November 18th, 2011

SoCal Coin & Currency Show

Scouts learning about foreign currency.

Straight from the organizer’s press release:

Attendance is expected to be up at the SoCal Coin & Currency Show, held December 8-10 at the Ontario Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764.  The continued surge in gold and silver prices is driving new faces onto the bourse floor.   Whether convention goers come to sell, invest or hedge against the future, many become interested in the hobby and start a collection here.

The event features over 200 dealers buying and selling gold, U.S. and world coins, currency, stamps, tokens, ancients, collectibles and jewelry, special guest speakers, exhibits and young numismatist activities.

Public hours open Thursday 12pm to 7pm, Friday 10am-7pm, and end Saturday 10am-5pm.

Admission is $3 for all three days.  Coin club members will gain free admission by showing their membership card. Free entry will also be offered to seniors, active military and all boy or girl scouts in uniform.

Dollar enthusiasts will have a rare opportunity to learn about VAMs from one of the foremost VAM experts, C Logan McKecknie of VAMS and More.  This limited-seating mini seminar is scheduled for Saturday at 12:15 p.m.

Attendees can tour ideas and designs of America’s state quarters with Garrett Burke, author of Quarterama and concept designer of the California state quarter at 1:40pm.

The SoCal Coin and Currency Show is also offering free tables for coin clubs to attract new members, raise revenue and display exhibits.  To reserve your free club table, please call 800-208-1810.

A big draw is the show’s Kid’s Korner, which sponsors free Boy Scout Merit Badge Workshop and mini coin classes for kids age 6-12.  Classes are taught by Patty Finner, former vice-president of the American Numismatic Association. Boy Scouts can pre-register for either Friday or Saturday session by calling 715-252-2003.

The SoCal Coin and Currency Show is held twice a year.  The summer show is set for July19-21, 2012.   Discount coupon is downloadable online.  For more information call Dawn at CK Shows 888-330-5188 or 800-208-1810, email  or log on to

Scouts learning about foreign currency

Family reviewing coins with dealer Glen Schinke


Blog . Issues . News and Notes . Shows and exhibitions