- Associated Press - Monday, January 27, 2014

PERRY, Ga. (AP) - Organizers of a coin show in middle Georgia say security for the event is one of the show’s biggest expenses.

Phil Comer helped organize the Middle Georgia Coin Club’s show over the weekend and told the Telegraph of Macon (https://bit.ly/1b1Bl1m ) that the event featured several plainclothes security guards and a police dog who were on the lookout for coin thieves.

Some collectors displayed silver dollars and other rare coins that are now out of circulation during the show at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter.

Mark G. Thompson, of Marietta, says because precious metals - like the coins - are untraceable assets, collectors are commonly targeted by thieves. Thompson says most collectors are well-armed and stay close to their coins during events.


Information from: The Macon Telegraph, https://www.macontelegraph.com

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