PAN members, Sam Deep and Josh Wadsworth, created and named the PANKidZone. It is an extremely popular event for children up to 17 years of age. The program is presented on each Saturday in conjunction with the PAN Coin Show and Convention every May and October.
Admittance and activities are free for young people and their families. Returning after 1 year is our extremely popular Lincoln Cent tables covered with Lincoln Cents from 1909 to 2009. Kids are encouraged to sift through our 10,000 plus Cents and pluck out needed Cents for their folders. We can also provide a one-a-year Cent folder to display their findings. All free of charge. We have already had one youngster complete the entire album (except two dates) from our donated Cents. Many of our regular attendees bring their albums along to each show and continue to fill in the gaps. If your Parents or You are uncomfortable working with other Kids at a table, we will be happy to provide you with two rolls of Lincolns to go through when you get home.
The Fall KidZone will also feature a Halloween Trail comprised of 15 stations scattered throughout the Bourse floor where young collectors can say Trick or Treat and collect up to 10 auction dollars at each station. Visit all 15 stations and you will get at least 15 extra auction dollars. But some lucky visitor to each station will get a $5 or $10 auction dollar. Costumes are completely optional but would certainly be welcome. This activity will be limited to 50 youngsters.
For collectors just getting into the hobby, the KidZone Team will be presenting a Beginning Collector talk at 1 PM at Numismatic Education area near the KidZone. The presenter has been an active collector for over 50 years and welcomes young and old alike to learn about our great hobby.
There are more auction dollar giveaways spread throughout an interactive talk presented by Bob Stakeley, 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 KidZone, either drop them off at the Check-In desk on Thursday or Friday or take them directly to the KidZone table on Saturday.
PANKidZone – Saturday October 30th, 2021
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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!
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Next PANKidZone Program – Saturday May 8th, 2021