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My Schertz, TX coin show report

ElmerFusterpuckElmerFusterpuck Posts: 4,544 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 26, 2022 6:49PM in U.S. Coin Forum

This is a local show I try to attend each time they have it, which is once each quarter. Like most recent shows I've attended, attendance was good. I think it's still a pent up demand of people just wanting to get out and about. What I've noticed over the past year or so from these shows is that a lot of good material is drying up, raw or graded.

I was going to the show to pick up some raw coins for my bookshelf albums. Usually that's an easy task, but now that there's more competition doing the same thing, it's tougher to get these coins. I noticed that raw gold coins and silver coins were pretty hot. I had my eye on an 1862 type 3 gold dollar and made my way around the floor to check for other gold dollars. By the time I made my way back to that table, all the raw gold dollars I was looking at were gone! 300 bucks is what they were getting now - not true just a few months ago.

I did end up getting just 3 coins for my collection, but was very happy finding a decent 1926-S Buffalo in F condition for my Library of Coins album. From my view, coin collecting is alive and well. A few pics below, including the coins I found for my albums. No slabbed finds for me this day.


  • kazkaz Posts: 9,012 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for the report, glad you didn't leave empty handed. Interesting observation about the gold.

  • cmerlo1cmerlo1 Posts: 7,855 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great report. I bought some nice errors on the cheap (see my post about the brockage Lincoln cent) and added to my Texas ephemera collection with a letter signed by William Schertz on his dry goods store letterhead along with an invoice from the store. Schertz is named after him and his family.

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  • Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,239 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice report, and cool album pickups. The bourse floor looks quite busy. Thanks for sharing.


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  • HoledandCreativeHoledandCreative Posts: 2,618 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice 26-S!!

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for an interesting report.... Not surprising about the gold. The show looks well attended and a minimum of masking. Cheers, RickO

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,010 ✭✭✭✭✭

    To many 26 s buffalo's are not enough, nice hunting elmer

  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 10,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice report and pickups!
    That 26S looks like a very strong Fine.

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  • ElKevvoElKevvo Posts: 3,984 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good 'ol Schertz...I have not been down that way in too long! I'll put it on the list for a summer trip as I really like that area.
    I met my wife almost 30 years ago inn New Braunfels tubing down the Guadalupe. Looks like a nice show and glad you found a few things for your collection.

    Thanks for posting!


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  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 7,232 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Buy or sell it's always good to get out to a show. Never know what you may find.

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  • 1Bufffan1Bufffan Posts: 603 ✭✭✭

    Thanks for the report and pictures it's nice to know how things are going in other parts of the Country, glad to see people are out and about. sorry you missed out on the Gold piece but were able to pick up some Silver for your albums.

  • BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,338 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @johnny9434 said:
    To many 26 s buffalo's are not enough, nice hunting elmer

    Your 26-S looks like it might be a VF-20 coin.

    Check and compare to the PCGS Grading guide.


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  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for your report.

  • ElmerFusterpuckElmerFusterpuck Posts: 4,544 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BuffaloIronTail said:

    @johnny9434 said:
    To many 26 s buffalo's are not enough, nice hunting elmer

    Your 26-S looks like it might be a VF-20 coin.

    Check and compare to the PCGS Grading guide.


    It actually does look like a 20 based on the pics there. Not bad for 70 bucks, which is what I paid for it.

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The show setup seems excellent. Wide aisles. Excellent lighting. Plenty of chairs.

    The 1926-S Buffalo Nickel looks like a solid F15 and is an excellent choice for an album.(There is just a bit too much wear on "LIBERTY" to call it a 20) Nice bold date.

    The 1928 Standing Liberty Quarter is a great original looking VF30 or 35. It is another excellent choice for an album.

    Based on what I saw at the show I attended last week album collecting seems to be making a strong comeback. Finding nice album coins is going to be a challenge.

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  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 3,735 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I heard the demand for certain coins at this show was so high, that several collectors were spending the Schertz off their backs! :D

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  • CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,431 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 27, 2022 7:53PM

    Thanks for the report.
    Should have done my research, this weekend I was in Seguin for my stepsons baseball game. It was canceled do to weather and probably drove right through Schertz on the way to San Antonio.

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