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Going to my local coin show today...

StoogeStooge Posts: 4,646 ✭✭✭✭✭

...and have been going twice a yr for over 40+ yrs. The Rockford, Illinois coin show has a decent crowd and about 50-60 tables.

What's your longest tenure for a show?


Later, Paul.

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    CoinstartledCoinstartled Posts: 10,135 ✭✭✭✭✭

    40 years is impressive, Stooge.

    2 or three years straight for me at local show.

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    CameonutCameonut Posts: 7,257 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I did go to over 25 MSNS shows after Thanksgiving, but can't come close to 40 mostly because I have moved too many times. That is quite a streak.

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    1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Believe it or not, I went 45 years between attending the Bay-state Coin show :smile:

    And that is the only show I have ever attended, :smile: Just working too much. :smile:

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    JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,812 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have never been to a coin show in the 49 years I have been collecting them.

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    DIMEMANDIMEMAN Posts: 22,403 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have been going to the Springfield shows since 1975. :)

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow.. Rockford, Illinois...I did consulting work there for nine months a few years ago... never knew there was a coin show there...Be sure to give us a report.... Cheers, RickO

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    MrHalfDimeMrHalfDime Posts: 3,440 ✭✭✭✭

    A 40+ year attendance record at a local coin show is indeed impressive; I could not touch that. I did, however, attend 36 years of my local (Gorham, Maine) coin club semi-annual show, and for at least 20 years of that time I ran the show. 72 consecutive coin shows ... but that all came to an end a few years ago, when low attendance on the part of both the public and dealers, combined with increasing costs for the venue, advertising, security, and related expenses forced us to discontinue the show. Sadly, this scenario is being repeated all too often across the country.

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    KccoinKccoin Posts: 1,086 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Forty years is pretty impressive.

    My streak is 3 years - Boeing Club and PNNA Tukwila.

    Can you tell I'm still pretty green?

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    BustDMsBustDMs Posts: 1,570 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Don't let Mr HalfDime fool you. He was at the FIRST coin show in Athens when the mint there distributed first strike Athenian Owls.

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    mannie graymannie gray Posts: 7,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jimnight said:
    I have never been to a coin show in the 49 years I have been collecting them.

    Because you don't want to, or because there are none close to you?
    Coin shows are about as much fun as you can have without breaking the law.

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    goldengolden Posts: 9,052 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have been to 48 consecutive ANA shows.

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    BaleyBaley Posts: 22,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Haven't been to a coin show since 2005

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,481 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have moved around too much. For me it would be Winter FUN since 1995.

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    No HeadlightsNo Headlights Posts: 2,038 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Been going for 40 years, but no lengthy streak at a specific show. Will be attending the Baltimore show for the first time in November. Always wanted to attend that venue. Shows are a great part of our hobby

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    divecchiadivecchia Posts: 6,527 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Paul, that is an amazing streak for attending a coin show!!!

    I attended a coin show in Boston (Park Plaza) about 30 years ago and have not attended another until I started coin collecting again this year. So no streak for me as far as coin shows, but sports card show is a different story. I've gone to the Shriners Auditorium sports card show for 22 straight years or since 1995.

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    air4mdcair4mdc Posts: 797 ✭✭✭✭

    A brief report of the Rockford Show today.
    Show was a one day only from 9a-3p. Appeared to be the usual dealers there, maybe about 30.
    I did meet a dealer from Ohio that had some nice stuff and does about 50 shows a year. Seemed to be more slabbed and CAC coins than at past shows. I did obvserve some parents with kids and the kids were picking out their coins. That was a pleasure to see. There were some CC Morgans, toned, more than I usually see at the Rockpit show. Prices were high on these and no wiggle room allowed:(.
    When I asked a couple of dealers how the show was for them, they said "not very good."
    One guy said he sold some slabbed dollar coins.
    One dealer had a 2013 1$ FRN that had a serial number of 00000001. It was on display, he was not entertaining offers stipulating he didn't need the money. Kind of good as well, I didn't need to part with my money either. The bill was CU.
    My son picked up a nice low serial number 1963 2$ note CU.
    I was hoping to find a nice 1921 Peace or some CC gold.
    Two dealers had some nice slabbed and raw error coins.
    Son was in town and nice to have him attend with me.
    All in all I think it was better show with more material than in the past.
    I came away empty handed though.:(
    We were there for about 1.5 hrs. Everyone was very friendly and willing to talk.
    One guy was buying silver at 11.5$/1$ FV

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @air4mdc....Thanks for the report..... I am looking for a 1921 Peace as well... not much luck.. either low quality or horribly overpriced. Cheers, RickO

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    JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,812 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @mannie gray said:

    @Jimnight said:
    I have never been to a coin show in the 49 years I have been collecting them.

    Because you don't want to, or because there are none close to you?
    Coin shows are about as much fun as you can have without breaking the law.

    They are never around or close to where I live.

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    air4mdcair4mdc Posts: 797 ✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    @air4mdc....Thanks for the report..... I am looking for a 1921 Peace as well... not much luck.. either low quality or horribly overpriced. Cheers, RickO

    A few years ago I found one (a 21) on line from a dealer in a PCGS Details holder. One of the nicest strikes I have seen in a long time. When I went to purchase it off his website I noticed I never got an invoice. The next day he emailed me back saying he was going to a show in Dallas, I believe , and someone there wanted to look at it. I thought it was kind of cheesy that he did that to me, especially when he had rock solid price on his website. This same dealer is always leaves shows early as well.

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    mannie graymannie gray Posts: 7,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jimnight said:

    @mannie gray said:

    @Jimnight said:
    I have never been to a coin show in the 49 years I have been collecting them.

    Because you don't want to, or because there are none close to you?
    Coin shows are about as much fun as you can have without breaking the law.

    They are never around or close to where I live.

    That's a shame.
    Coin shows are a blast! :)

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