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Fort Myers coin show 1/20

It was a day like any other. Except today we are looking at coins.

The drip, as the kids say.
Before venturing out to look at coins I must have the perfect accessory to go with the stained shirt and cargo shorts. Today I am wearing the Mr. Jones limited edition “Short Fuse”. While it may have been covered by my hoodie sleeve. I was styling on the inside.

I got to the show before they opened at 9:00. There were about 20 others with me. This is a smaller show. I would guess 25 vendors. The location is laid out in a square so you can see everyone when you enter.

A lot of the same vendors set up at this show. Fairly diverse selection from raw coins, certified, and paper money. Something for all collectors. I was in search of certified Barber dimes and quarters. I found squat. I made several passes around the floor. I saw one dime with a CAC sticker and that’s all I remember.

I was about to leave. Making my final rounds so I can keep my money and go home. Then I see it. While poking around a dealers table I see an old ANACS holder with 2 1/2 gold in it. Not my series so I would normally pass. I have this soft spot for soapbox holders though. Obligatory cell phone photo.

The luster looked good. Nice details on the reverse. Yes there is a scratch / mark in the obverse left field. I told myself I didn’t care. I added another soapbox to the collection. Maybe I got myself. Maybe it’s an awesome coin.

If you’re in the area it’s a fun little show to check out.

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  • keyman64keyman64 Posts: 15,451 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congrats on a nice FL day outside and at a coin show. I went to the Clearwater show held in Dunedin today. 65 tables of entertainment and it was nice to get out. :smile:

    "If it's not fun, it's not worth it." - KeyMan64
    Looking for Top Pop Mercury Dime Varieties & High Grade Mercury Dime Toners. :smile:
  • RandomsRandoms Posts: 129 ✭✭✭

    I had planned on going to that one yesterday. Would have been a five hour drive. Good to know it was a busy show

  • P0CKETCHANGEP0CKETCHANGE Posts: 2,156 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @keyman64 said:
    Congrats on a nice FL day outside and at a coin show. I went to the Clearwater show held in Dunedin today. 65 tables of entertainment and it was nice to get out. :smile:

    I checked out the show in Dunedin today as well. A few tables had better material than I was expecting. I walked away with a $100 widget.

    Nothing is as expensive as free money.

  • EddiEddi Posts: 433 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I visit the Ft. Myers Coin show every time the show date coincides with a visit to the U.S. It is a 30 minute drive for me. The last one I attended was in November/23.
    It is small show, but I thoroughly enjoy it. There is a bit of everything there and have found a few small items over the years.

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