Cindy Wibker, FUN Convention Coordinator
Interviewer: David Lisot for CoinWeek
Cindy is responsible for putting the FUN Coin Convention together. She negotiates with the hotels, convention center and all the coin dealers. In this interview she talks about this year’s convention including the number of booths, from where the dealers come, and what exhibits are at this year’s show. The exhibits include panning for gold, Abraham Lincoln, a “spider press” and all kinds of exhibits and lectures. 3:10
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2012 FUN SHOW – Orlando Florida
The 57th Florida United Numismatists Convention was held in Orlando, Florida, January 2-5, 2012. Dealers manned 597 bourse tables buying, selling and trading numismatic material as well as jewelry, treasure and other collectible items. FUN has been in existence since 1955 and has grown to become the largest coin convention in the country. Attendance was estimated to have been more than 10,000 people.
The show is one of the most heavily advertised of any coin show in America with television commercials on all the major networks as well as cable and radio. The major grading services had tables and were accepting coins for submission.
Heritage conducted a rare coin auction that included a record breaking Platinum Night Sale that included large cents from the Denis Loring Collection and gold coins from the Dr. Steven Duckor Collection. Dennis Boggs was in attendance as Abraham Lincoln teaching and inspiring people about history. Young numismatists and Boy Scouts attended special activities that are held every year to teach kids about money and collecting. Numismatic educational seminars were delivered as part of the FUN educational program.
The next FUN convention will be held this summer in Orlando in July 2012.