The Buffalo Numismatic Association
P.O. Box 6, Lancaster, N.Y. 14086

The Most Active Numismatic Club In Western New York

Gold and Silver Expo 2012

Each spring, in April, The BNA hosts the largest coin show in Upstate New York: The Gold and Silver Expo.  This three day event is filled with fun and activities for everyone.  There is food, prizes, youth activities, and a Coin Collecting Merit Badge Clinic for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.  The Gold and Silver Expo is conveniently located in Hamburg, New York (close to Buffalo) at the Erie County Fairgrounds.  All facilities at The Gold and Silver Expo are handicap accessible and the general public is welcome to attend.

The Gold and Silver Expo has more than 100 tables and attracts over fifty dealers from across the north-eastern United States.  Most are coin dealers, but some also deal in stamps and paper currency.  Come by yourself or bring the family.  The Gold and Silver Expo will have something for everyone!

BNA Gold and Silver Expo

The Gold and Silver Expo 2012 - Show Schedule

  • Friday, April 13: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday, April 14: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday, April 15: 10:00am - 3:00pm

ANACS Coin Grading Service Accepting Submissions at The Show

Also, this year ANACS , America's oldest coin grading firm, will be on-site to accept your coins for professional coin grading, authentication and encapsulation on Friday and Saturday.

  1.  Anyone (dealer or collector) can submit coins.
  2.  Payments can be made by cash, check or credit card
  3. ANACS Coin Grading
  4.  We will also be offering some specials just for this show, including any 10 coins for $10 each (plus return shipping/insurance); also 10 Morgans or 10 U.S. cents for $10 each (plus return shipping/insurance); and bulk submission (50 coins or more) for $8 each (plus return shipping/insurance). In each special offer the coins should be valued at $500 or less. Any coins valued at more than $500 can also be included in the same specials for a slightly higher cost, and we will save on shipping/insurance by having them all returned in a single shipment.
  5. Your ANACS representative is licensed, bonded, and insured.
  6. All coins submitted will be shipped out via FedEx overnight air.

The Young Numismatists (YN)

The BNA Young Numismatists club will meet on Sunday at 1:00pm. Look for the “Kids Corner” sign and see what fun activity we are doing for boys and girls ages 6 to 18 years old. Membership is FREE! Get free coins & coin collecting supplies. Start a hobby today that will last a lifetime!

Coin Collecting Fun For the Whole Family on Sunday!

Bring the family and join us again on Sunday, April 17th for more coin collecting fun with free coins and chances to win more prizes for the whole family.  There are several activities planned for Sunday afternoon at the "Kids Corner."

What to Collect         Starts @ 1:00pm – 1:30pm

This fun filled workshop will help beginning collectors start a new coin collection and explore the different ways in which to collect coins from the US and around the world. There are as many different ways to collect coins as there are coin collectors.  Find out which one you like best!

How to Protect          Starts @ 1:30pm – 2:00pm

Today’s every-day-coins can turn into tomorrow’s valuable treasures if properly stored and taken care of. This event will show you how to store and protect your coins from the harsh environment around us. Free coin collecting supplies will be given to everyone who attends.

The Coin Dig          Show up any time from 11:00am – 2:30pm

Jump-Start your collection! Bring your Lincoln Cent and/or Jefferson Nickel coin folders and fill them with as many coins as you can in 15 minutes. Join the BNA’s Young Numismatists Club and receive a brand new coin folder to house your collection. Membership is free and requires a parent’s or guardian’s permission. (6 to 18 years old)

Fun Coin Activities         Show up any time from 11:00am – 2:30pm

Still looking for more fun with the kids? There will be other fun activities for the whole family all day on Sunday. Big or small, bring them all!  (13 years old & younger)


The Gold and Silver Expo 2012 - Show Location

Hamburg Fairgrounds
5820 South Park Ave.
Hamburg, NY 14075
Phone: (716) 648-9733    (this is not the BNA phone number)   Click here to Contact The BNA


Hamburg Fairgrounds

Dealers Click Here

Highlights from Last Year's Show

 Details and information on The Gold and Silver Expo 2011 coin show

 Details and information on The Gold and Silver Expo 2010 coin show