Comments from the FUN President
Tony Swicer, FUN President
Interviewer: David Lisot
Tony Swicer recently assumed the office of presidency for the FUN organization and the summer convention is the first to occur during his term of office. Tony discusses what factors may be affecting the collector market and what is involved in holding a successful coin show.
Summer FUN Show
Copyright © July, 2011
FUN11 Summer Orlando
July 7-9, 2011
The Florida United Numismatists Summer Convention was held in Orlando, Florida, July 7-9, 2011. Dealers manned 192 bourse tables buying, selling and trading numismatic material including jewelry, treasure and other collectible items. Attendance was almost 3000 people in the three days the convention was held. The show is one of the most heavily advertised of any coin show in America with television commercials on all the major networks during prime time programming as well as cable television and talk and business radio. The major grading services ANACS, ICG, NGC and PCGS all had tables and were accepting coins for submission. Heritage conducted a rare coin auction. The Original Hobo Nickel Society had a table that included carving tools for making modern hobo nickels. Dennis Boggs was in attendance as Abraham Lincoln. Young numismatists attended the Boy Scout activities. Five numismatic seminars were delivered as part of the FUN educational program. The next FUN Convention will be held in Orlando in January 2012 and another Summer FUN has been scheduled for July of next year in Orlando.