NSSA Coin & Banknote Expo Report

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Because the two previous annual events were cancelled due to Covid restrictions, South Australian collectors were keen to embrace collecting again and formed a very long queue for free entry on the first
day of the expo.

There were a number of factors that probably contributed to the success of the show. The absence of an Adelaide coin show for the previous three years, the $2 coin collecting craze, the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the fine weather and the extensive advertising. Collectors were keen to buy and sell many of the scarcer $2 commemorative coin varieties, and obtain coins with the effigy of the late Queen.

There was also free parking and entry to the event – another drawcard.

Two hundred specially overprinted PNCs were produced for the show with small quantities supplied to dealers with tables and the lowest two numbers allocated as the first prize in the raffle.

There were regular raffle draws throughout the three days with a lady winning the numbers 1 and 2 of the special show PNC’s for 150 years of the Overland Telegraph, and David, in charge of the raffles, drawing his own winning ticket for a series of donated coin albums after purchasing only five tickets!

Richard Welling is to be congratulated, along with his NSSA member helpers, for organizing and putting on such a good event.

No doubt dealers and collectors will be eagerly looking forward to the next one.

(Author: Mick Vort-Ronald)