Who does not like showing off his collection and telling
others about it. All of us have specialty areas we collect that we can share
The challenge is to develop the exhibit to illustrate and
tell a story that will be interesting and informative to the collectors and
general public that views it. If the story draws new collectors to your
specific niche of collecting, you will have met the challenge. This is also the
type of exhibit that will win awards.
The numismatic material does not have to be expensive to be
interesting. The value of the numismatic material is not a criterion for
Some suggestions for
developing a good exhibit
Choose a narrowly focused scope that you have interest,
knowledge, and numismatic material to show.
Develop a title that allows your exhibit to be complete.
The title and the description of what is being displayed (scope) should be in
the first case, bibliography in the last case.
Type and justify description leaving uniform margin top,
bottom and both sides.
Use poster board, felt back or other background.
Exhibit should be neat, attractive and eye catching.
New research or information on your subject merits extra
consideration by the judges.
Be sure to read the exhibit rules on number of cases
allowed, category requirements, allowance of materials out side of the cases
and other special requirements. The exhibitors name should not appear in the
Exhibits will be judged in two categories; Juniors (less
than 18 years old) and Seniors. Trophies will be awarded for Best of Show, 1st
place and 2nd place in each category.
A 1/10 ounce gold US gold coin will be awarded to the Best
of Show Junior Exhibitor in addition to the trophy. The TSNS provides the gold
coin at the Spring Coin Show in honor of Ann McNab. The Chief John Ross
Numismatic Society provides it at the Fall Show in honor of Robert