CHICAGO, March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 5 – 8, Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. (HJB) and the History In Your Hands Foundation (HIYHF) will host the inaugural Chicago Coin Expo (CCE) at the Chicago Cultural Center.
More than 1000 coin and currency enthusiasts, collectors, history buffs and curious visitors of all ages are expected to attend the expo to view, learn and purchase items from more than 75 dealers participating in the event. The show brings together coin experts from around the world and will feature auctions, lectures and two rooms of numismatic dealers. The show is free and open to the general public with a suggested donation to the History in Your Hands Foundation. All net proceeds from the event will benefit HIYHF, a federally recognized 501c3.
"As a long-established Chicago firm we feel obligated to present a sophisticated, well-organized and enjoyable show," says Aaron Berk, vice president of HJB, and noted numismatic and classical antiquity expert. "We felt there was no more appropriate venue than the Chicago Cultural Center to showcase the rich history, artistry and value of coins and collections and their significance to human civilization
The show kicks off on Wednesday, April 5th with a preview opportunity at 4:00 p.m., followed by a welcoming cocktail reception in the G.A.R. Rotunda from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. The show will be open to the public Thursday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Auctions will be held Thursday - Saturday by Gemini Auction and Heritage Auctions, one of the world's largest auction houses, which recently opened a new showroom in the River North area of Chicago, IL.
The History In Your Hands Foundation is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization that works in cooperation with educational institutions to provide programs that bring history into classrooms. Its goal is to provide students the opportunity for hands-on interaction with historical objects thereby promoting interest and enjoyment in history, the arts, foreign language studies, and other subjects, via an enriched learning experience.
Founded in 1964, Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. is a family-owned business based in downtown Chicago which specializes in collectible coins, currency, antiquities and maps. The company is represented at most major rare coin and antique map shows around the world. They also offer appraisals of single items or collections. For more information visit www.hjbltd.com
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