Milwaukee?s South Shore Coin Club 43rd Annual Show was a big hit. It kicked off with a Professional Numismatists Guild day Thursday, March 29, and continued through Saturday, March 31.
Show Chairman Walter Weis and Bourse Chairman Bruce Benoit reported more than 50 dealers in attendance, supported by a large exhibit area.
More than 50 Milwaukee-area Boy Scouts attended a Merit Badge clinic and young people enjoyed a treasure hunt. The kids went from dealer station to station, answered quiz questions and received generous prizes from participating dealers.
Wisconsin Rapids dealer Gary Rosecrans reported brisk business from the opening bell. Sales were good and seemed to go across the market.
Neal Shafer, author and world paper money expert, reported that world paper was alive and well. He reported that his sales had also been brisk.
This show is Wisconsin?s largest on an annual business and it attracts dealers from around the Midwest, with excellent representation from Chicago-area dealers. There was something for everybody and traffic was heavy throughout the day.
Cliff Mishler, chairman for the Milwaukee American Numismatic Association World?s Fair of Money coming this Aug. 8-12, was also in attendance drumming up interest and recruiting volunteers.
Mishler and his team are looking for show volunteers to make sure the Milwaukee ANA convention will be a great one and we won?t have to wait so long to get the ANA back to Wisconsin.