PART 1: Charmy's ANA Summer Seminar Report w/lots of PICS!

ThePennyLadyThePennyLady Posts: 4,029 ✭✭✭✭
I arrived here Thursday afternoon. I have to say that the flight from Denver to Colorado Springs was quite an adventure, sort of like a roller coaster! And other than the pilot missing the landing due to the wind current and having to circle back around, the flight was the shortest flight I'd ever been on. This photo was taken as we landed in Denver.

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I got here just in time for the wine a cheese reception at the ANA Museum. Wow, what a wonderful numismatic museum! Here are photos I took inside of some of the exhibits.

Rick and Nathan
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Following the reception was the awards banquet for the first session where all the instructors and volunteers are recognized.

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I finally got to meet Bruce/Hobo (on CoinTalk) in person!
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Steve
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John and Eric hamming it up right after they received their award
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Sandy, an ANA staffer
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Me
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2011 Banquet token given to everyone at the banquet
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Then, following the banquet was a talent show that included a card magician, a few wonderful piano players, and an amazing flutist (Akia) who played these huge bass-type flutes - I neglected to get a photo of these.

And finally, I ended up of course at the famous (infamous?) Lunar Lounge!

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Jerry Bobbe on the cello
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That's it for now - I'm off to the Coin Show!!!
Charmy Harker - The Penny Lady®
President of Women in Numismatics

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Comments

  • edix2001edix2001 Posts: 3,423
    Nice to see Steve enjoying himself at the banquet. He's the new secretary of our local club.
  • njcoincranknjcoincrank Posts: 1,070
    Kind of funny how some people can completely ignore the ANA's policy,clearly posted throughout their museum, of no photography.
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  • etexmikeetexmike Posts: 6,929 ✭✭✭
    I always look forward to your show reports Charmy. Keep the pics coming.


    Mike
  • 123cents123cents Posts: 7,428 ✭✭✭
    Great photos!
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  • USMoneyloverUSMoneylover Posts: 1,659 ✭✭✭


    << <i>Kind of funny how some people can completely ignore the ANA's policy,clearly posted throughout their museum, of no photography. >>



    I'm glad she did, because I enjoyed all the photos. I plan to attend this event some day, it looks very educational and fun too!
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  • renomedphysrenomedphys Posts: 3,247 ✭✭✭
    With all that wine, how exactly does any LEARNING take place???
  • garrynotgarrynot Posts: 1,820 ✭✭✭


    << <i>Kind of funny how some people can completely ignore the ANA's policy,clearly posted throughout their museum, of no photography. >>



    Obviously a dumb archaic rule.
  • kazkaz Posts: 6,100 ✭✭✭✭
    Nice pics and report, thanks!
  • blu62vetteblu62vette Posts: 11,151 ✭✭✭
    come pick me up, I am delayed in Denver and you could get here quicker than my plane. I had a YN on my flight out here so now I am watching him eat a chili cheese corndog for breakfast.
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  • MFHMFH Posts: 11,723 ✭✭✭✭

    I love your threads, Charmy. Lots of Pic's - makes me
    feel like I'm there with you.

    I see lots of familiar faces as well.
    Mike Hayes
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  • rickoricko Posts: 52,642 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Great pictures Charmy....BUT...wine from paper cups?????????? image Cheers, RickO
  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 20,360 ✭✭✭✭
    << Kind of funny how some people can completely ignore the ANA's policy,clearly posted throughout their museum, of no photography. >>

    Obviously a dumb archaic rule.



    Sometimes, rules exist for reasons that are not obvious. For example, I believe that the Harry Bass Research Foundation has very strict rules on all publication rights associated with their collection, which would apply (in this case) to images (of items loaned to the ANA) posted on this forum. And most likely, the ANA must post the NO PHOTOGRAPHY rule to comply with the HBRF requirements, to which the ANA is bound. Whether this is specifically required by the HBRF or by ANA counsel, or whether this rule has nothing to nothing to do with the Bass collection is irrelevant. The bottom line is that it's the ANA's house, and their rules should be respected.
    Andy Lustig

    Doggedly collecting coins of the Central American Republic……………………...Visit the Society of US Pattern Collectors at USPatterns.com.

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  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 20,360 ✭✭✭✭
    Speaking of museum photos, there's one ex:MrEureka item in one of those photos. Check out the fifth photo, and the original die for an 1820 Half Eagle, sitting below the number 2. Very cool toy. I would have liked to have kept it, but I have to admit it's in a better home now.
    Andy Lustig

    Doggedly collecting coins of the Central American Republic……………………...Visit the Society of US Pattern Collectors at USPatterns.com.

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  • scotty1419scotty1419 Posts: 754 ✭✭✭


    << <i>Speaking of museum photos, there's one ex:MrEureka item in one of those photos. Check out the fifth photo, and the original die for an 1820 Half Eagle, sitting below the number 2. Very cool toy. I would have liked to have kept it, but I have to admit it's in a better home now. >>



    Would you care to provide more of the story MrEureka? How'd you come across it?
  • kazkaz Posts: 6,100 ✭✭✭✭


    << <i>come pick me up, I am delayed in Denver and you could get here quicker than my plane. I had a YN on my flight out here so now I am watching him eat a chili cheese corndog for breakfast. >>




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  • ThePennyLadyThePennyLady Posts: 4,029 ✭✭✭✭
    Regarding the museum photos, Larry Shepherd personally approved my taking photos and posting them on this board for my report, so we can let that issue rest. Btw, the reception was a special event held at the museum with other photographers taking pictures as well.

    Now back to my report. I forgot to mention that I picked up three of my Conder tokens that were waiting for me at the ANA vault (a friend had submitted them to NGC along with his Conders and he happened to be at the Summer Seminar so he dropped them off for me). Any way, WOW, I was quite pleased with the grades and these are three wonderful Conders. One is very close to a terminal die state and it graded MS66 BN (Spence's D&H 855). Another is a rare white metal donkey carrying rents and taxes (Spence's 722), and the third is a beautiful Spence's 778A. I picked them up just before the reception, and put them in my shirt pocket since i only had a very tiny purse and they wouldn't fit. So everyone could see I had coins in my pocket and of course wanted to see what I had. The terminal die Conder was quite a hit at the reception, and it got passed all around with many ooooohs and ahhhhhhs, all to my enjoyment of course!

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    Here are some photos of the college campus and dorm area.
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    Then Friday was another pretty busy day. I enjoyed a nice breakfast with David Lange (NGC) and Rick at the school cafeterial.

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    After breakfast, Rick drove us to the coin show where we spent a few hours perusing all the dealers' cases. It's funny, because when Rick and I arrived at the show, we sort of automatically went in separate directions - he started at one end of the room and I went to the other so that we weren't "competing" to buy the same coin at the same time!

    It sure was nice to be on the other side of the table and not have to worry about getting back to my own table, etc. It was much more relaxing and carefree. Right inside the door is Doug Bird and John K who showed me an amazingly rare silver kneeling slave Conder (only 2 known). Then I briefly chatted with Glenn/PonyExpress, Paul/CoinKid, and another YN Jeff.

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    I picked up a few coins, including a really nice earl die state of the 1909 vdb DDO (PCGS MS64 BN) with bold doubling, a very pretty 1864 Bronze Indian cent with numerous die breaks (ANACS MS64 RB/RED) and a beautiful toned 1894 Proof Indian (PCGS PF64 RB).

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    Knowing how much I love toned copper, Larry Shepherd very graciously invited me to view his AMAZING toned Indian proof collection, so after the show, Rick and I stopped by Larry's office at the ANA to see these stunning pieces. And all I can say is WOW! My mouth dropped open and I could feel drool starting to form as I picked up each piece, one by one. Most of them are graded PF67 - and they truly were jaw droppers. A few of them he had bought in the original mint wrapper and sent them in to be graded still in that original celophane. I was so honored just to be holding and seeing these beauties in person. So a big THANKS! goes out to Larry for letting me have the pleasure of viewing some of the prettiest copper I've ever seen.

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    After Larry put those beauties back in the vault, he showed us a foamboard of the floorplans for both the upcoming Chicago and ANA shows. The Chicago show is almost sold out and is bigger than any other ANA show to date. And they have organized the set up so the public enters down one main aisle which leads straight to the exhibits. Also, there are many more corner tables than ever before. Also, he had to expand the Pittsburgh show because the original group of tables was already completely sold out, so they added another group of tables to accommodate all the requests to set up at this brand new show. This is very exciting to hear, since it seems like the ANA is doing everything they can to bring back the popularity of big coin shows. They have also greatly expanded the amount and type of marketing they are doing, including creating an entire magazine on all there is to do in Chicago so the collectors and their families can make a vacation of coming to Chicago.

    We ran into Scott Rottinghaus at the ANA offices and he gave me one of his campaign tokens.

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    This is an old coin press that is on display at the ANA offices.

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    While we were leaving the ANA offices, they were removing an obsolete plaque that still had Cipoletti's name (they were actually using a crowbar to pry it off the wall!).

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    Gotta get going, but I have lots more to add later....
    Charmy Harker - The Penny Lady®
    President of Women in Numismatics

    ThePennyLady.com
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  • EagleEyeEagleEye Posts: 7,212 ✭✭✭✭
    A few of them he had bought in the original mint wrapper and sent them in to be graded still in that original celophane

    Actually in 1900 they used tissue to wrap the coins, not cellophane.

    The 2011 Chicago ANA "Worlds Fair of Money" is going to be the biggest American coin show EVER! If you have not made plans to attend, you better get it done!

    It was really a pleasure to see Larry's Proof Indian cent collection.

    Today was another exciting day in Colorado, and I'm sure Charmy will post some very cool pictures soon.


    Edited to add: it is good to see Cipoletti expunged "Soviet-style" from the ANA memory.

    Also, this will be the first ANA show that will have Larry's creative stamp on from beginning to end.
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  • edix2001edix2001 Posts: 3,423
    Yeah, that Rottinghaus campaign token by Badger Mint is sweet, for a race that in the end required no campaigning.
  • ThePennyLadyThePennyLady Posts: 4,029 ✭✭✭✭
    Friday continued....

    After we left the ANA, we picked up Todd who had just arrived and headed over to Cripple Creek which is an old mining town that has a lot of tiny casinos and card rooms. We took a more rural route called Gold Camp Drive that was an old train track road. It went through old train tunnels, was partly paved, mostly dirt, and winded through some beautiful country. However, we soon realized that, rather than heading towards Cripple Creek, we had taken a wrong turn somewhere along the road and were headed back to Colorado Springs. So we stopped at the visitor's center and found out there had been a tunnel collapse a while ago and there was a different route we should have taken - Stagecoach Road. So we were soon back on our way. Here are some photos I took along the way, including one of a not-so-shy doe grazing along side the road.

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    Though it took us a couple hours to get there, as I mentioned it was a very scenic drive. After we arrived in Cripple Creek, Rick and I headed to the poker room while Todd took off to find in the other direction to play some slots. Later, we met up with Glen/PonyExpress and Paul/CoinKid. Paul and I ended up playing some roulette together and unfortunately, he was getting frustrating because the ball kept leaping right over his number, but fortunately for me, it lept right onto my numbers! Also, the casino had a special "bingo" thing going on so if certain numbers hit, it was a "bingo" and if you were on that number you won an extra $25. Well, i ended up getting 4 bingos, along with hitting several numbers - I left the table a few hundred dollars ahead (though that still didn't make up for what I lost at the dang BlackJack table!). We ended up getting back to the dorms well after midnight!

    All in all, it was a very eventful and fun day!
    Charmy Harker - The Penny Lady®
    President of Women in Numismatics

    ThePennyLady.com
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  • bidaskbidask Posts: 9,764 ✭✭✭
    Take a picture of Colonel Jessup.......isn't he teaching there?
    Share the joy and its multiplied by two.
    Share the grief and its halved by two.
  • COALPORTERCOALPORTER Posts: 2,903 ✭✭


    << <i>Speaking of museum photos, there's one ex:MrEureka item in one of those photos. Check out the fifth photo, and the original die for an 1820 Half Eagle, sitting below the number 2. Very cool toy. I would have liked to have kept it, but I have to admit it's in a better home now. >>



    Im glad you said so. I thought the photo was trying to show a tooled coin, and die struck fake and a cast fake? image See what photos with no words do ?
  • EagleEyeEagleEye Posts: 7,212 ✭✭✭✭
    So, I'm about to add my own pics and a huge hail storm comes down off of Pikes Peak, where we went today. So, here is a pic of the "lunar Lounge" taken just minutes ago.

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  • EagleEyeEagleEye Posts: 7,212 ✭✭✭✭
    So here is the image of the sign coming down.

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    Here is a pic of the First session banquet:

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    And here is the Counterfeit Detection class with Brian Siliman (I helped out by being a substitute instructor for 1/2 a day):

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  • EagleEyeEagleEye Posts: 7,212 ✭✭✭✭
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  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 20,360 ✭✭✭✭
    My flight for Colorado Springs boards in 10 minutes. Looking forward to the weather!
    Andy Lustig

    Doggedly collecting coins of the Central American Republic……………………...Visit the Society of US Pattern Collectors at USPatterns.com.

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  • ThePennyLadyThePennyLady Posts: 4,029 ✭✭✭✭
    What a freaky storm it was! Here are my photos of the hail storm.

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    President of Women in Numismatics

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  • blu62vetteblu62vette Posts: 11,151 ✭✭✭
    The storm was nuts we made snowballs over in the high rent district....

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    And some sunset clouds the 2nd with Pikes Peak.

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  • 123cents123cents Posts: 7,428 ✭✭✭
    The encore of photos is awesome. Thanks!
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  • ThePennyLadyThePennyLady Posts: 4,029 ✭✭✭✭
    Saturday.....

    Besides the huge hail storm that just past, here are some highlights from today. So Rick, Chris/Halfhunter and I took a trip up to Pike's Peak - wow, it is strunning and breathtaking! And what a beautiful day to take a drive, but you'd better not be afraid of heights when traveling on the road to the top (elevation over 14,000 feet)! Here are photos I took along the way....

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    On our way back to the dorms we decided to locate some poker chips so we could get a game going tonight. Along the way, we passed right by the U.S. Olympic Headquarters so, of course, we had to stop and take more photos!

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    When we got back from Pike's Peak, it was time to officially register for the week. Todd was hanging out there so we took a few minutes to relax.

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    We also registered for the Minor Leage baseball game on Monday night (Sky Socks) which includes a BBQ and of course fire works.

    Speaking of BBQ, we just had an amazing BBQ dinner following the registration which luckily was under a large tent so we stayed dry even though the rain returned. By the way, just for Ricko, we actually bought some wine glasses as a little winery near the bottom of the Pike's Peak mountain, as well as a couple yummy bottles of local wine - here's one of them! And the glasses sure made all the difference!

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    We plan to start a friendly poker game here shortly, so that's about it for today. I can't wait for classes to start tomorrow!
    Charmy Harker - The Penny Lady®
    President of Women in Numismatics

    ThePennyLady.com
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  • blu62vetteblu62vette Posts: 11,151 ✭✭✭
    Just got back from poker, thank goodness for some stupid game I won towards the end....
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  • rickoricko Posts: 52,642 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Great pictures Charmy... and thanks for getting the wine glasses... tastes so much better that way.....image Cheers, RickO
  • morgansforevermorgansforever Posts: 7,480 ✭✭✭
    Love your picture posts Charmy.
    Miss CO, stationed at Ft. Carson for 2 years, tons of outdoor activities.
    My favorite places were Garden of the Gods, and Manitou Springs.


    EDIT: How could I forget Cave of the Winds, awesome.
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  • ThePennyLadyThePennyLady Posts: 4,029 ✭✭✭✭
    Sunday....

    Last night we played poker at Lunar Lounge until midnight. There were 6-8 of us, and we had a blast - well, especially me, since I was the big winner! Even Todd played and ended up a winner at the end of the night! Though staying up this late sure makes it hard in the morning to get moving, and even harder in the afternoon when you have to be in class and actually pay attention and think!

    This morning was pretty relaxing, everyone was taking it easy until their classes started at 1pm. So we drove over to Garden of the Gods and viewed the neat sand formations from the Jurassic period.

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    Then everyone headed to their respective classes for the afternoon. I took Doug Bird and Steve Carr's Early American Copper class and learned quite a bit just in the 4 hours we had today! Here are a couple photos of my class.

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    After class, we headed to the cafeteria for dinner which was pretty good despite the previous poor reviews of the catering here. Of course, I brought a bottle of wine, which makes everything taste better! I actually left my newly purchased glass at the bbq last night but was very fortunate that the caterers had set it aside so I was able to retrieve it, thank goodness!

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    Following dinner, we made a wine, beer, ice and more poker chip run into town! While we were out, another big storm came up, with thunder, lightening, and lots of rain (no hail this time).

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    When we got back, there was this big area of bright blue sky and sun, yet the rain was still pooring down on us. So I took these photos of this beautiful conundrum.

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    Now we're headed back to Lunar Lounge for another rousing poker game!





    Charmy Harker - The Penny Lady®
    President of Women in Numismatics

    ThePennyLady.com
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    Life is good.
  • ThePennyLadyThePennyLady Posts: 4,029 ✭✭✭✭
    So we just finished our poker game and I didn't do so well - blah! Couldn't catch cards, and another guy was! I had brought these little 1 oz. airplane sized Patron bottles so we were all doing shots of Patron - we kept trying to get the guy that was winning to take more shots, but it didn't work! Anyway, we really had a lot of fun. Rick brought his iPod and docking station so we had some great Led Zepplin and Yes playing during our agony of defeat - made it less painful!

    Classes start again tomorrow morning. In my EAC class, just before we left for the day, we graded several large cents, including giving them a net grade according to EAC standards, and tomorrow we find out how we did - should be interesting. More later!
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    President of Women in Numismatics

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  • rickoricko Posts: 52,642 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Looked to be a nice red wine... could not read the label... nice pictures of the scenery and the storm. Cheers, RickO
  • CoinHuskerCoinHusker Posts: 5,080 ✭✭✭
    Got back to Omaha last night after a detour to Laramie, WY on the way home. Notlogical and I enjoyed making your acquaintance at the reception. Enjoyed your pictures, I was told to leave the lens cap on my camera. image



    << <i>I arrived here Thursday afternoon. I have to say that the flight from Denver to Colorado Springs was quite an adventure, sort of like a roller coaster! And other than the pilot missing the landing due to the wind current and having to circle back around, the flight was the shortest flight I'd ever been on. This photo was taken as we landed in Denver.

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    I got here just in time for the wine a cheese reception at the ANA Museum. Wow, what a wonderful numismatic museum! Here are photos I took inside of some of the exhibits.

    Rick and Nathan
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    Following the reception was the awards banquet for the first session where all the instructors and volunteers are recognized.

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    I finally got to meet Bruce/Hobo (on CoinTalk) in person!
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    Steve
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    John and Eric hamming it up right after they received their award
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    Sandy, an ANA staffer
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    Me
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    2011 Banquet token given to everyone at the banquet
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    Then, following the banquet was a talent show that included a card magician, a few wonderful piano players, and an amazing flutist (Akia) who played these huge bass-type flutes - I neglected to get a photo of these.

    And finally, I ended up of course at the famous (infamous?) Lunar Lounge!

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    Jerry Bobbe on the cello
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    That's it for now - I'm off to the Coin Show!!! >>

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  • blu62vetteblu62vette Posts: 11,151 ✭✭✭
    At the minor league ballgame with the ana group and some forum members including coinkid855, ponyexpress88, halfhunter06, eagleeye and pennylady. Had a great BBQ at the game.
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  • EagleEyeEagleEye Posts: 7,212 ✭✭✭✭
    It was a great game! The Colorado Springs Skysox beat the Tacoma Rainiers 9-4 in a 3-1/2 hour game. Them we had a great fireworks display.
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  • ThePennyLadyThePennyLady Posts: 4,029 ✭✭✭✭
    Since this thread has gotten so long, it was suggested that I start a new thread continuing my report. Here's a link to Part 2: Charmy's Report Part 2
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    President of Women in Numismatics

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  • Awesome thread!
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