Coin World & Shepherd Expos Launch Tampa Show
In a groundbreaking move, Coin World magazine, in collaboration with Shepherd Expos Management, is set to launch the first-ever Great American Coin and Collectibles Show! This momentous event will take place at the renowned Tampa Convention Center in Florida from September 11-14, 2024.
Breaking Tradition for a Modern Approach:
Amos Media Chairman, Rick Amos, shared insights into the decision to host a coin and collectibles show. Inspired by the success of Larry Shepherd in revitalizing the Central States Numismatic Society show, Amos believes it’s time to bring the concept of coin shows into the 21st century.
“Coin shows have not changed much in 50 years, and we need to bring the concept into the 21st century. The ability to sell and buy coins online is a significant part of today’s marketplace, but we believe it is still vitally important to be able to see coins and bank notes in person and to conduct transactions face-to-face, as well as offer in-person educational opportunities,” explained Amos.
A Show Designed for the Future:
Led by veteran numismatist and show planner Larry Shepherd, the event aims to introduce fresh and innovative approaches to cater to a new generation of collectors and dealers. With a focus on in-person interactions, the show plans to offer a large bourse space accommodating nearly 600 dealers’ tables, along with a separate collectors’ annex featuring an additional 60 to 70 tables.
Key Features and Dates:
- Dealer-to-Dealer Trading Day: September 10, 2024 – An exclusive day for table holders to engage in dealer-to-dealer trading.
- Extended Security Room Access: Until September 16, 2024 – Providing convenience for dealers and visitors to store valuables while exploring Florida’s attractions.
Strategic Location and Future Plans:
Tampa was strategically chosen due to its proximity to a large concentration of collectors and the acclaimed Tampa Convention Center. Shepherd Expos Management is already gearing up for a semi-annual event, with the first two shows scheduled for September 2024 and March 2025.
Get Ready for the New Age of Coin Shows:
This marks a significant shift in the landscape of coin collecting events. The Great American Coin and Collectibles Show promises a dynamic and forward-thinking experience for all attendees.
For additional information about the show, please visit www.GACC.show. For inquiries about Shepherd Expos Management, contact Larry Shepherd at 719-464-8801 or email at ShepherdExpos@gmail.com.
Stay tuned for further announcements, and mark your calendars for this historic event in the world of numismatics!