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Central Florida Coin Show Reviews (Melbourne & Maitland)

So, last Sunday me and the wife drove over to the Maitland, FL show for the first time. I must admit it was rather light on dealers and inventory. Wifey did find a few circ Mercs for her Dansco. I grabbed a couple of nothing to brag about hole fillers for my 7070. Nothing really caught my eye.

There was a fair amount bullion that was selling briskly. The folks were all great people and I was told the shows under some kind of new club leadership. Expectations are that this is a bit of a sleeper show with room to grow. The Orlando area has just changed soooooo much the last 10-20 years, and I worry the collector base may have extricated themselves from the area.

Today we hit my down the street Melbourne, FL show. As usual it was pretty packed with dealers. The location has a decent sized parking lot that routinely fills up to the brim. It always seems to be a very well run show. Variety is pretty decent and I can usually find something(s), but again, nothing really caught my eye this time. Wifey filled 6 more slots and my son jumped into some currency. I didn’t see that coming.

Between the two the Melbourne show is larger with a much higher level of business being transacted. It’s also a great show to sell at if you wanna get rid of unwanted material. For many, many years I lived west of Fort Lauderdale and I never realized how spoiled I was between there and the Palm Beach area shows. At one time Ft. Liquordale had 3 different shows a month!

March 30 we’re going to check out the New Smyrna Beach show for the first time. We’ve been expanding beyond our comfort zones and traveling more. Wifey likes it because she gets to eat lunch at new places and she gets to check out new stores while we’re in the areas. Happy wife, happy life.

Having fun while switching things up and focusing on a next level PCGS slabbed 1950+ type set, while still looking for great examples for the 7070.


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    1madman1madman Posts: 1,298 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Orlando coin exchange doesn’t run the maitland show any longer? That’s a shame if true. Jason is a great guy

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    Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,150 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for posting your reports.

    I was also at the Melbourne show today, and it was indeed packed. I had to wait at multiple tables to get a look at the cases. I didn’t find anything I needed either. It seemed like a decent amount of silver was being bought by the public, and a lot of dealer to dealer business was being done. Of particular interest was one dealer buying out another dealer lock, stock and barrel; slabs, raw, jewelry, etc. This same dealer then proceeded to pursue yet another dealer’s inventory. This fellow had some nice early material primarily in PCGS slabs. He didn’t seem eager to sell, certainly not as a wholesale lot anyway.

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    SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,257 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for your report.

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