Gary Adkins Joins IMEX Money Convention
Author: Andrew Graber   -   Wednesday May 24, 2023

Nashville, Tennessee—Colonel Steven Ellsworth, ret. has announced the partnership of Gary Adkins will be joining the International Money Exposition. The convention and show will be held October 26th through 29th, 2023 at the Music City Center, Downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The event will be known as “IMEX”.


“Gary Adkins is one of the giants in our industry with over 50 years of numismatic and business experience.  Gary is widely known throughout the coin industry and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team. He is one of the most influential persons in the business with a stellar reputation   having been a Past President of the American Numismatic Association, the Professional Numismatists Guild and the National Coin and Bullion Association. We are excited with his partnership in helping to bring this world class event in a world class facility in the heart of one of the country’s top destination cities, Nashville, Tennessee, “Music City USA” Ellsworth stated. 


Ellsworth envisioned a world class event several years ago and headed a three year campaign to get a sales tax exemption on coins, currency and bullion in Tennessee. Once the hard part was done, he shared his ideas with Adkins. They began planning of what they envisioned as the “vacation with a world coin exposition included”. “Anyone coming to Nashville without enjoying the many amenities and attraction is missing a great opportunity” stated Adkins, adding, “Nashville is one of the top destinations for fun and entertainment for the whole family. Safety is a top priority for the city, and climate and weather in the spring and fall are generally ideal”.


Nashville has an easily accessible, updated airport---BNA International---which puts it in competition for more visitors from Europe and other global destinations. “We hope to attract not only the best dealers from the U.S. but also from around the world”, Adkins stated. “This will be our premier to host a major World Exposition, and having several hundred conventions under our belt, Steve and I are up to the challenge. We are both dedicated to making this a major success for all our participants, including dealers, collectors, and all attendees. Coin shows in general are getting rather stale and monotonous, and we hope to reimagine what events in the future might look and feel like.” Adkins noted that with the many details in our planning,  glitches would be held to a minimum for this first time as we roll out what we intend to be a must attend event. Our goal is to hold two events per year, one in the spring and one in the fall.



For additional information:

International Money Exposition

PO BOX 2869, Brentwood, TN 37024  +1.703.802-0252


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