Agenda

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 are in the Webster Room

Friday – October 2, 11:30 to 1:00 pm
TBD

Friday – October 2, – 2:00 pm – 3:00 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.

Educational program includes:

– Collecting Liberty Seated Dollars
– The Mystery of the 1894-S Dime Finally Revealed!

Hosted by John Frost, Director of Education for LSCC.


Saturday – October 3 – 10:00 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.

(TBD) Saturday – October 3 – 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Coin Grading – Thomas Caldwell & David Pepe (Webster 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.

Thomas Caldwell  founded Northeast Numismatics over 50 years ago. In the years that have elapsed since 1964, Tom has proven his expertise in every area of US coinage, from rare colonials and patterns to high grade proof type and gold. In addition to being an ANA life member since 1972 (#1318) and a member of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG), Tom is a life member of the Society for US Commemorative Coins, the Central States Numismatic Society, Florida United Numismatists, the Numismatic Association of Southern California, as well as other regional and national organizations. He has attended every major coin show and auction since the late 1960s, and can often be seen at shows out for a run in the early morning (he has completed several marathons). Tom’s easy-going personality and casual manner have made him a favorite personality on the show circuit, both with dealers and collectors. Tom is a firm believer that an educated collector is necessary to a strong and sustainable rare coin market, and has taken great efforts to teach youngsters (and elders) the essentials of coin collecting. In his words, “There are a lot of dealers in this business for the long haul. I consider myself a lifer, and we should do what we can to enhance the hobby.”

David Pepe owns Pilgrim Coin & Currency, LLC in Weymouth MA.  David is a Life Member of the ANA (#LM-5327) and a PNG Member (#782). He has been a full time Numismatist sine 1996 and has always supported YN programs. He has taken numerous ANA summer seminars in Colorado Springs.

Saturday – October 3 – 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
New England Numismatic Association Annual Meeting (Webster Room)

Meeting will include a brief talk related to this year’s medal; a recap of the show; awards and the election of officers. The meeting is open to members and guests. There will also be several door prizes.