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What is the bourse at a coin show?
- Published: Jun 19, 2014, 2 PM
A bourse is the public area at a coin show of any size where the buying and selling of coins,paper money, exonumia (medals and tokens), books, and other items takes place.
According to Merriam-Webster, "bourse" is also the name for a European stock exchange and literally means “purse" in middle French.
In a typical coin show bourse, dealer tables are formed into several large rectangles, splitting the floor and creating aisles for collectors and other attendees to walk and view the dealers’ inventories.