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Knoxville Show Report

Pnies20Pnies20 Posts: 2,065 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 4, 2023 8:39PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I took the short two hour drive with @habaraca to Knoxville from Nashville. Thankfully, it’s always an uneventful drive of talking about the latest happenings. This time, we talked about that stupid Chinese balloon for most of the trip 😂

The show is always held at the Rothchild catering venue and has room for approximately 50 dealers. A lot of the material is usually the same from most dealers but I’ve always been able to find something to buy. There’s a lot of friendly banter and stories being told since most folks go way back.

There was no new or exciting bust half material there for me but I noticed there was a lot of Carson City CAC gold. Not sure why but there were 4 or 5 tables that had a bunch of it. There was also a nice Hansen labeled Dahlonega 2.5 gold piece that @habaraca scooped up for a fair price. I had to joke with him that it was Only the 2nd time I’d ever seen him Buy anything. But the two things I have seen him buy were really great coins!

Unfortunately, I didn’t find any bust halves that struck my fancy so off we went to Carrabba’s with Kent Ingram, Glenn Peterson and their wives. Coin stories from times past are always great and I think I heard 100 of them. After dinner, @habaraca and I went to Glenn’s house to view a portion of his registry set. Absolutely unbelievable. After looking at all the great sets on PCGS and the trueviews, I realized how different it is to see these coins in person. The 1823 O-113, 1825 O-118, 1827 O-148 and 149 were all there in their fabled majesty. All of which I’d never seen in person. It was also great to take in the knowledge between two longtime collectors about errors and the mint process. I joked at the end of the night that I had just drank from a firehose.

At one point, Glenn casually said, well these few need upgrades and you’re welcome to them for $xxxx. Needless to say my check book came out pretty quickly. For brevity’s sake, I’ll let the trueviews speak for themselves.



The next day we went back to the show for several hours and attended Glenn’s mini seminar about the 1820’s. He brought the complete set of dime, quarter and half dollar die marriages. A site to behold. Throughout the day we met up with @snizzle and our friend George from Kentucky Coin Cabinet. George is a great guy and graciously lets us put our briefcases and jackets etc. behind his table… even though he fusses about it sometimes 😂


Great times had by all!!!!

BHNC #248 … 108 and counting.

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    DeplorableDanDeplorableDan Posts: 2,541 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for the report, and Congrats on those SUPERB CBH's. I don't own any myself, but they appear to be truly original, well preserved silver that went unmolested for 200 years. Im partial to the 1811 myself though they all look like they have quite a story to tell.

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    goldengolden Posts: 9,062 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I went Friday only for the purpose of handing some coins to my favorite dealer to send to CAC.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,306 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You did really well. Great pickups by you both. Congrats.
    Jim


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    snizzlesnizzle Posts: 209 ✭✭✭✭

    It was good to meet you and your CBH some nice coins I always get a kick out of @habaraca a lot of good people @ this show great write up

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    Pnies20Pnies20 Posts: 2,065 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @snizzle said:
    It was good to meet you and your CBH some nice coins I always get a kick out of @habaraca a lot of good people @ this show great write up

    You too! See you at the next one

    BHNC #248 … 108 and counting.

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    pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,593 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Woohoo! The report I was waiting for!!

    Sounds like you had a great time, and both you and Phil seem to have come away with some winners!! Certainly would have been fun to see some of Glenn's treasures and hang out with you guys for a bit.

    Good looking coins, all three. Like @DeplorableDan I am partial to the 11-111, but that's a really good looking 20-108 (the CBH Double Die!), and I'll bet that 19-105 is drool worthy in hand.

    Thanks for the report ... glad you had a good time!


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    SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,254 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good report, thanks. Opening with a Dahlonega shows you mean business.

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    Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,150 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great report, photos, and new CBHs!

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    Pnies20Pnies20 Posts: 2,065 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pursuitofliberty said:
    Woohoo! The report I was waiting for!!

    Sounds like you had a great time, and both you and Phil seem to have come away with some winners!! Certainly would have been fun to see some of Glenn's treasures and hang out with you guys for a bit.

    Good looking coins, all three. Like @DeplorableDan I am partial to the 11-111, but that's a really good looking 20-108 (the CBH Double Die!), and I'll bet that 19-105 is drool worthy in hand.

    Thanks for the report ... glad you had a good time!

    I haven’t decided if I like the trueview of the 1819 105. It captures The colors of the reverse wonderfully but not the obverse. You don’t get the sense that the obverse has much luster, which it does (suitable for a 53 anyways).

    The 1820 108 is a special coin not necessarily because of the way it looks But the provenance. Glenn bought it from Sheridan when Dale Heisler died. Dale was a good friend and a BHNC member. Glenn was able to snag 3 coins before they were all quickly bought up, one of them being the ‘20 108. The joint Heisler-Peterson provenance is listed on the coin.

    BHNC #248 … 108 and counting.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Pnies20 .... Thanks for a great - and interesting - report. And excellent pictures as well. Congratulations on those marvelous acquisitions. Cheers, RickO

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