We are always looking for people to give presentations or coin clubs that want to meet or hold meetings. Please contact us for more information.
Friday – All meetings and the auction are in the Webster Room
Friday – November 11 – 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
BCCS and LSCC Joint Meeting and Educational Program
The Barber Coin Collectors’ Society (BCCS) and the Liberty Seated Collectors Club (LSCC) are pleased to announce that they will hold a joint regional meeting on Friday at the New Hampshire Coin Expo, in Manchester NH. In addition to the meeting, the clubs will have Club Tables on Friday and Saturday, complete with exhibits, information about the clubs, and a place to discuss Seated and Barber coinage. Members and visitors alike are welcome and encouraged to attend the meeting and visit the Club Tables on the bourse floor.
Hosted by John Frost, Director of Education for LSCC.
Friday – November 11 – 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fugio Cents – Pierre Fricke
The first coin issued by emerging United States of America was the Fugio copper coin in April 1787. Benjamin Franklin’s motifs were featured in the design. These coins were to be made from 300 tons of copper and contracted to James Jarvis of New Haven Connecticut who won the valuable contract competing with four other proposals. The bribery, corruption and theft associated with these coins led to the formation of the US Mint. Come learn about one of the most fascinating coins in United States history!
About Pierre Fricke I collect Confederate paper money, Southern States paper money and other Confederate items, 1860s Large Type Federal paper money, as well as Fugio coppers by Newman variety. I am building a collection of U.S. large cents illustrating many different colors of the copper coins. I have completed my Confederate paper money variety, Confederate bond, and contemporary counterfeit Confederate paper money collections. I also completed a 1796 large cent collection by Sheldon variety.
I have written numerous books on Confederate paper money including the standard catalog for the series – “Collecting Confederate Paper Money“. I am President of the Society of Paper Money Collectors, a longtime member of Early American coppers, ANA, PNG, PCDA, NENA, FUN and others. I am also a dealer in Confederate and Obsolete paper money, half and large cents, and Fugio coppers.
Friday – November 11 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rare Coin and Currency Auction by Mint Products Auctions
Join in on the fun, add to your collection or just watch hundreds of thousands of dollars in coins sell right before your eyes. Preview will take place during the show at the Mint Products Auction table (look for their banner) until 3 PM. The live auction will take place from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (est). Over 500 lots of US and Foreign coins and currency will be offered. For more information, pick up a catalog at the show, or visit their website, www.mintproductsauctions.com.
Bidders who do not attend the sale in person may pick up lots won on Saturday from 9 AM to 12 PM at the Mint Products table in the main room.
Saturday – November 12 – 10:30 am-12:00 pm
John Kittredge Young Numismatist Program – NENA (Webster Room)
One of the most popular programs at the show. The children will learn about collecting, how to hold coins, how to grade coins, and overall just have fun. Lots of freebies courtesy of NENA and our dealers.
Saturday – November 12 – 12:30 pm-2:00 pm
Coin Grading – Charles Browne, Former Grader for PCGS (Stark Room)
This one hour session will go into
1. How to look at a coin
- A. Using the right kind of magnifier
- B. Choosing the right lighting conditions
- C. How to assess the coin for problems
2. Discussion about original coins and what that actually means
- A. Original “skin”
- B. How marks and scratches can change a grade of a coin, ie: ..net grading
- C. How positive or negative color can affect the grade and value of a coin
- D. Other areas in regards to original coins and their relation to value
3. What is coin doctoring and what is it all about, and how doctored coins play a part in determining values.
- A. How doctored coin are treated when offered for grading
4. What are PQ coins and a general discussion of the 70 point Sheldon scale
- A. Where does the mint state scale actually begin
- B. Discussion of what the correlation is between a barely used coin and a new coin with problems.
5. Discussion on the grading of early American coin or early foreign coins and how grade is determined.
- A. Early minting methods and how they must be taken into consideration when determining grade
- B. How early coins are given the benefit of doubt for grade versus more contemporary coins.
The one hour class will end with an open discussion about coins from the audience for another 30 minutes.
Charles Browne has been a full time dealer in coins since late 1974. A collector of coins since age 8 in 1958 he is still an active collector of certain world coins today.
Charles was one of the very first graders for PCGS in 1986. During the times of employment with PCGS, he has graded in excess of 5 million coins, let alone probably millions of others during the course of business over the years. He has personally attended and or participated in several hundred rare coin auctions including Garrett, Eliasberg, Pittman and Floyd Starr sales among others and has a reputation as a knowledgeable, honest world class grader.
Charles has been a member of the ANA since 1976 and is member number 610 of the PNG.
Over the years, Mr. Browne has been a volunteer instructor at the ANA summer seminar, instructing Advanced Grading and Problem Coins (doctored coins etc., not counterfeits).
He has resided in New England for most of his life and currently resides in Southern New Hampshire.
Saturday – November 12 – 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
American Numismatic Association (ANA) District and Club Representative Meeting (Webster Room)
The ANA presentation will be hosted by Richard Jozefiak, ANA National Coordinator. He will brief on the latest ANA goals and policies, and discuss the position of District Representative (DR). He will have materials to give to DR’s, and answer questions on the program and the ANA. As ANA National Coordinator, he leads the volunteer program for the ANA and reports directly to ANA President Garret and works with ANA staff to support 25,000 ANA member, 460 ANA member organizations, and the general public. The meeting is open to all and anyone interested in becoming an ANA District Representative is encouraged to attend.
Saturday – November 12 – 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Exhibiting Workshop (Exhibits Area)
Bob Fritsch, ANA Exhibitor and Judge, will conduct an exhibiting workshop with the goal to help participants to become better exhibitors.
Each exhibit will be examined and discussed to demonstrate what not to do and good elements that could be used. This workshop is open format and interested persons can join or leave the discussion at any time.
Saturday – November 12 – 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
Civil War Strategies & Tactics – Current Events and Civilian Protocols – David Taylor Moore (Webster Room)
David will use several battles from the Civil War as examples of how to learn from history, in order to protect yourself, your family, your property, and your finances from theft or destruction using information, technology, and common sense.
Statistically; The further you are from home; the greater the danger; especially, at night. How do we stay safe and still have fun?
Plus many other examples taken from today’s news and Moore’s Strategy & Tactics (c) 2016.
David Taylor Moore is the author of Moore’s Civil War Reference, a day-by-day chronological listing of America’s Civil War, which took over 10 years to complete and contains 7,300+ landscaped pages. David is a certified teacher, and has a unique way to include audience participation in his lectures. He will be bringing copies of his book for a signing and for purchase. www.moorecivilwar.com.
Saturday – November 12 – 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
New England Numismatic Association (NENA) meeting (Webster Room)
The New England Numismatic Association cordially invites all members and non-members to attend their meeting. Agenda includes a re-cap of the show, election of officers, annual meeting, annual medal design, and a question and answer session about NENA and what they do. NENA is always looking for members and officers, stop by their tables at the show for more information.