Schedule of Events

Tuesday, July 7
12:00 NoonSecurity room opens. Security is open 24 hours a day until closing at noon on Thursday, July 9. Room W203A.
Wednesday, July 8
 Security room open 24 hours a day until noon on Thursday, July 9. Room W203A.
9:00 AM - 7:00 PMDealer/Exhibitor registration. Corridor on level 1, one level below the entrance to Hall WA3.
10:00 AM - 6:00 PMHeritage Auction Lot Viewing. Room W203B.
2:00 PMSecurity begins in bourse area. Hall WA3.
2:00 PM - 7:00 PMDealer/Exhibitor set-up. Closed to the public. Hall WA3.
2:00 PM - 7:00 PMEarly Birds may enter the bourse area. Hall WA3.
6:00 PMHeritage Auction Lot Viewing closes.
7:00 PMDealer/Exhibitor registration closes.
7:00 PMBourse/exhibit areas closed. Hall WA3 is secured.
Thursday, July 9
 Security room is open until noon. Room W203A.
8:00 AM - 6:00 PMDealer registration. Corridor on level 1, one level below the entrance to Hall WA3.
8:00 AM - 7:00 PMHeritage Auction Lot Viewing. Room W203B.
8:30 AM - 7:00 PMBourse & exhibit areas open to authorized persons and early bird badge holders. Hall WA3.
9:00 AM - 6:15 PMPublic registration. Corridor on level 1, one level below the entrance to Hall WA3.
10:00 AMSummer FUN convention opens to the public. Ribbon cutting ceremony outside Hall WA3.
NoonSecurity room closes and will reopen at noon on Saturday, July 11. If you have specific security needs, please speak to someone with Positive Protection, Inc., or anyone on the FUN board.
1:00 PMEducational Seminar. “America’s Most Unloved Dollar,” by Mark Trout. Ocala Coin Club member Mark Trout is a veteran numismatic researcher and a frequent numismatic speaker. His program will detail the rise and development of the controversial Susan B. Anthony dollar, the coin he calls “America's Most Unloved Dollar!” Don’t miss it! Room W204C.
2:30 PMEducational Seminar. “So You Want To Be A World Coin Collector?” by Bob Hurst. Current FUN Vice President Bob Hurst is a leading dealer of world coins and a frequent speaker at major conventions. Today Mr. Hurst will pass along valuable tips on the best way to get your world coin collecting experience rolling! Room W204C.
6:00 PMDealer registration closes.
6:00 PMHeritage Auction Session 1. Premier Session. Room W204A.
6:15 PMPublic registration closes.
6:30 PMBourse/exhibit areas closed to the public. One-way traffic begins.
7:00 PMHeritage Auction Lot Viewing closes.
7:00 PMBourse/exhibit areas closed. Hall WA3 is secured.
Friday, July 10
8:00 AM - 6:00 PMDealer registration resumes. Corridor on level 1, one level below the entrance to Hall WA3.
8:00 AM - 7:00 PMHeritage Auction Lot Viewing. Room W203B.
8:30 AM - 7:00 PMBourse/exhibit areas open to authorized persons and early bird badge holders. Hall WA3.
9:00 AM - 6:15 PMPublic registration. Corridor on level 1, one level below the entrance to Hall WA3.
10:00 AMShow opens to the public. Hall WA3.
10:00 AM - 1:00 PMHeritage Auction Lot Settlement and Pickup. Room W203B.
Noon - 1:30 PMFUN Member Club “Get Together & Discussion” moderated by FUN club liaison Tony Swicer. By invitation only. Room W303BC.
1:00 PMHeritage Auction Lot Settlement and Pickup closes.
1:00 PMHeritage Auction Session 2. Room W204A.
1:00 PMEducational Seminar. “A Numismatic Tour of Philadelphia,” by Ray Herz. Jacksonville researcher Ray Herz will take those in the audience on a tour of the four U. S. Mint sites, Independence Hall, and the homes of Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross (among others) as he discusses the coin, currency and medal tie-ins in the City of Brotherly Love. It’s a perfect match of history and numismatics! Room W204C.
2:30 PMEducational Seminar. “If A Deal Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is,” by Sandy Pearl. FUN board member Sandy Pearl has had a strong interest in numismatic consumer protection for many decades. What deals REALLY ARE too good to be true? Which deals SHOULD ALWAYS be avoided? Sandy Pearl has the answers in this hard-hitting program. Room W204C.
6:00 PMDealer registration closes.
6:00 PMHeritage Auction Session 3. Room W204A.
6:15 PMPublic registration closes.
6:30 PMBourse/exhibit areas closed to the public. Begin one-way traffic.
7:00 PMHeritage Auction Lot Viewing closes.
7:00 PMBourse/exhibit areas closed. Hall WA3 is secured.
Saturday, July 11
 Security room reopens at noon. Room W203A.
8:00 AM - NoonHeritage Auction Lot Viewing. Room W203B.
8:30 AM - 3:00 PMDealer registration resumes. Corridor on level 1, one level below the entrance to Hall WA3.
8:30 AM - 6:00 PMBourse/exhibit areas open to authorized persons and early bird badge holders. Hall WA3.
9:00 AM - 5:15 PMPublic registration. Corridor on level 1, one level below the entrance to Hall WA3.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AMEarly American Coppers (EAC) club meeting. Room W204C.
9:00 AM - NoonHeritage Auction Lot Settlement and Pickup. Room W203B.
9:00 AM - 9:30 AMRegistration for Young Numismatist (YN) program begins. For YN’s ages 5 to 18. YN’s must be FUN members, and dues are $5 annually. Room W303BC.
9:30 AM - 11:30 AMYoung Numismatist program. Room W303BC.
10:00 AMShow opens to the public. Hall WA3.
11:00 AM - 1:00 PMFlorida Chapter Casino Chip & Gaming Token Collector Club meeting. Room W204A.
11:00 AMEducational Seminar. “My Top 10 Buffalo Nickel Varieties,” by Dr. David Elliot. Dr. Elliott is a highly-respected error-variety specialist who has lectured at several FUN conventions. Today he turns his attention to the popular Buffalo Nickel series. You’ll be amazed at some of the major varieties in his highly entertaining program! Room W204C.
11:30 AMYN program ends.
NoonSecurity room reopens.
12:30 PMEducational Seminar. “Currency Doctoring Detection,” by Jeffrey Paunicka. Mr. Paunicka, an Indiana paper money specialist, will tell those in the audience his detection methodology for detecting doctored pieces of paper money. Don’t be fooled by the “bad guys.” This program is a MUST for those putting together a quality portfolio of U. S. paper money! Room 204C.
12:30 PM - 1:00 PMRegistration for Girl Scout/Boy Scout Coin Collecting merit badge program. Room W303BC.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PMGirl Scout/Boy Scout Coin Collecting merit badge program. Room W303BC.
3:00 PMDealer registration closes.
5:15 PMPublic registration closes.
5:30 PMBourse/exhibit areas closed to the public. Begin one-way traffic.
6:00 PMBourse/exhibit areas closed.
Sunday, July 12
 Security room is open until noon. Room W203A.
12:00 NoonAll security ends. Building must be vacated.