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60th Anniversary FUN Show

January 8-11th, 2015

The 60th annual FUN show will be January 8-11th, 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Hall WD, West Concourse. Dealer set-up is Wednesday the 7th 2PM to 8PM. Early Birds get in at 2PM. The show opens to the public on Thursday at 10AM.

The show will feature over 600 dealer booths, 16 educational seminars, the YN & Scout Programs, the coin club program, the Heritage Auction, numismatic-related exhibits, and much more.

This year is the 300th anniversary of the sinking of the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet off the central east coast of Florida. We will have an outstanding exhibit of artifacts from this Fleet. The State of Florida Museum is allowing us to exhibit artifacts from this Fleet that have not been seen by the public in over 30 years. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see numismatic history.

Admission to the show is FREE to the public! However, show attendees must first stop by the public registration booths and pick up their “HELLO” badge before entering the bourse floor.

See you in January!

What is FUN?

Florida United Numismatists, Inc. is an organization dedicated to involving and growing the numismatic community both in Florida and throughout the world. We achieve this through several activities, including:

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Show Highlights

Message from FUN Show Coordinator Cindy Wibker

I hope you all are planning to attend our 60th Annual FUN Convention, which promises to be an incredible one. We have so many special activities and exhibits for you! I’m going to give you a quick overview of what I recommend you see and do before you depart the show.

Florida State Museum Treasure Exhibit

There are many exhibits and activities to further your numismatic knowledge. Did you dream of finding buried or shipwreck treasures as a child? Well, now you have this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some impressive shipwreck treasures. They are on display at booth 129. FUN is very grateful to have the participation of the Florida State Museum in Tallahassee at this convention. Many of these treasures have not been on public display for decades, and may never be again, so you don’t want to miss them!

Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Be sure and visit our friends from Washington DC at booth 539. FUN is very pleased to have the attendance of both the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) and the US Mint at our 60th anniversary convention! Have you ever seen a billion dollars in one place? Well, you can do so at the FUN show this year at the BEP exhibit. The US Mint will have plenty of products available for you, also. The Treasurer of the United States is making plans to join us, too!

Pan for Gold!

Still dreaming of finding treasure? Go to booth 1245 and try your talents panning for gold. Norm and Tasha will teach you how to do it using a rustic miner’s pan. It’s all in the swirl of the water, or so I’m told. I promise there is some gold in that trough, and you get to keep what you find, so go for the gold!

Coins and Kids

Did you bring children with you? We have activities for them, as well. The Coins and Kids booth #1239 has entertainment for them throughout the convention. This year we are very happy to have the ANA’s Treasure Trivia game available for them. They kids can visit certain dealers’ booths and ask numismatic questions and win a prize. The US Mint may be conducting activities in that area as well. There is also a special program for the children on Saturday morning, and Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts can earn their coin collecting merit badge that afternoon. Get your children involved in your hobby at an early age and you’ll have a lifetime of fun together.

Numismatic Exhibits

Still thirsting for numismatic knowledge? Then the exhibit area in the back right of the room is the place for you! You will see some numismatic items on display as some of our members share their collections and knowledge in an attempt to win a nice prize from FUN. If you take time to look at the exhibits and read the text, you are sure to learn a lot. We also have a special exhibit of the most coins from the most countries that made it into the Guinness Book of World Records. Take advantage of this opportunity to see them all!

Abraham Lincoln will be with us on Friday and Saturday. Drop by booth 317 for a chat and a most entertaining history lesson.