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.