Wednesday ANA show review
Got to the bourse floor about 15 mins after it opened to the general public so that was a win in my book. As an aside if anyone comes to the Chicago show and plans on visiting the Corporate America Credit Union be warned that they have very, very weird hours so calling is recommended. Today they opened at 10am (glad I wasn't there at 9 like I planned) and some days they aren't open past 1:30 pm.
The show seemed to be almost as busy as yesterday but a lot less big dealer-to-dealer transactions. There were still some deals going on but it was people selling 2-5 coins to dealers. A dealer commented that it was a slower day than Tuesday but I saw a lot of transactions going on all day. A different dealer said Monday was the busiest day with the dealer-to-dealer sales and early bird folks. As to be expected some dealers have already left but it seemed that 90% were still there.
Heritage has some of the Harry Bass collection on display (looks like there will be at least two Harry Bass auctions as there is one in September and there will be one tied to the Winter FUN show). The matte dollars that Great Collections have on display are incredible! Some of them don't really look like they have a matte finish but the majority do. It's wild to see them.
I spent way too much money today (and overall) so I headed over to the exhibit area for the remaining few hours of the day. Lots of exhibits to see (I 'saw' all of them but I was pretty tired so I didn't read all of them... tomorrow). I was surprised a fair amount of exhibits that were at the show in Colorado Springs but the range of topics was really interesting. I headed back to the hotel at 5pm and now planning out tomorrow.