Another Long Beach Report
As Mark's report indicated, there was a 25 minute line to get in. The 30 minute trip in was uneventful, but it was bumper to bumper for the first six miles going home until I hit the 710 / 405 highway interchange.
It was a slimmed down show, but it was busy. A number of dealers weren't there, and Heritage took up 1 /2 the normal amount of space. My Heritage rep wasn't there, so I submitted 3 coins to send to CAC, rather than for possible upgrades.
I was able to sell the silver dollars. A big shout out to a poster here who shall remain anonymous who gave me a price list of what I can expect for various Morgan / Peace Dollars in various grades. His list was accurate, and Walter Ankerman (I think table #415) bought them from me at these prices. Kept a nice example of a Morgan, Peace $ and 1964 Kennedy Half for my brother, sister and me.
Got the gold coins evaluated re what they are worth. Oddly enough, the outfit that sells coin supplies was not there, so I'll have to get them online. Game plan is to split the value 3 ways equally between my brother, sister and I.
- My favorite booth was Pierre Fricke, who had bins of large cents costing $15, $20 and $25. This is a great way to get someone started in Large Cents, as there were many later dates in F and VF in the $25 bin.
- Far more people were there to get sports paraphernalia graded than coins
- Had a much larger sports related section this time around, and I didn't see a food place inside the show
- Spoke with some of my favorite people there, like David McCarthy, Tom Reynolds, and Todd's Dad
- Saw a nice run of gem 3 cent nickels, a cleaned AU 1795 Flowing Hair $, and a handful of FH SLQs. Plenty of the usual suspects re coins. Spent 3 hours there. Not much interested me, as I'm looking for a few pre 1835 type coins that are hard to find.
- Currency and foreign sections looked about the same as in October, and the coin section was definitely smaller.
- Did not sell the medals; had too much to carry with all of those silver dollars, and didn't want to go back to the car to go get them.
"Seu cabra da peste,