As I write this the spring shows are in full swing. I am seeing new faces and a number of new collectors. As you are planning your shows try to have some displays or educational materials available for new collectors. The exhibits I have seen are very interesting and have been well received. We would like to expand that at the fall convention. There should be plenty of room for a variety of items so please be thinking about making a display for this fall or sometime in the future. At Coin-A-Rama the Ames club had a table set up on the stage for coin bull sessions. There were also some nice displays. Good job Ames!
Elections will be held this summer for INA offices. Please consider serving as an officer or encourage someone you think would help the INA to grow and serve Iowa collectors in the coming years to run for office.
Numismatics is all about learning. The INA website has some links to specialty clubs and informational sites, if you have some favorites that are not listed let me know. Everyone seems to have a few coins they have acquired that they don't know much about. Dig into it, ask questions, take it to a meeting or a show and ask around. Post a photo on the INA Facebook site maybe we can help. If you spend some time to explore you will learn something new and maybe even find something new to collect.
President, Iowa Numismatic Association