Fresno Numismatic Society
Next FNS Meeting
Our next meeting is our annual Christmas Dinner meeting, on Tuesday 12/14/2021. This will be at the Yosemite Falls Cafe, 5123 N. Blackstone Ave., Fresno, CA 93710, starting at 6:30 PM. All members and guests are invited. We will order food and drinks from the restaurant menu and everyone is responsible for their own dinner bill.
Hope to see everyone there!
2021 FNS Coin Show a Success!
We completed our annual Fresno Numismatic Society Coin Show in October 2021 (10/23 & 10/24) which was presented at the American Legion Post 509 in Fresno. This show was organized and conducted by the Society and by most accounts went very well. Dealers and attendees were happy and FNS raised enough cash to finance our club activities through 2022. We are planning for another show next October and with luck, planning, and hard work we should be able to make it an even bigger success.
FNS Ready For Another Great Show
CalJohn66Silver is planning another show for next April, on 04/01 and 04/02/22. This will be at the same AL Post 509 venue. Local collectors hopefully will enjoy the opportunity to attend two Fresno shows in 2022, in April and October!
PCGS Grading Services at the April 2022 Show
John Ward (A.k.a., dealer CalJohn66 Silver) is a PCGS-authorized dealer. John can accept coins for submission and forward them to PCGS for grading and authentication. We expect he can provide similar service at each Fresno Coin Show in the future.
Please keep in mind these basic rules about our monthly coin auctions:
1) For our traditional auctions (conducted by FNS), the Fresno Numismatic Society reserves the right to pay sellers by check. Sometimes we may not have enough cash on-hand; in that case, our Treasurer will pay the seller proceeds with an FNS check. Non-member buyers may not pay with a check. Cash only please! We have basically discontinued these traditional auctions. Instead, we will concentrate on Bid-Board or silent auction formats.
2) For traditional auctions FNS is required to collect California sales tax. The tax will be added to the hammer price.
3) For Bid-Board type auctions buyers and sellers directly complete all transactions. If your seller accepts a check that's fine! Bid-Board auctions are not conducted by FNS and no sales tax will be collected by FNS.