The Bourse Floor
Results of the Spring Exhibits competition:
At our recent Northwest Coin Club Spring Money Show Judges honored three exhibits with First, Second, and Third place awards, and show attendees selected one exhibit for the “People’s Choice Award”:
Congratulations to all of the winners, and a huge “Thank You,” to all who took the time to share their collections by entering an exhibit.
The winning entries...
Boy Scouts Merit Badge Program (Saturday)
Saturday was the seminar for boy scouts to earn their merit badges in coin collecting. The 60 slots filled up the week before, and this program will be offered again for the Fall Show. The scouts were trained both as a group and in break-out one-on-ones. The several hour session included history, parts of a coin, grading, counterfeits, etc.
Youth Auction (Sunday)
Sunday was the annual youth auction. The first 80 YNs (ages 7-14) could participate. Each was given “$200” credit for bidding on items. These items had been donated by the dealers on the bourse. The 130 or so lots were lined up for advance viewing, and the YNs where guided as to how to review items and record those that they wanted to bid on. The bidding ran over two hours, and the room emptied with smiling faces and arms bearing numismatic goodies.