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Exhibiting Rules

Exhibiting your coins is challenging, fun and personably rewarding!

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 with others.

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 exhibit awards.

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 exhibit.

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 Reed.

For questions e-mail Exhibit Chairman Updated 03-16-11