Sparky64's 2022 Winter FUN report
Fortunate to have cheap direct flights from a small airport in upstate NY to Orlando/Sanford.
Unfortunately our flight was delayed 3 hours. It was a late flight anyway.
Bottom line is we didn't get to our hotel until 4:00am Friday morning.
Friday morning I dropped off a few coins for messydesk to photograph and chatted a bit.
He's one of the good guys, I like him.
Easily sold a few unwanted Morgans to a dealer.
The place seemed to be really buzzing.
I don't recall so many dealers actively looking for coins to buy even very late into the show.
I was not having a very productive coin hunt so I looked at Mr. Blay's Lincoln set and Hansen's seated quarter set.
I also sat in on Bill Jones's talk on Lincoln and am so glad I did. It was fantastic.
I re-learned that if you see something you want you better get it. A couple times I would see some thing, take a walk, come back and it's gone.
Saturday was a better day coin wise for me.
I was pessimistic going in but I was wrong.
First stop was to revisit Gerry Fortin's table to look at a coin I'd seen the day before.
I was happy to see it still there among his amazing selections.
One of my goals has always been to acquire a nice AU CBH with some color.
This was a big purchase for me but I decided to pull the trigger.
As busy as they were, Mr. Fortin sat with me and gave me the most amazing personal coaching, opinions and stories about his own collection. He actually told me he was "proud of me" for buying this coin.
Something I'll never forget.
This is the CBH.
Edit: AU 53+
I also wanted to make a decent addition to my silver Washington Quarter set but was really struggling to find something. I was looking for a '36 or '37 proof.
My friend texted me and said he found a '37 proof PCGS MS66 hidden in a dealers tray so I went over to see.
It really was hidden in a tightly spaced horizontal tray rack. The dealer was mostly into jewelry and minerals. It's the only one of these I saw all weekend and the price was more than fair.
All in all it was an awesome trip.
Always nice to leave the snow and ice and escape for a few days.
At the airport now on Sunday. Going from sunny and 80° to single digits tomorrow.
Thanks for reading my report.
"If I say something in the woods and my wife isn't there to hear it.....am I still wrong?"
My Washington Quarter Registry set...in progress