For the first time in the 63-year history of Coin World magazine, the publication will be involved in the creation of a show for collectors and dealers. In partnership with Shepherd Expos Management, the inaugural Great American Coin and Collectibles Show will be held in Florida at the Tampa Convention Center, Sept. 11-14, 2024.
The show is being created and managed for Coin World publisher Amos Media by Shepherd Expos Management, founded by veteran professional numismatist and show planner Larry Shepherd.
“Over the past year or so, we began working on hosting a coin and collectibles show. After watching the success Shepherd had with turning around the Central States Numismatic Society show, we were convinced that a fresh, innovative approach would be welcomed,” said Amos Media chairman Rick Amos. “Coin shows have not changed much in 50 years, and we need to bring the concept into the 21st century. The ability to sell and buy coins online is a significant part of today’s marketplace, but we believe it is still vitally important to be able to see coins and banknotes in person and to conduct transactions face to face, as well as offer in-person educational opportunities.”
Initial plans include a large bourse that can accommodate nearly 600 dealer tables, plus a separate collectors’ annex with another 60 to 70 tables. A dealer-to-dealer trading day will be available for all table holders on Sept. 10, the day before the show opens to the public. Organizers are planning to make it a semi-annual show with the second scheduled for March 2025. For more details on the Great American Coin and Collectibles Show, visit GACC.show.