Another CoinX St. Louis show report.
My drive to the St. Charles convention center is just slightly under 2 hours. I arrived around 11:00. Much like @golden said in his report I walked the bourse quickly at first because I didn’t see much that was on my list. I also agree that it had a subdued feel. July was better. I ended up walking the entire bourse many times. This did used to be called something like “The Silver Dollar and Rare Coin expo” and silver dollars were in abundance, to the exclusion I believe, of other series’.
The show there in July had a better vibe and definitely more variety. There seemed to be a lot more bullion being displayed and sold this time as well. Besides silver dollars, there were a lot of nice gold coins. Walking Liberties weren’t abundant, imo, and I only got one. I had planned to get more.
So I moved lower on my priority list to gold for my type set. Got 2 nice examples. By that time I was down to a few hundred left in my budget. Decided I’d look for small gold coin for close to melt on my way out, but something interesting or old. I bought the Dutch gold coin not knowing much about it besides its gold content and price. When I got home I looked up Queen Willhelmina and got a really great history lesson. One of the great parts of the hobby, and it made me really like that coin.
On my way home headed west on 70, right around the time I made it from urban sprawl to rural area, the front right tire of my truck blew out going about 75mph. I safely made it to the shoulder right by the Jonesburg exit, if anyone knows the area. By coincidence I had signed up for AAA 2 months ago. They had me back on the road in 49 minutes. All in all everything worked out alright. I consider it a good day despite the tire fiasco.