Create Buzz for Money Show
By Numismatic News
advertising blitz works, Houston’s Money Show of
the Southwest hopes to create a crowded bourse
floor Dec. 3-5 at the George R. Brown Convention
“The billboards are up on all the major freeways
and will remain so through the show’s run. Over
5,000 postcards and two e-mail blasts to
previous attendees have stirred calls to the
show’s phone lines and hits on its Web site,”
said Edwin Johnston, the show chairman.
Once in the door, hobbyists will have an
abundance of educational forums to choose from
and kids will have activities whether or not
they are Boy and Girl Scouts.
Kids 12 years old and under also don’t have to
pay the $2 admission fee.
Patti Finner will lead the Boy Scout Coin
Collecting Merit Badge qualification clinic
Saturday morning, Dec. 5, and then lead the Girl
Scout Fun with Money patch qualification that
All kids will have a chance with the
“Put-A-Penny-In-A-Slot” event that is the first
step in a child’s pursuit of a one cent
collection. Each kid will be given an album and
a half hour to fill as many holes as possible
from a bunch of loose cents on the table, said
bourse chairman Carl Schwenker.
There will also be a “Treasure Chest Grab” that
assures that kids leave the show with more than
just the free Territorial quarter that they will
be given upon arrival, Schwenker explained.
A Signature Auction will be conducted Dec. 3-4
by Heritage Auctions. (See story on Page 20).
The show will not have Sunday hours this year.
Schwenker said this decision was based on
feedback from dealers.
Instead, the show begins with a special
Professional Numismatists Guild Day Dec. 2.
“To say we are excited with the opportunity to
host a PNG Day is an understatement,” says
Johnston. “We’re one of only three shows at
which the PNG has chosen to hold their
Public hours begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3.
The bourse closes at 8 p.m. that night.
Friday and Saturday public hours are 10 a.m. to
More show information can be found at
www.houstoncoinshow.org, or by calling (281)