The Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists (PAN) is hosting its 29th annual coin show Oct. 26-28 in Monroeville, Pa.
The convention will be held at the Pittsburgh ExpoMart. The public is welcome from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 26-27, and from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 28. Parking and admission are free. More than 3,300 are expected to attend.
More than 125 dealers from across the country who handle U.S. coins, foreign coins, U.S. and paper money, tokens and ancient coins will be present. There is no Pennsylvania state sales tax on coins and bullion.
Raffle tickets will be on sale at the PAN tables next to registration.
The show will feature competing exhibits on the bourse floor. Awards will be given to winners at the annual fall show banquet at 7 p.m. Oct. 27. Awards will also be announced for the new Clarion Literary Award, established last year.
Joel Iskowitz, master designer, and Joseph Boling, former American Numismatic Association chief judge, will give educational presentations on Oct. 27.
A highlight of the show will be the PAN?s Coins 4 Kids program. Coins, tokens, books and supplies will be given away to young collectors while they learn about numismatics.
The PAN Kid Zone will be open Oct. 27-28. Young collectors will be able to fill boards with Wheat cents and guess the number of foreign coins in a jar.
PAN?s wooden nickel design for the show is the fourth in a series of several that honor Benjamin Franklin and his achievements. This wood will feature Franklin as a printer. Its design is based on the concept of Richard Cross, former PAN president and volunteer.
Elongated coins will be available from Ray Dillard. His elongated design for the show is based on the current Benjamin Franklin wooden nickel.
For more show information, contact John Paul Sarosi, bourse chairman, at (814) 535-5766. Information is also available at www.pancoins.org.