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New Young Numismatist Auction at Houston Money Show

Right on the heels of the end of the January 2020 FUN show is the 63rd Houston Money Show, which goes from Jan. 17-19, 2020, in Conroe, Texas, at the Lone Star Convention Center. It is sponsored by the Greater Houston Coin Club.

Besides having more than 120 dealer booths and a Vinton-McCawley auction on Friday night, there are many events going on that are sure to delight all numismatists.


After the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Jan. 17, at 9 a.m., the bourse will be open to the public to visit booths and exhibits. At 2 p.m., the featured speaker, John Frost, will give his presentation on “The U.S. Trade Dollar and a Mystery Solved: 1894-S Dime.” An hour after that, there will be a door prize drawing in the lobby. Later, the Vinton-McCawley auction starts at 7 p.m. and goes until 10 p.m.


Saturday is a good day to bring the youngsters as there are many young numismatist-centric programs going on. The Scout Merit Badge Clinic registration starts at 9 a.m. as well as the Penny-in-a-Slot & Treasure Chest activity. Scouts must wear their uniforms to qualify for the Scout Merit Badge Clinic, which begins at 9:30 a.m.

At 10 a.m., registration opens for the new event, the Young Numismatist (YN) auction. According to the show’s website,, 40 young collectors will have a chance to win new items, and bidding is done with $20 of supplied Monopoly money. Every participant wins at least one lot. Three door prizes will also be awarded. The grand prize is a classic commemorative silver half dollar.

At 11 a.m., the featured speaker, Ricardo de Leon Tallavas, is giving his presentation on “Early Coins of Texas: 1584 to 1835.”

Two hours after, at 1 p.m., the Scout Merit Badge Clinic ends and at 2 p.m., the YN auction kicks off and goes until 3 p.m. While the YN auction winds down at 3 p.m., the Educational Awards Exhibit Ceremony will have just begun as well as another door prize drawing in the lobby, which will signal that the Houston Money Show is drawing to a close shortly after.

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