|About Michael Dixon
The National Battlefield Coin
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 open 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
To contact us:
Battlefield Coin Shows™
P.O. Box 1574
Frederick, MD 21702
|Copyright 2013-2020, All rights reserved. Hobbies Unlimited, LLC, Michael Dixon, P.O. Box 1574, Frederick MD 21702 (301) 788-6232, Michael@DixonShows.com
ran Michael Dixon Numismatics as mail order. 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
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 2006-2007.
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.
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.