December 6, 2012 – The New York International Numismatic Convention, now in its 41st annual edition, will take place at New York City’s Waldorf Astoria over an 11 day period in early January, with activities starting on Friday, January 4 and the final convention related event concluding on Monday, January 14. Kevin Foley, Bourse Chairman for the NYINC, said of the convention, “The NYINC is one of those special events in the world of numismatics that a devoted audience of dealers and collectors plan their collecting activities around. We’ll have a four day bourse with dealers from all over the world, collectors coming from a myriad of countries and nine days of auctions presented by nine of the most significant auction companies in the world and ancient collecting arena. The NYINC has become a ‘must be there’ for people who are really serious about their world and ancient interests.”
Convention activities get underway on Friday, January 4, when Heritage opens the viewing for its four auction sessions to be held on Sunday and Monday, January 6 and 7. Viewing for the Tuesday, January 8 Freeman and Sear auction session starts on Sunday, January 6. Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s Classical Numismatic Group will hold a total of four sessions, two each on Tuesday, January 8 and Wednesday, January 9. Their viewing will start on Sunday, January 6. A three company consortium made up of New York City’s Dmitry Markov, Washington, D.C.’s M&M Numismatics and London’s Baldwin’s will hold two sessions, one each on the evenings of Wednesday and Thursday, January 9 and 10. Their lot viewing will start on Monday, January 7.
Stack’s-Bowers-Ponterio, with offices in New York City, Irvine, California, Hong Kong and New Hampshire, will hold sessions on Tuesday, January 8, Friday and Saturday, January 11 and 12, as well as Monday, January 14. Their lot viewing will begin on Sunday, January 6.
The numismatic literature specialist Kolbe and Fanning will hold a single session on Saturday afternoon, January 12 at the conclusion of their lot viewing scheduled to begin on the prior Thursday. An auction session on Sunday, January 13 will be cataloged and conducted by Gemini auctions after their lot viewing slated to get underway the previous Thursday.
California’s Ira and Larry Goldberg will also hold a special pre-sale auction lot viewing for their February 5 sale of the Hunter Collection at their Beverly Hills headquarters. Their viewing will be held Wednesday, January 9 through Saturday, January 12.
Foley said of the multiple auction presentations at the NYINC, “To the best of my knowledge the NYINC is the longest numismatic convention held anywhere in the world, yet from beginning to end there is nothing but, excitement, excitement, excitement. A significant aspect of this atmosphere of non-stop frenetic activity is the fact that we have such a broad offering of auction presentations. Virtually anything one could imagine in the world and ancient numismatic arena can be found in one of our official sales. This year we’ll have no less than 18 sessions of auctions, the first on Sunday, January 6, with at least one session every day until the concluding auction offering on Monday, January 14. What one company doesn’t have, another is very likely to.”
Foley continued, “Our bourse area, with dealers from 21 states and 15 foreign countries, is similarly blessed. Collectors quite literally come from all over the world, as well as from multiple states in this country, knowing that at the NYINC they’ll be able to do business with dealers they are unlikely to encounter at any other event in the United States. Our four days of bourse activity will get underway from 2PM-7PM on Thursday, January 10 when collectors and dealers can have access to the bourse area a day before the general public hours on payment of a $100 registration fee. Dealers at the NYINC know that anyone who pays $100 to obtain a few additional hours to do business with them must be really serious, so they hold back some of their most significant newer acquisitions to unveil at the NYINC. Buyers know this and flock to the NYINC Professional Preview year after year, making for a perfect storm of serious buying and selling activity.”
The NYINC regular public hours will be Friday and Saturday, January 11 and 12 from 10AM-7PM and Sunday, January 13 from 10AM-3PM. A three day pass is available for $10, with a $5 discount coupon offered on the NYINC website.
Foley also added, “The NYINC is also a wonderful educational opportunity for students of numismatics. We’ll have no less than nine club or society meetings, each with a fascinating presentation by a well known author or researcher. The full roster of speakers is available on the Schedule of Events listing on our website. Suffice it to say that attending every one of our nine educational presentations on Saturday will leave the participants with a wealth of numismatic knowledge. I know that many of our attendees have found that coming to one of our educational programs on Saturday has opened up new areas of specialized interest for them and enriched their overall collecting experiences.”
The bourse area and all the auction lot viewing activities will be held on the 18th floor meeting room level of the Waldorf Astoria. Special rates are available at the Waldorf for NYINC attendees by calling the hotel at (212) 355-3000 and mentioning rate code “NYZ” to obtain rooms at the NYINC discounts of $299 or $320. Complete schedule details, as well as a listing of participating dealers, can be accessed at the NYINC website.
Foley concluded by saying, “Our bourse area was 100% sold out for this year at the conclusion of last year’s event. I can’t think of any other numismatic convention where the dealers are so anxious to return that they sign up and pay in full for their space an entire year in advance. I believe that says more about the level of buying and selling activity at the NYINC than anything I could dream up in the way of advertising puffery.”
The 2014 42nd Annual New York International Numismatic Convention will be held January 4-13 at the Waldorf, with the four day bourse scheduled for January 9-12.
Dealers interested in having their firm placed on the waiting list for bourse space
should send their full contact information and a summary of their numismatic specialities to Kevin Foley.
For further information, please visit the NYINC website.