2014 Summer Coin Show news

Low Country Coin Club ended their 2014 Summer Show with good feelings about the future. After 2 ½ days of trading and shopping by dealers and collectors nearly everyone went home happy. Most of the dealers attending the show, felt it was a success and most collectors had a good time as well. Of course there is always the guy that couldn’t find the perfect coin and left the show building a bit unhappy. But there is always next time.

At least three collectors went home happy after the show closed Sunday evening. The winners of the fund raising prize drawing. Those three collectors were Paul Liewellyn, the grand prize winner, a 1907 $5 gold; Diana Acuff, second prize, 3 Morgan Dollars; and Jan Placko took home the third prize, a 2014 Silver American Eagle.

For the first time the coin club held a Boy Scout Merit Badge workshop on Saturday afternoon. Attendance for the workshop was a little disappointing, but for the first time those working with the scouts were pleased and a number of scouts left the show qualified for the Coin Collecting Merit Badge. It was a learning experience and the club will work to make this workshop bigger and better at future shows.

The Club’s next show is in the planning stage for February 6 – 8, 2015. Watch this site for details and bourse information. You can keep up to date with what’s happening and future show information at the Club’s Facebook page and on Twitter.

2014 Summer Coin Show NEW DATE AND LOCATION

Low Country Coin Club Coin Show is moving. When the summer coin show opens September 5th it will be in a new building. Plus the Coin Club is teaming with the Land of the Sky Gun and Knife Show which will be in the Exhibit building while the Coin Show is around the corner in the Arts and Crafts Building.

Not far from the previous location, the show will be in a new building on the opposite side of Ladson, SC fairgrounds. As you go in the main entrance to the Fairgrounds the coin show will be to the left and the gun show will be on the right. Last February over 7000 visitors attended the gun show.

The show will continue to be Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the same hours it has been for years. It will begin Friday with the show area open for dealers at 8 AM. The show will open to the public as always at 12 noon until 6:00 PM.

Saturday hours are 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. There is still plenty of free parking and admission for everyone is FREE with a picture ID.

For the kids there will be a special table set up to help introduce them to the world of collecting. Be sure to bring the family and make a day of it. There will even be a microscope so that they can explore coins up close.

2013 Summer Coin Show

The Low Country Coin Club is holding our Summer Show on the weekend of August 2nd 3rd and 4th, 2013. Once again we will be back in the exhibit building at the fair grounds. The building has a great deal of square footage and will give you a little more room to move around. It will also allow us to bring in several more vendors. Right now it is looking like we will have a good turn out of dealers with many tables of numistmatic items for you to browse. Please mark your calendar now and make plans to attend. There will be coins, currency, assorted collectibles, collecting supplies, and more.

For the kids there will be a special table set up to help introduce them to the world of collecting. Be sure to bring the family and make a day of it. There will even be a microscope so that they can explore coins up close.


  • Friday August 2, 2013 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday August 3, 2013 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday August 4, 2013 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

2013 Winter Coin Show

Low Country Coin Club of North Charleston/Charleston, S.C., wrapped up its 50th year of coin shows Feb. 3. This year's three-day show at the Ladson, S.C. (near Charleston) Fair Grounds Exhibit building was not the largest show the club has held, but most of the dealers attending felt it was a successful show and worth their trip to the Charleston area.

Attendance at the show was strong and steady throughout the weekend, beginning Friday afternoon. It isn't known if an overall attendance record was set, but the Young Numismatics exhibit area had 73 young people visit, which was a record.

Club officers and members were pleased with the results of the show. The Low Country Summer Coin Show will be held the first weekend of August.August 2, 3 and 4th 2013.


Exchange Park
9850 Highway 78
Ladson, SC 29456
Look for the "A" Marker on the following map. It is listed as The Costal Carolina Fair Marker.
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2012 Summer Coin Show

The Low Country Coin Club held our Summer Show on the weekend of August 3, 4 and 5th 2012. There were many coin, currency, assorted collectible and collecting supply dealers in attendance. I hope that you had a chance to see their wares. If not please try to attend the upcoming winter show.

For the kids there was a special table set up to help introduce them to the world of collecting. Many families stopped by to see our Young Numistmatist display. There was even a microscope so that they could explore coins up close.

We had several exhibits on display. They were very well received. Hopefully we will be able to have a similar display at our next show.

Low Country Coin Club Winter Show 2012

The Low Country Coin Club held its annual winter coin show on Feb. 3rd, 4th and 5th at the Ladson Exchange Park Fair Grounds. The weatherman had predicted bad weather for the weekend; however, all three days of the show were sunny and warm with temperatures in the upper 70's and low 80's. Everyone had a great time buying and selling among the many dealers that spread out over eighty four tables. Most dealers commented that business was notably stronger than previous shows, especially in bullion sales and key rarities such as an 1807 Five Dollar gold piece graded NGC-58 which traded hands.

YN Table

The young numismatic table was headed up by club member, Arthur Darr, the 2011 SCNA Numismatist of the year. Arthur intrigued the young numismatists with his knowledge of error coins, allowing them to look through his microscope for close-up views. He treated them with error coins of their birth date, as well as free booklets and coin folders, donated by dealers and the club. He was assisted by John Placko and Kayla Horton. Kayla has been Arthur's Y.N. assistant for the last two years.

Passing of the gavel

The show wound down Sunday afternoon with the drawing of several raffle prizes. The drawings were assisted by five young numismatist who were treated with gift bags containing silver certificates, red seal two dollar bills and other numismatic items such as rolls of wheat pennies, all donated by attending dealers. One young boy about six years old was heard saying that he was rich. The grand prize was a five dollar gold piece won by Susan Baker. The club mailed out notices for the show on postcards. There was a drawing for everyone who brought their postcard to the show and the prize for this was a 2012 Silver Eagle. There was a drawing for everyone who filled out a form informing the club on how they heard about the show. A 2012 Silver Eagle was also awarded for this.

Passing of the gavel

Bourse Chairman, Randy Clark did an outstanding job heading up the show. The club would like to thank all its members for all of their hard work.

Low Country Coin Club Annual Dinner

The Low Country Coin Club held its annual 2011 Inaugural Dinner, December 7, 2011 in North Charleston. This year marks the 51st anniversary of the club. An election of officers was held in October and the new officers took office at this meeting. Richard Smith was elected President. At the dinner, Randy Clark, outgoing President, presented him with the clubs official gavel, which was used by the first President in 1960. This gavel has been handed down and will be passed on to future Presidents.

Passing of the gavel

The Club held the dinner at Aunt Bea's Restaurant in North Charleston. Seventy members and guests were treated to a dinner of fish, baked chicken, red rice, macaroni and cheese, beans , cole slaw, and desert. This is the second time the club has held it's annual dinner here and hope to return again next year.

Bill Latour, Vice President of the club, awarded the club's Numismatist of the year award to Mr. Ed Johnson. Ed has spent much time visiting Boy Scout Troops and elementary schools to promote numismatics among the youth in the community. He also helped lead the club's By Law's committee to re-write the new By Laws. This award is not given every year, but only when a member has distinguished his or herself.

Ed Johnson Award

Mr. Erik Larsen, President of the SCNA, and a member of the club, spoke on the role of the SCNA and the fact that several years ago, there were no officers and board members on the SCNA from the coast of South Carolina. Starting in January, there will be two officers and two board members from the coast taking office. Erik also recognized Mr. Arthur Darr, club member, who was chosen the SCNA Numismatist of the year.

Arthur Darr Award

Five drawings were held throughout the evening and prizes were given away. Each box held numismatic items from the club's treasure chest.

Highlight of the evening was a talk by Mr. J. T. Stanton, co-author of the "Cherry Pickers Guide ". He spoke on many aspects of Numismatics and brought out many little known facts. The club members were given questions to answer and there was a great deal of audience participation. Mr. Stanton gave away a signed copy of his book to Jacob Ramos, a young numismatist in the club. He also autographed all copies of his book that members brought to the dinner.

J.T. Stanton

2011 Summer Coin Show

The Low Country Coin Club Summer Show was a big success. We hope that you were able to attend. Thank you to all of the vendors, coin collectors and people that stopped by to take a look. There were coins, currency, assorted collectibles, collecting supplies, stamps and more.

Summer Show


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