Fun in Florida at ‘FUN’ show

The 68th annual Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention brought four days of hobby enjoyment to the Sunshine State with “mostly positive” reviews, according to Coin World editorial director Larry Jewett.

The long-running annual show took place on Jan. 5-8 in Orlando, Fla.

“That so many were able to leave Orlando and the Orange County Convention Center with a momentum of optimism is a good sign for the year ahead,” Jewett wrote about the show, which drew about 10,000 attendees, according to some estimates. “Like some past shows, bourse dealers and exhibitors faced challenges beyond the control of convention organizers in travel delays and disruptions. Some who had planned to arrive by air instead found themselves relying on driving over 10 hours to reach their destination. Tales of delayed luggage and rerouted journeys abounded, but the obstacles failed to thwart the hopes of those able, one way or another, to make it there.”

Despite the challenges, many exhibitors reported favorable results.” The show features about 1,500 dealers, a sale hosted by Heritage Auctions and a range of competitive exhibits.

Looking ahead to the organization’s yearly summer show, the 17th annual Summer FUN Convention will take place on July 13-15 in Orlando, Fla.

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