Ed Kuszmar and Gordon Berg put out a request to all dealers and collectors to help with one of their most important projects.

Each youngster, 12 or under, gets a daily dip into the Kid?s Bucket for a free handful of money.

American Numismatic Association Gov. Patti Finner will host special Young Numismatists seminars.

Presidential Coin and Antiques will hold its exonumia and political memorabilia auction on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Joe Levine at (571) 321-2121.

Educational forums will include a meeting of the Liberty Seated Collectors Club at 9 a.m. on Friday. Saturday meetings include the Maryland Token and Medal Society (11 a.m.), the Early American Coppers club (1 p.m.) the So-Called Dollar Club meeting (2 p.m.), and a special lecture and author's book signing of Kevin Flynn's new book about the rare 1894-S dime (3 p.m.).

The Maryland State Numismatic Association will hold an open meeting at 5 p.m. featuring Roger Burdette's new book covering the gold patterns of 1905-1908, including an author?s book signing.

Admission is free. The show will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Thursday is dealer setup day, and Super Bourse where non-tabled dealers gain entry from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a $100 registration fee. A business card, home-state sales tax number, and two company checks are required, one check to BCCC, LLC for $75 and the second check for a minimum donation of $25 made out to Children's Hospital. Around $220,000 has been raised for Children's Hospital to date.