Token of Affection 

Calling all numismatists. Your time has arrived.

The Memphis Coin Club's annual coin show is back at the DeSoto Civic Center from February 27th to March 1st. More than 50 numismatic (currency) dealers will be there, including those specializing in exonumia (tokens and coin-like objects) and notaphily (paper money). Attendees can buy, sell, and trade their currency, and the show will include ancient and modern coins, U.S. and foreign currency, medals, and gold and silver bullion. There will be educational exhibits as well.

The Memphis Coin Club was founded in 1936 and is a member of the American Numismatic Association. The group meets a few times a month and has a wide-ranging numismatic reference library, housed at the Highland branch of the Memphis Public Library.

Coin collecting may be one of those rare recession-enhanced markets. After all, when you buy money, you're buying money. (You may want to focus on investing in Canadian currencies, though.) That's a lot more prudent right now than collecting Elvis-impersonating potato chips.

So dig under the cushions of your couch for a "Draped Bust" dollar and head on down to the show. I'll give you a handful of 1943 steel pennies for it.

Memphis Coin Club Coin Show, Friday, February 27th, noon-6 p.m., Saturday, February 28th, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., And Sunday, March 1st, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. At the DeSoto Civic Center,

4560 Venture Dr., Southaven, Mississippi. Free admission. Go to memphiscoinclub.org for more information.

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