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Well see... I get my 2nd Pfizer shot Monday!
But we have pretty much every re-opened school quickly closing due to outbreaks.
Mask mandate for Denver is about to be lifted...but a whole lot of us will still be masking!
I'm certainly not ready for restaurants... The National Western Complex is HUGE so there should be lots of space. I'm guessing dealers out here will be more diligent about actually wearing masks over their mouth AND their noses!
Even our big liquor stores and markets have signs explaining that masks include the nose...
If anywhere can do it right, it's Denver!!! Mostly people have been absolutely excellent about each other here.
Coins are Neato!
"If it's a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone...somewhere...is making a penny." - Steven Wright
That is great.... more and more shows being held. We have had gun shows here since early this year. People do wear masks, but the distancing disappears quickly. I have had my shots. Looking forward to show reports from the Denver show... should be very busy. Cheers, RickO
Anyone have a coin show report to share? I was unable to attend myself but I am curious about the size and scope of this show.
Was there Thursday morning. Same setup as last fall, spread out into the next room. Decent assortment of dealers. Chatted with Bob Rhue (see this week's The Esylum), Dan Carr and the Hallenbecks and a few other people I know. While I was at Dan Carr's table I met a collector of Thomas Elder tokens.
Was only looking for 1922 cents as I am trying to get my book on them done by the end of this year. Not much new material since the Fall show. I suspect that due to Covid the smaller dealers have not had many buying opportunities.
Great! Thanks for the pics and the report!
I flew in on Wednesday for set up and stuck around through most of Thursday. My two day car rental was $1 more than my round trip plane ticket ($99 vs. $98) which makes the twice yearly show a very inexpensive visit. The show in the past has had a very leisurely set up but this time there were multiple wholesale customers in chairs even before the first box hit the front table. One big difference I noticed was the increased number of new fly in dealers that I have not seen at the show in the recent past - everyone is looking for fresh material and many are expanding their usual universe in search of newps. The public showed up in good numbers on Thursday & I heard attendance was strong the next two days as well.
The table arrangement and use of two rooms left spacious aisles with plenty of space for distancing away from the tables (as pictured above). The new show management used a very good array of safety protocols to protect public and dealers (with the usual few exceptions...). I spent most of my time in the back room (where all the kool kids and most of the exonumia was) and had a decent buying trip coming home with a double row box of new purchases and a stack of larger medals as well. I only bought a couple Civil War tokens as there were few better high grade or slabbed pieces and the vf-xf commons seem to always inflate 50-75% @ wholesale in the thinner air. All in all it was a good quick trip -- it's always a pleasure to see long time friend Ken Hallenbeck & son Tom, Rhue, Spike & Son, Jim Coad, and many more.
@edwardjulio.... Thanks for the report and the pictures. Cheers, RickO
Thanks for the report.