Rare Coins, Paper Money at New York City Show "Find a fortune in your pocket change" is the theme of an educational seminar at the New York Invitational Coin Show, open to the public, September 20 - 22, 2006.
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - (New York, NY) -- The Manhattan rare coin expert who generated international headlines earlier this year when he deliberately used a rare, $1,000 penny to buy a bottle of water from a Times Square street vendor will be the featured speaker at the third annual New York Invitational Coin Show at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 West 18th Street (at Union Square), 5th floor, September 20 - 22, 2006. The three-day show is open to the public.
Scott Travers, former Vice President of the American Numismatic Association and award-winning author of numerous coin collecting books published by Random House, will conduct a public seminar, "Find A Fortune In Your Pocket Change," at Noon, Thursday, September 21. Travers will explain what scarce and valuable coins and currency to carefully look for in your pocket change that could be worth considerably more than face value. Audience members at the seminar will be given free copies of his books, while supplies last.
More than 50 of the country's top rare coin and paper money dealers will be buying and selling with the public during the show. Many dealers will provide free, informal appraisals of the publicís old coins and currency.
American Numismatic Rarities of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire will conduct a public auction, Thursday, September 21, in conjunction with the show. The auction will feature rare coins, paper money and historic, 19th century printing plates from the archives of the American Bank Note Co.
Travers is author of The Coin Collector's Survival Manual and a half dozen other books published by Random House. During the show he will display thousands of dollars worth of rare coins that could be found in pocket change and piggy banks.
Public hours for the New York Invitational Coin Show are Wednesday, September 20, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday, September 21, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday, September 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission to the show is $10 (good for all three days).
For additional information, call (800) 359-9430. Online: www.nyicoinshow.com