Coin Show is a hit for Biloxi

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Coin collectors young and old paid a visit to the Biloxi Civic Center over the weekend. Since Hurricane Katrina, many dealers have stopped making Biloxi one of their stops. But, thanks to the organizers one very young collector got a chance to see her first coin show right in her home town.

She says her favorite part is seeing all the old coins and seeing how much they're worth and even bringing along some of her own old coins.

Todd Mueller is the owner of Spanish Fort Gold and Coin says he started collecting as a kid and has done over 50 coin shows.

"I thought it was just time to do what I love. And since I have passion for it I was good at it. I love collecting. Love coins and started a shop," Mueller said.

Norman Carnovale, owns a local coin store and he says many collectors stopped coming to Biloxi after Katrina, but the turnout has been fantastic.

"It's been great it really has. We've got a lot of visitors from outside and no big rush at any given time, but just steady business the whole time. We've got 500 people that came out this weekend," said Carnovale.

He says he already has next year's show planned for June 21 and 22. He wouldn't change anything about this year expect for hiring more help.

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