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Long Beach Show Report

Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,426 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 3, 2023 4:56PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I went to the Long Beach show yesterday and today. The show had a decent sized crowd both days, busy but not overly busy. Here’s a panoramic picture I took today to give you an idea

I was on a mission hoping to find one of the last 3 coins I need to complete my no gold 19th century circulated type set. All I needed was a 1800-1805 draped bust half dime, a 1815-1828 Capped Bust Quarter and a 1839 No Drapery Liberty Seated Half Dollar. I was targeting a VF-EF for the half dime and didn’t find any. The closest I found was an AU55 half dime, which would cost double what the next highest priced coin in the set cost so I passed. I didn’t find any No Drapery Seated Liberty Half Dollars, let alone an AU which is what I’m targeting. But I did find a nice AU Capped Bust Quarter today after not finding any yesterday in AU. I don’t know how I missed it yesterday, but I’m glad I went around for a 2nd look today because I found this coin for less than what I expected to pay at West Coast Coins booth:

I also took advantage of an early entry pass for Registry Set owners and went in at 9 this morning (instead of 10:00 regular admission) so that I could submit coins to PCGS. It was great, no wait and I was able to view the bourse afterwards without the general public so no crowds blocking the dealers cases.

I also spent a lot of time both days talking to Jeff Shevlin and Bill Hyder at their So-called dollar booth and learned a bunch of stuff I didn’t know. I purchased their book about the So-called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expisitions and they threw in a free pocket price guide. They temped me with one of their last copies of the deluxe edition which has a restrike of an Alaska Yukon So-called dollar embedded in an airtight capsule on the front cover, but I went with the non deluxe version instead:

I didn’t buy any other coins at the show, I was specifically only targeting trying to find 1 of the 3 coins for my circulated type sets and I consider the show to be a great success because I found that bust quarter so I’m very happy. I already added it to my registry sets here and across the street. I’m still number 2 here, still number 1 across the street. I also noticed that, across the street, the guy who has the number 2 set recently added a coin that brought his score to just about 100 points less than my set. He had been number 1 for the last 6 years before I passed him about 1/2 year ago. But now with the new Bust Quarter I just added I’m about 2000 points ahead of him. He only needs one more coin, the 1800-1805 draped bust half dime whereas I need that same one and also the No Drapery Half, such fun competition 🌞

Mr_Spud

Comments

  • goldengolden Posts: 9,040 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Finding a No Drapery Half Dollar in AU is going to be very tough.

  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,426 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @golden said:
    Finding a No Drapery Half Dollar in AU is going to be very tough.

    Yes, I’m finding that out. I recently did find a beautiful 58 on an auction website. The coin looked wholesome and original with great toning. I put in a very high (for me) bid that would have by far made it the most I’ve ever paid for a coin. My bid was totally blown away, not even close.

    Mr_Spud

  • NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 870 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice coin, Mr. Spud. It always pays to walk around twice. Finding great coins... and getting those steps in! Congrats!!

    I am a newer collector (started April 2020), and I primarily focus on U.S. Half Cents and Type Coins. Early copper is my favorite.

  • LakesammmanLakesammman Posts: 17,288 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nicely done - thanks for the report!

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  • morgandollar1878morgandollar1878 Posts: 4,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice report, congrats on finding the CBQ.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Mr_Spud... Thanks for the report and a picture of your coin. Very nice.... Good luck on the rest.... Cheers, RickO

  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,585 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice report Spud, and a great looking Bust Quarter. Looks wonderful for the grade, and from what I've seen, she should be a solid addition to your set.

    <3

    WTG!!


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  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,811 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Mr_Spud said:
    I also spent a lot of time both days talking to Jeff Shevlin and Bill Hyder at their So-called dollar booth and learned a bunch of stuff I didn’t know. I purchased their book about the So-called Dollars from the Pacific Coast Expisitions and they threw in a free pocket price guide. They temped me with one of their last copies of the deluxe edition which has a restrike of an Alaska Yukon So-called dollar embedded in an airtight capsule on the front cover, but I went with the non deluxe version instead:

    Great show report!

    I'm glad you got to stop by the table and chat with Jeff and Bill. Both are great! They have a lot of knowledge and are really just great people!

    Will you be at ANA in March? There is going to be a So-Called Dollar Fellowship Gathering then which could be nice for you to attend.

  • 1northcoin1northcoin Posts: 3,791 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Enjoyed the report and a special thanks for the panorama shot.

  • Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,426 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Zoins said:

    Will you be at ANA in March? There is going to be a So-Called Dollar Fellowship Gathering then which could be nice for you to attend.

    I doubt that I’ll be able to attend, but sounds like a great time

    Mr_Spud

  • skier07skier07 Posts: 3,679 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I thought the show was very lackluster with 15% of tables empty and it was poorly attended at least on Thursday. By the time I left at 1:30 the show was half empty. The overall quality of coins on the bourse was very mediocre at best and aside from the Bender three dollar set and some miscellaneous coins the HA coins were nothing to write home about.

    Nevertheless I had a good time catching up with coin buddies and looking at coins.

  • Pnies20Pnies20 Posts: 2,054 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Awesome quarter and cool variety

    BHNC #248 … 108 and counting.

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