Thousands of coins on display this weekend
ENTHUSIASTS June Myers, left, and her son, Jacob, look over a few of the hundreds of coins in Jacob's collection. Jacob Myers is a member of the Meridian Area Coin Club, which is hosting a two-day coin and currency show this weekend. SUBMITTED PHOTO
By Ashley McPhearson / staff writer
Aug. 1, 2003
Jacob Myers is a member of the Meridian Area Coin Club and has more than 1,000 coins in his collection.
The 14-year-old from Philadelphia is a student at Neshoba Central High School, and has been collecting coins since he was 8 years old.
Myers will join other members of the Meridian Area Coin Club Saturday and Sunday at the 39th Annual Coin and Currency Show at Howard Johnson Inn. The show will be from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday.
Myers has been dealing coins for four years, and participating in coin shows for six. He credits Dusty Rhodes, his mentor, for getting him involved.
He has no "favorite" coin, but specializes in uncirculated Morgan silver dollars.
Myers has participated in shows in Jackson, Vicksburg, Laurel and Meridian.
Forty dealers from seven different states will be participating in this weekend's show. Appraisers will also be at the show to answer questions people have about coins in their possession. The show will also feature stamps, sports cards, jewelry, NASCAR collectibles and a few antiques.
Bill Nettles, show chairman and a member of the Meridian Area Coin Club, said he expects a large crowd.
Admission is $1 for adults, and free for children under 12. Members of any coin club are also admitted free. Appraisals are also free. Door prizes will be awarded every hour.