Another BRNA Show Report
I drove up to Dalton, GA for the BRNA show Saturday with @habaraca. We got on the road at 7am and made good time. No traffic through Chattanooga for the first time ever in my life.
We got to the show and there were already a bunch of folks packed up. I would describe the bourse floor as sparsely populated. Our first stop is always Phil’s friend George at Kentucky Coin Cabinet. He looked at a few coins that I had for sale and we struck a deal for the 1826 I had listed in BST. Success! Off to the bourse floor.
I am always amazed at the nice raw coins at these shows around me. There were 3 or 4 dealers that had several trays full of original, or nearly so, bust halves. But a slabbed busty immediately caught my eye. The dealer didn’t seem interested in type coins and offered it to me at a great price. It has some pretty sweet die clashing, as is common with the date.
1814 O-107 PCGS XF45
I wandered around and made small talk with several dealers I know and looked at bullion for some friends. These guys are really having trouble. I didn’t see anyone buying any.
1 PM we met Glenn Peterson and had a good long chat about his bust halves and stories regarding discovery and sale of die marriages, die states, etc.
We bid each other farewell and I went back to the bourse floor to look at a raw, toned bust half I saw earlier. After discussion about its toning with several people a lot smarter than me, we struck a deal 😍 When I say this coin is amazing in hand, it’s an understatement.
All in all it was a great show, even though it’s attendance was low. Saw a bunch of great people and struck some good deals! Can’t go wrong.
BHNC Associate member #AN-07 … 88 and counting.