The 1st Annual International Money Exposition in Nashville

The Nashville skyline. Image: Kaldari via Wikimdia Commons / public domain.
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Colonel Steven Ellsworth, ret. announced the 1st Annual International Money Exposition. The convention and show will be held October 26th through 29th, 2023 at the Music City Center, Downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The event will be known as “IMEX”.

“This will not be just another coin show. It is destined to become a must attend event, held in a world class facility in the heart of one of the country’s top destination cities, Nashville, Tennessee, “Music City USA” Ellsworth stated.

Nashville is one of the top cities to visit on people’s bucket list, a world class destination and home to the Grand Ole Opry. Nashville’s BNA International Airports $1.2 Billion remodeling project is in construction making it one of the best and easiest centrally located airports to fly in and out of in the world.

Ellsworth headed a three year campaign to end sales tax on coins, currency and bullion in Tennessee. One consideration in July 2022, when it was signed into law by Governor Lee, was that Nashville would hold a major international numismatic event in the great city of Nashville. The International Money Exposition does just that.

COL Ellsworth has a long history in business and organizational skills running major events and is uniquely qualified through over 40 years of history in the numismatic field as President of the Butternut Company, past President of the Virginia Numismatic Association and the immediate past president of the American Numismatic Association. He has traveled extensively to conventions in Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia promoting numismatics and is known worldwide.

Gary Adkins Joins IMEX Money Convention

Ellsworth announced the partnership of Gary Adkins will be joining the International Money Exposition.

“Gary Adkins is one of the giants in our industry with over 50 years of numismatic and business experience. Gary is widely known throughout the coin industry and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team. He is one of the most influential persons in the business with a stellar reputation having been a Past President of the American Numismatic Association, the Professional Numismatists Guild and the National Coin and Bullion Association. We are excited with his partnership in helping to bring this world class event in a world class facility in the heart of one of the country’s top destination cities, Nashville, Tennessee, “Music City USA” Ellsworth stated.

Once the initial part was done, Ellsworth shared his ideas with Adkins. They began planning of what they envisioned as the “vacation with a world coin exposition included”. “Anyone coming to Nashville without enjoying the many amenities and attraction is missing a great opportunity” stated Adkins, adding, “Nashville is one of the top destinations for fun and entertainment for the whole family. Safety is a top priority for the city, and climate and weather in the spring and fall are generally ideal”.

Adkins stated: “This will be our premier to host a major World Exposition, and having several hundred conventions under our belt, Steve and I are up to the challenge. We are both dedicated to making this a major success for all our participants, including dealers, collectors, and all attendees. Coin shows in general are getting rather stale and monotonous, and we hope to reimagine what events in the future might look and feel like.” Adkins noted that with the many details in the planning, glitches would be held to a minimum for this first time as we roll out what we intend to be a must attend event. The goal is to hold two events per year, one in the spring and one in the fall.


For additional information email Colonel Steven Ellsworth.