10/29/09 — Coin show set for weekend

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Coin show set for weekend

By Laura Collins
Published in News on October 29, 2009 1:46 PM

The Fourth Annual Wayne County Coin Club Coin Show is happening Saturday and Sunday at the Elks Lodge, 105 E. Chestnut St.

Barry Hauck, Show organizer and owner of Goldsboro Jewelry and Pawn, said the show is a great way for people to trade and sell coins locally.

"We have 27 dealers from all around the three-state area, including Virginia and South Carolina. And it's great to be able to bring coins and currency to Goldsboro rather than people from Goldsboro having to bring their coins to these big cities," he said. "I know these dealers that are coming here because I deal with them and I trust them."

Hauck added that the show isn't just for coin and currency enthusiasts.

"People can come to learn and be educated and that's what the (Wayne County Coin Club) is all about and that's why we sponsor the show, so people can be educated," he said.

At the show, people can bring their coins and currency and dealers can tell what they're worth. They will also value any other types of gold and silver. Hauck said people may be surprised at what is and isn't valuable when it comes to old coins.

"Just come and look and try to learn. If you bring a silver dollar in you've kept all your life and want to know how much it's worth, you're going to get their heart broken if they're from North Carolina," he said. "Age has nothing to do with the value of a coins or currency. It's how many did they make."

Author J.T. Stanton, author of "Cherrypickers Guide to Rare Die Varieties of United States Coins," also will be at the coin show to answer questions and appraise coins.

The show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free.

The Wayne County Coin Club is also looking for new members interested in promoting interest in collecting coins, currency, tokens and medals. Meetings are 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at The Pines of Goldsboro at 380 Country Day Road.