The 2019 NCNA Convention and Show held at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center in Concord the first weekend in October was a big success. We’ve received a lot of great feedback from dealers and collectors alike. There were 140 tables with a full slate of coin, stamp, and other collectables dealers representing 10 different states, and offering a very diverse selection of material for collectors, including US, world and ancient coins, tokens, medals, paper money, bullion, stamps, postcards, books and supplies. Public attendance at the 2019 NCNA Convention and Show was significantly up from 2018. Dealers reported good sales, as collector activity was relatively strong on Friday and Saturday. Dealers were treated to a fantastic BBQ dinner on Thursday night, with the “brisket” being a topic of conversation all weekend!
Bob Pedolsky spearheaded a great line-up of Young Numismatist and Collector activities, including a Boy Scout merit badge seminar on Saturday, with a scavenger hunt, games, and programs throughout the weekend. The YN activities attracted a good number of enthusiastic young folks and their parents. In Bob’s words, “everyone had a lot of FUN!”
David Boinott facilitated the educational exhibit area which featured a fascinating range of displays covering many areas of the hobby – coins, bank notes, tokens, medals, etc. Paul Landsberg lined up three exceptional educational programs and speakers on Saturday. “The Three Flying Eagles” by Paul Horner, “Exploring Biblical Coins” by Tom Wood, and “The Gold Coin Mints of North Carolina” by David Boitnott & Danny Freeman
The annual NCNA General Membership meeting was held on Saturday morning of the show, and was well attended. NCNA’s latest updates were discussed. Always of interest were the NCNA’s annual awards presentation; the awards honor outstanding contributions from numismatists across the state. Installation of the 2019-2020 NCNA Board also took place.
Five lucky people were winners of the gold coin raffle! Five 1/10th ounce gold coins were auctioned off on Sunday afternoon. Proceeds frm the raffle go toward the NCNA’s education programs.
Volunteer efforts contributed once again to a smoothly run convention and show. Both show attendees and dealers were greeted by a very friendly and helpful group of volunteers, with special thanks also to members of the Charlotte Coin Club. Where would we be without all of the wonderful volunteer efforts.
Hope to see you at the 2020 NCNA Convention & Show the first weekend in October!