Coin collectors converge on Albany

Rare coins make their way into Albany this weekend. / From file

Coin collectors converged on Albany this weekend with two goals in mind, buy and sell.

The American Neumismatic Organization, in partnership with the Albany Coin Club put on the annual show to give folks in the southeast a chance to buy and sell with the best.

Officials also pointed out that it isn't just the nice weather that keeps them coming back to Southwest Georgia.

"There's a lot of old family money around here, so there's a lot of good old coins and paper money. It's pretty good, and I think pepole are starting to realize that," said spokesman, Mike Ellis.

The show ran through Saturday and Sunday, with their youngest collector at the ripe old age of 10.