Long Beach Report - Friday
Show was relatively quiet. No long lines for anything. Dropped off some coins to try to get them CAC'd. Can get a big score if my Draped Bust Dime gets a sticker.
Got rid of junk box of international coins, a few slightly better ones, and some 90% silver.
Mainly visited with people I know that I only see at shows. Some of the smartest people in the room attend larger shows, and most of them are happy to speak / share knowledge with you if they aren't busy.
Some coin experts were giving talks, including Seth Chandler, at a pavilion in the back of the show hall.
Rare Coin Americana out of Sacramento had a very nice run of Barber Quarters, mostly AU. Glenn Holsonbake sold it to some younger owners a few years ago. Said they bought a complete set of Barber Quarters @ Rosemont, and the keys, of course, were the first to be sold.
Eye appealing coins out of Hilliard, Ohio always has a nice run of Capped Bust Halves. Looked at an 1833 in MS 65 that was probably one of the nicest for the grade that I've ever seen. Was not played with and priced to sell. They had a better date in 65+ with a sticker that did not look nearly as nice as this coin.
Juan's Rare Coins was selling an attractive run of Mexican 8 Real coins.
A number of people that usually have tables at Long Beach weren't there this time. It could be because this is typically the slowest of the three annual Long Beach Shows.
Saw a sign up front that they will not be giving out free admissions to the show effective in 2023.
Someone found a Barber Quarter than would grade VG in a junk box of coins selling for $3 each and was a happy camper.
"Seu cabra da peste,