The North Carolina Numismatic Association is putting final touches on plans for its 50th annual convention and coin show Oct. 3-5 at the Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory, N.C. Special educational events have been added this year to mark the association’s 50th anniversary.
On Oct. 3 the NCNA will sponsor a class on grading circulated coins. A gold panning display and historical exhibit by Reed Gold Mine, where gold was first discovered in North Carolina and the U.S., will be open through Oct. 4.
Also on Oct. 4, the American Numismatic Association will hold a currency grading course, and ANA Vice President Patti Finner is scheduled to conduct Boy Scout Coin Collecting Merit Badge classes.
Author and journalist Cliff Mishler is to speak on “Birth and Development of the Standard Catalog of World Coins.” Also, J.T. Stanton, co-author of Cherry Pickers’ Guide, will make a presentation, and former NCNA President Bob Schreiner will speak on North Carolina currency. Other educational numismatic programs will be presented throughout the weekend.
Show hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 3-4, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 5. There is no admission charge, and parking at the convention center is free.