Brandon Coin Club chair Mark Palermo guards his set of collections during a recent coin and currency show. Club members are ready for the next event planned to be held at the Brandon Elks Lodge, #2383, located at 800 Centennial Dr. 

The past five years, the Brandon Coin Club and Currency Show has welcomed hundreds of dealers and visitors both young and old to take part in a series of events, fueling the interests of coin collectors and hobbyists.

This year is no different and according to club chairman Mark Palermo, the 501 (c) 7 nonprofit organization boasts of close to 100 members, is pleased to announce its next Coin & Currency Shows.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, August 25, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. and will be held at the Brandon Elks Lodge, #2383, located at 800 Centennial Dr. in Brandon.

Visitors and hobbyists will enjoy door prizes and free grab bags for children under 12 will also be available. Attendees will be able to buy, sell or trade their coins and collectables. Coins and stamps can also be appraised for free by expert coin and stamp dealers.

Pleased with the local support Palermo also spoke highly of all those that make each show not only possible but a success for both the dealers and the visitors that include all ages. “The Lodge has been a wonderful partner in support of the club,” Palermo said.

The purpose of the show, he said, was to provide like-minded collectors, investors and hobbyist the opportunity to meet and talk, but most importantly learn more about coins, stamps, medals, currency and tokens of all types of nations

“The event is a sure eye opener,” Palermo said. “We are expecting about 200 visitors who are interested in coins, stamps and collectables presented to them by the dealers.”

“Our main goal is to educate our members and any individuals or organization that wishes to expand their knowledge in these areas,” Palermo said.

The club also participates in an annual summer seminar that features a lineup of classes to meet virtually every collector’s needs, including ancients, paper money, counterfeit detection, grading, the Civil War, digital photography, Lincoln cents, hobo nickels, medals and tokens.

The Brandon Coin Club normally meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Brandon Community Center, located at 502 E. Sadie St. in Brandon. Meetings start at 6:45 p.m. To know more about the Brandon coin Club, please e-mail to

For more information about the American Numismatic Association, please contact or call 1-800-367-9723.

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