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Baltimore expands bourse for Nov. 10-12 show

Featuring 50 percent more bourse space, the Baltimore Coin and Currency Convention will be held Friday-Sunday, Nov. 10-12, at the Baltimore Convention Center.

More than 1,000 national coin and currency dealers are expected to attend.

Special exhibits include Liberty Seated coinage, Gerry Fortin?s No. 1 PCGS Registry Set of Seated Liberty dimes, Len Augsburger?s No. 1 PCGS Registry Set of Seated Liberty quarters, Dick Osburn?s No. 2 NGC Registry Set of Seated Liberty half dollars and the only complete Mint State set of Seated halves ever assembled.

Auctions will be conducted by Bowers and Merena Rare Coins and Presidential Exonumia and Political Memorabilia, which will feature the Sara Hinckley Collection of Hard Times Tokens.

Dealer Day will kick off Thursday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Regular public hours, with free admission, will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

In addition, there will be meetings of the Maryland Token and Medal Society, Early American Coppers Club, Baltimore Coin Club and Liberty Seated Collector?s Club.

William C. Massey will be giving demonstrations of a rolled-out coin press, and attendees 12 years old and younger will receive a free handful of money.

The Baltimore Convention Center is located at 1 W. Pratt St. in Baltimore, Md. For hotel reservations, call (800) 282-6632.

For more information on the convention, contact Edward Kuszmar, P.O. Box 4049, Boca Raton, FL 33429; phone (561) 392-8551; fax (561) 392-8583; e-mail BaltimoreCoinShw@aol.com.

The show also has a Web site at http://hometown.aol.com/baltimorecoinshw.

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