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Texas ‘Coin Nerds’ celebrate fifth year

 Al Stern (far left) and the Texas “Coin Nerds” study group.

Al Stern (far left) and the Texas “Coin Nerds” study group.

Five years ago, Al Stern – an award-winning, professional ASA-certified numismatic appraiser – decided to open his gallery office to a regular monthly evening for Houston area collectors.

Stern started his teaching of various numismatic topics in 1983. This class, known as the Texas Numismatic Study Group and nicknamed “Coin Nerds,” meets the last Wednesday of each month at Rarities Room Auction in SW Houston at 6:30 p.m.

The evening begins with a PowerPoint program reviewing the latest news and views on collecting, research diagnostics, plus a general topic for the evening. An auction follows the program.

Having given over 250 seminars in 35 years, Stern says, “My dad taught me to share what I know, and I’m happy I’m able to do it.” Michael Striegold added, “This is always Houston’s best numismatic event of the month!”

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