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 and memorial cents and coin folders provided by PAN. Filling in the dates and building a complete Lincoln set is a very popular activity for the young collectors and their 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. The Fall KidZone will also feature a Treasure Hunt comprised of 10 stations scattered throughout the Bourse floor where young collectors can answer coin questions and collect extra auction dollars. Answer all 10 questions and collect 10 extra dollars plus each station will have a 5 auction dollar bill randomly added to their pile of booty, who knows, you may score an extra 5 or 10 auction dollars. The popular Color Ben (Franklin) contest and a Kids Only freebie table will also add to the excitement.
There are prizes and coin giveaways that are 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 kid’s auction please contact us or bring any donations to the PAN Coin Show.
Sadly, our May 7-9 Coin Show and PANKidZone is canceled due to the Covid-19 virus
Next PANKidZone – Saturday October 31st, 2020
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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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Bring along a first time friend and get 5 PAN Auction Dollars!
Next PANKidZone Program – Saturday October 31th, 2020