Denver Coin Expo report - a day with fun surprises for me!
I had to work today so I couldn't leave until about 1:30.
As I was leaving my Chase bank called me to tell me that the halves I've been waiting for came in! Boxes of halves, a true rarity around here. They've been ordering halves for me every week from Loomis for a month with no luck. What timing! So I stopped and grabbed them on the way to the show. It's going to be a fun Friday night tonight
Stopped for gas and grabbed some Ice tea... look what was in my change!
The show is only about 20 minutes away so got there a little after 2. Plenty of folks still around.
Headed straight to Dan Carr's table, he's near the entrance this year.
He graciously signed the insert that came with the annual Denver Coin Club (Daniel Carr) coin I got at last week's meeting
Then went straight to the ANACS table to get a handful of stuff graded and to use the free grading coupons I got on my Coin Expo postcard aaand use the coupons I got at the Denver Coin Club meeting last week!
Among a few other things I decided to get 4 of my 10 beautiful condition VDDR-001 Maya quarters graded. Pulled them from a roll I search about two months ago.
I did some searching online and I still haven't ever seen one of these graded yet.
Could I really be the first to get some of these graded?!
Here's one of the ones I submitted...
Then met up with a friend at the ANACS table who just arrived at the show and also submitted coins.
We quickly ran into some of our Denver Coin Club member friends who had tables at the show. My friend I both made little impulse buys...
I absolutely couldn't resist these sets that were sealed by the bank that gave them away.
He had a third one he already opened I looked at. He told me he had opened to check for a cameo Franklin...the quarter had some nice yellow toning, the nickel was a dark purple, the dime was toning starting from the middle, and the penny had some lovely petina, no cameo Franklin though.
These should be fun to open!
Wandered around with no intent for another hour or so, I'm going back tomorrow.
On the way out brought my friend to Dan Carr's table and noticed that he had a couple little stacks of Colorado casino tokens for sale. I don't really collect them but I have a random selection of Casino tokens from defunct casinos around the country. I like to use them as card protectors when I'm in poker tournaments. I don't have any from Colorado though.
Looked through them and chose a design and look that I like.
Took pics for this post...and noticed the one I chose actually has a die crack!
I'll show Dan when I go back tomorrow.
Of all the places for a fun little accidental cherry pick, Dan's table lol!
No idea what I'm searching for tomorrow at the show, but I have a feeling it will be fun again
Coins are Neato!
"If it's a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone...somewhere...is making a penny." - Steven Wright