PAN members, Sam Deep and Josh Wadsworth, created and named the PanKidZone. It is a very popular young peoples event for those under 18 years of age. The program is presented on each Saturday in conjunction with the PAN Coin Show and Convention every May and October.
Admittance is free for young people and their families. The day begins with tables filled with wheat pennies and coin folders that are provided by PAN. Filling in the dates and building the set to completion is a very popular activity for the children and families. The kids can keep what they can seek out at no charge. Many of our regular attendees bring their albums along to each show and continue to fill in the gaps.
There are prizes and coin giveaways that are spread throughout an interactive talk presented by Bob Stakeley, who is affiliated with the John Heinz History Center. Bob has a great deal of experience presenting fun and informative talks geared toward children and adults. He usually ties in a topic that is currently being presented at the Heinz History center. It is always a fun question and answer format that allows the young people to earn PAN Auction Dollars that can be used during the kid’s auction. The auction is the most popular and favorite activity by far for the enthusiastic participants.
PAN is always looking for donations to sustain the PANKidZone. If you are a dealer or collector and would like to donate numismatic material to the kid’s auction please contact us or bring any donations to the PAN Coin Show.
ARE YOU NEW TO COIN COLLECTING?
One of our boy scout troops recommended good websites for beginners:
- COIN COLLECTING: http://www.lottery24.com/page/content/lottery-wiki/other/numismatics-and-coin-collecting
Recommended from a young friend in Texas:
- PAPER MONEY & COIN COLLECTING: http://www.elementcapitallending.com/a-beginners-guide-to-paper-money-and-coin-collecting/
PANKidZone Free T-Shirts from NSS Life
PAN T-Shirts are provided by NSS Life. The above photo shows about half of the 62 registered participants from a past event. The others were roaming the bourse floor looking for a deal!
Wear your T-Shirt to the next PAN Show and get 3 PAN Auction Dollars!
Bring along a first time friend and get 5 PAN Auction Dollars!
Next PANKidZone Program – Saturday May 13th
MAY 2017 KID’S AUCTION ITEMS WILL BE LISTED SOON!