The Michigan State Numismatic Society

Saturday, November 30th

Dealer Set-up                   8:00am– 10:00am Expo Hall

Exhibit Judging               8:00am  Exhibit Area

Public Registration        10:00am – 5:30pm Registration Desk

Bourse & Exhibits         10:00am – 6:00pm Expo Hall


Young Numismatist Program 11:30am - 1pm Macomb Room

Paper Money Collectors Meeting  4pm - 5pm  Macomb Room Saturday Evening.

MSNS Board Meeting  - 6:30pm  –  9:30pm  Macomb Room Saturday Evening.



Sunday,  December 1st


Dealer Set-Up               8:00am – 10:00am Expo Hall

Awards Reception        9:00am -  10:00am Reception Area

Public Registration    10:00am  – 2:30pm Registration Desk

Bourse and Exhibits   10:00am  – 3:00pm Expo Hall


Convention Schedule

Thursday, November 28th

Dealer Packet Pickup   4:00pm –  6:45pm Dealer Registration Desk

Dealer Set-Up               4:00pm –  6:45pm Expo Hall


Friday, November 29th

Dealer Set-up/Packet Pickup    8:00am – 10:00am Expo Hall

Exhibitor Set-up                        8:00am -  10:00am Exhibit Area

Public Registration                 10:00am  -   5:30pm Registration Desk

Bourse & Exhibits                  10:00am  -   6:00pm Expo Hall



Al Raddi – Topical Collecting: An Albert Einstein Example

This presentation uses coins, medals, and tokens depicting Albert Einstein to explore the methods and joys of creating a topical collection. Unlike collecting a series defined by someone else, e.g. the maker of an album or the writer of a guide book, topical collecting puts you in charge, motivates you to learn about the topic and opens the door to accumulating other items that relate to the topic.




Al Raddi is a retired social worker who enjoys collecting and writing about coins, medals and tokens as well as stamps, postcards, magazines, railroad timetables and comic book art. He is a member of the Michigan State Numismatic Society and is active in the Combined Organizations of Numismatic Error Collectors of America as well as his local coin club, the Huron Valley Numismatic Society. Al lives in Milford, MI with his wife Julie and their golden retriever Gracie.


Jeffrey R. Paunicka MBA- Currency Grading Outline



As the paper money collectors demand for quality notes has tightened, select few raw notes are entering the marketplace that need a grade to be assigned. . Being able to grade, even at the most fundamental level is essential. Being off by one grade level can be a costly error. Even graded notes from reliable firms can be off. We are all humans and we all make mistakes.  This presentation covers the techniques used to examine and assign a grade to raw paper money. Plus, to give the collector a sound understanding of what Third PartyGrading firms provide and what they do not. Both a highly graphical lecture and hands-on workshop formats are used in this presentation. The Drill Down approach in the workshop section makes it easy for the collector to understand the quality levels from one grade to another in an easy format. This is a first class presentation put together with over a half entury of experience that will be invaluable to the currency collector in putting together a quality portfolio of paper money


Jeff Paunicka has been active in numismatics for over 50 years specializing in Paper Money. His

presentations have been given all around the county and have included convention events such as Florida United Numismatist (FUN), the American Numismatic Association (ANA, Illinois Numismatic

Association (ILNA), Michigan State Numismatic Society (MSNS), Central States Numismatic Society

(CSNS), Chicago Coin Club (CCC) and dozens of clubs in the Midwest.

His memberships include the: Professional Currency DealersAssociation (PCDA) International Banknote Society (IBNS). American NumismaticAssociation (ANA) Central States NumismaticAssociation (CSNA) Chicago Coin Club (CCC)

Illinois NumismaticAssociation (ILNA) -Governor Indiana State NumismaticAssociation (ISNA) Michigan State Numismatic Society (MSNS) Society of Paper Money Collectors (SPMC) Florida United Numismatists (FUN)


His current project is authoring a reference and historical guide to the Bahamas Monetary System and currency. He holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend Indiana and a B.S. from John Carroll University in Cleveland Ohio.