Lyn F. Knight

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Lyn Knight has been involved in Numismatics for 56 years staring with very humble beginnings to the present day where he conducts auctions and operates the annual International Paper Money Show. Lyn grew up in Cherokee Iowa, a nice little community in northwest Iowa. He is considered one of the “Iowa Boys” when talking about Nationals.  He attended his first show when he was 13 years old & set up as a dealer of coin supplies, operating on a budget of $10.75. He was dependent upon his mother and other dealers to drive him to shows until he got his license. Like most PM collectors he started out with coins but soon started to appreciate the beauty & rarity of paper money. He states that “He likes building collections for collectors” and while he focusses on paper money & coins, he also likes posters, postcards, art glass and any other good collectable item. He has not strayed far from the Midwest as he lives and conducts his business in the Kansas City area. Lyn worked for a few different coin businesses in the beginning, but Lyn prefers to be independent (and he readily acknowledges the assistance his has from his wife & son). His auction business has conducted PM sales for over 30 years with many being tied in with the major shows. Lyn has had the pleasure of working with some of the most recognized names in the hobby.  Probably the most famous one was Amon Carter. Lyn had the pleasure of selling his collection that contained so many great rarities. Lyn has also been involved with liquidation of Bank cash holdings over the years. He has always been fair & honest in his dealings as a dealer, auctioneer & a show promoter. Being inducted into the Hall of Fame recognizes Lyn’s long time contributions and promotion of our great hobby.