Celebrating 60 Years of Numismatic Excellence at the Bay State Coin Show

07/29/2023 5:35 PM | NENA News (Administrator)

Marlborough, MA, July 29, 2023 - The New England Numismatic Association (NENA) commemorated the 60th Anniversary of the renowned Bay State Coin Show with a jubilant two-day event in Marlborough, Massachusetts on July 28-29, 2023. Numismatists from all over the region gathered to celebrate this milestone, and the show proved to be a resounding success, drawing both seasoned collectors and newcomers alike.

The Bay State Coin Show has long been a staple in the numismatic community, and this year's anniversary celebration was no exception. Despite being a summer event, attendance was robust, showcasing the unwavering enthusiasm for the art and science of coin collecting. Dealers and enthusiasts alike flocked to the show floor, eager to explore the vast array of numismatic treasures on display.

Sales during the event exceeded expectations, surprising many vendors who had anticipated the typical summer slowdown. The thriving marketplace demonstrated that collectors are as passionate as ever about their hobby, with both rare and common coins finding new homes among attendees. Several dealers reported impressive transactions, and the overall sentiment was one of optimism for the future of numismatics.

"Seeing the strong turnout and active engagement from collectors old and new was truly heartening," said Walker Whitehouse, President of the New England Numismatic Association. "The Bay State Coin Show has been a pillar of the numismatic community for 60 years, and its continued success reflects the enduring appeal of coin collecting."

Beyond the buying and selling, the event served as a gathering place for numismatists to reconnect with old friends and forge new connections within the close-knit community. 

"This year's anniversary show had a special atmosphere," noted longtime collector Brian Trudeau. "It's not just about the coins, but also about the people and the stories behind each piece. I've made new friends and gained valuable insights that will enhance my passion for this hobby."

The New England Numismatic Association expressed its gratitude to all who attended and participated in the Bay State Coin Show's 60th Anniversary celebration. The association looks forward to continuing its mission of promoting and advancing the knowledge and enjoyment of numismatics in the years to come.

As the event drew to a close, collectors left with new acquisitions, cherished memories, and a shared sense of anticipation for the future of numismatics. The success of this year's Bay State Coin Show underscores the enduring appeal of coin collecting and the vibrant community that supports it.

About the New England Numismatic Association:

The New England Numismatic Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the study and collecting of coins, currency, and related items. With a rich history and a diverse membership, NENA serves as a valuable resource and community hub for numismatists across the region.

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