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ElcontadorElcontador Posts: 7,454 ✭✭✭✭✭

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.

Observations:

  • 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.
"Vou invadir o Nordeste,
"Seu cabra da peste,
"Sou Mangueira......."

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    JustacommemanJustacommeman Posts: 22,847 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 17, 2022 6:12PM

    @Elcontador said:

    • Spoke with some of my favorite people there, like David McCarthy, Tom Reynolds, and Todd's Dad

    Had a great chat with David as well and who's nicer then Roger ( Todds Dad). Not many

    Sorry I missed you.I always run out out time

    m

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    RichieURichRichieURich Posts: 8,390 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice report, thanks for posting it!

    An authorized PCGS dealer, and a contributor to the Red Book.

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    Pnies20Pnies20 Posts: 2,121 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Tom Reynolds is a heck of a guy

    BHNC #248 … 121 and counting.

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    vplite99vplite99 Posts: 1,203 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for the report.

    Vplite99
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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for the show report.... Good observations. I would have liked to go through those bins of large cents. I like the big, old copper cents. Cheers, RickO

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    skier07skier07 Posts: 3,785 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for the report.

    There were a lot of sports people. I had a nice conversation with one and it turns out he lives five blocks from me.

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    WAYNEASWAYNEAS Posts: 6,415 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for sharing your show report.
    Any upcoming pictures?
    Wayne

    Kennedys are my quest...

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    raysrays Posts: 2,336 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Pnies20 said:
    Tom Reynolds is a heck of a guy

    Agreed.

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    ElcontadorElcontador Posts: 7,454 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @WAYNEAS said:
    Thanks for sharing your show report.
    Any upcoming pictures?
    Wayne

    Wayne, I supposed I could have used my phone to take some (though at the entrance, it said it was forbidden), but I passed. I basically did what I had to do, did a few meet and greets, did a walk through / look see, and headed home.

    "Vou invadir o Nordeste,
    "Seu cabra da peste,
    "Sou Mangueira......."
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    COCollectorCOCollector Posts: 1,296 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 18, 2022 11:23PM

    Thanks for the Report.

    BTW, do you know anything about this "Raffle"? I just noticed it on my registration tag...

    I searched and couldn't find any info.

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    pointfivezeropointfivezero Posts: 1,668 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @COCollector said:
    Thanks for the Report.

    BTW, do you know anything about this "Raffle"? I just noticed it on my registration tag...

    I searched and couldn't find any info.

    I heard announcements over the intercom about every hour announcing winners. Of course, not me. I believe one had to get to the information desk in less than five minutes to pick up the winning prize. That's my guess for the raffle number.

    Tim

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    ElcontadorElcontador Posts: 7,454 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I got the okay from the guy who helped me out re silver dollar pricing to mention his name, which I feel is richly deserved. He's Greg, and his handle is SurfinxHI

    "Vou invadir o Nordeste,
    "Seu cabra da peste,
    "Sou Mangueira......."

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