Annual PCDA National Coin & Currency Convention

31st Annual PCDA National Currency & Coin Show

November 17-19, 2016

The 31st Annual PCDA National Currency and Coin Convention will be held in suburban Chicago at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare, located at 5440 North River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018. The Crowne Plaza is located roughly two miles from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport and provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport for hotel guests. Bourse activities get underway on Thursday, November 17 with the 1PM-6PM Professional Preview. During the Professional Preview dealers without booths, as well as collectors, have access to the bourse area in advance of the general public for a $75 registration fee. The regular public bourse hours will be 10AM-6PM Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19. A $5 registration fee will provide a two day pass valid for bourse admission Friday and Saturday. There will be no public bourse hours on Sunday. On Sunday, November 20 the Professional Currency Dealers Association, the Chicago Coin Club and the Central States Numismatic Society will sponsor a four session Numismatic Educational Forum. Revisit this website periodically to view updates to the Schedule of Events and to see the featured Forum speakers as well as their topics. Advance registration is required to attend the Symposium. For registration information please contact Central States Numismatic Society Education Director Ray Lockwood at

To obtain a map with directions from your location to the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare, please visit the website For general Rosemont tourist information, visit

The PCDA National Currency and Coin Convention is sponsored by the Professional Currency Dealers Association. Formerly known as the PCDA National and World Paper Money Convention, effective with the 2011 edition, the event enlarged its focus to also include dealers offering United States, foreign and ancient coins, as well as its traditional base of foreign and United States Paper Money. When the PCDA was founded, now more than a quarter century ago, its membership consisted largely of dealers whose commercial offerings were narrowly focused on the paper money collecting specialty area. As the numismatic marketplace has evolved over the last 25+ years, however, rare currency has become much more a mainstream area within the hobby. During this same period the PCDA membership has grown to just shy of 140, with an increasing percentage of the membership also including significant coin offerings in the general thrust of their business operations. The expansion of the commercial focus of the event and its change in name reflects this evolution of our membership and the expanded nature of their offerings to the numismatic community. The PCDA National Currency and Coin Convention will feature a major auction of paper money rarities cataloged and conducted by Lyn F. Knight Currency Auctions of Overland Park Kansas, a 70 booth bourse area with leading numismatic dealers from no less than 19 states, as well as club meetings and educational programs.

Convention Event Schedule

For a complete schedule of all PCDA National Currency and Coin Convention events, please click here Be sure to revisit our site to see new and exciting programs and meetings added to the Schedule of Events.

Participating Booth Holders

For a complete listing of all PCDA National Currency and Coin Convention booth holders, please click here Be sure to revisit our site to see new and exciting programs and meetings added to the Schedule of Events.

There is a $75 registration fee to participate in the Thursday Professional Preview Day, which is open to both members of the trade and collectors. Payment of the special $75 registration fee also grants admission privileges during booth holder only hours for the balance of the event. Admission to the bourse area during the regular public hours Friday-Sunday is $5 for a three day Pass valid for the duration of the show hours.

Bourse Area Hours

Thursday, November 17
10 am - 1 pm (Closed - Booth Holders Set-up)
(NO PUBLIC HOURS on Thursday)

Thursday, November 17
1 pm - 6 pm (Professional Preview - $75 Registration)

Friday, November 18
10 am - 6 pm (Booth Holders at 9 am)

Saturday, November 19
10 am - 5 pm (Booth Holders at 9 am)

Sunday, November 20
6 am - 4 pm (Booth Holders Only, No public hours)

Hotel Accommodations

The Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare, the event site for the 31th Annual PCDA National Currency and Coin Convention, is located at 5440 North River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018. A major renovation project was completed early in 2010, with sleeping rooms, public areas and meeting space undergoing a significant transformation. A newly opened restaurant, the Chicago Fire Oven, as well as the new Visibility Bar are additional features added by hotel management as part of the recent renovation and redesign project, making the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare the equal of any hospitality facility in the Rosemont community.

To book accommodations at the special $115 event rate, call the hotel at (877) 337-5793 and ask for the "National Currency and Coin Convention" rate. If difficulties are encountered in the reservation process, contact NCCC Bourse Chairman Kevin Foley at (414) 807-0116 for assistance in resolving the issue.

Auction Information

The official PCDA National Currency and Coin Convention auction sale is cataloged and conducted by:

Lyn Knight Currency Auctions

P.O. Box 7364

Overland Park, KS 66207-0364

Phone: (800) 243-5211 or (913) 338-3779

FAX: (913) 338-4754


Lyn F. Knight is one of the leading names in the rare currency trade. In addition to being the official auction company of the PCDA National Coin and Currency Convention, he also enjoys official auction company status for the Chicago Paper Money Exposition, typically held in March of each year. His auctions feature a wide range of collectable paper money, including Large and Small Size United States Type Notes, Fractional Currency, Colonial and Confederate Notes, Errors, Obsolete Notes, National Bank Notes, Low and Fancy Serial Numbers, Serial Number One Notes as well as Foreign Banknotes. The collecting community eagerly awaits the Lyn F. Knight auction conducted in conjunction with the PCDA National Currency and Coin Convention each November, as major theme collections of rare currency are offered to the collecting fraternity. For additional information about Lyn F. Knight Currency Auctions, including details about consigning to the PCDA National Currrency and Coin Convention auction and to view catalogs online, visit his website:

Dealer Booth Application

To become a participating booth holder at the 31th Annual PCDA National Currency and Coin Convention, click on the button on the left side of the page to download the bourse application to complete and return to the Bourse Chairman.

NCCC Convention Contacts

The Bourse Chairman is responsible for dealer booth sales and space assignments. He is also the designated public spokesman for the PCDA National Currency and Coin Convention. All inquiries should be directed to him.

Bourse Chairman:

Kevin Foley
P.O. Box 573
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Phone: (414) 807-0116
FAX: (414) 423-0343

The cost of dealer booth space at the PCDA National Currency and Coin Convention ranges from $575 to $780, depending on booth size and configuration. Booth holders staying three or more nights at the Crowne Plaza under the NCCC room block will receive a $100 bourse fee rebate directly from the NCCC on presentation of their paid room bill to the Bourse Chairman after the conclusion of the event. One rebate per booth.

The General Chairman is responsible for the overall operation of the PCDA National Currency and Coin Convention.

General Chairman:

Patricia R. Foley
131 West Layton Avenue - Suite 212
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Ph.: (414) 747-9440
FAX: (414) 747-9490

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