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, houstoncoinshow.org, 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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