The Michigan State Numismatic Society

What Do Chelsea and Coins Have in Common?

Answer: The Chelsea Coin Show

by Diana Jellinek

Chelsea has always been known for its many city attractions. Now the Chelsea Coin Show can be added to the list. Whether you are just rolling into town or just like rolls of coins Chelsea is the place for you.

For those of you who already know the Chelsea Coin Show was formerly the Jackson Coin Show and now it’s held at the Chelsea Comfort Inn Convention Center, right off the highway.

Attendance is always free for all coin friends. Kids are welcome too because we need more youths involved with numismatics. Ask any of the coin dealers at the next scheduled show questions you may have regarding your coins or ones you may be interested in collecting.

If you prefer to trade some coins that is the coin dealers specialty too. Most dealers have a variety of coins, world money, banknotes, tokens and curious items to keep you coming back for more.

Coin dealer, Larry Swisher from Great Lakes Rare Coin said, "This show compared well to Grand Rapids show yesterday. Between the two shows I had an OK weekend."

As far a youth responses, Adrian Jellinek from The Coin Compass said, "I would go back for the food and more Peace dollars." So whether you are just getting into town and into coins or have already dipped into the coin world come by and check out The Chelsea Coin Show.

Top: Customers meet dealers at the Chelsea show.

Bottom: Glenn Lyons helps a customer with an important acquisition.

Photos by Mike Marotta