Interviewer: David Lisot
Including Dan Duncan, Pinnacle Rarities: 1796 half dollar, Bob Green, Park Avenue Numismatics: 1921-S Faran Zerbe proof Morgan dollar, William Shamhart, Numismatic Americana: 1915 proof Barber quarter, Leo Frese, CT Group: 1792 half disme, (Patrick A. Heller, Liberty Coin Service), Brittany McManus, Modern Coin Mart/John Maben: 1995 proof Silver Eagle, Kristen Oyster, Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange: 1861-O Seated Liberty half dollar, Robert Higgins, Certified Assets Management International: 1776 Continental Dollar.
Imagine a room filled with almost 600 booths of coin dealers from all over the country! Now imagine what kind of “cool” coins they might bring to the convention to sell. CoinWeek host David Lisot decided to seek out some of the cool coins at the FUN Coin Convention in Orlando Florida.
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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.
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