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Last updated on November 20, 2022

Countdown to the next FUN Convention

Count Down to the Next FUN Show

I would like to welcome everyone to our upcoming 68th Annual FUN Convention starting on January 5th 2023. Remember to get your bourse applications in early and avoid the disappointment of not having a table in January. Table sales for the FUN Convention have been strong. I understand there are less than 20 tables left and all of the corner tables are gone. If you need a table you are encouraged to contact Cindy or Katie immediately. Avoid the waiting list and call now.

1. The U.S. Mint has informed us they are planning to attend the FUN show. The Deputy Director of the Mint, Ms. Kristie McNally will be attending the FUN Convention. We have been informed she will be in attendance on Thursday and Friday and may have a few words during our opening ribbon cutting ceremony. Please stop by and visit with her at the U.S. Mint booth 1043.

2. Abraham Lincoln (AKA Dennis Boggs) and Benjamin Franklin (AKA Pat McBride) will be joining FUN in January.

3. The ANA is holding an Educational Seminar on Intermediate Coin Grading on Tuesday and Wednesday before the FUN Show. For additional information select this link for the 2023 ANA Grading Seminar. The application deadline is approaching fast you need to get your application in before November 29.

4. Mike Bean will be bringing his Spider Press. The Piedmont Gold Panners will also be there, as will Cindy Calhoun and her Penny Press machine. Sam Gelberd is also planning to attend our Convention.

5. Finally an exciting new addition to FUN. The Astronaut Memorial Foundation (AMF) is working in conjunction with FUN to give you an experience you are not likely to forget. The AMF with NASA is working to bring you a presentation to complement our theme for this years convention "Exploring Space." We are working with NASA and the AMF to acquire an astronaut to visit with us and to impart to us their experiences, training and what it is like to leave Earth and live and work in space. The AMF also plans to release a new prototype "Bank Note" incorporating the security of the block chain Non Fungical Token (NFT) embedded within the notes. The note has incorporated within its design and embedded within the material the hologram of the finger of God touching the finger of Man in Space within a glowing image that resemble the stars of the universe. The note is beautiful. The conceptual prototype is displayed below. The jpeg image does not lend itself to display the embeded security features. These notes will be sold at the FUN Convention and I hope everyone will visit their booth and consider supporting the AMF and the educational programs they support.

Per the FUN Board's decision shuttle buses will be provided to the three Rosen properties. The bus will stop at the back entrance of the Rosen Center and it will stop on International for both the Rosen Plaza and the Rosen Inn. The bus will run in 30 minute loops.

  • Wednesday January 4 from 12:00 (Noon) until 8:30 PM
  • Thursday January 5 from 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM
  • Friday January 6 from 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM
  • Saturday January 7 from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Sunday January 8 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • FUN will be hosting a special session of the ANA Grading Seminar. This seminar will be held immediately before the January 2023 FUN show. For more information go to this 2023 ANA Grading Seminar link and complete your application before November 29, 2022.

    For room blocks, you can Email Reservations for FUN Show Hotels. Make sure you are in "the right place" by always going to WWW.FUNTopics.com and clicking on the Official Hotel page. Our hotel housing bureau will never call or email requesting you book your room and they will never post a deadline to book. Avoid the scammers and book ONLY through the FUN website. Our hotels are giving us ridiculously low rates for the Orlando area, so book your rooms early and lock in those values.

    You may also call our toll free reservations number, Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Eastern Time: (855) 467-7245.

    Please be careful of callers or emails using phishing tactics claiming to be associated with FUN. These scams have become extremely aggressive.

    If you are not a member of FUN and are curious about our publication, go to the link in "What's New at FUN" and preview the FUN Topics publication Fall 2022 Edition.

    Remember to return to this site for up to date information about all FUN shows.


    The FUN will start again at 10:00 a.m. January 5th, 2023 in Orlando Florida

    68th Annual F.U.N. Convention

    Orlando, FL

    January 5 - 8, 2023

    The 68th annual FUN Convention will be January 5 - 8, 2023 at the Orange County Convention Center. 9899 International Dr., Orlando FL 32819. Dealer set-up is January 4th from 2:00-8:00 PM. Early Birds get in at 2:00 PM.

    The show will feature approximately 600 dealer booths, an exhibit area, 14 educational programs, Kids booth, the Young Numismatists; Scout Merit Badge programs, Competitive Exhibits, the Heritage Auction, and so much more.

    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. Dealers & Early Bird dealers should pay their $20 FUN dues by mail and avoid the lines.

    See you in January For the 68th FUN Convention!


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