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Vegas Coin Show New Venue Kicks Off with Counterfeits, Civil War Token Seminar

The Vegas Show is happening for December 12-14 in Las Vegas at the Riviera Hotel and Casino, 29001 Las Vegas Blvd South. The event debuts at this new strip venue and is produced by CK Shows, promoter for the Las Vegas Numismatic Society coin shows and The Vegas Show.

Learn from industry experts, Michael Faraone, Susan Trask and Logan McKechnie, in CK Shows sponsored seminars offered on Friday and Saturday. Attendees will find education on counterfeits, VAM’s and civil war tokens. Seating is limited on all seminars and is complimentary with admission.

Susan Trask
Susan Trask

On Saturday morning, civil war history buffs may enjoy Susan Trask’s “Civil War Tokens: The Unique, the Obscure, the Nefarious” seminar, a presentation of tokens designed specifically for the Vegas Show. Trask has served two terms on the Civil War Token Society’s board of governors, 16 years on the executive committee and is editor of the Civil War Token combined Civil War Token Journals, Whitman’s Guidebook to Civil War Tokens by Q. David Bowers. Susan Trask has passionately accumulated over 5,000 civil war tokens in her personal collection. Seminar begins at 10:30am on Saturday, September 13. Seating is limited.

Michel Faraone

Following at 12 noon is the highly recommended Counterfeits seminar by Michael Faraone. Collectors of all US coins do not want to miss this rare opportunity to learn about counterfeits from Faraone, authentication and varieties specialist. Faraone has been a professional coin grader for 21 years, working 11 years with ANACS and 10 years with PCGS. In the last ten years he has graded almost a million PCGS coins. Faraone was editor of the National Silver Dollar Roundtable for over 20 years and has published articles on varieties and counterfeit detection and is retired air force after serving 20 years. Seminar begins at 12 noon on Saturday, September 13. Seating is limited.

C. Logan McKechnie
C. Logan McKechnie

On Friday afternoon, C. Logan McKechnie will conduct a VAM seminar. McKechnie added over 200 silver dollar varieties and revisions to the VAM list. Seminar is set for Friday, September 12 and begins at 3:00pm. Seating is limited.

Often cited as the best source for information on Panda coins, the Gold and Silver Panda Coin Buyers Guide provides extensive population data representing more than a decade of research by Peter Anthony. Seminar begins at 10:30am on Saturday, September 13. Seating is limited.

ANACS will accept grading and authentication submissions onsite at the show all three days.

Nevada Civil War History Association members, Jan Fretthold and Jim Edwards
Nevada Civil War History Association members, Jan Fretthold and Jim Edwards

Civil war aficionados won’t want to miss spending time with the Nevada Civil War History Association, present all three days. The club will exhibit the recreation of a Confederate iron-clad battleship in one-third scale, CSS Virginia class, built by local members. The Confederate army built over 36 different designs of iron-clad boats, while the Union built about 60 of the Monitor class. Most were melted for scrap in WW II, except for one U.S.S. Monitor recovered in 2002. This first U. S. Navy ironclad warship, marked a turning point in military history and is featured as “Our Little Monitor” in Susan Trask’s seminar on civil war tokens on Saturday morning.

Members will appear in period dress at the show on Friday and Saturday for photo opportunities. Uniforms and dress designed to fit over clothes for iPhone portraits will be provided by this enthusiastic civil war club at no charge. Civil war memorabilia and educational exhibits will be displayed.

“The Vegas location seems to draw guests came from out of the country. We had attendees from Europe and Australia in the past and have pre-registrations for this show from Brazil, Canada and Singapore” relates Dawn Napolitan, CK Shows. “We are very excited about the new strip venue and a fantastic room rate! The Riviera is perfectly located for easy access from the Paradise side, plenty of parking for locals and positioned nicely for out of town visitors and exhibitors. We are thrilled to re-connect with the fabulous Las Vegas Strip, the roots of this ‘Coin Town,’ where up until the early 1970’s, silver dollars were still being played in slot machines.”

Visitors and dealers may call reservations at 800-634-6753 or 702-794-9412 to take advantage of the $45 weekday/$55 weekend limited room block. Use code SLVNSI4.

The Vegas Show, is held in association with the Las Vegas Numismatic Society, an active club with over 226 registered members. Volunteerism by over 25 club members each show is characteristic and plays out in many aspects of the show, including personal invitations, registration, set-up and tear-down. The Las Vegas Numismatic Society provides scholarships for Nevadan collegiate and numismatic education to the Las Vegas community. Both the 52nd Annual Las Vegas Numismatic Society show and the fall club show will be held at the historic Riviera in 2015.

Dealer set-up and visiting dealer entry is Thursday December 12-14 from 12 noon to 7pm. Dealer “Early Bird” entry is $50. Public hours are Friday and Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 3pm.

Public admission is $3 for all three days, or Download this Coupon tp Get In FREE  There is free admission for members of any coin club, seniors 65 or over, Boy Scouts or military in uniform and children 8 years old or younger.

For more details, including hotel rate, visit www.ckshows.com, email [email protected] or call Dawn at 888-330-5188 or 800-208-1810. 2015 shows are scheduled for March 20-22, September 11-13 and December 11-13 at the Rivera Hotel and Casino.

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