New York International Numismatic Convention Announces Preliminary 2014 Plans

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February 14, 2013 – The 42nd Annual New York International Numismatic  Convention will take place over a nine day period from January 4th through January 12th, 2014 at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, its site since 2002. Kevin Foley, long time Bourse Chairman for the classic event, announced that the convention will begin with auction lot viewing on January 4th. He said, “One of the features distinguishing the NYINC is the fact that we have multiple auction houses participating in official capacities. In 2014 we currently have eight days of auctions scheduled. Nine different companies will catalog and conduct no less than 15 separate sessions beginning on Sunday, January 5th and concluding on Sunday, January 12th.”

Foley added, “Heritage Auctions, from Dallas, Texas, will hold four separate sessions on Sunday and Monday, January 5th and 6th. They’ll be followed by Classical Numismatic Group of Lancaster, PA. The four CNG sessions of the Triton XVII Sale will be featured on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 7th and 8th. The Los Angles firm of Freeman and Sear will hold its session on Tuesday, January 7th. A cooperative venture between M&M Numismatics, Dmitry Markov and Baldwin’s will hold a total of two sessions on the evenings on Wednesday and Thursday January 8th and 9th. Irvine California’s Stack’s-Bowers-Ponterio will present two sessions on Friday and Saturday January 10th and 11th. Numismatic literature and book sellers Kolbe & Fanning will hold a session in their specialty area on Saturday afternoon, January 11th. The final NYINC official sale will take place on Sunday, January 12th, cataloged by Chicago’s Gemini Auctions. The multiplicity of NYINC auction offerings makes our event simply a “must be there” for those who want to stay connected to the pulse of the marketplace for world and ancient numismatic material.”

Foley continued, “But the NYINC is far more than our unique formula of auction presentations. Our bourse area includes roughly 120 of the leading specialists in foreign and ancient numismatics. Virtually all the really serious players are represented in our bourse area. Roughly a full quarter of our booth holders come from outside the United States. Last year we had firms from Monaco, India, Switzerland, Great Britain, France, Hungary, Austria, Canada, Spain, Germany, Italy, Hong Kong, Sweden, the Netherlands and Ireland. In fact, we had dealers from more foreign countries than the 14 states of the United States represented in our bourse.”

He also said, “That’s what makes the NYINC so special, the fact that collectors can come and do business with dealers they are unlikely to encounter anywhere else in this country.”

Bourse activities at the 2014 NYINC will open on Thursday, January 9th with the Professional Preview/Early Bird Day, where collectors and dealers can gain advance access to the bourse offerings for a $100 registration fee. The Professional Preview hours will be from 12noon until 7PM. The regular public hours will be Friday and Saturday from 10AM to 7PM and Sunday from 10AM to 3PM. A three day pass is $10.

Foley is currently accepting applications to be added to the waiting list for space at the 2014 NYINC. He said, “Although our waiting list is a long one, those with patience will eventually be able to have space at our convention. I know the wait can be frustratingly long and there is a reason for that. Business is always strong at the NYINC and we have perhaps the smallest turnover of booth holders of any numismatic event anywhere. For 2014 it appears now that we’ll only have three openings and our waiting list has in excess of 30 names, but the only way to be included eventually is to advise me of your interest.”

Dealers wanting to be added to the waiting list should contact Foley via email, with their own complete contact information and a short summary of their numismatic specialty areas.

Reservations at the Waldorf-Astoria are available by calling the hotel at (212) 355-3000 and mentioning rate code “NYQ” for the event’s discounted rates of $309 or $329, depending on the type of accommodations selected. Suite rates are available on request.

For further information please go to the website of the NYINC.