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Dealer locator debuts in Baltimore

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Whitman Compass, a new online tool that will help show attendees locate the dealers who have the items they’re looking for, will make its debut at the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo, set for June 16-19 at the Baltimore Convention Center.


Dealers are invited to enter their inventory into the Compass database before the expo begins. Attendees will then be able to visit – in advance or at the expo – and enter the coins they are most interested in. The program will then generate a list of the dealers who have the coin and their booth locations.

Other show highlights include a reception for the Maryland Delegate who led the way in stopping the repeal of the sales tax exemption for gold coins and the Stacks Bowers Galleries auction of thousands of U.S., world and ancient coins and paper money.

The Maryland State Numismatic Association will continue its annual distinguished lecturer series. Professional numismatist, educator and author Anthony Swiatek is this year’s speaker. The program includes what every collector should be aware of before buying coins at a coin show. It is set for 2 p.m. on June 17.

Young collectors are welcome at the Expo. Kids’ Korner activities start at 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. All youth ages 6 to 14 who attend will go home with free coins and prizes.

The expo will be open to the public free of charge from noon to 6 p.m. June 16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 17 and 18, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 19.

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