The South Carolina Numismatic Association held its 39th annual
convention and coin show at the TD Convention Center in Greenville,
S.C., Oct. 28 to 30.
Greg Stowers, outgoing president of the SCNA, cut the ribbon at
the Friday morning opening ceremony. The Greenville and Parker Coin
Clubs provided volunteers and helped stage the event alongside the
officers of the SCNA.
The bourse offered 99 tables with more than 70 dealers, and more
than 1,000 collectors attended the show, according to the SCNA.
Dealers reported lively sales, with gold and silver bullion leading
the way, although collector coins were not far behind, the show
A Young Numismatist program was spearheaded by Bob Hartje on
Saturday morning, Oct. 29, and two adult programs were presented in
the afternoon the same day. During the latter programs, Randy Campbell
of Independent Coin Grading Service gave a talk titled “5 Ways to Make
Yourself a Better Coin Grader” and Tony Chibbaro offered a PowerPoint
presentation on “The Numismatics of Fort Sumter.”
Several SCNA members were acknowledged at the Sunday morning
banquet, including Arthur Darr who received the Numismatist of the
Year award for his ongoing support of young numismatists throughout
the state. This was the fourth year that Darr hosted the YN table at
The Myrtle Beach Coin Club was recognized as the Club of the Year
for its “fine work in the Pee Dee area of the state,” hosting two coin
shows each year and donating much of the proceeds to local charities.
SCNA Literary Awards were presented to Ernie Turnes of Myrtle Beach
and Robert W. Ross III of Wilmington, Del. Both authored articles for
the association’s newsmagazine, the SCanner.
Exhibit award winners were as follows: senior best of show, Dennis
Schafluetzel; senior second place, Mack Martin; junior best of show,
Myriam Saldarriage; junior second place, Rachel D’Hoore; junior third
place, Andrew Grischuk; and junior honorable mention, Addie Robison.
The 2012 convention will mark the SCNA’s 40th anniversary and will
be held Oct. 26 to 28.
The South Carolina Numismatic Association is a nonprofit
organization and has more than 300 individual members and 12 member
clubs. It hosts a yearly convention and publishes a journal, the
SCanner, three times a year. For more information, visit www.sc-na.org or call a club
representative at 803-530-3668. ■