The Stephen James CSRA Coin Club started in 2001, and the club is still going strong as it revs up for its 13th annual coin show.
The show will be Saturday at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. The show will open to the public at 9 a.m. and close at 4 p.m.
Club President Steve Kuhl said the club is expecting 10 to 15 dealers who will be there to buy, sell, trade and give free appraisals for coins.
Though the main emphasis is coins, Kuhl said the show often branches out to other items, including currency, tokens and medals.
One of the exciting things about the show, Kuhl added, is the attention to detail and the history behind various pieces.
“The show can be a learning tool for the coin-collecting hobby, and every coin seems to have a symbol that commemorates people or events,” he said.
In addition, Kuhl said, Boy Scouts can attend the show to earn their coin-collecting merit badge.
The Stephen James CSRA Coin Club is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the hobby of coin collecting. The club meets on first Thursdays at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St.
For more information, visit www.sjcsracc.org, call Kuhl at 803-645-1769 or email email@example.com.
Derrek Asberry is a beat reporter with the Aiken Standard. He joined the paper in June. He is originally from Vidalia, Ga., and a graduate of Georgia Southern University. Follow him on Twitter @DerrekAsberry.