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Battlefield Coin Shows™
Coin Shows of the Americas™
Michael Dixon has been a coin collector since Christmas Day 1964 when his brother gave him a Blue Whitman "Penny folder. This gift from his only brother John turned into a lifetime fascination with coins. Mike would like to thank his brother for giving him that Whitman folder for Christmas!
In 1971, Mike placed a 3 x 5 card on the bulletin board at Pennyfare Food Market to sell Jefferson Nickels and was introduced to long time collector Harry Skaggs from Mount Hope, West Virginia. Harry mentored Mike as to what sold, what collectors wanted, etc. This mentorship, with the help of Mike's sister Sue and sister-in-law Barbara, led to mail order, shows and flea markets. Mike started dealing coins in 1972 under the name "Mike's Coins" in Oak Hill, West Virginia. This lasted until 1983 when he joined the United States Army.
During 1984 and 1985, Mike was a "Vest Pocket" dealer in the Shreveport, Louisiana area. Moving to Hawaii in 1985, Mike started dealing coins at the Aloha Swap Meet and setting up at coin shows. Mike was one of the first PCI certified coin dealers and bought PCI certified coins sight unseen. From there Mike and his wife Cristina opened a store outside Honolulu in Wahiawa named "Hobbies Unlimited." Mike and Cristina owned this store until March 1993 whenever he was transferred to Fort Knox, Kentucky. Once in Kentucky, Mike opened "Hobbies Unlimited" in Radcliff, Kentucky and operated mail order sales under the name Michael Dixon Numismatics. He operated this store until he received change
of station orders for South Korea in March 1997. While in Korea, Mike operated at the weekly show in Yongsan until his return to the states in March 1998. From March 1998 until his retirement from the United States Army in July 2003, Mike operated Ebay auctions, coins shows/auctions and web sales/trades.
Since retiring from the United States Army, Mike has promoted coins shows and auctions in the Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania area. Mike was the Vice President of Beckelheimer, Walle and Dixon Coin Auctions in 2009-2011.
Mike, along with Bill Waltman, promote the National Battlefield Coin Show™ at the Eisenhower Hotel and Conference Center in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in April and September of each year. June 3-5, will see the Altoona, PA Battlefield Coin Show.™
One question Mike is always asked: "Why did you stop dealing in coins?" That is a good question and his answer is: "You can be either a coin dealer or a coin show promoter, but you cannot be both. Therefore I decided to dedicate my time to promoting The National Battlefield Coin Show™."
Additionally, Mike has been an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown and Martinsburg, West Virginia since 2008. Mike's first book, "Preparing for Growth and Marketing in Today's Church" was published in March 2018 and is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Books-a-Million and his second book "Challenges to Modern Business" was published in December 2020 and is available on Amazon and other online retailers. Read Less
Copyright 2013- 2022 - All Rights Reserved - Michael J. Dixon, 2012 Cherry Road, Edgewood, MD 21040 (301) 788-6232 Mike@dixonshows.com
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