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Knights of Columbus to host coin and money show

ALBANY, Ga. — Those interested in coin collecting, or just coins in general, will have a golden opportunity this weekend to expose themselves to a wide range of products.

The fifth annual Albany Coin and Money Show is coming to the Knights of Columbus at 2009 Gillionville Road Saturday and Sunday.

The show will be conducted from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. During that timeframe, 30 dealers will be on hand to buy, sell or trade coins, paper money, gold, silver, copper, tokens and other items including jewelry and semi-precious stones.

“They can find any coin they are collecting there,” said Audrey Warren of the Albany Coin and Jewelry Co. and a coordinator of the event.

Free appraisals will be available for small items. The American Numismatic Association will be doing gradings on site, Warren said.

In addition, a raffle that will include three to six types of coins is scheduled. A copper bullion bar, a silver eagle coin — and possibly a gold piece — will be among the items on the block, Warren said.

New to the show this year is an educational program being put on by the Albany Coin Club for youngsters interested in getting into coin collecting. The program is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday.

The free educational program, while catered to the show’s younger attendees, is open to adults as well. Participants of the Saturday-afternoon session will learn about wheat cents and be given a penny folder in which to collect coins, Warren said.

“There are a lot of people looking for a way to invest in money because of the stock market,” said Warren regarding the interest in the event. “They are looking for somewhere else to put investments.”

Warren said the show averages an attendance of 400-450 people, and brings in people from Valdosta, Jacksonville, Fla., Tallahassee, Fla., and Columbus, as well as other places.

Admission to the show is $1 at the door for attendees ages 12 or older. For more information, call Warren at (229) 886-2455.

Comments

waltspecht 2 years, 5 months ago

This is the place to take your gold and silver coins before you take them to these Pawn Shops and Gold Buyers passing thru town. This way you at least have a good idea of what it is really worth.

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agirl_25 2 years, 5 months ago

My grandson is just beginning to show an interest in coin collecting. I have a huge jar of coins my Dad gave me that he had stashed away. Dad was born in 1899 and the coins are what my Gramps had stashed away long before Dad was born so you can imagine how old they are. Lots are silver dollars. This coin show sounds fantastic.....the most wonderful place for a young boy to begin to gather knowledge about coin collecting and to take a few coins with him from the stash and to see if maybe he is on the road to an interesting hobby. And what an inexpensive way to spend the day..only a dollar to get in..plus some quality time with my grandson...it doesn't get any better than this..does it?

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waltspecht 2 years, 5 months ago

Well now, you could take him fishing and cook his catch for him.

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agirl_25 2 years, 5 months ago

Thank goodness he is doesn't like to fish.....whew.....saves me having to gut fish. He does love WW2 history tho so am taking him on a once in a lifetime trip this June. Pouvez-vous deviner où ?

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