The coin show promoter and bourse chairman is Bob O'Brien. He
began his lifelong interest in numismatics as a young child and
continues to be fascinated with coins and currency 50 or so years later.
At the coin show, you can readily find him at the first table on the right as
you enter the bourse. He might wander the bourse looking at the various
treasures, but he remains busy at his table most of the time.
Visit the Contact Us page for how to contact him between shows.
The January 2017 monthly Greater Atlanta Coin Show begins the
thirtieth year of the monthly coin shows.
In its history, the coin show has been in a few venues in the North Metro
area. One hotel was our home for a number of years, but they would
not renew our contract for 1996. Instead, they wanted their space
available for potential rental associated with the Atlanta Centennial
The next hotel was a good location for several years as well, but a fire
closed that venue.
The third hotel provided excellent service for a couple of years, but
their limited parking challenged the ability of both coin dealers and
guests to enjoy the show.
Our fourth location was a great place with easy access and lots of
parking, but issues outside our control forced us to find a new location
The coin shows moved to their current location in 2011, only the fifth
different location in the show's many years.
This fifth location will continue as the home of the monthly Greater
Atlanta Coin Shows in 2017.
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2017, our 30th year of monthly coin shows
Coin Show - General Information
For obvious reasons, coin shows require security. The Greater Atlanta
Coin Show utilizes security with Jim Sherrill's security company.
Jim has extensive experience. He retired as a Sergeant of the Atlanta
Police Department after many years serving the City of Atlanta.
Jim has provided excellent coin show security since the show began in
You will also see him providing security for other coin shows such as
the Georgia Numismatic Association and the Blue Ridge Numismatic
Association shows in Dalton Georgia.
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Coin Show History
numerous parking spaces and history. For example, the site was once home to the Georgia Military Institute
patterned after West Point. It operated from 1851 to 1864.
Today, the location boasts a beautiful hotel, a large conference area, an 18-hole golf course and Brumby
Hall, the historically restored home of Colonel Arnoldus Brumby, which was spared during Sherman's burn of
Starting the thirtieth year of monthly coin shows - that's a lot of coin shows! Some years we did thirteen
shows, and in a small handful of years we missed a month. Once was due to a hotel fire, another was a
spring ice storm and still another was hotel renovation delays.
In December 2012, we celebrated our 300th monthly coin show. We are setting our sights on the next
The coin show is still fun and still going strong! We welcome all visitors ranging from the regulars we see
each month to the new, never-been-to-a-coin-show attendees. Remember, admission is free.
Coin Show Security