Three educational workshops at Toronto Coin Expo today

Today is the final day of Toronto Coin Expo, which is being held at the Toronto Reference Library on 789 Yonge St. in Toronto, Ont.

The show is open today from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and the bourse features more than 30 internationally renowned coin and banknote dealers. Admission is $6 (and children aged 16 and under are free).

Among today’s highlights are three educational workshops that are free to attend for children and all paid admissions to the two-day show. They include:

  • “Coin Collecting for Kids” at 10:15 a.m.—A workshop for the young (and young at heart) who want to learn more about what beginners can collect. Attendees will also see how chocolate coins are made, which are “strikingly” similar to how the Royal Canadian Mint produces coins!.Chocolate coins (as well as real ones) will be available to sort into your collection.
  • “Kids Coin Auction” at 10:45 a.m.—A fun-filled auction for the younger numismatists, this sale is only for young collectors using play money to buy real items. Reserve your spot today (recommended for children aged eight and older).
  • “Error Coins – Mint Made or Man Made” at 1 p.m.—Join Jaime Flamenbaum, a prominent expert on Canadian error coins, and discover whether your error is real or fabricated. Collecting errors is an exciting part of numismatics and can also carry a high price tag. This workshop will offer a hands-on experience with a focus on creating awareness about genuine and fabricated errors as well as learning how to detect man-made coins.

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