2013 State Fair
Albuquerque Coin Club
would like to invite anyone interested (members and
non-members) to put a display of your coins together
display at the 2013 New Mexico State Fair.
This year's State Fair runs September
through September 13th 2013.
The fair will be closed on Mondays and
Bring in your display during these times
to register and set up your display.
Fifty display cases will be delivered to
the Fair Grounds
by ACC State Fair Committee.
September TBA to the
exhibit area between
am and 5
Judging of displays
will take place on September TBA
Committee will complete last minute details September TBA for our area.
All Displays Must Be Removed By September TBA between 8 am and
The top three winning displays in the
adult category and the top three winning displays in the youth category
will be invited to display
their winning exhibits at the The
Albuquerque Coin Club Fall Coin
National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102-4508
Albuquerque Coin Club will
select three judges.
2. Judges may not enter
3. Any exhibit that
wins an award may
not be entered into competition the following year, except if the
exhibit is changed by a minimum of 25% by removing
some items and adding different items.
4. Exhibit must fit
cases provided by
ACC (21 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 33" horizontal)
5. First come space
available: 18 total
cases (limit of 3 cases per exhibitor per class)
about SCORING used for Numismatic Displays
maximum of 100 points are possible for the displays which are awarded
following list of categories.
(40 points) possible
and Information (5 points)
Information (20 points)
and Non-Numismatic Information
section is hoe the information in you display relates to the actual
example do you have a
title, and does it accurately describe your display.
your written information correct,
easily understood? Any non numismatic
information should relate to and add information about your subject.
(30 points) possible
and Originality (10 points)
and Balance (10 points)
Specimens and Descriptions (10
refers to the way your display looks. Is
it well arranged, and does it seem to fit together.
the colors working well together,
it balanced. Does each specimen have
detailed information about it well displayed.
on topic, availability, and display
space (15 points)
your display complete, but if you are allowed only a single case, you
limited to what will fit.
points if there was space, but you were missing coins in relation to
by topic and degree of market
availability (10 points)
here would be reduced if your topic had common coins, but you displayed
examples of them.
rare coins might
be in poor condition, but it they are very hard to find, you would have
by topic and market availability (5
only counts for 5 points, so you should not feel bad if you lose a
point or two
because your coins are not rare.
do display rare coins, you will earn another point or two.
cases are 21 ½ inches by 33 ½ inches, and about 2
½ inches high.
most important thing to remember about making a display is to enjoy it, and have fun. You
will learn quite a lot while you are
AGE GROUPS: Exhibits
will be entered and
judged by the age of the exhibitor-Section 337 Youth (17
years of age and under), Section 358 Adult
(18 years of age
1. US Coins.
2. US Banknotes
3. Foreign Coins.
4. Foreign Banknotes.
Coins (pre 1600).
6. Tokens/Medals (all
7. Mixed Classes (no
one class 85% of
8. Other Numismatic
Items (ex. stocks,
1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize ribbons will be awarded for each category and
each age group.
Judges reserve the right to withhold the 1st place ribbon if a category
has a single exhibit and the exhibit is not deemed to merit first place.
Best Of Show receives rosettes.
A Special Grand Award
of a ribbon and
$50.00 will be awarded by the Coin Club for the most outstanding
exhibit regardless of category, age group, or value.
Also a one year free
membership to the ALBUQUERQUE
Display cases are bolted to heavy wooden supports and locked. The
Creative Arts Building is locked and patrolled after hours.
In the many years during which numismatic exhibits have been displayed
at the State Fair, no incidents of theft or damage to these exhibits
REPRESENTATIVES: The Coin
Club will have a table in the exhibit area.
Volunteers are needed to sit at the table to answer questions from the
public about coins and currency, to recruit new members, and to
distribute club and numismatic literature.
Each day of the Fair is divided into three four-hour intervals: 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m., 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Partial time intervals are allowed, especially during weekdays.
Anyone who signs up for a time interval will receive Fair parking and
admission passes for that day.
The more days that a member volunteers for, the more daily passes the
For additional Information contact ACC Club
Steve A. firstname.lastname@example.org
A sign-up sheet will be circulated at
the August ACC Club meeting.
| Larry D. ACC Webmaster.