Until nearly the last minute, organizers of the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists fall 2020 show couldn't be sure local authorities would allow the event to be held. They planned ahead nevertheless, but couldn't even contract the usual advertising in the usual local and national publications due to the uncertainty. Yet the event was indeed held, and was a success on all fronts. Kudos to PAN and everyone involved, including the dealers and public who were quite compliant and supportive overall, cooperating with little grumbling amid all the necessary health precautions. Here are some photos and a few early comments from attendees.
PAN Corresponding Secretary
Pat McBride writes:
"Any photos without masks were for a few seconds only. It went extremely well. Attendance did not fall off due to Covid. Amazing cooperation with forms and masks. All dealers reported a great show. They loved the setup at the larger North Hall."
Tom Uram writes:
"A couple dealers said it was their best show in years.
It went extremely smooth. Spirits were positive."
Bill Bierly writes:
"I thought the PAN show went very well. The dealer tables were sold out and all dealers I spoke with were having a good show. The exhibit area was somewhat curtailed but was nice. Personally I found two nice LaPorte, Indiana Civil War tokens so deemed the show a success. I also sold a few of my books."
Extra wide aisles in the larger North Hall
That's the registration desk, not a health clinic
Stick 'em up! All attendees were temperature-checked and questioned daily, with color-coded registration forms and badge stickers each day.
Here are some views of the bourse floor.
Author Bill Bierly attended with copies of his new Whitman book In God We Trust.
John Frost Lectures
John Frost gave two presentations on Barber and Liberty Seated coinage.
Ben Franklin's Show Purchase
Pat McBride attended in his role as Benjamin Franklin.
"Yes, I did buy something at the PAN show. I have personally met both messieurs Rittenhouse and Mercanti."
To view a photo gallery on Flickr, see:
PAN 2020 Fall Show During Pandemic
For more information on PAN, see:
Wayne Homren, Editor
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