Our 2018 coin show was successful, with good raffle ticket sales and mostly satisfied dealers. Attendance however was pretty low. We need to improve our advertising process to entice more people to attend. We did pay for an "Email Blast" campaign this year which wasn't cheap, but nevertheless attendance was even lower than last year. Our membership and Board will work together to hopefully improve things for the 2019 show. Stay tuned!
Checkout the great write up about our Coin Show in the Fresno Bee. CLICK HERE!
In 2019 we expect to again have our annual coin show, but we are looking for an alternate site. The Masonic Center on Clinton Avenue has served us well for many years but the FNS Board believes it is time to move on. Check on our Coin Show page details about our 2019 Coin Show arrangements.
ANACS Grading Company attended the 2018 show and accepted many coins for grading. We will continue to invite ANACS to future shows. Attendees seem to appreciate this excellent option for having their valuable collector coins professionally graded.
Here's a link to the ANACS HOMEPAGE
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! For 2019 we are not expecting to conduct any of 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.