Low Country Coin Show report
So my report is nowhere near as exciting or informative as @ThePennyLady reports are, but here goes nothing.
Friday we set up and we're ready to go by 10am. Setting up 4 tables with 2x2s is time consuming but we got it done. We were quickly swamped with dealers wanting to look through our double row boxes. All sorts of coins were selling to dealers from better material to even common coins that were needed for customer want lists. The show opened at noon so that got there quick after the amount of dealer business we had.
The public came in at noon and alot of customers stopped at our tables with long want lists. Everything from key dates to modern 2023 coins were being saught after. We have many customers here that have turned into friends over the years, so we always look forward to seeing them. @WaterSport stopped by for a little chat during the afternoon. Always look forward to a numismatic chat with him at this show.
That evening we went to a nice little resteraunt named Duck and dog and got some fantastic wings and a few beers. I didn't get pictures of the food because wow those wings just looked so good, I just couldn't help but dig in.
Saturday started with a bang and lots of dealers and public were actively buying. Again everything was in demand. None of our boxes were left untouched and many holes began appearing in our showcases. The show has a Kids treasure hunt that my wife and I put together. This is the second Low Country show we have done this at, and I must say it was a huge success. The YN's got 10 free coins and paper money as well as tokens. The program has them going around the room and interacting with dealers to ask questions and receive coins that I give to the dealers ahead of time. The dealers who participated really loved it, with one dealer saying it was the most fun he's had a show in 20 years because he was included in the treasure hunt. I am always amazing at hearing the reports from the dealers of how they liked it, and everyone of them said how polite the YN's were to them and if they were in the middle of a sale or deal the kids would go past them and come back later, and they were so respectful of the fact they were there for business and to only stop by if they weren't busy.
By the end of the day, we had a total of 33 YN's participating in the treasure hunt. All of them received all of the coins and were entered into a raffle just for them. All of them were so excited they were in a raffle just for them, that I managed to get enough prizes that everyone got a call that they won. I have to say the every kid gets a trophy is not normally my style but after hearing the great reports about all of them being polite and respectful and being so happy about having there own raffle, I just had to make it happen this time. The prizes were pretty serious from some 15 dollar mint sets to very nice ancient coins to American eagles to 20 dollar plus individual coins. I even had some dealers upset at me that I didn't ask them to be a spot on the treasure hunt, so I will have to have a rotation each show, as we are doing it again next show in July. It will have all new coins and questions.
That evening we went to a little spot in Charleston called Lola's. It's a Cajun restaurant, and they nail the flavors and meals spot on! Try it if your ever in town, if you like Cajon food you won't be disappointed!
Sunday was a normal Sunday. A little slow but some business was still conducted. Enough business was conducted that I wouldn't want to lose that day.
Now for what most probably want to know about.....
-90% Silver was being bought from 16-16.75x face
-90% silver was selling for 17-18.5x face
-2024 eagles were selling big time at other dealers tables for 28.50 to 29
-Past dates seemed to be 27-28.50 each
-large date currency was saught after big time and asking prices compared to green sheet were night and day difference. Prices asked were much higher then greensheet
-alot of folks were asking for Foreign coins, more so then I remember at this show
-I didn't see tons of CAC holders but there were a few scattered around. Most had better coins in them.
Our purchases were not to exciting. We did pick up a few hundred G-F barber halfs that we needed for inventory. A complete set of lincolns in vg-xf, and tons of high grade Silver quarters. I have so much stuff at the office to work up, I wasn't trying to buy as hard as I normally do!
Of course there were hodge podge items also
One purchase that was cool that came in a collection of stuff was a mini teapot made out of a Canadian cent and a lock that actually works made out of a wheat cent.
It was a great show for us. The Low Country Coin Club puts on a great show. They put alot of work into making the dealers happy and having folks come through the door. They have amazing home made food at good prices. A show we look forward to twice a year! If it's a show you have never been to, it's worth the drive to check it out!