Las Vegas Club 55th Coin Show to Host 200 Dealers, $1.7 Mil. Mormon Gold Exhibit and Free Seminars

Las Vegas Numismatic Society - Coin Club

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Show Runs from May 17 to May 19. Rare coins, educational seminars, and loads of coins await visitors.

Over 55 years ago, the first Vegas coin show opened as a gala event featuring show girls prancing with giant golden coins at the now defunct Sahara Hotel. Who would think this glitzy city was settled by missionaries and the faithful looking for sanctuary from religious persecution?

1860 Mormon Gold 5 Dollar Coin
1860 Mormon Gold 5 Dollar Coin

In that Las Vegas Springs pioneer spirit, a rare complete certified set of Mormon Gold will be on exhibit. The six-coin set is valued at $1,700,000 USD and contains two of the finest-known examples of this elusive pioneer gold. Only five completed sets are available to collectors and only 14 sets can possibly be assembled. This storied territorial accumulation has not been shown in over four years and is was collected and is owned by Robert Campbell of Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Nevada Civil War History Association will build and re-enact the historic Mormon Fort and later mission, along with period dress and shoemaking. There will also be a large Carson City coinage and memorabilia exhibit sponsored by LVNS.

In our signature Saturday Seminars, learn about Mormon territorial gold and silver dollars with industry experts and renowned authors. Complimentary seating is limited

John Highfill Presentation
John Highfill Discusses Morgan Dollars

The popular Silver Dollar seminar is given by John Highfill and Michael Faraone. Highfill authored the Comprehensive US Silver Dollar Encyclopedia, founded the National Silver Dollar Roundtable and has been a silver dollar specialist for over 40 years. Faraone is an experienced rare coin authenticator, varieties specialist and a professional coin grader for over 23 years. Seminar begins at 12:00 noon.

A Mormon Gold seminar is taught by Robert Cambell, in conjunction with the rare Mormon Gold exhibit. Campbell served as Past President of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and is considered the largest active private collector of Mormon coins, currency, medals, and tokens. Bob is a professional numismatist who owns and operates All About Coins Inc., in Salt Lake City for over 38 years. Seminar begins at 2:00 pm.

Learn from industry experts, John Highfill, Michael Faraone and Robert Campbell at the CK Shows sponsored Saturday seminars. Attendees will find education on Mormon territorial gold and silver dollars. Seating is limited on all seminars and is complimentary with admission.

Boy Scouts of America Coin Collecting Merit Badge
Boy Scouts of America Coin Collecting Merit Badge

This 55th annual exposition is presented by CK Shows for the Las Vegas Numismatic Society who provides scholarships for Nevadan collegiate and numismatic education to the Las Vegas community. The club boasts over 260 members, of which over 25 are expected to volunteer their time for show set-up, tear down and registration. For more information about coin club meetings and special events, visit, or call Joe Cavallaro, club president, at (702) 860-6032.

Over $50,000,000 worth of rare U. S. and world coins, currency, gold and silver bullion, stamps, tokens, medals and jewelry will be on display and for sale.

The Southern Nevada Stamp Club will hold a Boy Scout merit badge workshop at 8:30am, Saturday May 19. For more information call Steve Hampton at (702) 480-5415 or email [email protected].

Visitors may view, buy, sell silver dollars, Carson City coinage, colonial copper, rare educational notes, Civil War tokens, confederate currency, gold nuggets, English silver, $500 and $1000 bills. Also offered are the rare decadrachm of Syracuse, the famous Jenny upside down plane stamp, Columbian emeralds, casino chips, world’s fair medals, vintage movie posters, daguerreotypes and small antique items.

Kids of all ages can learn about coins Saturday from Walt Ostromecki, past president of the ANA. Start your numismatic adventure at 10:30am and continue with Treasure Hunt and other activities until 4pm.

ANACS, America’s oldest third party rare coin authentication and certification service, will accept submissions onsite at the show all three days.

Las Vegas Coin Journal - May 2018 IssuePublished in conjunction with the event is the 10th volume of the Las Vegas Rare Coin Journal with cover coin collectible badge. All editions are available on’s articles page. Free hard copies of the full-color journal are given to every attendee with articles in each volume, bourse information, schedule and dealer directory. Back copies are available by request by emailing [email protected] or by calling 1-800-208-1810, while quantities last.

At this three-day exposition, a person may get a free appraisal from over 180 independent dealers, purchase gold and silver coins, learn about history, shop for a gift and see interesting and rare stamps. Attendees may sell old coins, paper money and gold, browse fine jewelry and submit coins for grading and authentication.

Hours are Thursday and Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm. Public admission is $3 for all three days. There is free admission for members of any collectibles club, seniors 65 or over, Boy Scouts or military in uniform and children eight years old or younger. Show this article for free entry.

For more details, including event hotel rate or exhibitor info, visit, email [email protected] or call Dawn at 1-888-330-5188 or 1-800-208-1810. Future shows are scheduled for September 14-16 and December 7-9, 2018.

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