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15 Nov 2021

LKNS Attends the 2021 Fall PAN Show

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On Saturday, October 30, 2021, the Legacy Knights Numismatic Society traveled to the 2021 Fall PAN Show for their first big field trip as a club. The PAN Show (operated by the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists, or PAN) was held at the Monroeville Convention Center in the suburbs of Pittsburgh.
LKNS took part in the PANKidZone activities especially geared towards young collectors. The PANKidZone is an effort headed up by Mr. Malcolm Johnson to generate interest and enthusiasm among young people for numismatics and help them in their pursuit of their collection and knowledge.
Due to unfortunate circumstances Mr. Johnson was unable to meet us there; however he made sure we were in capable hands with the rest of the friendly folks on the PAN committee. Our members were the recipients of a generous collection of numismatic items, from t-shirts to cent collection folders to coins, literature, and more. A couple of famous guests even helped us enjoy the show in the forms of Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Lincoln.
The show itself was wonderful with a wide array of dealers attending. We saw ancient coins, paper currency, lots of old and rare American coins, tokens, elongates, medals, and collector supplies. Several of our members went home with new purchases to add to their collections. The dealers seemed as happy to see us as the friendly PAN Show staff, and all were very helpful. Several took the time to explain the significance of some of their displays or items for sale. Their hospitality made an impression on our members, who felt they were treated like valued members of the numismatic community.
The YN auction at the end of the day was a big hit with our students of course. They had acquired some PANKidZone auction money through their participation in both the show and our club. Bidding was often fast and furious and some of the bids reached some rather incredible heights before a sole bidder remained and won the lot.
LKNS is an extracurricular activity of Legacy Christian Academy in Xenia, OH, which is about four hours away from Pittsburgh. While some members opted to travel with their parents and spend the night in the Pittsburgh area, the main body of members rode together in vans and made the trip all in one day. That made for a long day, but traveling with friends made the time pass quickly, and getting to attend the PAN Show was well worth the trip!
Many thanks go to PAN, Mr. Malcolm Johnson, Mr. Pat McBride, and others who made sure we were able to attend and had an incredible field trip!
To see more photos, please visit the PAN Show 2021 photo album on the LKNS Facebook page.

Comments

Kepi

Level 6

Looks a great show! Everyone looks happy! Thanks for sharing these fun photos! ; )

thatcoinguy

Level 5

Glad to see you’re still blogging. Congrats on making it to the PAN show. I couldn’t make it up there in time, but sounds like it was fun.

Longstrider

Level 6

Great to hear from you. Looks like a great show. Very well attended. I enjoy seeing all those kids and their families having fun. Thanks.

Golfer

Level 5

The fall PAN show was really nice. Harrisburg coin club had tables compliments of PAN. Our tables were on a corner near the kid zone, and exhibit area. Bob, Dan, and myself got to meet many of the LKNS members. My wife made a Halloween themed treasure chest, which we gave out small bags containing numismatic items to YN attending, and also wooden nickels, steel cents, buffalo nickels, and some mint sets. Must of been almost a hundred YN attending Saturday! I hope to continue attending some PAN shows, and will definitely have numismatic gifts to give away to YN when I attend. Makes the show really fun on Saturday. Hope to see LKNS members again at a PAN show !

Mr_Norris_LKNS

Level 4

Our club members were amazed at how generous several of the dealers and tables like yours were with giveaways. Thank you for caring about the kids. Not only do they appreciate the gifts but it stands as an example to them to share their enthusiasm and be generous with others also.

I would like to attend more shows.

Mr_Norris_LKNS

Level 4

Shows are a great place to learn, even if you can't buy the more expensive items. You will often see things you wouldn't otherwise get to see, and often dealers are happy to tell you about their items. (At the PAN Show we saw a paper money dealer that had a star note WITH the matching note it was meant to replace!) Many shows are free admission. It's just a matter of being able to get there. Our group was able to make a field trip out of it or else many would not have been able to go.

AC coin$

Level 5

I am interested in letting kids or YNs learn and experience numicmatics teachings .

Mr_Norris_LKNS

Level 4

I would highly recommend getting involved with numismatic organizations at various levels: local, regional, and national. You've already joined the ANA and they have several resources you can use to support numismatic education for youth, whether individually or as a club. There are regional or state organizations like PAN that realize the importance of young people in this hobby that provide activities like the PANKidZone at the PAN Show that you can use as a field trip. The US Mint has educational material geared towards kids. And joining or forming a local numismatic group is very important! In doing so you are connecting with local resources who can help you in tangible ways, either donating their duplicates, making an educational presentation for young collectors, or helping you publicize your YN efforts.

Mike

Level 7

Great to hear from you. Keep up the good work with those kids. Mokie does allot for that show. He will make the next one. Kids are important. We need more of them.

Mr_Norris_LKNS

Level 4

We sure do need them Mike! Good to hear from you as well! And congrats on the article in the PAN Clarion about your Kempson Coventry set!

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