Our sixth annual convention will be held Thursday through Saturday, October 12-14, 2017 at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort, 6333 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Our boutique convention is a unique experience designed for serious collectors of Mexican and Latin American Numismatics. It is primarily a social and educational event combined with a bourse floor containing the most extensive inventory of Mexican and Latin American collectibles that you will find. It is the must attend event of the year for serious collectors.
Overview of the 2017 US Mexican Annual Convention
Dealer Setup – 12:00-5:00pm
Early Entry – 2:00-5:00pm ($10 Donation)
Welcome Party – 5:00-7:00pm
Friday & Saturday
Dealer Entry – 8:00 am
Bourse Hours – 9:00am to 6:00pm
Speakers – Three Daily at 10:00am, 1:00pm and 2:30pm
SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE:
Dunigan / Sedwick / Ponterio – Counterfeit Detection 4
Kyle Ponterio – World Countermarks on Mexican Coinage
Carlos Jara – War of Independence
William Sigl – Mexican Colonial Proclamation Medals
Brad Yonaka – Mexican Fractional Pillar Coinage
DEALERS WILL INCLUDE:
Lois & Don Bailey & Son | Hemet, California
Baja Numismatics | Albuquerque, New Mexico
Cris Bierrenbach | Dallas, Texas
Robert Briggs | Guadalajara, Mexico
Dave Busse | Harlingen, Texas
Mike Dunigan Company | Fort Worth, Texas
Sal Falcone | San Jose, California
Moneta | Tucson Arizona
Paul Karon | Weston, Florida
Mint and Print | Tempe Arizona
Daniel Sedwick | Winter Park, Florida
Stacks Bowers | Irvine, California
Stephen Album Rare Coins | Santa Rosa, California
M Louis Teller | Encino California
Dave Wagner | Fort Worth, Texas
World Wide Coins | Santa Rosa California
World Numismatics | Carefree, Arizona
AMERICAN NUMISMATIC SOCIETY
We are very pleased that the ANS will be attending our convention again. They will be bringing a great display of coins from their collection. If you are not already a member, we highly recommend you join. Ute Wartenberg Kagan, the Executive Director of the Society, will be here to answer any questions you may have.
The silent auction is made up of donations of coins, currency, books and other items from our members and supporters to raise funds for the organization. Last year we received generous donations from many of our corporate supporters and members.
The silent auction has been a resounding success and is a major source of income for the Association. Last year 25 donated items realized over $5,000 for the organization. Please consider making a donation to this worthy cause.
COUNTERFEIT DETECTION SEMINAR
Our most popular seminar has been the one on counterfeit detection, which is presented by some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field, including Kent Ponterio, Dan Sedwick, and Mike Dunigan. This seminar will be continued each year covering new areas of counterfeit detection.
We have received donations of books and auction catalogs from generous members and will be setting up a large table to sell these items at very reasonable prices which will benefit the Association. If you have excess books and auction catalogs in your library that you would like to donate, please send them to our office address.
The International Association of Professional Numismatists has graciously donated four new microscopes to the Association. The microscopes will be located at a special table on the bourse floor and are available for use by attendees.
We have arranged a special room rate at the Resort of $169 per night. The easiest way to make a reservation is by clicking on the Hotel Booking link above. You can make your reservations now and I strongly urge you not to wait. Last year, room rates were much higher after our block sold out.
The welcome party, which has become one of the highlights of the event, will be held Thursday at 5:00 pm in the pool area patio just outside the convention rooms. Appetizers will be served, courtesy of Cris Bierrenbach, and the bar will be open for you to purchase beverages of your choice. Be sure to arrive in time for the welcome party!
Awards will be presented during the Welcome Party to various members of the organization for their contributions during 2017.
EXPANDED BOURSE FLOOR
This year we have expanded the bourse area to include Latin American Coins and Currency and are pleased to welcome new dealers.
We would like to have approximately six displays on the convention floor. So far we have several excellent proposals. If you are interested in setting up a display, call Cory Frampton at 602-228-9331. Once again, we will be judging and giving out awards for the best displays.
The hotel is located in Scottsdale close to a huge selection of restaurants, golf courses and shopping. Other nearby activities include everything from casinos to indoor skydiving and a dolphinarium.
Admission to the convention will be free to members, $5 to nonmembers and free to all family members and children under 15. Early entry is available to members only Thursday afternoon for a $10 per person donation to the Association.