My first cherrypicking attempt at the Houston Spring Coin Show
I spent about an hour at this show today. There were a few new dealers, but lots of the same ones, too. There were lots of very young people (less than 12) running around and buying and selling coins for profits.
I only got one picture of a dealer's table. Quick question - for those of you who do show reports and stuff, do you ask a dealer to take a picture of their inventory? I usually do, but I'm just wondering if it's necessary. Anyways, this table had lots of fugio coppers/cents, and I thought it was cool, because when I was a bit younger I thought they were the rarest coins in the world. There's also a chain cent.
Other treasures that were at this show were a pattern V-nickel (I can't recall the date or Judd number but it was pretty cool,) a 1,000 oz silver bar, and a Liberty $20 in a regency holder. I failed to get any information or images of any of these.
I moved on to a table with trays of all kinds of coins, mostly junk silver. Here's what I got:
These first three were in a $1 tray with mostly buffalo nickels, liberty head nickels and Indian head cents.
1910 Great Britain Threepence, $1 (1.41 grams sterling silver, I thought this was a Maundy coin when I bought it but apparently they used the same threepence design on the circulating and Maundy coins. Oh well. Melt value is $1.05.)
1922 Great Britain Sixpence, $1 (2.8 grams .500 silver, so about $1.14 melt.)
1963 Australia Sixpence, $1 (also 2.8 grams .500 silver.)
1944-D Philippines Ten Centavos, $1 (2 grams .75 silver, so about $1.20 melt.)
The big ones were these two.
1853 Arrows & Rays Quarter, $6.50.
1838 Dime, $2.50.
They're both PO-01 to FR-02, but they're still worth a bit more than what I payed for them.
I didn't buy anything else this time because I didn't see anything I was looking for.