The Welcome Mat is Out for You!

When the Baltimore Expo gets underway tomorrow, the official Stack’s Bowers Galleries auction, Colonial Coin Collectors Club (C4) gathering, Numismatic Consumer Alliance grading class, War of 1812 medals exhibit, and 12th chief engraver of the U.S. Mint will be among the highlights.

The Official Baltimore Auction features the Rob Retz Family Collection of Fugio coppers and other important collections. Auction lot viewing begins at 12 noon, Monday, November 12, in Room 307.

Dealer setup will take place on Thursday, November 15 from 8 a.m. until noon. The Expo will open to the public at noon on Thursday and at 10 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Early Birds will be admitted at 10 a.m. on Thursday and 9 a.m. all other days.

Thursday afternoon C4 members gather at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, Camden Room, for a special educational program. Check the show’s schedule for all C4 activities.

Several organizations within the numismatic community will hold their club meetings at the Expo.

The NCA grading class ($35 fee) debuts 8:30 a.m., Saturday, November 17 in the Charles Street VIP Suite. Lead instructor will be NCA Education Director Rick Sear, a longtime dealer with experience in evaluating both genuine and deceptively altered coins.

Don’t miss “A Conversation With U.S. Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti” 1 p.m., Saturday, November 17, in the Charles Street VIP Suite. John Mercanti produced more coin and medal designs than any other employee in Mint history. Join him as he shares a personal behind-the-scenes look at the Mint, and describes how the American Silver Eagle moved our coinage from traditional engraving into the digital era.

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.

The welcome mat is out for you in the home of the brave Americans who turned back the British when our country was still in its infancy.

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