Founded in 1959, the Greensboro Coliseum Complex is a multi-building facility hosting more than 850 events every year. With more than 150,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space and a 23,500-seat arena, the Complex boasts the largest single-seat arena in the nation and is designed to serve the citizens ofGreensboro and the surrounding area through a broad range of both public including trade and consumer shows. The Greensboro Coliseum Complex is one of the most actively booked facilities in the country and its versatility has gained worldwide acclaim from promoters, producers, event planners and patrons.
During the golden age of international expositions, the United States was host to dozens of such fairs. For nearly 20 of these expositions, the US Mint struck one or more commemorative medals that were sold at the fair. This presentation provides an overview of this interesting and attractive medal series and highlights its connections to the coins of the classic US commemorative programs.
Dave is an avid collector of US commemorative coins and medals, with a particular focus on those struck by the US Mint and those celebrating North Carolina history.