Charm City Place for Coins, Currency, and Exonumia in 2013

Charm City is the place to be for coins, paper money, and exonumia. Auctions, educational presentations, club meetings, and exploring dealers’ inventories will keep you busy throughout the Whitman Baltimore Expo, June 20-23, 2013! Attendees have four days to conduct business with some of the most important dealers from around the world.

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction of rare coins and paper money kicks off the Expo. This premiere auction will present thousands of U.S., world, and ancient coins and paper money.

The Presidential Coin & Antique Company will hold its annual sale. Most major areas of exonumia will be well represented. The sale will start at 5 p.m., Saturday, June 22, in room 331.

Attend a hobby club meeting and make some new friends. The Fellowship of Christian Coin Dealers, Liberty Seated Collector’s Club, Maryland Token and Medal Society, Ancient Numismatic Society of Washington, DC, Early American Coppers Club, and The John Reich Collectors Society are all meeting on Friday or Saturday.

Friday afternoon the Maryland State Numismatic Association continues its annual distinguished lecturer series. At 2 p.m., Karen M. Lee, a curator of the National Numismatic Collection housed at the National Museum of American History will speak about The Private Sketchbook of George T. Morgan, revealing the man behind the coins, exploring Morgan’s never-before-published personal sketchbook, family photographs and documents.

Join award winning journalist and retired editor of Coin World, Beth Deisher Saturday afternoon. She’ll speak about her new book Cash In Your Coins: Selling the Rare Coins You’ve Inherited. This presentation is for anyone who’s inherited a collection (or hoard) of old coins. Deisher will show you how to identify what you own, how to create an inventory, how to pick out extra-valuable coins, how to value a large estate, and other important and valuable lessons.

Anyone interested in ancient coins will want to attend “Introduction to Medieval Coins: From the Fall of Rome to the Renaissance” with Mike Markowitz at 3 p.m., Saturday, in room 330.

The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation is sponsoring their second introduction to grading class. The class instructor is NGC grader John Schuch II. (There is a fee for the class and advance registration is required.)

Kid’s Korner, created exclusively for beginners and budding young numismatists, will operate on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Every youngster aged 6 to 14 who attends will go home with free coins and prizes.

The welcome mat is out for you at this Baltimore Expo. Come to the show, have fun, visit with some of America’s most famous numismatists, view amazing historic rarities, and walk around the bourse to capture special treasures for your own collection. We are looking forward to having y’all there!


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