FUN Show Newps and Report
I got here to Orlando Thursday night after a long drive from Nashville. It is HOT and HUMID. Getting to the show at 9:30 I saw about 30 people waiting to get in. Throughout the day, the amount of people at the show grew quite a bit. I overheard several dealers say that some dealers were coming through in early bird and buying ALL their inventory. Specifically, stuff under $500 and mid 19th century gold with C, D and O mint marks were absolutely flying. @ricko bullion sales lagged, imo. I visited several bullion tables multiple times and it was a ghost town.
I had trouble finding coins I liked at the show. There was very little bust half material. Luckily, I located one that a fellow bust half enthusiast had just placed on his bourse table. I didn’t hesitate and scooped it up.
@habaraca and I met up with @jacrispies and @Davidk7. We talked bust halves for a while over some average Chinese food and they wheeled and dealed. Great times and they are good folks! Back on the floor, I was able to sell all my dupes to dealers who awaited my VF-AU bust halves with open arms for my asking price. A good sign the market is still going strong. (Pics are an embarrassment, I know)
On Friday there were a lot more folks waiting to get in and coming in throughout the day. I was a it more determined to comb through inventory and find some hidden gems. Thankfully I was able to locate a pretty cool variety 1811 if you would like to guess the variety. I also bought this nice 1813 from the same dealer (and the same PCGS submission).
I also ran into @DeplorableDan who was on the hunt for some fancy gold coins. Good to meet you, brotha.
All in all a FUN time! Okay that was a lame joke. But it didnt End there! After waiting for prices on some raw coins I liked, I was able to strike a deal! Guess these varieties too!
BHNC Associate member #AN-07 … 88 and counting.