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Kent Commens Washington, Small show, short report!

2windy2fish2windy2fish Posts: 805 ✭✭✭✭✭

20 tables or so …show sponsored by Bob Kinsedahl (If ya know, ya know) once every couple a months…
Almost always the the same crowd of dealers and customers, an eclectic group on both sides of the aisles…a suburb south of Seattle and Bob is the World Coin dealer that wears a pretty legit red crown on his head…
I live a couple hours north and left home at 0600, quick stop at Starbucks in Mount Vernon (Yes, so named after our first presidents residence…) for some Jitter juice, settled in for the 1-1/2 drive, no traffic to speak of (a minor miracle) arrived very early but Bob was there (security was there as well, important here) and i unloaded my cases, inventory, and all necessary items quickly..set up my table and wandered around a bit looking for something to purchase, not much new as the Boeing show was very recent and most dealers had few Newps…i did buy a few Philippines minors but spent less than 100$…Door opened, kinda at 10, Bob let anyone who arrived early in beforehand…and the bourse was fairly busy most all day long! This was a bit of a surprise as i figured the nice weather and short time span from the Boeing show would equate to few buyers….Overall better sales than i had anticipated and i made a nice trade with a fellow dealer for a hand full of PCGS graded Morgan’s for an obscure 2001 Homestake mining gold/silver bullion round that i had been displaying for several years! We haggled back and forth all day and finally consummated the deal right before show ended…
My takeaway continues to be that there are collectors that attend shows with a set amount of money to spend, 50 to 3 or 4 hundred and will eagerly buy/ spend that amount if you have what they want! In my experience the last couple of years this is decent, inexpensive type and album coins…in the 20 to 60 or 70 dollar range..And yes there are dealers always buying nice coins for their inventory but as we all know the margins on those coins are usually fairly tight ,whereas the everyday coins in the binders/ bargain bins truly pay the bills!
Also! @yosclimber stopped by and perused my half dimes…So great to meet a forum member and put a face to a name, he is a gentleman and extremely knowledgeable in the half dime world!


  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 4,041 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great report!



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  • yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,593 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 12, 2023 3:19AM

    It was a fun show, and great to meet @2windy2fish.

    While I was looking at his half dimes,
    a customer walked up with a coin that looked like a Silver Eagle, but with an unusual reverse.
    It stumped me as I am not familiar with moderns,
    but @2windy2fish looked at it more closely and solved the puzzle!
    He figured out it was a Daniel Carr piece, with DC initials on it.
    The customer was very pleased to get help with his coin, and to find out that these are in demand.

    Here are my finds from the show:

    1837 V-6 EF-45
    This was from a guy who was selling individual coins from his type set.
    He liked it for the clean "no stars" obverse.
    I liked it for the die crumbling right of the knee and on both sides of the arm.

    1857 V-7b EF-
    This reverse die has heavy cracks at both stems, and is paired with 2 different obverses.
    This was from David F. Schmidt of Coins Unlimited.
    It was the best coin from a collection he just bought.
    He also gave me a nice flyer listing all the local shows - there are shows pretty much every month in the Seattle-Tacoma area.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @2windy2fish ... Thanks for the report. I always went to the Kent show when I lived in Seattle... was a good show and I did pick up a few coins there over the years. Cheers, RickO

  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,141 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for posting the report, sounds like a nice experience.

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  • SwampboySwampboy Posts: 12,878 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Terrific report
    I'm hoping to make one of Bob's shows in Bremerton.
    Ferry ride and a coin show.
    Perfect day

  • Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,353 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Bob....let's just say he's one of a kind, and never hard to spot. :D

    Great report! I totally spaced on this show, or I would have been there, as it's only about 30 minutes away.

    P.S. I love Mount Vernon. I used to live there, at my brother's house, during the summer. I worked at Stokey Van Camp cannery every summer to help pay for college (Bellingham). Nice little town. Lots of fun memories!


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  • kazkaz Posts: 9,064 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I enjoyed your report! Good to hear from Yosclimber as well.

  • goldengolden Posts: 9,045 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for your report.

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